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1. Posted by bumble bee (Full Member 8 posts) 8y

Hey,

Just wondering what you guys would recommend in terms of a sleep sac? Here in Canada they're about 60 bucks for a silk one, is there anyway you could find them in Bangkok (where I assume they'd be cheaper) and leave more for the beer fund?

Thanks

2. Posted by road_trip (Full Member 203 posts) 8y

I managed to get one off ebay for £10 GBP. Thought it would be a good idea to get one before I went. There's also an online shop in NZ that sells them worldwide, a google search should bring it up.

3. Posted by rebmamber (Respected Member 40 posts) 8y

I think you could definitely find one in bangkok, especially in the baclpacker areas. In fact, having just returned from 4 months in SE Asia, my best advice would be:

BRING AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE!!!

Not only due to the whole backpacking issue, but you can buy everything there for much lower prices - including your backpack. A couple shirts/short/pants would be fine, buy the rest there.

Are you traveling outside of Asia? I had a silk sac I bought in Hanoi, and I never used it once. The guesthouses in Asia are great and always provide clean sheets and blankets. Maybe go, and if you still think you need one, buy one there.

4. Posted by road_trip (Full Member 203 posts) 8y

Quoting rebmamber

Not only due to the whole backpacking issue, but you can buy everything there for much lower prices - including your backpack. A couple shirts/short/pants would be fine, buy the rest there.

Be wary of the backpacks over there though. They're poor quality copies (from my experience) and I doubt they would last a long time on the road. But for most other things, its dirt cheap..;)

5. Posted by rebmamber (Respected Member 40 posts) 8y

You are absolutley right about the packs, you can find good quality ones which are always cheaper than back home, but you've got to be pretty naive to think that a large "north face" pack with all the accessories for $10 is probably not going to last very long.

I bought a daypack in Vietnam and it seems to be holding up great, but I did have to really inspect it before buying. If you look, you'll notice a difference.

6. Posted by road_trip (Full Member 203 posts) 8y

Quoting rebmamber

I bought a daypack in Vietnam and it seems to be holding up great, but I did have to really inspect it before buying. If you look, you'll notice a difference.

The difference is usually quite evident too, generally they just look a little tackier. My bro bought a North Face copy and within a week or so he had to get the sewing kit out! He's still using it now though, after 8 months!

At the end of the day, you get what you pay for....

7. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1320 posts) 8y

Quoting bumble bee

Hey,

Just wondering what you guys would recommend in terms of a sleep sac? Here in Canada they're about 60 bucks for a silk one, is there anyway you could find them in Bangkok (where I assume they'd be cheaper) and leave more for the beer fund?

Thanks

In Bangkok you can buy a silk sheet then find one of the street seamstress/tailors and have her/him sew the edges together exactly the way you want for around about 2 bucks in Thai baht.

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The best backpack I bought was for around 3 dollars in a thrift shop. I see them in Salvation Army stores too. There's lots of good cheap clothes in a thrift shop that you can buy for a buck, you can just leave them in Asia if you need the room for souvenirs.

Happy trails