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I am a 6' 4" man that weighs 326, mostly muscle.  My shoulders are extra wide and I need a sleeping bag and pad that is at least 44" flat.  All I can find anymore is 20"-25" pads and mummy bags are all too small.  

Does anyone know of larger bags and pads that are light and pack reasonably small? ???


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I am a 6' 4" man that weighs 326, mostly muscle.  My shoulders are extra wide and I need a sleeping bag and pad that is at least 44" flat.  All I can find anymore is 20"-25" pads and mummy bags are all too small.  

Does anyone know of larger bags and pads that are light and pack reasonably small?  
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PostIcon Posted on: Dec. 04 2012, 7:29 am Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

http://www.backcountryedge.com/big_agnes-hinman-rem-double-wide.aspx

http://www.campmor.com/kelty-double-wide-basecamp-pad.shtml

http://www.rei.com/product....ial-buy

http://www.backcountryedge.com/hyalite....12.aspx

http://www.sportchalet.com/product....9909.do


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Thanks Rayestrella!  I will check out these options.

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This is cut and pasted from your other post...just noticed there was two...

I'm a big guy like you. I've lost weight but still coming in at 290+ with a large upper body (52" chest 60" around the shoulders) from years of weight lifting. I have a Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Pad Long Xtra-wide it is is big enough that I can sleep comfortably on it. It's 25" wide and 78" long. I'm a side sleeper.

http://www.rei.com/product/763953/big-agnes-insulated-air-core-pad

As far as a bag, I am using at the moment a Big Agnes Buffalo Park. It's a 40 degree bag but me being a warm sleeper anyways, plus a decent base layer, socks, and cap, I can use the bag down into the 30's without discomfort. I am however looking to replace it very soon with a down quilt. You can get a 6'6" extra wide quilt rated at 30 degrees stuffed with 850 down for less than $200. Over stuff it and you can get another 5 degrees out of it with very little increase in weight and you'll still be at around $200.

http://www.rei.com/product....ing-bag

Just curious, at your size, what clothes and packs are you finding that work for you? I've been thinking about starting a blog and/or youtube channel dedicated to gear for big guys. Only problem is money. Unlike some, I don't have the cash flow to buy gear just to try out new things and do reviews. I love my job but being a public servant sure doesn't pay well....lol
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Is this stuff to be used backpacking? Just wondering, I assume it is since you are posting on a backpacking forum. The items Ray linked to, while they meet your size needs, I can't imagine anyone in their right mind that would want to pack a 10 pound sleeping pad. The one I linked to isn't light either, but it's only 34oz and like I said, being similar size as you, I find it has plenty of room. Have you ever actually tried a 25" wide pad or are you assuming because of your size it won't work?

The bag I linked to will definitely work. Again, at 3 pounds it's anything but light, but it gives you 80" of shoulder girth room which I find more than enough.

A quilt like I was talking about from Enlightened Equipment will run around 23oz and pack smaller than the bag I linked to. Being a quilt, you should have plenty of room.
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Super info FP.  I am a backpacker and generally have difficulty finding shells and down sweaters and things to fit.  I have gone to buying big, hunting shells and hats and Cabela's thermals.  Pants are not a problem although I have a large waist and wear 48 waisted pants.

Love your idea for a show on gear for big guys and girls.  There are plenty of us out there!  Something that explores equipment and skills for large men and women might push the gear makers to create for our market!

I don't have money either, but if I win the lottery I will give you half!


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Yeah the problem is getting over the 25" wide mark. I got a couple custom pads from Kooka Bay, who would make you any width and length you want. Unfortunately they went out of business this year.

http://www.sotar.com/boat-specifications/sleeping-pads.html

These guys make a 27" wide but they may be as heavy as the double-wides.


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Maybe an Exped Mega Mat?  It weighs almost 5.5 lbs.  But not bad for the R-value of 9.5, 4 inches thick, 77.5 inches long and 30 inches wide.
It is extremely comfortable.  We use them for guests and when car camping.  Two of them just fit in an MSR  Mutha Hubba,


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Rayestrella and ToesNorth  I will see what I can do to find the equipment you mentioned.  I greatly appreciate it.

The bag I am using is a rectangular bag, good to -20º F and made by Cabela's.  It is the largest I had found is 44" wide.  It is a wonderful sleep, but it is 17+ lbs!  I looked at quilts and would love to have one but who makes custom ones?  I may end up having to make one myself.


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Do you need a bag good to -20?
Jacksrbetter makes a quilt that is 86" long, 48" wide and rated 5-10 degrees.  AND, it only weighs 27 ounces.
It is called The Old Rag Mtn quilt and is available in 800 or 900 fill.


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Do you need a bag good to -20?
Jacksrbetter makes a quilt that is 86" long, 48" wide and rated 5-10 degrees.  AND, it only weighs 27 ounces.
It is called The Old Rag Mtn quilt and is available in 800 or 900 fill.

They also have their large quilts that are 62" wide both 3 season and winter model

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I will check into that!!!!  It would serve me more than the bag I have.

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Cool, thanks Chuck!!!!

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