Sleeping Bag

David Thorpe

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Hi

Any advice on sleeping bags
I'm 6'4"
and want a bag thats
- no more than say £40 (no need for high tech high altitude stuff)
- one season only, ie. for summer use or kipping at friends
- is fully zipped and preferably rectangular though mummy if necessary (I hate being straight-jacketed)
- is light, and will pack bikeably small

Cheers

David T
 
David,

All joking apart - try Millets , they of the 1970's checked lumberjack shirts :D
 
got one from yeomons a couple of years ago it packs up to about 10ins' x 5ins' just under £40 and it's a three seasons, i woudl reccomend a small airbed less that a tenner from the same place, small enough to fit in your pocket, not just for this sleeping bag but for all of them.

Jim
 
sleeping bags

I knew sleeping bag would cause at titter!

I've been to Millets and there is a possible bag (here we go again!) there.
Just wanted to see if anyone could come up with other suggestions! None of the obvious shops around Cambridge seem to do a recangular 'thing to sleep in' without it being the sort of bedding (any more titters at the back?) to use in a caravan.

Many thanks
 
three season

Go for a a three season bag.......................

One season bags are shit................................

I know I did a tour round Spain ,France and Italy in 2001 and wos froze 50% of the time even in August,

Get a feather three season bag and a compression sack (feathers compress better than man made fibre).

:whip
 
judge said:
Steve, when you say a lot wider what are we talking here? I think you know why I ask ;)

Andy,

I think most bags tend to be 70cm. This one's 100. It means I can wear all my gear when it's REALLY cold ;) .

If I make it to the next Eynsford meet I could bring it with me if you wanna check it out.

I know I had to search quite hard to find a decent sized bag, and this one fits the bill.

Steve.
 
scurrell said:
Andy,

I think most bags tend to be 70cm. This one's 100. It means I can wear all my gear when it's REALLY cold ;) .

If I make it to the next Eynsford meet I could bring it with me if you wanna check it out.

I know I had to search quite hard to find a decent sized bag, and this one fits the bill.

Steve.
That'd be good - then everyone could have a laugh while I try and get in it!! In my research I have found mostly 80's so one that is a 100 is a good deal bigger. At the moment I have a paired set of 80's but this takes up a lot of room and two together is actually too big. Most of the XL ones I've seen tend to be extra long rather than extra wide.
 
Blacks

They do a 3 season King size xxl, i'm 6'2 its a good size and very warm.
 
sleeping bag

Thanks to all for helpful responses.

After following up all sugesstions I came across www.equipmenthut.com who stock Yorkshire made Snugpak gear. They do a bag called the Travelpak Traveller that seems to fit my original spec though it is £50. It's 2 season, packs very small and isn't a mummy. For those camping in mosquito lands its also got a net! Could be claustrophobic so that may have to go!

Any road up I'll let you know what it's like when it arrives.

David T
 
....what's wrong with some old newspapers an a park bench....on a cold night wrap your self in tinfoil....bunch of softies the lot of you...airbeds and sleeping bags :rolleyes: ....you'll be bringing out the hot water bottles, the duvets and teddy bears next :D
 
Gecko said:
......you'll be bringing out the hot water bottles, the duvets and teddy bears next :D

Anyone know where I can get a 12V electric blanket with a BMW accessory plug?

:D :D :D

Steve (veteran of Mallory 2001, when the tent zips all froze...)
 
Sleeping Bags (snigger - snigger) again

Hi
received the Snugpak Travelpak Traveller bag today.

I'm most impressed, it's wide enough, long enough, rectangular, lightweight (700gm) and packs to a 9"x 5" (approx) size. Ok it's not going to cope in the Arctic but dossing at friends or summer use it's going to be great. I hate being boiled in a bag!

It's also fully zipped and can be fully opened to be used duvet style. It's got a built in tho' roll upable mosquito net for jungle type conditions.

Ordered mine from Equipment Hut in Burnley at £50 - 1p; £5 cheaper than shops (who didn't stock it anyway) and apart from a one off minor delivery mix up which had me sweating it would come in time (though dealt with with great consideration) I'm delighted.

David T
 
Bugger, you should have tried the factory shop near Keighley, they knock 'em out at £20 a time...........
Just kidding, the're £25 really...
I use Snugpack, who also do a load of bags for most shops i.e Taunton Leisure etc. Good kit, british and good price.
 
Sleeping bag Try at Army & Navy

I bought a sleeping bag from Cardiff's Army & Navy stores and it cost me 35 smackers.

It very compact - it less than 10 inches long and 6 inches dia and it a season 1&2.

I'm sure you will get it from any Army & Navy store in any cities.

I've looked at Millet but Army & Navy stores comes out the best !!!

Pyke
:cool:
 
Forget to add for sleeping bag

In my previous mail, I forget to add...

I'm also 6'4" and 46" chest so the Army & Navy store compact sleeping bag fit me perfectly!!

Pyke
:cool:
 
Get a Thermarest too........the puppies privates and rolls up to fit in a foot long lump of drain pipe...spray the pipe up bike coloured and pop rivet the thing on the back of ya box and ya sorted.
You can get some neat straps to make it into a seat too :D
 


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