Folks, Have mercy on me... I need your much appreciated advice on a sleeping bag again.
My New Montbell SS UL #2 came in the mail, and it is kinda short! I'm 5'10" on the money, so I ordered the regular... but, when zipped and cinched, i feel like the bag is pulling from neck to feet... and my feet are pushing right up to the end of the bag... I laid in the bag for thirty minutes and the foot box never warmed up my feet, which seemed to be compressing the down at the end of the foot box as they pushed against the bag end. Thought I could get away with the regular size. Guess not.
Don't want to return it for the long because it seems unnecessarily long(dead space) for a guy of 5'10", and the weight becomes unattractive for a 25 degree bag in my eyes at 1lb. 15 oz. ALSO... Some of the baffles on top at the chest area do not loft up as they do on the rest of the bag... as if they are under-filled.
This bag isn't cheap... and Western Mountaineering is beginning to look like a good compromise... well, no compromise at all given the glowing reviews of their products.
I had originally set out to get an UL 30 degree bag for three season California use, that I could also take on my JMT trip next summer(July/August), layering and implementing my Montbell down inner jacket when temps do dip... I guess I had wanted the WM Summerlite. I am a narrow guy... 139lbs... a total back sleeper, no tossing or turning. I believe I will fit into this bag even with layers... any nay sayers? There are no retailers near me that stock this bag, so I cannot go give it the hairy eyeball...
Again, no knock to Montbell... just thinking the #2 in long is a bit overkill for my needs... And I do like the idea of supporting a company such as Western Mountaineering. Thanks everybody!