PHD minim sleeping bags question

Discussion in 'Sleeping Bags & Quilts' started by OwenM, Dec 31, 2019.

  1. OwenM

    OwenM Section Hiker

    Mulling over the idea of getting yet another sleeping bag. Difficult to quantify I know but anyone who's used a PhD minim bag, how much leg room do they have?

    I like the low weight but I'm concerned it's achieved by cutting the bag so tight your legs are effectively tied together.
  2. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    My Minim 300 is quite snug around the legs, I guess to reduce weight and bulk and make them more efficient.
    It’s by no means uncomfortable though
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  3. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    I guess sizing is a bit user specific e.g. me Vs someone 100kg+
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  4. Mark James

    Mark James Backpacker

    PHD do make bags in different widths, of course. Mine is a wide and lots of leg room. Might be worth dropping them an email - they're very helpful in my experience.
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  5. Gordon

    Gordon Trail Blazer

    I agree. I sometimes wear down socks inside my Minim Marathon. Never felt cramped.
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  6. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    I'm OK in a Minim, but then I'm what is usually refered to as "petite", and so is my skinny son in his ….
    - ie. no help at all !! :bag:o_O.
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  7. OwenM

    OwenM Section Hiker

    That's the trouble, what's fine for one is unbearable to another. It's also a lot of Dosh to find out whether you fit or not.
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  8. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    A few years ago i was looking at getting one and looked into the same thing. I don't need loads of leg room (fall asleep foetal) but if i was constricted it would do my head in.

    Never got one in the end but remember the conclusion i came to from online research was definitely get a Wide.
  9. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Probably doesn’t help much but mine is a regular size and I’m a medium/slim (apart from round the waist) 5’ 10”

    I can get a couple of pics tomorrow if it helps, but the only other bags I have for comparison are a couple of Alpkit Pipedreams and an even slimmer PHD Racer bag
  10. OwenM

    OwenM Section Hiker

    Thanks but I think I'll order a standard one in the new year, if I don't like it I'm sure I can change it for a wide.
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  11. Gordon

    Gordon Trail Blazer

    The standard width suits me fine. I'm 6'2" and medium build. Went for the long length - works well. I used to wear down trousers + down socks and didn't feel it was too tight. I now use the lighter weight As Tucas Sestrals trousers.
  12. OwenM

    OwenM Section Hiker

    To answer my own question, my new bad arrive yesterday, I was of course at work. Just been on a 60 mile round trip to collect it.

    Only a quick try out on the carpet. There's just enough leg room without my knees being tightly pressed together. Across the chest it's ok I think, I tend to sleep with my arms up around my chest and I can just still wriggle about in that position.

    Whether it proves to be warm enough only time will tell. It's rated at +5C so more of a summer bag, weighs 385g. Looking forward to trying it.
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