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Message posted by terence8412/7/2011 at 10:10am
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Hi

In the process of getting camping gear as I'm new to camping , I would like your views on a good 2-3 season sleeping bag?

Will need 2 singles and will proberly only use in the summer / autumn months so a 2 season will most likely do.

I would like a bag that packs up small but cant afford anything to expensive.

Budget 25 a bag?

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A few other things to consider - mummy (tapered) or square? Do you want a cotton feel to the inside? Do you want to be able to zip the two together?

Generally speaking a 2-3 season has a comfort temperature around 3*C. That's the best comparison really - manufacturers use some imagination when it comes to season ratings and the "extreme" temperature is useless.

There should be plenty of choice around the 25-30 mark. Vango, Outwell, Coleman, Snugpak are often recommended. They'll probably be made in China so whether the brand is important is another question.

For example (just picked at random, not a recommendation):

Vango Nitestar 250

Coleman Hampton



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http://www.spraywaycamping.com/products.php?product=3

Those surpassed my expectations in terms of quality.

Warm and comfy.

Message posted by Rossco13/7/2011 at 11:51am
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We have two Coleman Hudson 235 - left and right zipped models so that they can be used separately or zipped together to make one massive bag.

Comfort rating 0, Limit -6 and Extreme -23

Lovely flanelette inside, with cowl to hold your pillow in place.

Super!!!!

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Message posted by terence8414/7/2011 at 10:06am
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thanks guys , ive kinder got my heart set on the Vango Wilderness 250 and also the vango nitestar 250

http://www.simplyhike.co.uk/products/Vango/Wilderness250SquareSleepingBag.aspx

just not sure if its going to be warm enough , like i say for use in late spring , summer months?

Is there plenty of leg room in mummy shaped sleeping bags?

this is the price frame im working on between 20-25

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I can't seem to find a comfort temperature for the Wilderness 250 bag, but "suggested usage" seems to be 8-20*C. Which may mean it's untested. In my opinion that's not warm enough for mid-September onwards when days can be warm but a clear sky can produce a light grass frost before sunrise.

The Nitestar 250 has a comfort temperature of 4*C, which is just OK, as does the Wilderness 350. The Nitestar 350 is 2*C, which is a good 2-3 season temperature.

If either of you tend to feel the cold, or the further north you camp, it wouldn't harm to go for the 450s if you can find them in your budget.

As to leg room in mummy bags. No, there is no leg room. Typically you'll be able to get your feet 12" apart but you can't lift one knee up and leave one leg straight. Both legs have to do the same thing.

A square bag rated at 4*C is just as warm as a mummy bag rated at 4*C. The mummy shape is used to reduce weight and pack size.

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Message posted by Samantha8814/7/2011 at 12:32pm
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I bought mummy sleeping bags, used them once and never again! Hated them, I found them so restrictive and just horrible lol.

Thanks for thee info on this thread, I've been looking at replacing some of our sleeping bags as well with a similar budget to terence84


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