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    Mini Goon OutdoorRambo's Avatar
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    Anyone had experience of the Snugpak sleeping bags, particularly the 'Softie Chrysalis Autumn'.

    Can't seem to find any reviews on here so hoping someone may have one but not posted a review.

    I'm looking to do a bit (well a lot really) of wild camping using just my goretex bivvy bag, self inflating mat(and maybe a tarp). Obviously need to keep the weight down and the Snugpak's seem ideal for weight and warmth (on my budget).

    Cheers

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    Mini Goon OutdoorRambo's Avatar
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    Doh!!!!, just found one review, need to change me glasses.....I knew I should have gone to spec savers :-)

    Anyway, other comments welcome.

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    Sleeping bags are like footwear - entirely a personal thing. If you're a warm sleeper, then you can get away with a lighter bag. If you're a cold sleeper, you'll need a heavier and bulkier bag.

    I use a Snugpak Travelite, which is rated 'one season', weight very little and packs very small, and I can use it for everything except winter camping, for which I'll upgrade to one of several three season bags I possess. But then I'm a warm sleeper, so I can get away with it. A cold sleeper would probably suffer greatly in a Travelite even in a heatwave! So... for you... it's whatever works.

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    Mini Goon
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    Ive got a sungpack softie merlin and a softie 12 osprey ! again it depends how you run. i am a fan of softies, the merlin is an excellent low bulk and low weight bag for what i use it for and i also have the softie 12 for colder winter nights !


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    I have the Snugpak kilo which is one rating cooler than yours and it is absolutely fantastic. I 've used it in some pretty cool nights 3 or 4 degrees and VERY damp/soaked at the foot end, and it has always done the job superbly. The optional wider setting is genius and Ive sat in this bag indoors for setee style expeditions! I have had this bag for 5 years and I still cant find any reason to change it, nothing has broken/torn at all,its amazingly warm for its bulk(seriously),and it keeps you warm despite being wet unlike down.AWESOME SNUGPAK.

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    I have the Chrysalis Kilo. Good down to about 5 degrees with some clothing imo. The zip baffle is very useful.

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