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    Reasonable sleeping bags for kids

    Looking at getting new sleeping bags for the kids (4 & 6) to replace the old 'Frozen' and 'Thomas' themed 'play' bags they currently have which are good for in the house only really ;-)

    They will only be used for warmer weather camping, no real cold stuff. I dont want to spend a fortune, but want something that is reasonable, prob best to stick with synthetic id say.

    Has anyone had any experience with anything?

    Macpac have their kids version on special currently for $69, rated to 10 deg only. Theres heaps of bags new on trademe, but mostly brands ive not heard of. Can anyone recommend some options?

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    Loving my aegismax from aliexpress... Highly recommended...

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    Yeah a guy at work got one. Very light and cheap. Bout $100 delivered
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggun708 View Post
    Loving my aegismax from aliexpress... Highly recommended...
    which one did you get? they have a couple of different models
    By law, you are required to turn on your headlights if it's raining in Sweden.

    How the hell am I supposed to know if it's raining in Sweden?

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    For camping, We have a Domex Bushmate for our7 yr old, standard 210cm long bag, 0 deg comfort, -5 limit. Picked it up using our flybuys points. Sells for around $130. Standard bulky bag but not an issue if taking the car camping.
    Figured he'd grow into it in a few years and it is a decent rated bag. Most kids bags we looked at were in the 5-10 deg range.
    The zipper played up after around 10 months, We contacted flybuys and the vendor (Tightlines) sent out a postage bag for it, a week later a brand new bag arrived, no questions asked.
    https://www.tightlines.co.nz/Item/Bushmate
    For tramping trips I came across a second hand bag at Cash and trade, a Eurohike two seasons bag. 5 deg rating, Used with a liner and PJs I have had my boy in huts over winter(snow included) and he has been very toasty
    Left to Right Domex, Eurohike, Aliexpress quilt
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    Have you considered a quilt from aliexpress or similar?
    Roman do a 0 deg. bag for $60
    https://www.trademe.co.nz/sports/cam...1473032358.htm
    Deuter also do a good looking bag, but I cannot find ratings for it
    https://www.outdooraction.co.nz/coll...s-sleeping-bag
    Naturehike on Aliexpress?
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Natu...StoreLevelAB=0

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    Is there any draw back to buying a really good adult one that they can use for the next 10-20 years?

    Do they still keep you warm if you're a little person in a big bag? Or is there too much air for a little body to try and warm? Guess you could always put a big rubber band around the foot area if that is the case?

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    Thanks for all the options guys, will check them out.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nibblet View Post
    Is there any draw back to buying a really good adult one that they can use for the next 10-20 years?

    Do they still keep you warm if you're a little person in a big bag? Or is there too much air for a little body to try and warm? Guess you could always put a big rubber band around the foot area if that is the case?
    Yeah that's a good question and one I've been pondering too. Might end up going that way yet.

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    I would have thought if it's a good bag rated to quite low temps and used in warmer conditions while they're young it should be sweet.

    Plus mum and dad can use it in the cold temps when the kids aren't there...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJanitar View Post
    which one did you get? they have a couple of different models
    Can't work out how to do the link thing... But it's the green or black one...packs down like a coke can.. $98 ish... Best thing I've bought in a while..

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    Quote Originally Posted by GWH View Post
    Thanks for all the options guys, will check them out.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nibblet View Post
    Is there any draw back to buying a really good adult one that they can use for the next 10-20 years?

    Do they still keep you warm if you're a little person in a big bag? Or is there too much air for a little body to try and warm? Guess you could always put a big rubber band around the foot area if that is the case?


    Yeah that's a good question and one I've been pondering too. Might end up going that way yet.
    Make a liner from a decent winter sheet, one that is child size and use it inside the adult bag if you go that way, other option if your kids don't toss and turn too much is to just fold the bottom of the sleeping bag back under itself to make the bag shorter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggun708 View Post
    Can't work out how to do the link thing... But it's the green or black one...packs down like a coke can.. $98 ish... Best thing I've bought in a while..
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/AEGI...StoreLevelAB=0

    this?? seems like something i could buy for my little brothers for christmas. good thing for them to have for a hunting trip. is it warm enough for summer trips?
    By law, you are required to turn on your headlights if it's raining in Sweden.

    How the hell am I supposed to know if it's raining in Sweden?

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    Ive had no problems for warmer months with my youngest 2 in the Kathmandu pipsqueak bags. I paid $50 I think at the time being a summit member card holder

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJanitar View Post
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/AEGI...StoreLevelAB=0

    this?? seems like something i could buy for my little brothers for christmas. good thing for them to have for a hunting trip. is it warm enough for summer trips?
    Yea bro..that's it... Easy summer and half spring, autumn bag in a hut... Probably summer under a fly.. I'll be using mine from nov-march. Easy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggun708 View Post
    Yea bro..that's it... Easy summer and half spring, autumn bag in a hut... Probably summer under a fly.. I'll be using mine from nov-march. Easy...
    Perfect thanks. will get these for the two little brothers then. Seems nice and light/small enough to for them to carry too. Thats Christmas sorted for them
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    By law, you are required to turn on your headlights if it's raining in Sweden.

    How the hell am I supposed to know if it's raining in Sweden?

 

 

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