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 Post subject: Sleeping bags and mattresses
PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:22 am 
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In need of a new Sleeping bag and mattress and was wondering if anyone had some experience.
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 Post subject: Re: Sleeping bags and mattresses
PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:44 am 
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i chose mine thinking in the temperature range i would find when i used it.


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 Post subject: Re: Sleeping bags and mattresses
PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 6:20 pm 
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If you want it for military use, I highly recommend Snugpak. They're purpose built for this, and have very good quality for the money.


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 Post subject: Re: Sleeping bags and mattresses
PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 6:30 pm 
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Danny Jefferson wrote:
If you want it for military use, I highly recommend Snugpak. They're purpose built for this, and have very good quality for the money.
Most serious sleeping bags are designed for multi day use, and aren't necessarily aimed at the military market. Unless you really need a military color, I'd check out what your local shops sell before looking at anything online. Serious outdoor and hiking stores should be able to help you out based on your own requirements.

That being said, I'm hopefully buying one of those Therm-a-rest pads. They just seem to be so fucking sweet from what my friends tell me.

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 Post subject: Re: Sleeping bags and mattresses
PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:18 pm 
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Depends what you want to achieve, how heavy you are willing to go and how much you are willing to spend.
Therm A Rest is decent, relatively inexpensive and lightweight. That being said, for heavier frames like mine, it's gets fucking painful after a couple of nights. I went with Nemo Cosmo and never looked back, despite the added bulk and weight.

As for sleeping bags, everybody's mileage may vary. Snugpak is ok, Carinthia is the shit, but that's only speaking about european brands. I'm betting that some of the US mil contracts stuff (the kind you find on ebay regularly) is pretty solid as well. I go with Carinthias (brenta & defence 4) for cold weather, Snugpak softie (I think) for mild temps/indoor sleeping, and I still rock an aging but wicked cool Sierra Designs 3 seasons that I grabbed from some dude for nothing.
If you want something progressive and 3 to 4 seaons compatible, go with a multi layer approach (bivy-bag(s)-liner)...

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 Post subject: Re: Sleeping bags and mattresses
PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:42 am 
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what's the opinion on down vs. synthetic for sleeping bags?

my use is for alpine, so it get's near freezing even mid summer and I tend to me cold at night.


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 Post subject: Re: Sleeping bags and mattresses
PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:58 am 
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http://www.backpackingreports.com/backp ... ping-bags/


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:00 am 
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http://blog.landsend.com/2013/11/battle ... synthetic/

Please mods, by mistake i pressed the quote button instead of the edit button, when i was going to put the second link in my post just above, please, can you (somehow) eliminate this second post?

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 Post subject: Re: Sleeping bags and mattresses
PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:48 pm 
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Have you looked at Wiggy's sleeping system. I used one for 6 months straight on a winter tour in Bosnia with no issues.
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 Post subject: Re: Sleeping bags and mattresses
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:52 am 
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Both Wiggy's and NEMO gear make great bags that are flexible with different temperature ranges


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