3 season synthetic sleeping bag – what you got?
After my what tent thread* I’ve realised I need a warmer bag too. I suffer in mine when it’s south of about 5C. As the tent, it’ll be carried by bike or moto, and occasionally in a pack. Needs to be synthetic and I think I’m looking at 20F bags (-5 in new money).
* In typical STW style i overtented myself with a Nallo 2Posted 1 month ago
Vango Nitestar 350. Shop around for sub £30. I can’t imagine better bang for buck.Posted 1 month ago
Looks good but a bit big, unless the bloke in the pics has small hands 😂 Owt nearer 1.5kg?Posted 1 month ago
Snugpak has one of the best reputations for this level of bag, as do Vango, and I’ve a Vango 4 season synthetic of theirsits been very good.
The snugpac have an extra bit that zips in to expand it wider, so a it cooler they say.
Synthetic is bulkier and heavier and these days down has evolved to be much more resistant to dampness. Down obviously packs very small and is considerably lighter.Posted 1 month ago
I’ll look into snugpak, cheers. Been looking around and saw the Thermarest bags have sleeping pad straps – gimmick? Saros 20 comes in at 1500g and 170eur…Posted 1 month ago
Look at the Mountain Hardware Lamina bags. They do whole range, numbered according to temperature ratings (in degrees Fahrenheit). I have two – a Lamina 32 and a Lamina 0. I actually prefer to take down bags nowadays, having managed to convince myself that I can keep bags dry both in my pack and in use. However, I do appreciate that some folk have ethical and/or medical issues with down.
The Laminas are regularly on sale at Rock + Run, but it’s always worth shopping around.
I’ve got a Snugpak I’ve had for over 20 years. They definitely last, but it’s a) too hot to use for most of the year and b) massive.Posted 1 month ago
Think it’s a 10yr old elite 3 & has been bombproofPosted 1 month ago
I’ve got a lamina 32. It’s ok – but massive! Not sure if I got an large one in error – I’m 5’10 and has too much volume for me. I’ve also got a cumulus 300 quilt which is warmer, more comfortable, is about half the weight and less than half the volume of the lamina, so I hardly use it.Posted 1 month ago
The Lamina keeps coming up in “best ten” pages (insomuch as you can ever trust those). Great ideas thanks, I’ll be looking into the snugpaks too.
@northwave no down for vegan reasons 👍Posted 1 month ago
I find snugpak to be very generous on their temp ratings.
My winter bag is a 3 season and I’ve been down to double digit negative temps in it so it’s not that I’m. Cold sleeper…..
But I’ve a snugpak travelpak 2 or 3 bag and I find it cold even in the house !Posted 1 month ago
I’ve got a Deuter Exosphere -6 and am very pleased with it. It packs up small enough to fit into a saddle bag, weighs just over a kilo and it’s very comfy because it’s stretchy. It’s the only reasonably priced sleeping bag that isn’t huge I’ve ever been warm in.
https://www.millets.co.uk/15910053/deuter-exosphere-6-15910053/?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Shopping&istCompanyId=b238823a-59fd-4816-9c36-7dd47877f2a8&istFeedId=e4ff9138-23c5-4427-aa0b-cc0475742ae6&istItemId=ilplqapxm&istBid=tztx&gclsrc=aw.ds&&gclid=CjwKCAjwnef6BRAgEiwAgv8mQRKqvnUqicGUj1B3q64EQM7-aLGnPK0db0GqgGy8ytF3ygOTIPH1hRoCtNAQAvD_BwEPosted 1 month ago
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