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Sleeping Bags

Postby OzeBoy » Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:51 pm

Hey everyone, I'm in the market for a new sleeping bag. My Coleman one lasted me 5 years but all zips broke the other week. Is it worth getting the zips fixed or getting a new sleeping bag?

Any recommendations of brands?

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Re: Sleeping Bags

Postby Gunna Do » Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:22 pm


When buying your sleeping bag be careful when sellecting the temperature rating. I purchased a sleeping bag a while ago with a sub zero rating and found that I could not sleep under it during any period other than winter. It's a fine line between warm in winter and sinking hot in summer. Check out Anaconda catalogue as they have some very good discounts.
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Re: Sleeping Bags

Postby Blue Bravo » Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:41 pm

As its summer you have a bit of time to look around. The big camping stores have heaps from very cheap to very dear. You need to work out where you are going to use it. As lighter bag may be ok if you carry a blanket or doona to make up the wamth factor and you can use it in warmer months.
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Re: Sleeping Bags

Postby patosonit » Tue Dec 02, 2008 2:44 pm

Hi Oze Boy,

It is best to buy a new sleeping bag. The cost to replace zips is approx. $80.00.

I work for Coleman so i wont give you recomendations, my only advice is to buy for your coldest possible conditions you will face. You can always cool yourself down, you cant warm yourself up once you pass the Temp rating of the bag.

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Re: Sleeping Bags

Postby Ozzycamperboy » Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:34 pm

I've got two bags, ones a -7 and served me well in the snow. The others a +10 and cost me $25 about 10 years ago now. Can't complain about that. You just don't need an expensive bag in summer IMO, its just there to keep the breeze/mozzies out.
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Re: Sleeping Bags

Postby rexgrant » Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:02 am

Over hear in the UK,we find the sleeping bags that are specaly made for fishermen, who fish nights are better quality than the ones made for camping
Maybe worth checking them out down there.
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Re: Sleeping Bags

Postby GypsyLady » Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:32 am

Carp are vermin here too Rex..
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