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Postby Ozzycamperboy » Sun Apr 23, 2006 8:38 pm

Well, after serving for over 8, faithful years, my ~$25 K-Mart sleeping bag has failed me. Last trip to lithgow, I damn well near froze :shock:
Soooo, i need/want to get another, better one as I'm doing the south coast walk in 2 weeks, and going back to lithgow early June, and it will only get COLDER :twisted:

Any recomendations on brands? And whats a good rating, my current one (carribee)says on the back +7oc is extreme for it, and obove is "comfortable", So I was thinking of getting one rated around -5, or -10 if i can. I plan on oneday camping in the snow, hopefully will get some snow at lithgow in June :mrgreen:

Ultimately I'd love to keep the cost down. $50 i'd be happy, prolly 100-120 max. Looking on Ebay atm and its not looking to promising, Blackwolf Vertical Limit , rated at -7 = $220 :shock: :shock:
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Postby Ozzycamperboy » Fri May 12, 2006 10:48 pm

C'mon

I know there's only a handfull of regulars atm, but what are you guys using?

I've since decided $50 wont get me anywhere near what i want :roll: :cry: soooo, I'm trying to decide between two atm, both Romans as the camping store chick said they are better with their temp ratings than carribee, who tend to 'exaggerate' a bit. So i'm trying to choose between a -5, at $140, or a -10 at $200 :shock: I will prolly be snow camping in the next year or two, is -5 ok or should i fork out and go the -10 :?
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Postby ST391GQ » Fri May 12, 2006 11:30 pm

I have a Roman s/bag that i have owned since 1993...rated at -5. Used it this year at easter in the high country where it got down to -2....was just a little warmer than comfortable at that, but i also always use a sleeping bag liner (sheets) as washing them often only leads to deteriation of the padding and so the warmth rating. Mine is also flannelett lined. yu can always insulate yourself a little more by laying a polytarp on the ground under bag and pulling the other half over you to turn some of the cold away. Hope this is of some help.


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Postby Ozzycamperboy » Sun May 14, 2006 7:04 pm

It does help actually, my friend just told me that K-mart has the Roman -5 one there for $99, so if this is true its going to be much, much harder for me to fork out $200 for a -10. At -2 did you guys have any snow/frost at all? I'm starting to think -5 will be sufficient, as if I do go camping in the real cold, i'll be able to have tent/doon aswell if need be, the only time i'll have only a swag is when hiking, and I dont think i'd like to be hiking in less tha 0 temps :shock:
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Postby ST391GQ » Sun May 14, 2006 11:04 pm

At -2 it was a really good frost....and this was inside a fairly light dome tent. The tent was still frozen at 9 am when we needed to hit the road so we just crunched it up and stuffed it in th truck. A doona liner is nearly a must , and this can also be a little bit insulating as well. Usually when it snows it is not quite as cold as a really heavy frost.


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Postby ST391GQ » Sun May 14, 2006 11:06 pm

Make that a SLEEPING BAG LINER......... :? :? :oops: :oops: :roll:


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Postby mytribe » Wed May 17, 2006 3:55 pm

We have 1 Spinifex Murrimbidgee and 3 Blackwolf sleeping bags(plus cheap as ones from Kmart).

All 4 were bought from Anaconda, the camping store in Vic.
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