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tinribs
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Synthetic sleeping bag

Postby tinribs » 31 Jul 2020, 7:20pm

Anyone got any recommendations for a non-down (she's veggie) 3 season sleeping bag that's packs up relatively small?

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Re: Synthetic sleeping bag

Postby Jdsk » 31 Jul 2020, 7:27pm

Very pleased with our North Face synthetics. But the range has changed.

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Re: Synthetic sleeping bag

Postby PaulaT » 31 Jul 2020, 7:35pm

I don't think any 3 season synthetic will pack down particularly small - that's still the domain of down bags. Can't give any specific recommendations I'm afraid as mine is over 20 years old and some obscure make (long boring story). I've looked the specs of modern ones and they don't seem to pack down any smaller than what I already have.

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Re: Synthetic sleeping bag

Postby simonineaston » 31 Jul 2020, 7:37pm

Don't forget there is such a thing as ethical down...
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Re: Synthetic sleeping bag

Postby Tilley » 31 Jul 2020, 8:28pm

If you are concerned with the packed size of the sleeping bag you could always look at a 2 season bag and a liner

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Re: Synthetic sleeping bag

Postby pjclinch » 31 Jul 2020, 9:09pm

tinribs wrote:Anyone got any recommendations for a non-down (she's veggie) 3 season sleeping bag that's packs up relatively small?


I imagine you probably have been told that down is a no, but if not do check as I know plenty of veggies who use down bags (I was a veggie for 12 years and never had any qualms about it). Veggie quite different to vegan.

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Re: Synthetic sleeping bag

Postby NickWi » 1 Aug 2020, 9:18am

The Sea to Summit range is worth a look, if a little expensive.
https://www.seatosummit.co.uk/products/sleeping-bags/

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Re: Synthetic sleeping bag

Postby Sweep » 1 Aug 2020, 9:24am

I'd consider this from Snugpak.

https://www.snugpak.com/outdoor/softie-9


I have one - it's very nice though must admit that I haven't slept out in it yet - see my other thread on New Forest for hint on its first planned outing.

I got mine at a significant discount from Snugpak's base - it was a second though the fault doesn't compromise function.


Maybe other folks can offer more testing appraisals of it.
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Re: Synthetic sleeping bag

Postby Oldjohnw » 1 Aug 2020, 9:28am

I never quite follow people denying down but taking petrol based polyester.
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Re: Synthetic sleeping bag

Postby Sweep » 1 Aug 2020, 9:30am

Oldjohnw wrote:I never quite follow people denying down but taking petrol based polyester.

I don't think the petrol suffered.
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Re: Synthetic sleeping bag

Postby Oldjohnw » 1 Aug 2020, 10:38am

Sweep wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:I never quite follow people denying down but taking petrol based polyester.

I don't think the petrol suffered.


The rest of humanity and the animal kingdom suffer.
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Re: Synthetic sleeping bag

Postby tinribs » 15 Aug 2020, 3:14pm

Thanks for all the advice!