Is it warm enough for three-season UK mountain use?
Comfort means what it says, it's the level at which a normal person would sleep comfortably. Limit of comfort - which is the Apkit figure - is again pretty much what it sounds like, the coldest level an average sort of person can sleep comfortably. Extreme rating is just about staying alive in a cold and shivery marginal sort of way, but Alpkit doesn't quote that one,
It kind of depends on your to be honest. The Pipedream 400 is about right for me for three-season use, maybe with an extra top and hat if things get cold, but people sleep at different temperatures, some feel the cold more, if that makes any sense. I'd say yes, it should be fine unless you're someone who sleeps on the cold side.
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Down to about 0 for me.
I don't muck about these days when camping - prefer to be warm - so my three-season bag goes down (sic) to -9
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Down to about 0 for me. I don't muck about these days when camping - prefer to be warm - so my three-season bag goes down (sic) to -9
what Dave says
When new, I had my PD400 down to -8C once and -10C another time (in tent with outdoor clothing -montane extreme+ baselayer and 'winter weight' trousers + fibre pile bootees) Just about ok - not toasting though.
It is fine for me for a mildly frosty night in a 2 skin tent (3 season?), but now (nearly 4 years later) I'll take my -10 rated bag if I think it is going to go below -1 - getting soft with middle age!? (probably need to get the PD cleaned as it isn't as lofty as it was)
what Mole said
he's definitely getting soft with age
my PD400 still lofts really well, still a super bag
me too though, on the age and comfort temperature thing though
That's the one Stephen; most commodious.
Brought my old phd 400 from alpkit for 30 quid.
Been used down to -10. so yes it great for all season use in the uk. (although not too roomy inside, so if your a fat bastard forget it.)
Mine doesn't loft so well these days cos i left it packed into a stuff sack for well over a year.
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