This is the year I finally upgrade my sleeping bag. I've used my MEC Something (the label wore off years ago, I forget the model) since 1999. It is a 6' sleeping bag, and although I haven't really had any complaints with the size, if I'm buying a new one, I'd like to get it as dialed as possible. It definitely flaps around my feet, so if I can shave off some extra weight, why not?
The problem I'm coming up against in my research, is that sleeping bags tend to come in 5'6, 6'0, and up. I've read that some women's models come in a 5'10, but I can't find them.
Does anybody have any experience sleeping in a bag rated at 1" shorter than you are? I can imagine that if it's too short, I'd compress the down (I'm choosing down) at the feet. I've also read that they tend to be a bit longer as well. One article stated that a 6'0 sleeping bag would actually measure at 6'8.
Help me, Trailspace.