Sleeping bags for the very large

#1
I'm off on a CCF camp in a couple of weeks (cue torrent of abuse) and we've just been told that we have to buy our own sleeping bags to sleep in in billetts and on an overnight exercise. Seeing as I have to buy a bag for this I'm thinking I might as well buy one good enough for going to South Africa next year where it could get a bit nippy seeing as I am going to be living at reasonable altitude.

The problem is that I'm a bit of a chunky barsteward and I'm not short either. So, anyone got any suggestions for a decent 3 or 4 seasons bag that will fit a 6'5", 50" chest, 46" waist cadet?

Cheers

TBS
 
#2
The_Big_Show said:
I'm off on a CCF camp in a couple of weeks (cue torrent of abuse) and we've just been told that we have to buy our own sleeping bags to sleep in in billetts and on an overnight exercise. Seeing as I have to buy a bag for this I'm thinking I might as well buy one good enough for going to South Africa next year where it could get a bit nippy seeing as I am going to be living at reasonable altitude.

The problem is that I'm a bit of a chunky barsteward and I'm not short either. So, anyone got any suggestions for a decent 3 or 4 seasons bag that will fit a 6'5", 50" chest, 46" waist cadet?

Cheers

TBS
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#6
Nope I'm not an adult instructor. I am the oldest cadet at my school (and will be leaving the cadets and school after camp), but my little brother will soon beat me as the largest even though he's 4 years younger than me.

So after my life story, any suggestions for a sleeping bag? I was thinking of a softie 12 but I can't find specifications of what size they fit to anywhere. Anyone own one of these?
 
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#7
You might have to buy two of those one's that zip together - failing that use one for the bottom half and the other for the top...

For SA you need something that can handle -5 upwards, it gets chilly in winter especially in the Berg...
 
#8
46" waist? Feck me, I am not a small unit myself and for some bizarre reason spent most of my military sleeping career in a gurkha (small) sleping bag. However that does not sound healthy in any way. No, I care not for BMIs because they are a broad average but that chest-to-waist ratio sounds very, very wrong. Fetch the calipers, I'm going in!
 
#9
Yup I said I was chunky, something that I hope to make a massive impact on by starting boxing, starting Rugby League, having 2 Rugby Union seasons (here and SA) and running and training under my own (considerable) weight every other day for the next year (and longer hopefully after getting a routine in place which I can stick with long term). The sleeping bag is still however needed for 2 weeks time and unfortunately I doubt I can do much to change my size by then.

I have managed to fit (just about) into large (not sure of exact sizing, was just told it was a "large one " by my cadet instructor) issue sleeping bags before, how do these compare to other bags you can buy?
 
#11
The_Big_Show said:
Yup I said I was chunky, something that I hope to make a massive impact on by starting boxing, starting Rugby League, having 2 Rugby Union seasons (here and SA) and running and training under my own (considerable) weight every other day for the next year (and longer hopefully after getting a routine in place which I can stick with long term). The sleeping bag is still however needed for 2 weeks time and unfortunately I doubt I can do much to change my size by then.

I have managed to fit (just about) into large (not sure of exact sizing, was just told it a "large one " by my cadet instructor) issue sleeping bags before, how do these compare to other bags you can buy?
please stop it, please...
 
#13
Have done BW. Thanks for the advice.
 
#19
#20
That North Face bag is WAAAY too warm - forget it.

Look at Snugpak and get an Expanda Panel for their bags like this:

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It gives you extra width.

Then get some fcukin exercise sorted you fat get. I'm 6'7" with a 48" chest and a 36" waist, so I have a better idea of what big and fitter is. Once you start playing rugby against fully grown men, you'll know what pain is for a big lad. Or you'll die from lugging that lot about. Still - a cheaper way of getting a sleeping bag.
 

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