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Thread: Sleeping Bags - Down or Dacron (synthetic)

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    Sleeping Bags - Down or Dacron (synthetic)

    Again experts - what are your recommendations for Top Quality Bags

    I prefer Down - but to be honest probably done better long run with Synthetic Bags
    Prefer wide rectangular Bag over Mummy Style Bag

    So desires are:

    Lightweight
    Compact
    Prefer full Zip so can be used at home as Duvet for extra bedding (or if used in a hut/house away and summer temps etc)
    Water resistant (mainly from condensation from tent/fly)
    No pretty colours :-)

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    To be used in what conditions? 3 season, winter etc

    https://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co....dations-36530/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarvo View Post
    Again experts - what are your recommendations for Top Quality Bags

    I prefer Down - but to be honest probably done better long run with Synthetic Bags
    Prefer wide rectangular Bag over Mummy Style Bag

    So desires are:

    Lightweight
    Compact
    Prefer full Zip so can be used at home as Duvet for extra bedding (or if used in a hut/house away and summer temps etc)
    Water resistant (mainly from condensation from tent/fly)
    No pretty colours :-)
    Main condensation may well be from your body. Down "best" insulator for its weight, but loses that title fast on getting moist/wet. If you depend on it in extremes, have vapour barriers outside and inside of bag, or the down will evt get wet - unless of course you can dry it in the morning. Synthetic insulators are more forgiving.
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    Just got a Mont bell burrow #3 synthetic, worth a look
    Went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I couldn't find any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kooza View Post
    Just got a Mont bell burrow #3 synthetic, worth a look
    Yea - been looking at them - good prices too

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    spend $15 at the warehouse and buy a liner whatever you go with....Ive used synthetic for years and are a very warm sleeper so sleep head and shouders out most times .gone to down as just so much smaller inside a pack,if you get into them cold it wont matter how good they are you will still be cold.
    personally I believe a liner ups rating by about 5 degrees on any bag.

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    Great fed back on this and the tent thread.
    Much appreciated and deff big assist on da tents

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    I would go with a Quilt, https://enlightenedequipment.com/revelation/

    You can get a really warm one which is half the weight of a normal sleeping bag

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotsoup View Post
    I would go with a Quilt, https://enlightenedequipment.com/revelation/

    You can get a really warm one which is half the weight of a normal sleeping bag
    Got any photo's for size comparison when packed down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nibblet View Post
    Got any photo's for size comparison when packed down?
    Not yet, to be fair I haven't got mine yet. From the research I've done they're the bee's knees if you're wanting to cut down on size and weight. I'll have a more experienced opinion on the bag in a few weeks! Maybe I'll do a review
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotsoup View Post
    Not yet, to be fair I haven't got mine yet. From the research I've done they're the bee's knees if you're wanting to cut down on size and weight. I'll have a more experienced opinion on the bag in a few weeks! Maybe I'll do a review
    Please do, I'm always looking for ways to unnecessarily burn money
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nibblet View Post
    Please do, I'm always looking for ways to unnecessarily burn money
    Haha, I'm on the same boat! Got to burn it on something
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    @hotsoup @Nibblet bar stools.... Someone had to say it

    Have a DD hammocks quilt and use it in huts during summer, my feet get cold if I don't wear socks... Have a really lightweight summer bag that I use with a spare wear of warm clothes most trips I go out

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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    @hotsoup @Nibblet bar stools.... Someone had to say it

    Have a DD hammocks quilt and use it in huts during summer, my feet get cold if I don't wear socks... Have a really lightweight summer bag that I use with a spare wear of warm clothes most trips I go out
    Bar stools sound too heavy to pack in?
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    I had a good down bag once, used it once and then sold it, if they get damp or wet then they stay that way. I have used synthetic bags in the worst kind of winters South and North Island, no complaints here.

    These bags are supposed to be the ducks nuts, the reviews are really good, I'm yet to buy one but my next sleeping bag will be a Wiggys.

    https://www.wiggys.com/sleeping-bags/
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