Excellent deal on Wiggy's bags...

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    Thanks, Picked up one for the kids. Seller started with 10 bags
     
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    You don't see the Wiggy's military sets come up too often...at this price they won't last long.

    The Seller has some other sets and one Overbag only that he started at a penny...
     
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    I love Wiggy's bags, they are so warm that I bought a couple of his Jackets. His styles are not "trendy" but man are they the warmest jackets I own.
     
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    Bought one his "sweaters" and a vest in 1999...have been wearing them almost exclusively from late August to May since... They have been washed 1-2 times a year and still work fine... It is in the high 30s and light rain here in NH...went shooting and wore the sweater (which is more like the old bomber jackets)...never wet, never cold.

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    ...just checked...all 10 have been sold.
     
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    ya ive got his anartica parka, smokin hot ,,ive had it out for 6-8 hours in -25 windy cold weather with a t shirt.....good gear
     
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    I just scored the 3 bag system i messaged asking if he was gonna restock and he replied saying he just got one more and that would be the last that its hard to get those ..but since i asked hed just sell it to me pretty happy
     
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    2 weeks ago I bought 2 bags from Wiggy's. Both in MARPAT, boot foot, 20*F mummy, L & R zip. $240 total shipped for two bags with accurate ratings. $120 for a US made bag is awesome. My 0*F bag was too warm for anything but winter use.
    They are still on sale until the MARPAT and ACU fabric runs out.

    I'll grab another FTRSS overbag in a week or so.
     
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    Well it finally happened....after just short of 60 years of all kinds of camping I ended up with a wet sleeping bag. I've always been very careful to always have the bag in a waterproof cover of some sort but screwed up last weekend when camping with some friends.

    The tent was a single wall Cabella's Outback Lodge that I usually have a Kelty Noah's Tarp over if it is going to rain. But I didn't and when it poured Sanday when we were away from camp everything in the tent got wet. Worse I didn't discover it until just before bed. So I moved into one of my friend's Adirondack shelters and slept on a cot.

    Now I have heard that if a Wiggy's bag gets wet, and this was my pushing 20 year old Nautilus that's been washed 30+ times, if one climbed in the bag would warm up quickly and be dry by morning. So rather than digging out the wool blankets I keep in the truck I decided to try it figuring if it didn't I'd just go get the blankets.

    Had on a t-shirt, underwear and socks, crawled into the wet bag and in a minute began to feel warm...fell right asleep as usual. Woke up a few hours later and got up to go to the bathroom to find that most of the bag was dry. When I got up in the morning the only part of the bag that wasn't dry was the area of the final foot or so of the zipper.

    Monday when I got home put the bag in the washer with a cap full of SportWash. Then put it over the deck rail for about 2-3 hours and it was like new again.

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    Any idea what these compress down to?
     
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    Roughly the size of a 72' Cutlass Supreme. They'll last forever though.
     
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    It all depends on what two bags you get. The Overbag that is rated at I believe 35* compacts down fairly small. The lower the rating you go for the inner bag the larger it is.

    The big difference between Wiggy's and other bags is he rates his bags: a) very conservatively b) sleeping with very little on. You read some of the other manufactures who rate a bag that weighs one pound, is the size of a grapefruit and is rated for zero... Of course they expect you to be sleeping in heavy socks, long underwear and your down coat.

    These are not for ultra-lite backpackers...they are made bomb-proof for the military and survivalists. I have backpacked my Desert Bag all over the White Mountains in NH and Maine...never a cold night.

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    There has been a lot of great deals on hardly used Wiggy's bags on ebay over the last couple of months. Yesterday I received a notice about a like new boat foot 35* Overbag in green with a BuyNow of only $50.00 plus $12.00 shipping... These are $172.00 from Wiggy's...so I bought it.

    I think this one is going to reside in the truck for emergency use...

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