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    Winter sleeping bag

    Hi, after something that will be super cozy to -5C. And I'm a fairly cold sleeper. I'm okay with overkill (So ~-10C comfort rating? I'm not sure). After something with good loft at a nice weight rather than a 2.5kg chinese special.

    Don't care about what condition it's in as long as it performs and it's not about to fall apart. Preferably in Christchurch.

    Cheers.

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    Macpac has sale on
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    I saw in latest Kathmandu sale they had a new bag that was around1.5kg and for $350, worth a Google
    Went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I couldn't find any.

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    Kooza, listen to me carefully. Down, down or down is what you are after.
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    I'll die from exposure before I purchase a new Kathmandu. I probably would with a kathmandu bag anyway I'm getting a similar feeling from Macpac now, any input on their new stuff?

    I'm hoping not to spend too much (and so hoping for second hand), but it seems like no one sells their quality bags once they've bought them. Fair enough really.

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    I can recommend macpac latitude xp, have had mine a while now and it works well even in freezing tahr blocks I have never been cold in it, weighs 1.3kg

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    Cool, good to know, might have a look at one if nothing comes up.

    Anyone use Exped bags? The comfort looks pretty rad.

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    +1 Macpac think it's a latitude, came with a roll top dry bag as well

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    I bought a Macpac Sanctuary 800 XP many years ago, got it on a 50% off sale. thought it cost me the earth at the time but now many years and many sub zero nights later it was the best thing I've spent money on.

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    Ended up with a Macpac Epic 600, they're 30% off at the moment and I just rang and asked for 40%, they didn't even skip a beat. 1100g and the same temp ratings as the latitude 700. The hydrophobic down and the dry compression bag were what sold it in the end.
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    Wouldn't buy anything other than exped now. They have a waterbloc sleeping bag that I use. I have been in -10 and have been fine in it. It's the waterbloc 1000 but the 800 will do. They are waterproof with seem seals over the stitching.
    Bivouac sells them.

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    Have an Exped 700 - had it nearly 3 years, used it twice.
    Far too warm for me.

    I'd sell it but there's no money to be had in twice-used bags!

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    I got the macpac epic 600 also and its a great, even when it gets a bit damp
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