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Message posted by lor612603/3/2013 at 5:22pm
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hi, any suggestions for the above, i dont like mummy bags, so looking for an envelope shaped bag but also must pack down as small as possible and be warm as has to strapped on top of bike panniers. Thanks for any ideas...

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For Cycle camping (pushbike) I use a SnugPak Merlin Softee Green, with the optional Expanda Panel fitted.

This gives the bag a much less mummy feel, and loads more room for upper body and shoulders.

Even with the Expanda Panel the SnugPak still packs down to to about 7 inches height by 6 inches diameter.

http://www.cadetdirect.com/order1.php?pg=20


Message posted by lor612603/3/2013 at 5:50pm
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that might be worth a look, have no luggage rack on bike, so only place for bags is on top of panniers or in them. any idea where sells them ?

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Seems to be plenty of stockists North of the Border, got mine about 10 years ago online of course, having first viewed it in a local Hiking shop that were asking twice the price.

http://www.snugpak.com/stockists


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look at compression sacs instead of just the bag. These will also be waterproof.

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Topic: Sleeping bags for motorbike...

I feel you really need to ask yourself a very important question

Does your motorbike really need a sleeping bag?

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Message posted by Suzianna05/3/2013 at 8:28pm
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I have bought a Vango Wilderness that can be used as two separate bags (great for motorbikes) or as one double sleeping bag. If you get some compression sacs for them (they only come with one bag for the doubled up scenario) then you should be okay. I used to go motorbike camping and this will pack up small enough as two and they should keep you warm enough as long as you aren't going camping in really cold temperatures. The problem with small is that means not as much filling. I know they pack up small because I kept the two compression sacs from my former motorbike sleeping bags and the sleeping bag packs down well as two into each bag and I've had a go at unzipping it and packing them down into one of those leftover bags.

There seem to be a few recommendations here for Snugpak but I found them to be an uncomfortable shape. I prefer the envelope shaped sleeping bags.

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Message posted by ducgeo05/3/2013 at 10:24pm
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This is a very good site for motorcyle camping and touring gear.  Run by husband and wife bikers who know what it is all about.

www.traveldriplus.com



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