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AKMarty

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+100. Wiggys is solid gear. Better than the mil mss By far. . It’s not cheap nor necessarily lightweight but it is absolutely awesome. And I can pack even the 0 degree bag into its
Compression sack and tHe weight and size is tolerable.
Just recertified my Wiggys bag. We went out for the 2 nite caribou hunt. Slept in my friends enclosed trailer. It was about 20 deg F when we went to bed. About midnite it got cold enough that the propane Big Buddy shut itself down. When I woke up in the morning, my buddy was in the truck and it was 3 deg F. I was warm, my damp clothes had dried out in the foot of the bag and there was ice on the outside where my breath had exited the bag. All I was wearing was my Minus T33 merino base layer and a hat (to keep my nose warm).

2 weeks before we had been out chasing the caribou and ended up spending the night out without bags. It had been raining and we were sweated our from the climb to get to the herd. We pitched a poncho and covered the ground with spruce boughs we cut and threw another tarp over that. It hit 33deg F that nite. We didn’t sleep much and the caribou were gone when we woke up. Wish I’d had my bag!
 
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Just recertified my Wiggys bag. We went out for the 2 nite caribou hunt. Slept in my friends enclosed trailer. It was about 20 deg F when we went to bed. About midnite it got cold enough that the propane Big Buddy shut itself down. When I woke up in the morning, my buddy was in the truck and it was 3 deg F. I was warm, my damp clothes had dried out in the foot of the bag and there was ice on the outside where my breath had exited the bag. All I was wearing was my Minus T33 merino base layer and a hat (to keep my nose warm).

2 weeks before we had been out chasing the caribou and ended up spending the night out without bags. It had been raining and we were sweated our from the climb to get to the herd. We pitched a poncho and covered the ground with spruce boughs we cut and threw another tarp over that. It hit 33deg F that nite. We didn’t sleep much and the caribou were gone when we woke up. Wish I’d had my bag!
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    Just recertified my Wiggys bag. We went out for the 2 nite caribou hunt. Slept in my friends enclosed trailer. It was about 20 deg F when we went to bed. About midnite it got cold enough that the propane Big Buddy shut itself down. When I woke up in the morning, my buddy was in the truck and it was 3 deg F. I was warm, my damp clothes had dried out in the foot of the bag and there was ice on the outside where my breath had exited the bag. All I was wearing was my Minus T33 merino base layer and a hat (to keep my nose warm).

    2 weeks before we had been out chasing the caribou and ended up spending the night out without bags. It had been raining and we were sweated our from the climb to get to the herd. We pitched a poncho and covered the ground with spruce boughs we cut and threw another tarp over that. It hit 33deg F that nite. We didn’t sleep much and the caribou were gone when we woke up. Wish I’d had my bag!

    Ive got the Wiggys double bag.

    Its bulky but its warm.

    Nice being able to scale up or down depending on the weather.

    What I think I like best about it is the "drape".

    The way it "layers" on the body is just comfortable to me and makes for a good nights sleep.
     

    Lunarstorm95

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    Just recertified my Wiggys bag. We went out for the 2 nite caribou hunt. Slept in my friends enclosed trailer. It was about 20 deg F when we went to bed. About midnite it got cold enough that the propane Big Buddy shut itself down. When I woke up in the morning, my buddy was in the truck and it was 3 deg F. I was warm, my damp clothes had dried out in the foot of the bag and there was ice on the outside where my breath had exited the bag. All I was wearing was my Minus T33 merino base layer and a hat (to keep my nose warm).

    2 weeks before we had been out chasing the caribou and ended up spending the night out without bags. It had been raining and we were sweated our from the climb to get to the herd. We pitched a poncho and covered the ground with spruce boughs we cut and threw another tarp over that. It hit 33deg F that nite. We didn’t sleep much and the caribou were gone when we woke up. Wish I’d had my bag!
    How well does ur wiggy bag compress down? I'm trying to keep compressed size below 5L I don't have a lot of space to spare unfortunately
     

    giegs

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    I've got a couple different Mountain Hardwear bags (Phantom and Ghost) and usually use an insulated Big Agnes inflatable 2/3 length pad for a more backpacking friendly/comfortable setup. If an inflatable is going to be an issue then thermarest z's are good enough. Total volume is 2-3 liters with the inflatable and whatever bag I grab. If going stupid light is a priority lots of packs have a framesheet sleeve that you can put some sections of foam in/replace what's there with thicker foam or sections of a cut up thermarest z-lite. Put those bits of foam in between you and the pressure points on the ground and it's way better than nothing. Having to take apart some of your pack at night can be a PITA tho.
     

    sharfshutz762

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    I have several Wiggys bags and they are incredibly warm but they pack about as well enough to fit in a sea bag.
    IMO opinion the MSS is without equal and I slept OK in -30F without a tent on a foam pad.
    The MSS bag with the Goretex bivvy can save your life and has saved my ass and many people i know.
    Most of the high end bag insulation is the same stuff/different names.. Lamilite... Polarguard 3D...Climashield...all continuous fiber insulation..
     
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    stefan73

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    I would contact Marc either via PM on here or call Wiggys. +1 (866) 411-6465 Marc is awesome, he will probably ask you how you plan to use the system and then make a recommendation.
     
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    AKMarty

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    How well does ur wiggy bag compress down? I'm trying to keep compressed size below 5L I don't have a lot of space to spare unfortunately

    It’s a little heavy if your packing it. It will compress down pretty good even with the pillow included. I can get it to 10-12” tall and about 12” diameter. Gravity is on my side 😁
     

    GrumpyOleFart

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    A decent thermal mat is a must.
    I have a self inflating type. Money well spent.
    Quality bivvy, sleeping bag, tent fly, and ground sheet.
    Takes up very little space in my Bergen.
    If you cannot rest properly, a few days on a hunting trip can become a nightmare.
    Any idiot can be cold, wet, and miserable.
    Better to be comfy.