Tesco Ultra-Lite Mummy Sleeping Bag

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Tesco Ultra-Lite Mummy Sleeping Bag

Postby cyclepete » 14 Mar 2009, 11:33am

hi just been on the tesco website and they have this down bag reduced to £27.50 i paid £35 pound for it 4 month ago
i know there are a lot off issues with good vs cheap but at this price for a down bag can you go wrong? :wink:

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Re: Tesco Ultra-Lite Mummy Sleeping Bag

Postby bogmyrtle » 15 Mar 2009, 8:59pm

Cyclepete,
I would be interested to know how it performs. Can you report back once you've used it?
Thanks


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Re: Tesco Ultra-Lite Mummy Sleeping Bag

Postby robthehungrymonkey » 16 Mar 2009, 12:33pm

Has anyone got any experience of the "Tesco Micro-lite Mummy Sleeping Bag"?

It's pretty damn cheap! (£15) And I don't need/want a sleeping bag designed for too cold weather.

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Re: Tesco Ultra-Lite Mummy Sleeping Bag

Postby ikenbikeit » 17 Mar 2009, 9:37am

Its a season and a half bag. I found myself "waking up" cold under about 7 deg C, and thats with silk liner. Terrific value for money though

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Re: Tesco Ultra-Lite Mummy Sleeping Bag

Postby bailout » 17 Mar 2009, 10:50pm

ikenbikeit wrote:Its a season and a half bag. I found myself "waking up" cold under about 7 deg C, and thats with silk liner. Terrific value for money though


Is that the down one the op reffered to or the £15 microlite one?

The down ones were bought by quite a few people in the backpacking community as a light cheap summer bag and feedback seemed to be quite positive.

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Re: Tesco Ultra-Lite Mummy Sleeping Bag

Postby robthehungrymonkey » 18 Mar 2009, 9:47am

I do like the sound of the microlite bag, but am dubius of the quality.

I don't want a warm bag (i'm buying it with the intention of cycling through the middle of spain in early summer!!), but would like one that will last the trip, is small (vital) and light.

Do they sell these in Tesco stores? Or, is it just online?

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Re: Tesco Ultra-Lite Mummy Sleeping Bag

Postby Wobbly John » 18 Mar 2009, 9:05pm

I bought one of the ultralite (£27) ones after seeing this thread. They pack down suprisingly small - the box it came in (why?) was twice as big as it needed to be.

It also seems rather thin. I think I'll wait for a warmer night before I try it out - still frosty in the mornings at the moment.

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Re: Tesco Ultra-Lite Mummy Sleeping Bag

Postby meic » 18 Mar 2009, 9:10pm

I guess it was in a larger bag as it is not good for down to be kept squashed for a long time.
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Re: Tesco Ultra-Lite Mummy Sleeping Bag

Postby jayd » 20 Mar 2009, 1:33pm

I bought one recently, but haven't tried it out. It lofts O.K (after the recommended 48 hours from new), but not quite as dramatically as my Alpkit bag.
I think it'll make a good spring/ summer bag, but I'll reserve judgement after a night spent in it.

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Re: Tesco Ultra-Lite Mummy Sleeping Bag

Postby patricktaylor » 26 Mar 2009, 7:46pm

There's the Ultra-Lite and Micro-Lite. The Ultra-Lite has goose down with Extreme Rating minus 10.6 degrees. We bought one of each today from a Tesco store.

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Re: Tesco Ultra-Lite Mummy Sleeping Bag

Postby kevinp » 12 Apr 2009, 8:37am

I have been looking for a reasonably cheap sleeping bag that packs down small to fit on the bike, and have been looking at these bags, I notice a few have bought them have you used them yet and how do you rate them ?

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Re: Tesco Ultra-Lite Mummy Sleeping Bag

Postby Goinridin » 15 Apr 2009, 4:02pm

I'll be using mine in June albeit in the south of France and I'll report back , I'll be using it with a silk inner bag.

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Re: Tesco Ultra-Lite Mummy Sleeping Bag

Postby cycle_tourer » 15 Apr 2009, 7:13pm

I can't find the weight of these sleeping bags online. Can someone who owns one weigh it and post that info here? Also be interested in what anyone who has tried the Ultralite thought of it.

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Re: Tesco Ultra-Lite Mummy Sleeping Bag

Postby Wobbly John » 15 Apr 2009, 8:55pm

The ultralite is 800 grammes. You can see the detail in the 'features' tag of the webpage.

I have slept in mine, but only in an unheated building. The bag felt thin, but I was plenty warm enough. I'd be prepared to sleep out in this weather in one, but wouldn't expect to be comfy on a cold night at this time of year.

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Re: Tesco Ultra-Lite Mummy Sleeping Bag

Postby patricktaylor » 16 Jun 2009, 10:57pm

cycle_tourer wrote:... Also be interested in what anyone who has tried the Ultralite thought of it ...

Not very good. Too thin. I was cold (temperature maybe 5 degrees at night). Good value I suppose. It packs up small, light, and cheap. But cold with two T-shirts. I put my fleece on.