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Old 09-03-2012, 11:01 AM
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I'm a fan of the used GI bags, used 'em, and they are not as durable as the old intermediate bags, but versitile. If the price is right, better than knock off. Those bags suck worse.

Maybe ebay up a used north face sleeping bag for under 100. Or poncho/liner in summer.
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If its the Sportsman's guide version, don't get it. I had that before I went to the real deal. The zippers are meh and the snaps are crap. The stuff sack tore the first time I tried putting it in. I use it as my car's BOB and for when people go camping with me and don't have one

You're better off buying the system used and can get all the parts for 50-100 bucks. From my experience, the components are usually in very good shape and have that good ol' surplus store smell.

Remember, you buy chinese crap, you get chinese crap.
I love that smell...
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Everyone thinks about staying warm in a sleeping bag(naturally), but another thing to think about is your size vs. the sleeping bag. I think of the military surplus as being made for lean, mean fighting machines, not middle aged desk jockeys (like me). I ended up getting a Big Agnes for the extra room so I didn't have to sleep with my arms crossed across my chest all night. I found out the hard way why they call them a mummy bag. My ECSW was very warm, however. I sweated so much that it collected on the roof of the tent and rained on us. The inside of the bag was dry, happily. I got mine from Sportsman's Guide and have no complaints other than the circumference.
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ive carried atleast My Goretex liner with me everywhere. I used that due to having to sleep on tops of humvees during the iraq winter with tanks kicking up dust. It worked pretty decent at keeping dust out and keeping us warm during an Iraqi winter while sleeping on an uparmoured humvee. When I got home I baught a used one in great condition I have used in up in the mountains, in the woods, deer camp, hiking and much more. From Arizona summers, to Lake Superior winters. I love this sleep system. It works great. Its not perfect at any one thing but it will do everything great. The only complaint I have is that the compression bag has failed some Joes. They are kind of weak but they can be replaced or upgraded easy enough. I got that and the current issue ruck. It fits great in the lower compartment. That comes in handy for,, say your going to hike to the cabin the day after a brothers stag party, and you were drinkin Whiskey till you could barely stand and had to make this trip with a friend so you coudnt cancel,,,, and say you normally carry around a 65 - 75 ruck,,,,, and say this march is around 38 miles,,,, well when your completely exhausted at around 25 or so and have absolutely no energy left you can crab it quick lay it out and crawl in quickly. Its the small things that make a big difference from roughing it to comfort.

Also Im a pretty big guy. i use to powerlift so Im about 5'11 220. I still do some mass building to keep my size up. I havent ever felt like a mummy in it but with all three together it does approach the snug range. Id say buy it. If your a combat vet it could be for nostalgia. Or because its a great modular system for the money.
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