I am interested in the Apache MF. I am...
I am interested in the Apache MF. I am 5"6" 148lb Am I cutting it to close getting the 5"6" bag?
The 5'-6" on the short bag is max user height, so yeah, right there. You would be more comfortable in the regular 6'-0" bag. It's nice to be able to hunker in a little and by the time you figure a few more inches for plantarflexion when you're on your back, you'll be better off going longer. Hope that helps.
Everyone I know who is close to the height of a Western Bag--6' or 5'6"--has been comfortable in that bag. I think with Western, the height rating is a comfort rating and not the straight length of the interior space. A 5'6" bag is built to fit a 5'6" person comfortably...