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Rockray143
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Sleeping bags

Post by Rockray143 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:01 pm

Hi, looking for pointers with regards to choosing the right sleeping bag any info will be greatly appreciated

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Re: Sleeping bags

Post by Nic Le Maitre » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:02 am

For what intended use? Summer Cederberg, winter Drakensberg, Himalayas?
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Re: Sleeping bags

Post by Rockray143 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:08 am

Was expecting that response, I suppose we won't be doing any serious winter missions but would like it to be as versatile as possible if that makes any sense

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Re: Sleeping bags

Post by Nic Le Maitre » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:44 am

I'm a big fan of down over synthetic, simply because it is (still) lighter, warmer and packs smaller than synthetic insulation.

Mummy bags are warmer and lighter than rectangular bags as there is less surface area, less volume and less air to warm.

I would have said one of the First Ascent Amplify bags, the -5 rated one as that will cover you for most of South Africa, and with a good liner even full on winter, but it seems according to their website they are no longer making that one (or are out of stock so it's not listed?).

The Amplify 900 is probably too much bag for normal SA use, it's more for 5000-6000m peaks.

The Ice breaker is not mummy shaped but is very popular.
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Re: Sleeping bags

Post by Justin » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:00 am

Vango do a nice range of bags

The Vango Latitude 200 or 300 comes in between R1600 & R1900
200 is rated to -3°
300 is rated to -7°

Definitely down for me too.

As Nic mentions First Ascent also make great bags, I've got a Grey Wolf sleeping bag and its awesome (it's also extremely old).
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