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25/9/2012 at 8:07pm
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I need to get new sleeping bags for me and my son but there are too many out there to choose from so hopefully i can go off a recommendation17

 they need to be lightweight as we are backpackers and also need to be 3 or possibly 4 season as we do camp quite late in the year ie October. 

many thanks in advance17  

 



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25/9/2012 at 8:34pm
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Depending on your budget . Down sleeping bags are the obvious choice but on price alone they might be a none starter . We have Snugpak softies chrysalis winter (synthetic) So far they've been a great buy . Ok there not as light as down but we use them for kayaking as well as backpacking cycling and motorcycling and being honest knowing even if they got wet they would be warm is worth the extra bit of weight . I arrgue with my brother and father on this point as they both have down bags . The other thing is we paid £80 per bag my dad paid £260 for his Rab

Rob


25/9/2012 at 8:42pm
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have you thought of ex-army from the surplus stores? They're really warm and only £20- £30. OH is ex-army and swears by his, he uses it for camping and fishing in December mad man!

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Quote: Originally posted by joolsr on 25/9/2012
have you thought of ex-army from the surplus stores? They're really warm and only £20- £30.†OH is†ex-army and swears by his, he uses it for camping and fishing in December mad man!



We thought about those but thought better of it when our ex-army mate told us what goes on in them on those long lonely nights on manoeuvres! Yuk!


25/9/2012 at 11:50pm
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    For  3/ 4 season  lightweight Sleeping bags .

I would recommend Down bags

look at The Rab Neutrino : If you look around you can get for £170

also Alpkit 400 & 600 Pipedream .  Around £ 170 .

Also Phd,  And Marmot sell top class bags . Will cost you a lorra lorra dosh .

These bags   Comfort range from -4C to -10C ,  lightweight under a Kilo and pack down small into  a stuff bag .  

Hope this helps .



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For cycle touring camping I use a SnugPak Merlin Softee Green with Expanda Panel, great sleeping bag, and packs well small, that I got some years back along with a SnugPak Silk liner, although it has never been cold enough to use the liner.


26/9/2012 at 6:07pm
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Quote: Originally posted by joolsr on 25/9/2012
have you thought of ex-army from the surplus stores? They're really warm and only £20- £30. OH is ex-army and swears by his, he uses it for camping and fishing in December mad man!

i got scared just looking at the site17 

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26/9/2012 at 6:09pm
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Quote: Originally posted by ZIZAG on 25/9/2012

    For  3/ 4 season  lightweight Sleeping bags .

I would recommend Down bags

look at The Rab Neutrino : If you look around you can get for £170

also Alpkit 400 & 600 Pipedream .  Around £ 170 .

Also Phd,  And Marmot sell top class bags . Will cost you a lorra lorra dosh .

These bags   Comfort range from -4C to -10C ,  lightweight under a Kilo and pack down small into  a stuff bag .  

Hope this helps .


Thanks for the info but I have to buy 2 of them.....would have to sell tent but that just defeats the object17


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26/9/2012 at 6:10pm
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  thanks for all your suggestions 17

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26/9/2012 at 8:26pm
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Quote: Originally posted by TheFishesThree on 25/9/2012
Quote: Originally posted by joolsr on 25/9/2012
have you thought of ex-army from the surplus stores? They're really warm and only £20- £30. OH is ex-army and swears by his, he uses it for camping and fishing in December mad man!



We thought about those but thought better of it when our ex-army mate told us what goes on in them on those long lonely nights on manoeuvres! Yuk!
but surely the "surplus" means just that- unused? :)


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26/9/2012 at 9:08pm
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poppy9560  some are unused surplus and some are used need to check the description. With OH's last one I didn't take any chances washed it twice and steamed it as well. He told me the stories just like thefishesthree was told. Yuk Yuk Yuk !!   OH has recently bought polish army sleeping mat and that got disinfected and double steamed although it said unissued !



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Quote: Originally posted by joolsr on 26/9/2012

poppy9560  some are unused surplus and some are used need to check the description. With OH's last one I didn't take any chances washed it twice and steamed it as well. He told me the stories just like thefishesthree was told. Yuk Yuk Yuk !!   OH has recently bought polish army sleeping mat and that got disinfected and double steamed although it said unissued !


The last line of your post is intentionally or unintentionally a very clever and funny double entendre given the subject matter!


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Unintentional don't know if I can take full credit as I had a dam great Rottweiller trying to type as well, must go and have a word with him 17

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