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Title: Couples sleeping-bag question
Post by: TexasGirl on November 29, 2006, 02:12:22 PM
Have any of you used the Sweetie Pie Bag Doubler or Bag Extender?  http://www.functionaldesign.net
Title: Re: Couples sleeping-bag question
Post by: presidio on November 29, 2006, 06:52:31 PM
Quote from: "TexasGirl"
Have any of you used the Sweetie Pie Bag Doubler or Bag Extender?  http://www.functionaldesign.net


Not that item specifically, but I have owned a number of bags with matching zippers that will join. The larger the zipper size the easier it is to use, but the double bag concept works very well, especially in the winter.

Rather than buying a specialty item like this sweetie thing, I'd spend the money on 2 quality bags that will join, then you have the best of all situations.
Title: Couples sleeping-bag question
Post by: chisos_muse on November 29, 2006, 07:30:19 PM
Wouldn't you then have to get the "couples" Thermarest inflatable to match? :roll:
Title: Couples sleeping-bag question
Post by: randell on November 29, 2006, 08:25:00 PM
Quote from: "chisos_muse"
Wouldn't you then have to get the "couples" Thermarest inflatable to match? :roll:


Just a Therm-a-Rest coupler kit.  I have several.  We join 4 Therm-a-Rests together and make the tent bottom a huge mattress.
Title: Couples sleeping-bag question
Post by: presidio on November 29, 2006, 08:27:52 PM
Quote from: "randell"
Just a Therm-a-Rest coupler kit.


How's that work. Do they use staples or what?  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Couples sleeping-bag question
Post by: randell on November 29, 2006, 08:29:37 PM
Plastic straps.  It's like a big loop that is joined in the middle and fits over the Therm-a-Rests like a sleeve.  The standard ones fit the 20 x 1 pads.  But they just came out with Universal Couplers that adjust to fit any size pad.
Title: Couples sleeping-bag question
Post by: mountaindocdanny on November 29, 2006, 09:00:34 PM
We've got a Sweetie Pie bag doubler and love it. When used for a couple it eliminates a redundant footbox, giving less space to warm. When I head out with just my two boys there is plenty of space for the three of us. When my wife is along with us we zip her sleeping bag into mine and the doubler and the four of us all share one big bag. Highly recomended.