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Offline Brockett

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Vango Starlight SQXL Sleeping bag
« on: August 31, 2017, 15:51:53 »
After getting far too cold at night, 2 years ago I bought a "Vango Starlight SQXL" sleeping bag.  I hate being cold and I feel the chill more than others. The "SQXL" stands for 'square and extra large. At six feet tall I used to get cold shoulders, but not in this monster. It is big enough to let me turn over and long enough to keep me snug and it has an extended padded flap on which a pillow can be placed. Yes there is a lot of padding and the zip does trap some material  almost every time I move it. But it is well worth it. Go outdoors have it on sale for 39.99.
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Offline Stonec0ld

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Re: Vango Starlight SQXL Sleeping bag
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2017, 16:37:59 »
How small does it pack up?

I woke up shivering on Thursday night as I was so cold in my sleeping bag at the MotoGP

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Re: Vango Starlight SQXL Sleeping bag
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2017, 17:52:16 »
Well .... It's more a matter of how big it is rather than how small..... After taking it out of its carry sack, it takes up a bit more than one third of those "Aldi (Crane) Dry bags". But only after I have given it a jolly good squashing.
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Re: Vango Starlight SQXL Sleeping bag
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2017, 18:47:53 »
2.3kg!!!! No wonder it is warm mind you if you camp in colder climes, mine is a Vango Venom 300, it packs small and is v light but need some thermals on if below 8-10 degrees. I don't camp in Winter though. Pack size and performance to weight for the bike when the two of us are touring was prime consideration.