Hello all, I'm searching for help with choosing a sleeping bag, I know that I want an extreme winter bag but I'm a bit confused regarding sizing and overall choosing between Rab and ME.
I'm a 175cm female with relatively wide hips (115cm circumference) and trying to choose between Rab 1200 Expedition sleeping bag and Mountain Equipment Redline.
I'm wondering which one will give my hips more space (or if I should be focusing on a different bag altogether). I can't find the hip circumference for the Mountain Equipment bag while the Rab has 63cm hip width (I don't know if that is enough). They both have 80cm shoulder width, Rab has 45cm foot width but ME Redline has 50cm.
Also if you have an experience on both labels, which one would you choose?
I have a Rab extreme bag at the mo but have used the ME Redline in the past. Both excellent and warm in extreme cold. However I like a snug fit and tend to lay very still. If you prefer to thrash about a bit in your bag and want more space I would email ME and ask for exact dimensions. I find most companies really helpful - and Rab exceptional - with customer queries.
And if you hell bent on a PHD you can pick them up secondhand. I sold a mates £650 bag used once on Denali on ukc for £240. I bet there's a few around if you try Wanted.
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