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    hi there,

    I was in the exact same situation.

    I did weeks of researching.. narrowed it down to this One Planet - Bungle -10 Regular DWR 700+ - One Planet 14 : Equipment-Sleeping Gear-Down Sleeping Bags : Living Simply Auckland Ltd

    Its ls very very warm.. packs down small and weighs just 1kg. also NOT a mummy shape which is great for comfort and being able to zip it up, On the side and the toe box for ventilation. I got mine in the GRED (grey and red) color scheme. Looks very nice.. However they seem to only have the orange in stock now for this model.

    BUT BUT BUT i would advise against buying the -10. i wish i got this instead One Planet - Bungle -7 Reg DWR 700+ - Equipment-Sleeping Gear-Down Sleeping Bags : Living Simply Auckland Ltd - One Planet 14. its cheaper, lighter and would pack down smaller. -10 is way too warm.

    do not even bother looking at the 800+ loft. I talked to a oneplanet rep and he said in his own words that their 700+ is in the very high 700s and their 800+ is in the low 800s, therefore making the 700+ loft the superior choice in terms of value.

    Last but not least. i rang them (living simply) up and asked for a discount. he gave me $50 off.. not bad. I advise you take the -7 and ask for a discount. I got the $500 -10 down to 450.. maybe u can get the $450 -7 down to 400..

    Hope this helps.

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    I got a XT Pacesetter last year I was basically talked out of getting the next model up seemly id never need a bag that hot...im guessing the lady hadn't used one in the snow , its ok but wouldn't get another one , usually end up pulling up the mummy strings up tight to keep warm.

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    Thanks for the info Janitar
    Roughly how small is it when packed, ie length and width cm's?
    I have been interested in a MontBell bag, similar weight but hard to find here in NZ.

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    my sleeping bag is knocking 20 years old, made by fairydown for the aussie army. they sent them what they asked for and as a bonus the seconds that didnt make the grade . anyway the aussies looked at the seconds and sent the whole lot back.
    awesome bag (mines not a 2nd). plenty of room in it and i have been in some damn cold weather in it with no issue.
    modern fairydown bags on the other hand are bloody horrid, not just cold but you must have tiny feet to be comfortable in them they are so tight

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    There's some more info/options/photos in this thread as well.

    http://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co.n...ing-bag-30549/

    Those Yen prices for the mont bell are good.

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    https://www.torpedo7.co.nz/products/...regular-length
    Half price at the moment, Thoughts?

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    I really don't like mummy bags, I tend to feel a bit trapped

    I've got a Mont Bell spiral down hugger . Although it still sits fairly snug which keeps things nice and warm, the design allows a fair bit of stretch,so you don't get that claustrophobic feeling, and you've got plenty of give to move your legs around. Nice and light for its warmth as well. It's a great bag, one of my best outdoor related purchases.

    I got mine from iclimb, who sadly I think aren't around anymore.

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    Chur for the continued advice.
    Got bills multiplying right now and no relief milking currently to supplement my student allowance so purchases of sleeping bags are a distant dream. I've been looking on Alibaba, the aegismax sleeping bag 800 down that seems to get prettygood reviews on amazon etc is only us $20 if you buy 20 of them so I'm considering lining that up and just sticking the rest on trademe to cover my costs a bit and see how it goes. Either that or just save up for one of those montbell ones if I can afford/ justify it or the smallest packing snugpak one could be good too.

    I had a first night out under my tarp up Kumeti road last night and really enjoyed sleeping under the tarp I slept like a log. It wasn't raining but was windy as fak. Took off in the afternoon after uni and got to my planned campsite just before dark and then had to leave first thing in the morning to get back to uni for the afternoon so the gun was only really carried to make me feel manly.

    Off up Matamata for a couply weeks from Sunday for some uni shit so might try get out for a walk in the Kaimais... I hear it's filthy with supplejack up there

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    Good for you huglife that is a great little story. I like tarps too. I like that feeling of being out in it. Good luck with the sleeping bag search. I have a 30 year old fairy down which is still good but am thinking about either a montbell or a one planet or an enlightened equipment quilt.

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    What's a good bag for us "larger" sized gentlemen? I'm 6"4 and about 120 kegs, the hunting and fishing mummy bag is a bit on the snug side so think I'll look at handing that down and getting a new one. After the weekend just gone I want something a fair bit warmer than what I've got!

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    Quote Originally Posted by huglife View Post
    Chur for the continued advice.
    Got bills multiplying right now and no relief milking currently to supplement my student allowance so purchases of sleeping bags are a distant dream. I've been looking on Alibaba, the aegismax sleeping bag 800 down that seems to get prettygood reviews on amazon etc is only us $20 if you buy 20 of them so I'm considering lining that up and just sticking the rest on trademe to cover my costs a bit and see how it goes. Either that or just save up for one of those montbell ones if I can afford/ justify it or the smallest packing snugpak one could be good too.

    I had a first night out under my tarp up Kumeti road last night and really enjoyed sleeping under the tarp I slept like a log. It wasn't raining but was windy as fak. Took off in the afternoon after uni and got to my planned campsite just before dark and then had to leave first thing in the morning to get back to uni for the afternoon so the gun was only really carried to make me feel manly.

    Off up Matamata for a couply weeks from Sunday for some uni shit so might try get out for a walk in the Kaimais... I hear it's filthy with supplejack up there
    Some of it, some nice bush and clearing also. Generally speaking the thick shit is on the north side of the faces, when navigating if you stick to the southern edge of ridges etc it usually makes the going a bit easier. We've found the deer seem to shelter in shallow, sheltered punga guts/dry creek beds this time of year. So when you come across one have a good peak around it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick-D View Post
    Some of it, some nice bush and clearing also. Generally speaking the thick shit is on the north side of the faces, when navigating if you stick to the southern edge of ridges etc it usually makes the going a bit easier. We've found the deer seem to shelter in shallow, sheltered punga guts/dry creek beds this time of year. So when you come across one have a good peak around it
    chur thats some good info.. going to go up te tuhi road first thing saturday morning and spend the whole day out I think until I get one or it gets dark haha. I'm a hungry man
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    Have a look ant the recon 4 sleeping bag made in Ausi for the special forces. I ve had mine for years. Weight 1.5kg size the same as my macpac goose down packs to 320mm x 200mm. Has a tough waterproof underside and foot area inside and out. Synthetic insulation. Mosquito net. Fully unzips. -10 rated. Check them on YouTube. I use it for bivouac hunting. I haven't used my macpac in years because I end up sweating in it in the summer. Price was about $250 when I got mine years ago. They have updated the model and I think it no longer has the mosquito net and has a central zip now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huglife View Post
    Chur for the continued advice.
    Got bills multiplying right now and no relief milking currently to supplement my student allowance so purchases of sleeping bags are a distant dream. I've been looking on Alibaba, the aegismax sleeping bag 800 down that seems to get prettygood reviews on amazon etc is only us $20 if you buy 20 of them so I'm considering lining that up and just sticking the rest on trademe to cover my costs a bit and see how it goes. Either that or just save up for one of those montbell ones if I can afford/ justify it or the smallest packing snugpak one could be good too.

    I had a first night out under my tarp up Kumeti road last night and really enjoyed sleeping under the tarp I slept like a log. It wasn't raining but was windy as fak. Took off in the afternoon after uni and got to my planned campsite just before dark and then had to leave first thing in the morning to get back to uni for the afternoon so the gun was only really carried to make me feel manly.

    Off up Matamata for a couply weeks from Sunday for some uni shit so might try get out for a walk in the Kaimais... I hear it's filthy with supplejack up there
    I'd buy one with a reasonable markup for your trouble if you were to make an order

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russian 22. View Post
    I'd buy one with a reasonable markup for your trouble if you were to make an order
    Turns out that cheaper price was just the cheapest bag in their range. To get an 800 fill 90% duck down bag with ripstop outer it is 97 usd per piece.. With all the other costs that could occur at importation I've worked it out to be 192NZD per bag to import the 800 fill (165 for the 600, 140 for the 400).

    I have sort of given up on the idea from that, not too sure if I could sell them at that price with out being a brand

 

 

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