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    What sleeping bag?

    Hey team,

    I'm in the market for a new sleeping bag, I'm wanting something that's goes to at least -5 and that packs down fairly small. I've seen the new domex superlite, has anyone got one and are they any good?

    So what's everyone using? Any other recommendations.

    Thanks for your help
    Bevan

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    I went with a mont bell burrow bag # 3, got it from Aussie
    Good bang for buck, weight and cost wise, synthetic so works when wet.
    I have a booster bag to use in cold temps,
    Went with synthetic for fiordland trip,
    I'm happy with it.

    https://montbelloutdoor.com.au/colle...s/burrow-bag-3


    Just remember a good ground mat is also part of your sleep system

    Plenty of options out there
    Went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I couldn't find any.

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    Look for 800 loft down. You need less weight for the same warmth. My 400gm 800loft bag is as warm as my 700gm 600 loft bag.
    Macpac Epic would be good, don't buy it until they have a sale though.

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    I'm very happy with my Cumulus Panyam 600

    http://sleepingbags-cumulus.eu/uk/ca.../sleeping-bags

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    I use a quilt for anytime that I'm not expecting it to get properly cold. I have slept in it on snow which was bearable as I was wearing my down jacket and a hat. A lot of people carry these items and a big warm bag and strip down to undies to sleep. Why not save up to a kg of weight (and a lot of space) in your pack by utilising your clothes and a lighter bag?

    https://katabaticgear.com/shop/alsek-sleeping-bag/

    It's really quite warm. Relies on having a good sleeping pad though

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    Just got a Mont Bell down hugger 800 #2 from Mont Bell Japan. 800 loft down, -6 comfort rating, 735 gms. Very happy with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by possum_shooter View Post
    Just got a Mont Bell down hugger 800 #2 from Mont Bell Japan. 800 loft down, -6 comfort rating, 735 gms. Very happy with it
    Mind sharing what that cost you all-up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ocean-hunter View Post
    Hey team,

    I'm in the market for a new sleeping bag, I'm wanting something that's goes to at least -5 and that packs down fairly small. I've seen the new domex superlite, has anyone got one and are they any good?

    So what's everyone using? Any other recommendations.

    Thanks for your help
    Bevan
    I've got one coming next week as it will be XL which are not out yet.
    I had a mint bell but found it way to small for my big frame and not as well made as the Domex.

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    I got a mont bell from Japan as well. Very comfortable and light. I paid around$350 I think but not sure how much they are now. Bloody good gear though.

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    With customs, taxes etc $570

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    I'm replacing my 3 season bag with a quilt and keeping my old skool winter bag which I only use occasionally

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    I use a Macpac 700 latitude, the main reason is that it’s waterproof. I had a warm down bag that was ok until it got wet. I’m 6 foot and water wicked in when my feet touched the end of the tent and I woke up shivering. We always pick good weather but you never know. I don’t normally feel the cold and strip down for sleep but I like that I can add clothes if ever needed.

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    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.

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    If you get a Mont Bell from Japan they have an option to buy as a gift and they wrap it all pretty and I think you avoid the tax.
    That's what I did and it worked.

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