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> Sooooo lofty!

No, not her.  :D



But my beautiful lady sure knows how to make her man happy.  :cool:



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That's great!  You've got a great sleeping bag............and an even greater wife!
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Nice one!  The problem with a bag like that is that I could never get myself out of it on an icy morning.
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Congrats on the bag,  and the wife :)   epic

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Wow! That's a lot of bag! Congrats, and have fun using it!  :)

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My Couloir has been my goto bag since 2007.. You're in for a treat.
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It's no Wiggy's but look great anyway. You are lucky on so many counts

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Nice gift. I know it well, you will be very happy with it.

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My Couloir has been my goto bag since 2007.. You're in for a treat.

Yep....mine too.  My wife uses hers at 50 degrees....not sure how she stays in it but she does.

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Very cool!

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Nice bag. Scares the crap out of me even thinking about going somewhere where I need a -40 bag though.

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Nice bag. Scares the crap out of me even thinking about going somewhere where I need a -40 bag though.

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But that would stop me from being jealous of such an incredible experience! I hope you get to push your bag to it's limit!


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My Couloir has been my goto bag since 2007.. You're in for a treat.

Yep....mine too.  My wife uses hers at 50 degrees....not sure how she stays in it but she does.

Maybe as I've used mine in August in Yosemite Valley on the night before a high trip where I didn't want to bother bringing stuff just for the one night before and after extra...., fully unzipped and mostly just covering my waist. It's amazing how inefficient you can make most anything.
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But my beautiful lady sure knows how to make her man happy.  :cool:


I think I could be convinced to switch teams if she bought me one of those.  :D

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That bag has it's own Zip Code!!

Always wanted one....use it in good health :)


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very nice.  

VBL liner?
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Nice bag. Scares the crap out of me even thinking about going somewhere where I need a -40 bag though.

Me, too. However, I'd be darned tootin' at zero degrees!
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VBL liner?

Probably.  Still trying to decide for sure between the suit or a bag liner.

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But my beautiful lady sure knows how to make her man happy.  :cool:


I think I could be convinced to switch teams if she bought me one of those.  :D

Keep yer' hands off my woman! :angry:

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What a great bag. I am sure you will use it well.
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Mike,

What is the orange bag next to the Marmot?


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What is the orange bag next to the Marmot?

Another Marmot.  A 0*F Couloir, specifically.  I got it at an REI Garage sale for ~40% off, and two days later my wife decided to "upgrade" it and buy me the -40* CWM like-new on Craigslist.  Now I'm looking to sell the Couloir to recoupe part of the price for the CWM.

I bought the Couloir for $280 (long, retails at $479), I'll sell it for the same $280, shipping included.  It's used but in very good shape (the return excuse on the REI tag was that it "had dog hair and dirt on it", obviously a manufacturing defect :laugh:)... I'll wash with down wash and dry it completely before sending it out to anyone.

If no one picks it up here I'll probably just post it to Craigslist, or eBay.  I was gonna wash it and take pictures before selling it, but if anyone wants to pick it up early, I'm game (I'd still wash it before shipping).


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Nice bag. Scares the crap out of me even thinking about going somewhere where I need a -40 bag though.

Opposite for me, having that bag would push me to hit a couple of items on my bucket list sooner rather than later.

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Congrats!  Greenland?  That is really intense.  I've got a serious jones for Iceland, but Greenland scares me a bit.  Look forward to seeing some future pics to help de-sissify me, though!
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Nice one!  The problem with a bag like that is that I could never get myself out of it on an icy morning.

I have that problem with my WM Puma for sure.

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