In the height of summer I use a snugpak softie 3, when it's cold I use a snugpak softie 9, for the price I couldn't be happier with either of these bags, they perform way above their cost and offer great value for money IMO. I've reached a point where I can justify buying something a little more expensive though so time to look at something that's less of a financially influenced compromise. I want to buy a bag that I can use in the hills down to about 0C. I think I'd prefer a synthetic fill, mainly because it's cheaper to buy easier to wash, but I'm not at all opposed to down. I want something with a decent shoulder baffle, but I don't really care about the hood, I wouldn't mind if it was missing all together to be honest. I would prefer a bag with no zip. I'll generally be using the bag in combination with a bivvy bag and closed cell roll mat. I'm about 5'11" and on the slender side of skinny. I sleep normally, not hot, not cold, just normal. Thoughts chaps? Cheers, Stuart.