I know this is an oft discussed topic and I apoligse for any repitition. I have already serached the OM forum history but haven't found the specific answers I'm after.
I'm trying to decide upon my sleeping system for a trip to Aconcagua and Chimborazo for Jan 2013. I will almost certainly be taking an exped matt and likely to be the Exped DownMat 9.
The bags I'm considering are as follows:
I've ruled out Western Mountaineering, Feathered Friends and Valendre for reasons of cost and/or appropriate product. I figure that if I end up spenpding a large amount (over £400) I would rather have the PHD Hispar 600 as PHD are local and I like their kit.
Does anybody have any experience of any of the above and is there anther bag that I have missed? Does anybody know the length of the regular Hispars? They only list what height person will fit in them.
The Modular Option
Also, I am considering taking my Arc Specialist (good to 0c) and Quantum 450 (good to -10c) to put one inside the other. This won't be the lightest option (approx 1400g total) but is the cheapest as I already own them! It is along the lines of the PHD combi idea, which makes rather surprising claims (though I trust them) about the effect on the Combi TOT.
It would give me obvious flexibility, which would be good given that Aconcagua will be the coldest place I go and only 4 or so nights of that would be spent at really high altitude. I would/could combine it with sleeping in the the PHD Minimus Down Trousers and down booties, plus my down jacket (a Yukon) if really needed.
What do people think and has anybody done anything similar for Aconcagua or an other similar height/conditions mountain?
Thanks for your help.
My table of bags neatly done in Excel has gone to pot!
The bags are:
Alpkit Pipedream 800
Cumulus Prime 700
Cumulus (Polish) Teneqa 700 and Teneqa 800.
Please ingore this thread and direct any replies to the new thread:
The new thread with the table of bags formatted properly
I had problems importing my excel table (and clearly with spelling...)
Just cut and pasted my comment!
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