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Topic: How much $ would I lose selling my unused WM bag?, Or can I use it even though its too big?< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
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So I got a Western Mountaineering GWS Sequoia Long with overfill in April of last year and I'm just now realizing that it's too long for me. The good part is that I have literally never taken it on a trip with me and it has just spent some quality time in my closet laid out with no compression whatsoever.

Any idea how much money I'd lose selling it since it is literally unused in brand new condition never having been compressed?

I'd like to get another WM bag but not in a long version.

Alternate question: if I'm 6'0" and I have a 6'6" bag, can I still use my big bag? Only concern is that it'll hang off my pad a bit.
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PostIcon Posted on: Jan. 01 2013, 6:18 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

WM bags are rarely on sale so for an unused bag 20-30% off would be a good price.
As for the length it depends a lot on how you sleep.
If you sleep flat on your back, your toes will point outwards so you will be a few inches longer anyway.
Maybe you could measure that .
Some use the extra space to put clothing they want to keep warm down there , others even put their boots (wrapped up) so they are not frozen in the morning...
(the last comment has to do with the 5f rating of the bag)

BTW, I purchased a Summerlite (unused) at 20% off.
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PostIcon Posted on: Jan. 01 2013, 6:20 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

I actually originally bought it with that in mind and 20-30% is a pretty big chunk of change for me so maybe I should just hold on to it. Since it's GWS and I'm not sleeping on bare ground, I shouldn't wake up with it soaking wet if it's touching the tent floor, right? (I use a footprint as well).
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At 6', I would think the long was the best fit.  Personally, I hate it when my feet are at the end of the bag.

No, the bag will not be soaking wet when you wake up in the morning, unless you fall asleep under the showerhead.  :)  


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PostIcon Posted on: Jan. 01 2013, 6:54 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

I'm 6' & use a long.  Get a long pad.

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WM bags are rarely on sale so for an unused bag 20-30% off would be a good price.

^Yes, but how much you lose is different from the price discount on the item. You'll probably "lose" more -- most channels for selling used gear have fees and percentages you'll pay at every step of the process: for example you'll pay to post on eBay, pay shipping, pay for getting paid through PayPal, etc. You may not use eBay but you get the idea. If you don't pay the shipping you'll still pay it anyway because many buyers build that into their "cost" calculation, so whatever shipping costs you offload to them becomes a further discount in their mind to justify the cost (unless you can find a buyer local to you).


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I'm 6' + 3/8" and always go for long bags in cold temps, for reasons previously stated -- stuffing clothes and/or water in the foot to keep those items warm.

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My point was that you lose less selling a brand that is almost never on sale than the ones that are , unless of course you happen to have bought the item when on sale.
But of course you still lose.
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Add another 6' guy who says stay with the long. A regular bag just feels cramped and you can't put in the boots, liners, or clothes during the winter to keep warm.

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I never use a pad that reaches much past my hips so there's never been any concern about the pad and sleeping bag matching up.

For on snow usage I do use full length pads plus closed cell foam extras, but that's an exception to the rest of the seasons and then it's for my feet and nothing to do with the end of the bag.

6'2" and I always use longs, the extra is above and under me head and shoulders for a cozy fit.
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Keep it.  Nice bag!

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ebay doesnt charge anymore to list auctions but they do take 10% + if the item sells and then paypal takes 3%.So you are looking at 13% hit on ebay.
Thats why there is craigslist.


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Seems like the best call is to keep it and just sleep with some clothes in the end or bunch it up a bit.

My biggest concern was the moisture issue but sounds like it shouldn't be too much of one? Dew/rain was always a concern for me since I know getting down bags wet in a rain storm is no fun.
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I'd keep it, too.  You'll figure out how to deal with the length.  Two of my cousins are 6' 4" and  6' 6", and neither has mentioned difficulty keeping the extra length dry.  The taller one uses an even shorter tent than I do.
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PostIcon Posted on: Jan. 02 2013, 9:54 am Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Keep it...seriously

Geez, I'm 5'6" and all my bags are longs...


My Helium is a long and I have taken it into single digits w/no issue  I know this goes against all the hyperbola regarding excess space to heat and all that but come on...it is 6".

But this comes from a guy who will shave off a few ounces here and there and carry in a pound of Bourbon


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Keep it...seriously

Geez, I'm 5'6" and all my bags are longs...

Same here... but I'm an inch taller!

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5'10" and all my bags are long. I get cold feel when I hit the end (or so I think). Keep your clothes and/or boots warm down there; awesome in the morning. Absolutely no reason to sell it.

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My point was that you lose less selling a brand that is almost never on sale than the ones that are , unless of course you happen to have bought the item when on sale.
But of course you still lose.

I agree Franco, wasn't disputing your point, just adding that what you "lose" may not end at the discount on the sale price, no matter what that discount is.

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Keep it...seriously

Geez, I'm 5'6" and all my bags are longs...


My Helium is a long and I have taken it into single digits w/no issue  I know this goes against all the hyperbola regarding excess space to heat and all that but come on...it is 6".

But this comes from a guy who will shave off a few ounces here and there and carry in a pound of Bourbon

I like the cut of your jib.

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I like the cut of your jib.

Man you scared me there for a second.....based on your sig I thought you meant "RIB"


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I like the cut of your jib.

Man you scared me there for a second.....based on your sig I thought you meant "RIB"

I was wondering if he thought you were a kilt wearer.   :;):


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Sorry.
I tried to edit that away and wasn't able.  Spent the whole weekend watching football and I've gotten a bit stir crazy.


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