Wife sleeps cold, Like acrtic cold in the middle of summer. So need a new mat
Needs to be warm, wide for starfishing and thick due to hips.
Can one improve on the exped synmats? Thinking ul7 Medium wide?
Not mine, might be good value buy: https://www.facebook.com/groups/808701555913193/permalink/3117953728321286/?sale_post_id=3117953728321286
Millets have Synmat Lite 5 M for £60 if you use the NEW15 code.
Cheers, may be a bit narrow and thin for her. Will measure it out on the floor and get her to try.
She usually uses the £10 flocked lilo type so need to maintain comfort and width
They have the 7.5 at £70 which is a pretty good price. The temptation is to put too much air in the bed.
I went bivvying for the first time on Saturday night. Had "budget" kit, and it worked really well. Wasn't cold at all.
Bivvy bag: that Karrimor one. Can't find it on Sports Direct any more which is a shame. No condensation issues, but it wasn't a damp night.
Sleeping bag: Forclaz Trek 900 from Decathlon.
Mattress: Air Structure 700 (short version) - this kept deflating overnight, so today I'm going to see if I can find a leak. Will be disappointed if it's fucked, because it's a really nice bit of kit. Didn't stop me sleeping quite well, however.
Other shit: thermal leggings from Lidl, silk bag liner (didn't need), cheapo Decathlon down jacket (used as a pillow).
All in all quite a success.
Sounds very different to my first bivvy.
Crawl into silly plastic bag with nothing but the same clothes on, shake uncontrollably, pack it in before dying of hypothermia.
3 season bag that packs down small enough to do bikepacking without breaking the bank, any ideas? I'm looking at the Mountain Hardware Lamina 30F for £120.
Decathlon weighs about the same but down will compress much more than that synthetic https://www.decathlon.co.uk/down-sleeping-bag-trek-900-0-id_8575975.html
I’m a big fan of my Paria down 30f quilt, packs down well. Can be found for 130 on amazon.
ding ding, bargain alert
Had a decathlon 'so warm/light' bag for about 5 years now. Had around 80-100 nights use in that time, packs small, lofts up quickly, been washed a few times. Only niggle is length, as a medium sized man I thought a medium sized bag would be right, nope, 5'9 is really at the max of it, so their sizing is unisex just incase anyone makes same mistake.
Replaced a mountain hardware bag (stolen after only 2 years use) that was easily double the price (£300 vs £135 iirc), and apart from length (my mistake) and zip getting stuck a few times I honestly have not found a difference. Used them both the same places at same times of year.
Any reason not to get a Sea to Summit Spark SPII bag for 250 euros or so?
Actually, never mind, just found a Big Agnes Sarvis SL 0 for around 190 euros
because I've just posted a much better alternative two posts above?
I’m taller than 6 foot though.
I already pondered it. I’m not much Over that height but I’m not sure it’s worth taking the risk.
What's the go-to synthetic bag these days? Ideally comfort around 0.
Or, maybe, what's the go-to light synthetic bag I could boost a bit with summer weight primaloft quilt/winterlite mat underneath?
I know I should just make/buy an apex quilt, but I've run out of time to get my shit together for a few things later this month/early next.
don't get a synthetic bag, it's not worth it.
I've explained why many times in this thread
I’ve got a tarp and groundsheet but I’ve been wondering whether it’s worth getting a bivvy so at least if the weather is fine I don’t have to pitch anything.
Good price on the Neoair Xlite Womens here: https://www.alloutdoor.co.uk/camping-sleeping/sleeping-mats-airbeds/thermarest-neoair-xlite-sleeping-pad-women-regular-.htm
There's a 5% code if u sign up for the newsletter and also 11.5% quidco. Brings it to £108.
The women's version is warmer than the mens and 168cm. recommended by ultralight thru-hiker types: https://www.adventurealan.com/best-sleeping-pad/
Is the KLYMIT INSULATED V ULTRALITE SL SLEEPING PAD worth 65 USD? On massdrop at that price with the Klymit pillow another 10 dollars.
I have one and it's fine. The R value is not 4.4 as per the new standard.
Reading all the comments it doesn't seem it's going to be any better than my Aliexpress sleeping pad. I'll do a couple of nights in the garden with my new bag to see if I need a new pad or not.
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