Saturday, May 31, 2008

The Gear Purchase


When Tom and I married we got a very nice set of packable sleeping bags as a wedding gift. These are some seriously warm bags. Sleeping in my sleeping bag had become increasingly uncomfortable. This was one seriously narrow bag, I even thought that BEFORE I had two children and a sedentary job.

We were going camping at the yurt last week and I could not bear the thought of sleeping in that restrictive bag. Tom took pity on me and suggested we look for a new bag. I had not even thought of that. I guess I just assumed all packable bags were super narrow so that they would be extra light.

Off we went to several gear stores. We looked at loads of lovely bags, some good up to -25F. Yikes! I don't want to camp in that weather. These bags all had nice features and fabulous names like the Meadow bag, the Chrysalis, Mirror Pond, the Aleutian. What do you think the name of the bag that fit me was called? Any guesses? Any?

The Bighorn! I kid you not! Sheesh! I think the marketing folks at The North Face may want to take a look at that one. It was heaven to sleep in. Ahhh...

9 comments:

egretsnest said...

I love it . . . a North Face ad . . .

Before I had my kids, I slept in a Meadow Bag but after I had them, I had to - uh - upgrade to the BigHorn.

The Big Horn, room for ALL of you! :)

Sigh. Sometimes they should just THINK before they name something. :)

Dave said...

LOL! I'll be nice and not comment.

Beth said...

I think NorthFace needs some help with some of their sizing, too. I ordered some pants in my usual size (8)--they barely made it past my knees. I was too embarrassed to take them back so I gave them to my daughter telling her I really didn't need them. She looked at the size and said 8!!! They won't fit! and they didn't, she had to tie them up with a piece of climbing rope.

Susan Gets Native said...

Hmmm....I think I will go Dave's way and not comment.

A Trixie-Burrito! Woo hoo!

Big Bro Bill said...

I'm not so sure a big brother has to be nice (as Dave & Susan feel they must), so....Not Bighorn, but Big----! Ha! Gotcha.

RuthieJ said...

What were they thinking? Although I guess if I had to choose a size called Bighorn or XXXL, maybe Bighorn isn't as bad? :-/

mon@rch said...

I just love seeing all the new equipment they have been coming out with recently! But I agree with temps below 25 . . not what I call fun camping!

Meggie said...

Such a simple thing to make you so happy...notice I didn't say inexpensive....

Mary said...

I'd rather think I'm a Meadow bag but, sweetie, I'm a Bighorn candidate, too! LOL!