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    Sleeping bags. What do you use?

    What bags are you gents using? What conditions are you using them in?

    Using a liner? silk/polyester , cotton or fleece?

    What sleeping mat have you got?

    Anyone use bivvys bags as opposed to flies?

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    Marmot Helium XP or something.

    Imported from overseas for around $5-600 a few years back.

    Love it to bits!!!
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    Kathmandu something a rather, down filled and rated to -32C. All conditions, but not always inside the bag.

    Found with my Bivvy bag its insanely warm vs a tent.

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    I have had mine for coming up 40 years, and the condition has started to deteriorate, and to be honest, I don't get much use out of her now. But she cooks a mean feed. As for using a fly - well I can still unzip mine.
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    Domex factory second reject of a polyester / synthetic centre zip mummy bag they made for the Australian Army. Always us a silk liner and sometimes also use another liner depending on how bloody cold it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pop Shot View Post
    Marmot Helium XP or something.

    Imported from overseas for around $5-600 a few years back.

    Love it to bits!!!
    I assume a down bag? 800 loft? Im just trying to learn all the terms and benefits

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nibblet View Post
    Kathmandu something a rather, down filled and rated to -32C. All conditions, but not always inside the bag.

    Found with my Bivvy bag its insanely warm vs a tent.
    What type of bivvy bag is it?

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    12+ year old Fairydown Scorpion bag, cotton liner but I've used silk ones in the past and they're good too. Exped downmat (light 5), finally upgraded from the old blue foam roll last year and wished I had done it years ago!

    Good in tents, its a rare winter night that I actually zip it up in a hut. Been thinking about getting a lighter bag for non-winter trips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lentil View Post
    I have had mine for coming up 40 years, and the condition has started to deteriorate, and to be honest, I don't get much use out of her now. But she cooks a mean feed. As for using a fly - well I can still unzip mine.
    I had a bag like that once, after riding it too hard it developed a hell of a whine every time it started up in the morning, hasnt stopped since.
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    I use 2 down bags.

    one for summer/spring, Macpac Escapade 500, can zip it open and use like a duvet.

    winter one is a Sea-to-Summit Trek 3, think it is 650 or 700 loft ? Much narrower bag, but still not mummy - don't like the cocoon bags...

    current mat is an exped slimlite ul 3.8, but i have some older thermarests as well, 3/4 length one is nice for light trips.
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    Domex mountaineer 700 on top of a thremarest neo air, all good
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    I use 2 down bags.

    one for summer/spring, Macpac Escapade 500, can zip it open and use like a duvet.

    winter one is a Sea-to-Summit Trek 3, think it is 650 or 700 loft ? Much narrower bag, but still not mummy - don't like the cocoon bags...

    current mat is an exped slimlite ul 3.8, but i have some older thermarests as well, 3/4 length one is nice for light trips.


    The macpac latitude is end of line now, Im looking at one of those. Im looking at the Sanctuary 1000 too. as they can be had on special for almost half price

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    Exped water bloc and exped ultralite mat plus a us ex army bivvy bag
    Works well for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by savageshooter View Post
    I assume a down bag? 800 loft? Im just trying to learn all the terms and benefits
    Ahhhh 850 loft with 600 fill weight I think....? I use a shitty Katmandu sleeping mat as well. A little on the large side but keeps me warm and toasty!

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    Use a bivvy bag and a fly mostly as well have slept in the pissing down rain this roar In just my
    Bivvy bag and was nice and dry wouldn't be without one anymore

 

 

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