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Coleman Big Basin Sleeping Bag

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So I had to break down and buy another sleeping bag after my cold weather bag zipper jumped track on my at Winter Camp last week.  It was a large 20 degree Bass Pro flannel lined bag and it was rectangular.  I have tried the mummy bags and I even have a zero degree mummy bag but I just don't sleep comfortable in it.  So I went on a search for a zero degree rectangular bag and came across this 15 degree bag made my Coleman. 

This thing is HUGE and great for "front country" camping (car Camping)  I don't sleep on my back, I either sleep on my side or stomach. 

 

http://www.target.com/p/coleman-big-basin-sleeping-bag/-/A-12241501

 

I was hoping to post a pic of it but got an error every time.

 

Can't wait to try it out next weekend.

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Looks comfy. As I mentioned in another thread, dimensions, esp. length (or lack thereof) are a big deal for some of us. So specs would be nice.

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Busted zipper?   Most can be repaired. Take it to a good dry cleaner, it will be worth repair, I dare say.

I had a nice Coleman bag that needed a whole new zipper.  It became a "Duvet" for the guest bed.   All it needed was a new pretty cover to please SWMBO, insulation is nice.  Comparable value Duvet, $70. or so....

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Busted zipper?   Most can be repaired. Take it to a good dry cleaner

 

I'll do just that!  It is a nice heave bag so I would hate to discard it.

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100" zippers are available at your local fabric store for about $15.  It don't need to look purdy, just be functional, do it yourself. 

 

By the way, that same $15 zipper sewn to a blanket makes a fantastic bag liner.  One light weight flannel for summer and a heavy wool for winter.  Major difference in bag warmth for a fraction of buying 2-3 different bags.

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Here you go

92" long

39" wide

7.5 lbs lol WON'T fit in your normal backpack!

 

that looks perfect! I'm in the market for a bag too! thanks!

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Slumberjack
 
Makes sleeping bags sold under its brand and other brands
 

 

The Big Timber Pro -20 sleeping bag is cozy and comfy - allowing you to sleep as if you've never left the comforts of home. We've updated the Big Timber Pro series by adding the "Big Toe" foot box. This larger footbox allows you to sleep on your back with your feet up in a natural & comfortable position. The "Big Toe" footbox provides additional comfort and effectively makes useable space inside the bag longer. This bag will take you back to a simpler time with memories of wood smoke and star filled nights.  Equipped with a soft flannel liner, durable canvas outer shell and robust zippers, Slumberjack Big Timber Pro bags are rugged, warm & cozy. 
SPECS
  • Fill Weight: 5 lbs 12 oz
  • Carry Weight: 10 lbs 1 oz
  • Packed Size: 36 x 15 in
  • Fits to: 6 ft 6 in
  • Dimensions: 80 x 38 in
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  • MSRP   $119.95

Actual market price:  $102.00

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I have an over night scheduled with my Webelos this weekend so I will report that comforts but it looks like we'll have a warm up this weekend so I wont be able to see how it does in the cold.

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Got to use the bag this weekend and I was more than impressed with the room I had and comfort.  I stayed warm and it was easy getting in and out of, well worth the $60 I paid!

 

Remember, this is NOT a backpacking sleeping bag!

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I have the same problem, don't like a mummy bag....

I have a slumberjack model that's similar.  Probably discontinues as I've had it a long time.  20 degree rectangular bag with a hood.  I don't use it often but used it this weekend.  It had been colder earlier in the week so I brought it instead of my 40 degree quit just in case.  Glad I did, even though it wasn't nearly that cold it worked well, even snuggled up the hood for a few hours in the early AM.

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