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    sleeping bag recommendations

    Hi
    Couldn't find anything covering this, possibly because any time I search for anything on here it seems to bring up no results no matter what I search.
    Anyway, I'm looking at getting a proper sleeping bag that doesn't take up my whole pack. It'll be used for bivvying, North Island.
    Does anybody have recommendations/ avoids around $300 is probably the top end of my budget. Main thing I'm worried about apart from being warm enough is the packability.
    Any help is appreciated
    Cheers
    Tom

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    Mont bell are good. Lightweight and packable. Order from Japan. With sleeping bags warmth and packability will cost you. Second hand on TradeMe might be a good option.

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    When bought a new smaller bag my budget would not stretch to a MontBell so went with a One-Planet Cocoon. Rated to -8C, less than 1kg and packs down to about half the size my previous bag did. Cant remember exact $, they were on sale but I think ~$350? on a sale. Trek N Travel in Hamilton

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    Bought a Mountain Equipment helium 400 from Torpedo 7 on special at the beginning of the year for about $200 weighs 860 gr and packs really small.

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    How bout some compressed pictures guys? Bout the only thing manufacturers don't put Pictures of
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    Yea I've been looking at the torpedo7 ones as well as aliexress ones (naturehike etc) wondering how they would go.. I assume they're probably made in the same factory as kathmandu ones etc
    compressed pictures is a good idea.. Here's a compressed picture of my current sleeping bag


    #ATTACHMENT FAILED TO LOAD, THE IMAGE IS TOO LARGE

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    Quote Originally Posted by huglife View Post
    Yea I've been looking at the torpedo7 ones as well as aliexress ones (naturehike etc) wondering how they would go.. I assume they're probably made in the same factory as kathmandu ones etc
    compressed pictures is a good idea.. Here's a compressed picture of my current sleeping bag


    #ATTACHMENT FAILED TO LOAD, THE IMAGE IS TOO LARGE


    I looked at the nature Hike ones make sure you check on the type of down ... i cant quite rembeber but i wasn't sure if it was really down for the whole bag.

    new start company in usa has got some good bags for cheap if you can get them shipped here
    https://outdoorvitals.com/collection...-sleeping-bags

    there most expensive bag is 187 USD . rated 0F which is (google helps me ) = -17.7778 . they also have a -20 f = -6 c bag or could go quilts

    (800 Fill Power or 90/10 down to feather ratio)
    you cant usually find down bags with 800 fill for that price.

    Weight In at 2lbs 13oz for bag only, Compresses Down To 11x8 Inches

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    I have a Black Wolf 750 which I spent a week (june) in the Thar ballot area around Zora Canyon.
    Bag performed well wasn't cold at any point. Cost me around $300 from Wilsons Hunting in Wanganui.
    You need to get off the ground too,this important. I use a self inflating mat.

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    Pics hopefully crap camera on tablet

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    Both in compressed

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    I swear by Snugpak kit. Have various items, jckets, sleeping bags, tarp, holdall, etc. This is my heavier bag from them, havn't yet used it in NZ, but it went well in the Wicklow mountains under a tarp, pissing rain and cold. 103 pounds delivered to NZ. It may not be suited to very cold conditions, ie snow, etc, but it is good at anything less.

    Snugpak Softie 9 Hawk Sleeping Bag

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    Anyone tried any of the army and outdoors army surplus sleeping bags? Some of them seem o for the price but going by some of the suggestions there's better as for the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chur Bay View Post
    ooh that looks nice.. i've got a few weeks before ill be able to get in an overnighter anyway so am going to sit on my hands for a while. The aegismax ones on aliexpress are pretty cheap and get a pretty good wrap too so I'll have a hard time justifying anything more expensive than that for how often I get to use it!

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    I reccon and I bet a lot of us have had cold nights that seamed to go on for hours.
    You will never regret carrying or buying a great sleeping bag.

    Sleep can make or break a trip in the hills.
    I have been looking at the snug Pak range and They can be landed cheep from the UK.
    I recently brought a compression bag for my ferry down scorpion off alli express and have reduced it by 30% in bulk Plenty of bags are getting smaller and not much lighter. theirs also new fabrics, foil line ect
    Its worth looking hard.
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