Back to sleeping bags.
About this time last year I was thinking that I couldnt do any cold weather camping with my rather old and flattened Pipedream 400. So I forked out and bought a four seasons Skyhigh 900L
(before they went hydrophobic).
So far the only time I have been in it is on the front room floor to see if it fits and how it felt. It feels absolutely delicious, I am sure it will be toasty.
It is massive, compare packed sizes https://www.alpkit.com/support/stickies ... own-jacket
35Litre bag compared to 13L for the Pipedream. This means an entire large rear pannier just for it.
Or half of a rucksack. OK it is possibly nearer to 20L and they dont sell any bags between sizes but still big.
I also have the Hunka XL which I have had for years and used just once and I can only just fit myself and this sleeping bag into it. Certainly not with the sleeping mat too.
The main reason that I havent used it is that I just cant face all the other coldness (or worse, cold dirty wetness) from getting off the bike to being inside the nice cosy sleeping bag. I should have realised that before
I bought the sleeping bag.
At least now if I do find cause (motivation) to set off, I have a sleeping bag that does the job.
In the meantime it is YHAs for me during winter.