Originally Posted by rooster52478
I'm kinda hoping to find something local so I can put my hands on it and check it out. Any chain store like Bass Pro, Academy, etc. will take returns too so I can bring it home and roll it out. I could even go sleep in my backyard and see if it keeps me warm. If not, back it goes. I'll most likely be on short time to do any online returns.
Packed size as well as warmth are my main concerns. I have a nice regular bigger sleeping bag that I usually take but it's always thrown in the truck with the other guys stuff. It's too big to go on the bike. I also use an inflatable sleeping mat because it packs down smaller than a foam mat and is more comfortable IMO.
I just don't trust those ultra compact bags to be warm enough for me because I tend to be a cold sleeper. Are they? I already have the Under Armour cold gear under layers too. Missouri weather is unpredictable in April and I'm not keen on being miserable for 3 nights.
Well if you are dead set on buying from a local store I know there is a BassPro in Springfield and according their website they sell The North Face Aleutian. It is a synthetic mummy bag which is rated for 20°.
This was my first bag I got which I still have so here are a few factory measurements and then true measurements.
Temperature Rating: 20 F (-7 C)
Listed Weight: 3 lb 6 oz (1545 g)
Measured Weight: 3 lb 4 oz (1474 g)
Fill Weight: 2 lb 1 oz (930 g)
Insulation Type: Heatshield Optimal Technology (H.O.T. SL) synthetic insulation
Max User Height Listed: 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Shoulder Circumference Listed: 62 in (157 cm)
Hip Circumference Listed: 58 in (147 cm)
Foot Circumference Listed: 40 in (102 cm)
External Length Listed: 84 in (213 cm) (Length Verified Accurate)
Compressed Size Listed: 8 in x 17 in (20 cm x 43 cm)
Actual Compressed Size: 8.5 in x 16 in (22 cm x 41 cm)
It costs $110 on basspro.
They also have the 0° version for $140