No but i hope you get more replys, as i av looked all over and thay cost the earth, am after 3 season one. Plus thay pack down better then most sinthetic bags.Does anyone have links or recommendations on where I could source a reasonably priced 2 season down sleeping bag please?
I hadn't seen that, thanks.Can I make an alternative suggestion? (I'm assuming that money is an issue from your thread title).
These pack down pretty small and weigh 700g, and for less than £30 are outstanding value for money. (Decathlon are like the IKEA of sports goods and have huge buying power).
Get a silk liner
and you have a very flexible sleeping system for camping in late-Spring/Summer/early-Autumn.
The combination of bag and liner should be good for nighttime temperatures of a say 8-10 decrees centigrade. If it gets colder than that then wear your thermals (and a hat) in bed.
IME sleeping bags are a bit of a compromise - one that's going to be warm on very cold nights may be too hot in summer - so make your decisions based on the temperature rating.
When you get some more money, invest in the best down sleeping bag (or quilt) you can afford - it should last you a very long time with a bit of care.
Decathlon do mail order.
I know this may sound daft to some, but i have just phoned a dry cleaner near me. And thay have spare duck down quilts wot people have not gone bk for . £15. Not bad. So am going to take out old synthetic filling from sleep bag and fill with down, if your any good with a needle try it. Got nowt to lose.I hadn't seen that, thanks.
The only thing that concerns me there is the thermal rating of 15*c + I've actually got a really cheap and nasty Tesco Micro-lite sleeping bag which is rated at 12*c+ which did keep me alive on a camping trip in March a couple of years ago, but it was cold and not very comfortable at all. I think this trip will be planned for May / June time. I've no idea what the average night time temps are, but I'd imagine it will be lower than 15*c
Not sure about 5C but they do as some warm and you can get thermal liners as well.Does a liner really add 5*c ?
Totally agree re: buying a decent down bag, but I'm holding off just in case cycle camping isn't my thing. Same reason I'm using cheapo SJS panniers for now. If I find I really like I'll be throwing some cash at Ortlieb etcNot sure about 5C but they do as some warm and you can get thermal liners as well.
My best advice is if you think you are likely to continue to camp, save up and invest in a decent one, even if it is 2nd hand. Mountaineering forums or calling forums, backpackers light forum are a good place start looking. I find a 400 weight bag good for end of spring, summer and even sometimes early autumn but I like to be warm when I sleep and my oh would still be using his 200 weight down bag when I'm using my 400 weight bag. Most of our bags are RAB bags but one is marmot which had also been good if not a little to wide for me.
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