Depends what you want to spend and how comfortable you want to be. if a side sleeper then you'll probably want a self inflating mat. the alpkut airic is light and very good value. i have a base 180 which folds up and goes in the hydration section of my 35l rucksack. lots if people swear by the exped ones that are quite reasonable too. then, many people are happy with a bit of foam. not me.
I guess it depends really. how cold the cold snap is, but i guess what i'm getting at is the temperature inside the tent ought to be a few degrees warmer than the outside temp. or do the EN ratings take this into account?
Being someone who likes to be cool when i sleep, i'd also rather put clothes on or use a liner if it gets cold rather than open the sleeping bag up every time i'm too hot. hope that makes sense? Anyone camp on dartmoor during the summer? What bag do you use?
I'm lookign around for a new sleeping bag to go wild camping on Dartmoor, mostly mid-late spring and Summer, into Autumn (for now anyway). I use a 2 man double skin tent with my GF.
Just wondering, could I get away with a "summer" bag? I'm 6ft and about 15 stone in weight, like to sleep cold.
Average min temp at Princetown is 6 degrees C in May and October, rising to 11 degrees C in July/August. 95% of my camping will be done between these two seasons I reckon, with the odd session in April/November. For now, at least.
Could I actually go with something like the ME Starlight Micro, rated at 10 degrees C comfort limit, and use clothes/sleeping bag liner if needs be? Sticking to synthetic for now due to cost (I have donated my Alpkit SH600 to the GF!)
This made me laugh (because I have a juvenile sense of humour). Doesn't look like a bad tent for the moolah though. Not sure how it compares quality wise to the usual Vango/Coleman offerings but head room looks good, and it has 2 entrances so I could be tempted for £100.