The significant difference between both styles is the cut and also form of the bags. The mummy bag is extra restricting. You can think about it like your own individual cocoon where you can go to bed in the evening as a caterpillar as well as wake up the next early morning as a butterfly. You're completed tight with not a lot of area to relocate. The rectangle-shaped bed on the other hand gets its name from its rectangle-shaped form as well as lets you relocate your legs.
Rectangle-shaped sleeping bags go as much back as the late 1800's when a mail order catalog pioneer Pryce Pryce-Jones came up with the suggestion to attach 2 rectangular carpets together with ties. He is taken into consideration to be the innovator of today's contemporary rectangular sleeping bag design. After the war he had several of these bags still left as well as made a decision to market them to the public.
Semi-Rectangular: I call this the cross. This backpacking bag is rectangle-shaped ahead and afterwards slenders along towards the feet. With this type, you obtain added space, but not as much weight as a true rectangular resting bag. For those who are claustrophobic, like me; we can reach sleep a little better inside a bag with added room in it and still have some benefit from the form.