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David Goodyear
(dmgoody) - MLife

Locale: mid-west
sleeping system for tossers-n-turners?? on 09/21/2011 21:07:17 MDT Print View

The old question...should I turn in the mummy bag or make it turn with me? Should I cut off the hood and design a detached puffy hood?

I have frosted a few mummy bag hoods in the winter...What do you do?


Thanks

Dave

Edit: anyone have a decent hood pattern?

Edited by dmgoody on 09/21/2011 21:45:12 MDT.

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife

Locale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
Re: sleeping system for tossers-n-turners?? on 09/21/2011 21:34:59 MDT Print View

Back in my childhood I learned to take the sleeping bag with me when I turn over.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: sleeping system for tossers-n-turners?? on 09/21/2011 21:48:14 MDT Print View

I try to turn inside the bag. I figure that I've created a good loft of insulation above me, and if I turn, I'll possibly squeeze out warm air and/or expose the compressed insulation from underneath me, possibly letting in cold air. If I turn enough to where i'm breathing in the bag, I twist as little of the bag as possible.

Or, my theories could be a bunch of hooey.

Quilt systems might work well...

Ozzy McKinney
(PorcupinePhobia) - F

Locale: PNW
screw hoods on 09/21/2011 22:07:46 MDT Print View

As a model toss n turner, I've found that a quilt (with plenty of length to bring up around your nose!) and a balaclava (or not, in the summer) has worked better for me than any other system. Katabatic has some cool clavas (note the pit straps to keep it from smothering you when you turn), and thru-hiker has a hood pattern that is easy to mod into a clava. Good luck!

David Goodyear
(dmgoody) - MLife

Locale: mid-west
Thanks on 09/23/2011 05:57:42 MDT Print View

Thanks for all of your help. guys and gals.

The Katabatic hoods look like the ticket. I may want some sort of a tail on them to tuck into my sleeping jacket, and my noggin doesn't fit inot the "one size fits most" category. I may have to make my own - most likely synthetic.

Dave