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So my kid has made great use of his Kelty Woobie, but he's soon to be too tall for it...  What's next?  Kelty Little Dipper, or is there a better bag out there for kids up to around 4' tall?

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Any experience between the Little Dipper and the Grasshopper?

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Those are both new since our day, when we had to go straight from the old down jacket to the NF Tigger, I think it was.

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I've been very happy with my kids Mountain Hardware bags. I think they are the old version of the mountain goat adjustable, they have drawstrings in the footbox that shorten the bag so there's not a lot of dead space.  My youngest has been using his since he was barely 4 (and he is small for his age) and fit very nicely with the bag shortened as far as the drawstrings would allow, and those bags will fit the kids until they are almost 5 feet tall.
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The Mountain Goat looks like a nice bag - lighter and warmer than the Grasshopper.  But twice as expensive.  And it says it fits up to 6' tall!  

Any others?  I think 6' is a bit overkill for a 2 year old :p


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REI Kindercone?  $60, 3# 4 oz, fits up to 60"  

Seems heavy, and stuff size is 30L (12x16).


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Yeah, what's with kids bags being so heavy anyway?

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Yeah, what's with kids bags being so heavy anyway?

People don't want to pay too much.  Cheap materials are heavy.  That's why as soon as we were past bed-wetting, we just moved the boys into adult down bags and folded under the ends.  The full-sized adult 15-degree bag took up less space and weighed less than the kids' 20- or 25-degree synthetic.  

But it was the NF Tigger until maybe age 7?  One reason we didn't do any unsupported backpacking until both boys were past 5.


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I was thinking that a quilt might do well for him, but at $200 for a 5'6" version it is probably out of range.  Still, they are light and pack small.

Same old pick 2.  Cheap. warm, light.


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Yeah, I have a small down Go Lite 3 season quilt that I've used for him - but he tends to wiggle out of it.

There's definitely a hole in the market... I think if you made a lightweight kids bag people would spend a little more for it.


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I finally chose this one for my girls:
http://www.campmor.com/eureka-....g.shtml
(There is also a green version for boys called the Grasshopper).
The specs compared favorably to the other kids bags by TNF, Kelty, REI, etc, and the price was much better.  The weight is actually better than most of the others if my memory is correct. We've used them down to about *25 with fleece PJs and an old 3/4 standard thermarest, and the kids were toasty. I had extra blankets for that trip since I'm always skeptical about temp ratings, but we didn't need them.  My complaint is that these bags are not very compressible (but typical for synthetics), and the stuff sack that comes with the bags is useless.  It's too small for storage and too big for packing. But for the price, that's a nitpick. I actually found one for $15 new in the box on ebay and the other on sale for $30.


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Just FYI-

REI Kindercone on sale during their anniversary sale for $39.99:

http://www.rei.com/product....-845512


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This is great. I needed this too. My son outgrown his bag too and I'm thinking of buying new one that would best fit him. Thanks for sharing all your thoughts.
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