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Old 05-18-2004, 07:25 PM   #1
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i was just wondering how to pick a good sleeping bag. I know everyone has thier own prefrences but what is the rule of thumb for buying one.

Should i have gotten a hooded one? I just bought a sleeping bag, and its a "4" but it doesn't have a hood.
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It all depends on what you're using it for. Like really cold weather? and how tall you are...

If it's going to be really cold weather then I do recommend a hood cause waking to find your sleeping bag around you're waist in 0 celcius SUCKS!
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i'm 5 foot tall. I want an all purpose bag which could be used for outside and inside.
the bag i bought today is warm till 0 c, but it doesn't have a hood.
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oh and is the fabric and filling i got good? will it keep me warm?

outer fabric: polyester taffeta
lining fabric is polyester/cotton
filling: 2x150=300gsm siliconised hollow fibre

rating 4.

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i would go with a hooded 'mummy' shaped sleeping bag if your going to be out side, check out the Euro hike range
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