I'm new to the forum and looking for a bit of help please.
Want to start bivvying and doing some more light weight walking and camping so need to get myself a new sleeping bag.
At the minute im using a pretty big and heavy bag (marmot wave 2) but want somthing that is obviosly a lot smaller and lighter with a similar temperature range of around the zero degree mark. Most people would recomend down bags I know but I am really allergic to it so it has to be synthetic.
What are your recomendations please?
did the OP mention cheap?
Mountain Hardware Lamina range are supposed to be good and reasonably small packing for synthetics.
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Eh? looking at MH's web site Lamina's are down bags!! OP said he didn't want as is allergic to feathers.
As for temp. ratings, do you mean cent. or far. ?
Make to look at is Snugpak, make good Syn. bags.
Price wise not to fussed but not looking at £200+ range though.Been looking at Lamina 20's, wandering if theres many other options? God damn aquward allergies lol hate looking at my house mates phd bag huskyman heard of snugpack but dont really know much about them, is there any in particular you would recomend?
Thanks for all help so far guys
Something like the Softie 7 Kestrel or Softie 9 Hawk. www.snugpak.com
Only thing wrong I can see is they no longer make in 'civiee' colours, in those bags.
(If you look at the FS Gear section, you may find something of interest, posted on Fri. 11th May)
Loads of other mkes out there, the likes of Vango, major brands syn. range, etc.
Sorry can't be more detailed, too many bags to to look at, not enought time.
huskyman wrote (see)
Eh? looking at MH's web site Lamina's are down bags!!
The Dead Dodo wrote (see)
Hi guys Most people would recomend down bags I know but I am really allergic to it so it has to be synthetic.
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Chuck him one of your cast offs bedders, i'm sure you've got plenty that didn't come up to scratch.
Oh come on now. Bedders has a wealth of outdoor knowledge to tap into, After all,
"I've stood on Volcano's in Guatemala, wandered on the great Steppes of Outer Mongolia, Climbed in the Himalayas, walked on the Great Wall of China, trekked in the Darien Gap" - Bedouin
Cheers guys shall check all of these out over the next couple of days given me a few more options to consider, now to finish uni and earn some moneyto buy onefor some summer camping
Kev thats no worries know im allergic as had some allergy tests done by the dr's as I suffered incredibly bad hayfever so they tested me on differnt things like feathers and fur and that and came up positive, and was in my mates phd bag which is high quality and still reacted
Ye really does suck, look at down bags with a lot of envy guess will have to weight save a bit more with other pieces of kit and loose some more to make it a bit more even lol
Don't despair. The Lamina frequently crops up when these questions get asked so it's definitely worth a look and I've got a couple of Snugpak bags, neither of which are that heavy. They'll never pack as small as an equivalent down bag but it's manageable. My laddie easily carried the Snugpak "sleeper lite" in a 45l sack along with a 2 man tent, food and spare clothes.
Snugpak ratings are a wee bit optimistic IME. The aforementioned bag is rated at 0C (Comfort) and -7C (Low) but I'd say it was nearer 5C and -2C. YMMV, of course as everybody's different.
Edited to add: Just remembered this, a synthetic top-bag that works with any 20" wide rectangular sleeping pad. Interesting but maybe a wee bit dear for a synthetic.
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