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Offline neltek

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Sleeping bag recommendations
« on: July 04, 2015, 08:00:29 »
Can anyone recommend a large sleeping bag , preferably wide st the feet e.g.210/220 x 100 x 100
That packs small for panniers?
Have big 4 season one but when compressed it still is slightly too big and strains pannier

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Re: Sleeping bag recommendations
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2015, 10:51:23 »
This is a dilemma I've had on trips , a good 3 season sleeping bag in that size that wraps up real small would cost a fortune . In the past I've settled with strapping my sleeping bags ( two of them ) on the top of my panniers . I've since done some research and settled for OEX Roam 300 , this is a good 3 season mummy style bag that comes with its own waterproof bag that wraps up nice and small, British made also..! . You can get them at Go-outdoors at around £45 .

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Re: Sleeping bag recommendations
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2015, 19:48:35 »
Hello neltec, I just had the same problem. I ended up at sports direct they had a small but very good selection of camping equipment including sleeping bags. Picked up a Karrimor season 1 sleeping bag half price with a stuff sack compacts very small. They also have season 2,3,4 sleeping bags.  :thumb:
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Re: Sleeping bag recommendations
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2015, 09:14:34 »
what's the width and size of those. Ideally want width at feet too... and those who've met me know I'm not exactly petite :)
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Re: Sleeping bag recommendations
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2015, 09:23:32 »
I stuff my big comfy sleeping bag in a waterproof kitbag. If I went back to a "lighter" bag I'd be cold at night, get less sleep and not enjoy the next day.
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Re: Sleeping bag recommendations
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2015, 21:59:18 »
The one I bought was square ie not a "mummy" shape and to be honest I'm not sure. Do what I done and open up a fair few in the shop and have a look. Really gripes the shop assistants too  :haha:
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Re: Sleeping bag recommendations
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2015, 22:53:58 »
Brocket where's the tent? I've got that on back seat
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Re: Sleeping bag recommendations
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2015, 10:51:59 »
The mrs picked up a 3 season square bottom, hooded top end bag from go outdoors the other week. £20 iirc.
Outwell I think the brand was and I know they only had red.



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Re: Sleeping bag recommendations
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2015, 11:10:55 »
As an aside, does anyone know why they insist on putting the zip at the side? If anyone has used an army bag they will know that the zip at the front is Soooo much better.
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Re: Sleeping bag recommendations
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2015, 11:43:14 »
Have a look at;-

http://www.snugpak.com/outdoor/sleeping-bags

This firm is 20 miles from me - they make a lot of them on the premises.

I got the Kestrel 6, its good for Summer use.

Click on 'extra wide' or 'extra long' etc

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Re: Sleeping bag recommendations
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2015, 18:22:18 »
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As an aside, does anyone know why they insist on putting the zip at the side? If anyone has used an army bag they will know that the zip at the front is Soooo much better.
Most quality sleeping bags come in left or right hand zips. This allows them to be zipped together in extreme weather or to simply share a bag.
I believe the forces discourage this sort of behaviour.
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Re: Sleeping bag recommendations
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2015, 18:40:00 »
Quote from: "Pedro41"
Have a look at;-

http://www.snugpak.com/outdoor/sleeping-bags

This firm is 20 miles from me - they make a lot of them on the premises.

I got the Kestrel 6, its good for Summer use.

Click on 'extra wide' or 'extra long' etc

If you get yourself a second hand Snugpak jacket and trousers you can transform the 'summer' bag into a 3 season job.
It's better to regret something you've done, than something you haven't done.

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Re: Sleeping bag recommendations
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2015, 22:29:57 »
Quote from: "neltek"
Brocket where's the tent? I've got that on back seat

I was sleeping in the POD.

However, the bag was not full and in any case I used to put the bag on top of the tent on the back of the seat.

And I sometimes used two bags  :shy:
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Re: Sleeping bag recommendations
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2015, 00:09:31 »
I got a mammut jura on a special for £90 last year (seems to go for £120 ish now after a quick look at go-outdoors), it's a 3 season sleeping bag & I've used it down to -3, quite comfortable but I do like it colder...

Fits snugly in a 23lr pannier