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    affordable compact sleeping bag

    Yes, I know there's 30 zillion existing sleeping bag threads out there, before I begin.

    I'm after a cheap(ish) compact bag - my current one packs down to about the size of 10-15L bucket. I've seen other people with ones that pack down even smaller, to about the size of a rugby ball or even slightly smaller. Who makes these? I try and run a smaller pack when bush stalking, as tall packs snag on all manner of branches, and my current sleeping bag takes up most of my pack.
    More meplat, more better.

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    The Roman palm series would be one to look at in that price point, I've got a palm visa and have been pleased so far. Has kept me warm in the west coast whilst it's been snowing. What comfort rating are you after? To get a rugby ball size bag and cold weather performance you really need to look at down filled bags, they get pretty expensive.

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    Ive got one of these https://www.mountainhardwear.com/hyp...ize=25&start=0

    Compact and light. I use a thermal liner if conditions are cold. I leave it in the bag and it doesn't add anything to the bulk.

    I find it fine for summer, spring and autumn in a tent. I have been cold a couple of times and just wore thermals as well.

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    Rule for sleeping bag: warm, cheap and small pick two of the three
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    I have an Ali express duck down bag. For 100 bucks it's great.

    And packs down really small and light.
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    Thanks guys, I'll have a look at these. Only after three season performance really, and not fussed with down. I currently have a $30 synthetic job, have spent some horrible winter nights in that, but use thermals in conjunction with it now.
    More meplat, more better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tanqueray View Post
    Thanks guys, I'll have a look at these. Only after three season performance really, and not fussed with down. I currently have a $30 synthetic job, have spent some horrible winter nights in that, but use thermals in conjunction with it now.
    I would rate mine as a 3 season for sure. But I imagine with a liner and thermals it'd be fine for North Island

 

 

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