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    Sleeping bag - what do you think?

    What do you reckon about this?

    Anakiwa Pertex Sleeping Bag - Grey Orange

    I'm looking for a beefier sleeping bag and this is a pretty decent reduction.
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    Kathmandu prices are mental. Even with sale reductions.

    Check that the "limit" is lower comfort, not extreme.

    Heavy synthetic bag, I would save a bit more and get down.

    Bivouac has sale on Sea-to-Summit Trek 3 bags
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    Phillip. The -13 will be the extreme rating but this will be a way better bag than your current three season and for less than the price of taking a librarian out to dinner. Mind you the librarian would get you hotter but perhaps for a shorter time
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    Kathmandu prices are mental. Even with sale reductions.

    Check that the "limit" is lower comfort, not extreme.

    Heavy synthetic bag, I would save a bit more and get down.

    Bivouac has sale on Sea-to-Summit Trek 3 bags
    Do you reckon 160 is paying too much ebf?

    I had a look at those Sea-to-summit down ones and even though it would be great to have a down bag its just out of my price range - the part-time wages of a student don't go too far

    I had a look and the limit is lower comfort, the t-extreme (as they call it) is -34

    I found this on the bivouac site
    Marmot Trestles 15 Synthetic Sleeping Bag - Sleeping Bags

    About the same by the looks of it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Phillip. The -13 will be the extreme rating but this will be a way better bag than your current three season and for less than the price of taking a librarian out to dinner. Mind you the librarian would get you hotter but perhaps for a shorter time
    Duly noted. While they seem like a good idea, they are always end out being more expensive in the long run Plus they don't pack down as small in my bag

    If you scroll down you can see the temp rating in more detail, it says:

    "T-comfort -6
    T-limit -13
    T-extreme -34

    T Extreme is a survival only rating for a "standard" adult woman. This is an extreme survival rating only and it is not advisable for consumers to rely on this rating for general use. The best guideline temperatures for purchase decisions are the T Comfort and T Limit ratings.

    T Limit is based on the lowest temperature at which a "standard" adult male is deemed to be able to have a comfortable night's sleep.

    T Comfort is based on a "standard" adult woman having a comfortable night's sleep."
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    Phillip, it's a reasonable price, but synth bags are heavy and bulky.

    I steer away from Kathmandu, anybody selling "technical" gear with color as a major choice, is a bit suspect

    Take a scale and weigh stuff in the store, Bivouac is normally pretty accurate, Macpac slightly more than advertised weight, and Kathmandu - yeah right.

    For similar price, I would go with Marmot. Std looks about 200g lighter (allegedly)

    Other thing to check is bag sizes compared to your body shape. Around 80cm shoulder width is quite small for me, but if it is a winter bag then snug is not a bad thing.
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    Escapade 700 (Standard Size) | Travel | Sleeping Bags | Macpac

    $100 more, 1.2 kg, much better deal.

    I use the 500 as a summer/spring bag
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    Looks like a nice bag and not too much more expensive for the down is ideal, but don't you think -3 lower limit is a bit warm? I have a summer bag and I'm looking for something that can really keep me warm in the winter.

    Good call on making sure it fits nicely. I'm 6'2" so tall but not a giant and I'm pretty slender so not worried about it being too small around, but that said, don't want to be swimming in it.
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    Ring macpac silverdale ask what they have in stock they had some cheap clearance bags there a couple weekends ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phillipgr View Post
    Duly noted. While they seem like a good idea, they are always end out being more expensive in the long run Plus they don't pack down as small in my bag

    If you scroll down you can see the temp rating in more detail, it says:

    "T-comfort -6
    T-limit -13
    T-extreme -34

    T Extreme is a survival only rating for a "standard" adult woman. This is an extreme survival rating only and it is not advisable for consumers to rely on this rating for general use. The best guideline temperatures for purchase decisions are the T Comfort and T Limit ratings.

    T Limit is based on the lowest temperature at which a "standard" adult male is deemed to be able to have a comfortable night's sleep.

    T Comfort is based on a "standard" adult woman having a comfortable night's sleep."
    Buy it Phillip. If you don't like it you can sell it second hand to me for a dollar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phillipgr View Post
    Looks like a nice bag and not too much more expensive for the down is ideal, but don't you think -3 lower limit is a bit warm? I have a summer bag and I'm looking for something that can really keep me warm in the winter.

    Good call on making sure it fits nicely. I'm 6'2" so tall but not a giant and I'm pretty slender so not worried about it being too small around, but that said, don't want to be swimming in it.
    I Have a Ex army issue bag you can borrow while you save i wont use it for a few months.
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    That is generous of you Mucko
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
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    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Buy it Phillip. If you don't like it you can sell it second hand to me for a dollar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mucko View Post
    I Have a Ex army issue bag you can borrow while you save i wont use it for a few months.
    Thanks for the offer mucko! Like Rushy said, its very generous. I won't be able to do any great deal of saving until summer (when I'm off uni) and by that time I'll be using my summer weight again. So I think I'll just bite the bullet and go for this one. Thanks nevertheless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillipgr View Post
    What a good mate
    I am generous to a fault Phillip
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    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
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    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

 

 

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