EDIT - Sierra Designs Wild Bill 20 F Sleeping Bag - Larry Kirschner
- EDIT: - Sierra Designs Wild Bill 20 F Sleeping Bag - Larry Kirschner
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> Sierra Designs Wild Bill 20 F Sleeping BagEDIT: Need date under this, in 01-Sep-2006 format please for international readers.
> Height: 5’9” (1.75 m)EDIT: 5' 9" with space
> Date of Review: August 25, 2006Edit: optional here, but must be under the title
> Wild Bill 20 F (-7C) synthetic fill sleeping bagEDIT: Model: ...
> Size; RegularEDIT: Size: Regular
> MSRP: 99.99EDIT: either $99.99 or US$99.99
> Listed weight: 3 lbs, 0 oz (46 oz, 1.36 kg)EDIT: change format to 3 lb 0 oz - no comma, no 's'
> Weight as delivered: 3 lbs, 1 oz (49 oz , 1.39 kg)
> Fill weight: 27 ozEDIT add metric
> Product description.EDIT: need more here: hood? zip? length? width? loft?
> Insulation type: Polarguard 3D.
> Stuffed size listed: 9 x 19 in (23 x 48 cm)
> Warranty: (from company web site), “Sierra Designs guarantees that theEdit: you don't need to quote all this. It does not describe the bag at all, and the reader can get the warranty details
from the company web site.
> Ohio where the temperature was in the 50’s and 60’s at night. This was alsoEDIT: metric temps too please, here and everywhere else. I have not listed them all. There is a converter on the BGT web
site if you need one.
> of New Mexico, elevations from 6000 to 12000 ft. Sleeping temperatureEDIT: metric conversions everywhere pls.
> backpack (5600 cubic inches)EDIT: metric pls - it should be possible.
> is big enough for a small amoung of softEDIT: check spelling. 'amount'