First off apologies for yet another thread about this, but rather than extending another thread (most of which have already read on here), I thought I would create my own as I have some specific questions I need to ask.
I'm not that fussed if it is either down or synthetic, but I do want best bag I can get.
I am a UK camper mostly so mainly dealing with temps down to about -7 (havent been to North Scotland so if this warmth needs adjusting, please let me know). I plan on going away to other climates, but no sure where yet.
I basically want to be able to camp all year round in Europe or US with a bag that is small and weight 1kg ish or less. I should state the 1kg ish is very ish. 1.2 ABSOLUTE MAXIMUM! - Am I dreaming?
Bags in question (though this list is only my own and I am very open to other ideas - notice I cant find a synthetic bag that fits this....)
- Alpkit Pipe Deram 600 - Light/Cheap/ seems to pack small but cant confirm - NOT AVAILABLE UNITL MARCH 2010! - http://www.alpkit.com/shop/cart.php?...ategory_id=253 - £140
- Alpkit Pipe Deram 800 - Light ish /Cheap/ seems to pack small but cant confirm - might be over warm at -17 and its over 1kg
- http://www.alpkit.com/shop/cart.php?...ategory_id=253 - £160
- Marmot Helium Reg - Light - Great bag (or so I have read) but expensive - http://marmot.com/fall_2009/equipmen...g/info/details - £220
All comments wanted, but please only comment offering either personal experience of the bags listed of an alternative.
Height: 5, 11
Build: Slim to Average (actually very similar to Gailainne - it would appear)
MSR Hubba Bubba (2 man ultralite tent)
DD travel hammock and tarp - could use hammock as bivi as well
Bivi Bag - dont have one, but would consider it instead of hammock, but would need to be a one that is away from your face.
Foam mat - standard £5 jobbie
Thermarest Prolite 3
All wether space blanket - (http://www.overstock.com/Sports-Toys...tml?cid=133635) - awesome piece of kit!
Dont like to wear alot when sleeping, boxers and t-shirt
If cold, will wear thermals (only 1 layer though) and wolly hat.
Berghaus 35+8 freeflow - would ideally like to be able to use this for up to 3 days
Karrimore SF 75 - Winter/bushcraft (because of extra tools) - longer than 3 days.