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3-4 season sleeping bag advice

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1. Posted by Taylor84 (Budding Member 49 posts) 7y

Hi all

I have started looking for a 3-4 season sleeping bag which I will be using for camping for 6 months ish. I was wondering if anyone had any advice regarding specific brands/whether to get syntehtic or down/ average price to pay?

Any advice is welcome.

Cheers
Taylor

2. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 7y

Camping where?

3. Posted by Taylor84 (Budding Member 49 posts) 7y

Hi

Going to be camping rough and campsites along

Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Tibet, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore.

I've been advised a 3-4 season sleeping bag is best and also take a liner for when its too cold, also when its too hot for a sleeping bag.

Cheers

4. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 7y

For 6 months in these countries? I suppose that covers some colder night temperatures?

Look for a sleeping bag that has a comfort temperature of around 3+ C (or in this area) plus a silk liner.

I personally prefer sythetic over down because syn keeps you warm even when the sleeping bag is wet (you'd be surprised how easily this happens). It is a bit heavier than down, but also cheaper.

The weight will be around 2 kgs.

I cannot recommend a specific brand, but I do have a housebrand ("Meru") sleeping bag from the German online outdoor gear store Globetrotter (www.globetrotter.de) . The "Meru" sleeping bags are great and not very expensive. You can get something decent for under 100 EUR. Globetrotter ships to the UK and Ireland too. They currently have a sale for the Meru Nevada - it is only 35 EUR plus shipping. Take a look.

http://www.globetrotter.de/de/shop/detail.php?mod_nr=cv_23701&k_id=0511&hot=1

5. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

If you're in Scotland, then I recommend either Blacks (quite an expensive store for camping gear - but good and years of experience) or Millets. Millets has been serving the camping population for so many decades. From tents to gas bottles - and dried food packs to 'sleeping bags'. If you can leave it till the end of the season before you buy, then they may have a sleeping bag that suits your needs for a big discount where it's been on display.
Either way, both these outlets will be able to supply you with what you need and they have excellent websites.

6. Posted by boreal2673 (Respected Member 345 posts) 7y

I would go with a 3 season. You will have clothes and jackets if it gets too cold. There is no reason to carry the weight of 4 season. It will weigh a lot more and cost you a ton more. I hiked the annapurna circuit in Nepal with a 3 season bag as well as a very thing sleeping bag, basically a silk liner and was fine. There were a few cold nights. I would recommend the following companies: EMS, North Face, Sierra Desgin, these are just a few. There are some great deals on EMS.com for north face bags around $230 USD for the bag your looking for.

7. Posted by jennwtb (Budding Member 35 posts) 7y

Quoting boreal2673

I would go with a 3 season. You will have clothes and jackets if it gets too cold. There is no reason to carry the weight of 4 season. It will weigh a lot more and cost you a ton more. I hiked the annapurna circuit in Nepal with a 3 season bag as well as a very thing sleeping bag, basically a silk liner and was fine. There were a few cold nights. I would recommend the following companies: EMS, North Face, Sierra Desgin, these are just a few. There are some great deals on EMS.com for north face bags around $230 USD for the bag your looking for.

Brilliant advice dude..
Thank you.