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    Lightweight sleeping bags (Mont Bell?)

    Righto, following up from the tent thread.
    My Mountain Hardware bag is sweet. A 650 down bag with lots of fill but bulky, it seldom comes out due to this and I will normally use a reasonably new Macpac Latitude 500 unless it is very cold. Again a great bag but again bulky. I originally bought a Sanctuary with 800 down but I had large reservations as to its ability to keep me warm when I could see straight through it even when left to loft for some time! It was too off putting to trial on the hill.
    I missed out on a cheap Mont Bell Super Spiral UL #3 the other night and am kicking myself and am thinking this will be the bag for me.
    The newer 800 series Mont Bell is around 600g and I think will be what I'm after. Any other suggestions?
    Anyone rate the Mont Bell bags?

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    Have you considered these James? There is a warmer model.
    http://www.trademe.co.nz/sports/camp...-711703233.htm


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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    Have you considered these James? There is a warmer model.
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    Kinda hate mummy bags. Be fucked if I can lay still all night like a corpse. I always end up with the hood over my face! The stretchy Mont Bell is something I was liking the idea of.

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    One planet!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kokako View Post
    One planet!!
    The equivalent Zephyr is 400g heavier at just over 1kg. Not bad though, especially the DWR down

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    What about the Cocoon -8?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kokako View Post
    What about the Cocoon -8?
    Getting better. Always wanted to try their gear too. No rush at present.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    Getting better. Always wanted to try their gear too. No rush at present.

    It is nice gear. I have the old model cocoon 500 (cocoon -8) with the 3/4 zip, it can be a prick if you use a liner.
    They are also a bit winder than other bags.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    Kinda hate mummy bags. Be fucked if I can lay still all night like a corpse. I always end up with the hood over my face! The stretchy Mont Bell is something I was liking the idea of.
    I hadn't considered that, haven't tried a mummy bag, I always imagined that when you rolled onto your side the bag just went with you?

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    Ive got a mont bell, had it since about august last year and used it for probably 7 nights in total since then. It doesn't seem to roll around with you tho, but in the biting cold of winter with the thing zipped up totally it might, but it hasn't been that cold for me yet.

    its a bit see through but the colour is yellow, so.

    dads got a 6 or 700 series mapac he got a year or so ago, and the mont bell packs down a shitload more than that.

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    I've got the Mont Bell UL #3, and I've actually been a little disappointed by how warm it isn't; even with a sleeping bag liner (which is supposedly thermal, although I'm not convinced) I've still been cold a couple of times, in (I think) somewhere between 0-5, although in drafty circumstances too. However, it's pretty tight for me (6' and solid), so it's possible I'm just squashing or stretching it a bit too much to get the best out of it.

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    Lightweight sleeping bags (Mont Bell?)

    James I saw this and thought off you
    http://www.trademe.co.nz/sports/camp...-710796660.htm
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    James all that extra natural polyprop you wear should keep the cold out?
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    Hi there

    I have two One Planet bags and absolutely love and rate them. I have a Bungle -7 which I use when I go snow caving and mountaineering in the winter, great warm and fairly light/small for what it is. I also have the One Planet Booster bag, I love it! Its just amazing, packs down to the size of a coke can, literally! Its incredibly light and surprisingly warm for the amount of fill it has. I used it on a 6 day tramp in Nelson over New Years, crap weather cold and nasty, but I was as warm as in the Booster! The Booster plus a sleeping bag liner and of course, a good mat underneath you will get you through three seasons (excluding winter unless in a hut). The mat is often more important than the bag..lose a lot of heat through the ground, I use a Exped SynMat Basic UL 7.5. Brilliant mat, light, small, easy to blow up and deflate.
    I may be 17, but I live for gear to do with the outdoors, with more experience than what would be expected of someone my age.
    My two cents anyway.
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