no worries dave - it took me a while to notice - i was saying to my self 'sleeping bags have adustabl back lengths WTF?' haha! Been looking at the Merlin also - its light, but i like the sound of the Special forces bag because of the zip.
Never had a down bag. Worried about trashing them, also i'm a bit of one of those 'i like animals' bunch, so i prefer synthetic bags TBH. THough i uderstand that certain companies make their sleeping bags from feathers collected from the food industry rather than ones bread just for their feathers....i've seen a few vids of these kinds of practices, it aint nice.
Currently looking to get a decent bag for a few trips in July / August. I have a Snugpak Harrier 10 and its far to warm for the summer months, so looking at something cooler and lighter for sleeping in both hammock and on the floor under a tarp. I like my snugpak so i'm tempted to stay with them. Been looking at the SF 1 (as i already own the SF bivi bag) or perhaps even the kestrel though i fear it may be a bit too warm.....any feed back or recomendations would be great. Oh and by the way im 191cm (6ft 3 and a bit) so length of bag is an issue.
im liking the idea of just using my HH hammock on the ground when there are no trees - although i would have to upgrade to the lighter version i think - and just use the hammock with its built in noseeum mesh as the nest.....even using the light weight version of the expedition hammock (im lanky so need the extra room) it still weighs in well over 1300grams.....but then by the time i get my tarp (it aint the lightest at 800g.....the bivvy, and then add some mosquito protection. then it would be about the same except i wouldnt have the luxury of being able to hang off the ground.