Author Topic: Are Alpkit sleeping bags any good?  (Read 882 times)

snoopdawg

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Re: Are Alpkit sleeping bags any good?
« Reply #15 on: 20:33:24, 08/10/19 »
I used the Pipedream 400 with a cloudbase mat last week on my Cairngorms trip. Temps initially were warm overnight but getting colder. I do use a liner, partly to keep the bag clean and was warm throughout in shorts and thermal top ( in particular Callater bothy which was freezing out the bag)

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Re: Are Alpkit sleeping bags any good?
« Reply #16 on: 20:50:39, 08/10/19 »
Thanks Owen.


I reckon it's between the Alpkit Pipedream 400, Skyehigh 500 and the Rab Ascent 300.  Reckon the Rab is the front runner though.  O0


Snoopdawg - Appreciate the info Blood.......or is Snoop a Crip?  ;)  I'm sure he's a Crip (with his blue flag hanging out his backside, but only on the left side...) but I forget! lol. [size=78%] The one thing putting me of the Pipedream is that it's a tapered mummy, the Rab is a tad wider and I reckon I'll appreciate the wee bit extra room.   [/size]


How is the cloudbase?  I was looking at that as well as the Airo 180.
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Re: Are Alpkit sleeping bags any good?
« Reply #17 on: 21:01:52, 08/10/19 »
Ive only ever used the cloudbase and a heavier Mountain equipment for my backpacking (apart from Karrimats years ago). The cloud base was bought for the warmer months and I find it suitable for me between April and October, the ME comes into use other months. Its a comfortable mat the only fault I find with it, is that it moves with me when I turn which can be frustrating and has caused a fall from a bothy bench. Im going to stick with it for its weight and packsize plus the fact that I only paid 40 for it.

as for the crip, haven't got a Scooby what you are on about!!! :)

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Re: Are Alpkit sleeping bags any good?
« Reply #18 on: 21:11:30, 08/10/19 »
lol Snoop Dogg was/is a gang member of either the Bloods or the Crips, hence my reference to it.  :-[  I'm assuming with your name that you know who he is? lol


Thanks for the info, the weight/pack size to cost ratio is the main reason I was looking at it. April to October will be my time-frame for using it as well and I reckon most mats would move around anyway.
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Re: Are Alpkit sleeping bags any good?
« Reply #19 on: 21:28:55, 08/10/19 »
No named after my departed and much missed Westie, mountain pal for 7 yrs.

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Re: Are Alpkit sleeping bags any good?
« Reply #20 on: 21:47:45, 08/10/19 »
Ah, I see. Sometimes you take a swing and miss the ball..... :-[ 


Your advice has helped me make my mind up though, going to shop around for the 300 and I've opted in to a notification from Alpkit for when the cloudbase is back in stock.  That's two more items I can tick off my list and I can start looking at stoves now. Thanks again. O0
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