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    I'm after a nice compact sleeping bag, something that won't take up much space in my bag for wild camping and multi day hikes.

    Ideally a3 season rating and with a fairly wide cut.

    Size is the key as I want tokeep the pack size and weight down, my current sleeping bag takes up most of my 50L bag, as it will get a fair amount of use my budget would be up to £300 max always better if someone can suggest something cheaper.

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    Widdler
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    Check out Alpkit Pipedream. Packs down tiny and very good value for money (£150-£190). For me the 400 is fine for 3 seasons but I sleep ridiculously hot so ymmv. That said It's not the largest bag so if you can find someone with an Alpkit bag already it's probably worth trying it out first.

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    Roughly what size does it compact down to? Is it comparable to the quoted size on the Alpkit site?

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    Just checked and in stuff sack mine is about 25cm long, 17cm diameter cylinder. I also had my silk liner stuffed in with it and there is room to compress it down a bit further so I'd say their figures are spot on, if not a little on large size.

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    Mini Goon
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    Get yourself onto PHD's site while the sale is on

    www.phdesigns.co.uk

    They have the combi bag in the sale which is basically a wider cut PHD minim) for £215.00 weighing in at just over 800gm's. It's rated at -5c with no zip in standard form (although ne can be added at additional cost/weight)



    I am currently waiting for mine to be delivered for the same use as you have planned

    Cheers

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    Hi, im currently selling a rab quantum 400

    I bought mine to replace a pipedream 400 which i found a bit narrow.

    Rod

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    try to use your current sleepbag as a quilt. Just zip it completly open and sleep under your bag. If you like it then you might consider to invest in a real quilt. This style of sleeping is the lightest and smallest option (except ofcourse the alpin style sleeping in a down jacket and an elephant feet bag)

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    sshhh, dont tell anyone, Taunton lesuire ME Lightline £208, might be what you are looking for, its muchwider in the shoulder than alot of other bags. I'd get one myself if wasn't so skint.

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