Aegismax Nano (mini upgrade)

Discussion in 'Sleeping Bags & Quilts' started by Fubuki, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. Fubuki

    Fubuki Summit Camper

    AEGISMAX MINI new upgrade - Nano Series Outdoor Camping Ultra Light Down Sleeping Bag Mummy Spring Autumn Goose Down Sleeping Bag

    Aegismax have upgraded their 'mini' / M1 & M2 sleeping bags - they've added a bit more down and changed to a partial / full box baffle design. Might be worth a look
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  2. Fubuki

    Fubuki Summit Camper

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  3. Jon jons

    Jon jons Ultralighter

    Just after I ordered the green bag... Nvm.
  4. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Moderator Staff Member

    Haven't had my pretty blue M2 all that long either.
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  5. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Moderator Staff Member

    Less down in the Nano 2 than the M2 but the baffling will probably more than make up for it, do like the look of those. Thanks for the heads up.
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  6. Meadows

    Meadows Section Hiker

    This must be really new as i was looking for quilts just the other day.
    The shell alone weighs in at 458g for the large size which is a tad heavier than i was expecting for the 20d
  7. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Moderator Staff Member

    These have yet to make it to the Aegismax Official Ali shop. :)

    The quilts have a 700fp duck down, the bags the usual Aegismax 800fp goose down.
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  8. Meadows

    Meadows Section Hiker

    What is a 'spliceable' sleeping bag?
  9. Jon jons

    Jon jons Ultralighter

    I guess you can joint all the individual fibres to another one
  10. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Moderator Staff Member

    Spliceable, in Ali English, seems to mean you can join two together at the zip.
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  11. mathijs

    mathijs Summit Camper

    Bought the nano 2 long, will post detailed pictures and thoughts when it arrives.
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  12. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    I see some of the envelope bags now have EN rated test numbers
  13. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    The nano 2 is a good price for a baffled bag :thumbsup:
  14. Fubuki

    Fubuki Summit Camper

    I've had my nano 2 long for about a month now and have been blown away by how good it is! First thing I noticed was how long it is. I think they used the same length as the original M2 but the use of baffles means it doesn't concertina like a sewn through bag. I'm 5ft 10 and I think I'd have been OK with the medium. Second fabric is so soft and when you get in it feels so light you question whether it could possibley keep you warm... But it lofts really well and has kept me warm around the freezing mark. Don't think you could beat it for the price!
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  15. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    Think they are using 20d fabric (but heavier) both sides, theory is that less draft passes through fabric, but ditto suspect on the fill power.
  16. Guinevere

    Guinevere Backpacker

    I attempted to sleep in the Nano M2 Sat night and found it wasn't warm enough alone for the sub zero temps we had, but I could have got by if I'd have worked at it.

    It's a tiny bag, great loft for the weight and very smooth and shiny. Overall, a nice bag.

    - Tent: Bob Saunders Jetpacker plus (Rocking it old-school)
    - Mat 1: Thermarest pro-lite full size
    - Mat 2: Klymit Inertia X Lite (Under thermarest)
    - Pillow: Dacathlon helium without cover
    - Bag 1 : Aegis max nano M2
    - Bag 2 : Mountain Equipment *something* 750. 25+ years old, still great but not quite the loft it once had.
    - Bag liner: Didn't take it out of my bag

    Aim: To test some new gear and see how it faired in *easy* conditions before I used it when it was cold. Plan changed when he temp dropped below zero before 10pm.

    I turned at 11pm when it was already brassic and nobody wanted to leave the fire circle. I deemed it too cold to try sleeping on the initia alone but used it under my thermarest for a bit of shoulder/hip padding so I don't back sleep and snore like a chainsaw.

    Clothes - a lightweight config so I could test the bag alone and not the bag with me wrapped up in down inside it.

    - a pair of thinnish *something* leggings from decathlon. Can't remember if they are merino but if they are it was a very skinny variety. - - - Top was a running t-shirt.
    - Hat, fleece balaclava

    Slept until 1am, but woke up a tad cold. Dozed on and off until 4am - main reason I couldn't sleep was I was waiting for my Scouts to start waking up from the cold. I could stay warm but the nano wasn't as forgiving to movement as a warmer sack. Believed I would have been okay had I layered up and grabbed my thin down jacket. Not having a hood or shoulder baffle meant I was more prone to cold drafts - I'll need to work on that. Will need to cinch down around my neck and make more effective use of head insulation.

    After being repeatedly woken by crowing cockerels and having to get out at 3am and 4am to deal with cold coughing Scouts I decided I would get as much sleep as I could and go straight to *warm and toasty* and abandon my test of the nano alone.

    When back in the tent, I kept my super sized down jacket on and grabbed my other sleeping bag to use as a duvet - I also retrieved my earplugs to dull down the noise of the cockerels, the geese and the Scouts. I was then perfectly warm, even when shuffling around.

    Slept like a baby - as I should have done as I was surrounded by about 3 kilo of down.

    I didn't get a low temp of the night, but it was certainly several below and nothing thawed until the sun rose over the trees at 9am. I'm guessing -3 to -4 at least. The frozen condensation in my tent was the worst it's ever been - made great fluffy snowballs though. Another Scout leader, an ML with plenty of mountain time, took his £350+ 0 degree bag, wore all his gear and said it was the coldest night in a tent he's EVER had.

    - It's tiny and light
    - It's an awesome summer bag, I've been use a 1.5kg 4 season bag for everything for ever, so it'll be nice to have something a third of the weight
    - I'll use it as a top-up for deep winter to stretch some more life out of my old bag
    - The standard version allows me to just tuck my head inside (5' 3")
    - It's super slippy, I'm fine with that.
    - I could have got enough sleep using it, but I would have had to work on it.
    - A bag somewhere between the nano and my ME would be better for those *almost 4 season* events.
    - I still need to do a test of using the nano + clothing to keep me warm on another cold night. I'll do that on a night when I'm not being woken up by wildlife and 15+ kids.

    Would I recommend? As a bag for use in February? Yeah, if you're willing to stretch it (and yourself) a little outside the comfort zone. For nicer weather it's a no-brainer for me. I wanted a new bag so I'm not shlepping kilos of down around with me and taking up a third of my pack - this one was a safe bet. Cheap enough to take a punt on.

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  17. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Seems pretty decent. If I'm reading the web site correctly, the Nano 2 should only be good for you, as a woman (I guess from your name) down to +5. I suspect a warmer hat would have helped.
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  18. Guinevere

    Guinevere Backpacker

    [QUOTE="WilliamC, post: 116929, member: 137"The Nano 2 should only be good for you, as a woman (I guess from your name) down to +5. I suspect a warmer hat would have helped.[/QUOTE]

    Nah, my head was fine. It simply didn't have the loft and shoulder baffles to keep in the warmth when tossing in turning in sub zero conditions.

    At +5 I would have been super warm!
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  19. Henry

    Henry Ultralighter

    I’m feeling a test run coming on. I use an xtherm, and with a solid inner I’d like to see how it performs.

    Suspect if any doubt I’ll be taking the big bag (washing my mouth out with soap at the sacrilege) for April Lakes.
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  20. Henry

    Henry Ultralighter

    Ok tested the bag last night. Quoted temp was 3 degrees: we are out in the sticks a bit so probably about right.

    I slept in my usual merino 160 long sleeve top, merino leggings and icebreaker socks plus a fleece beanie. Thermarest neoair xtherm and solid inner in the tent.

    Brought extra layers in case but was toasty and slept like a baby until the cat wanted to share the tent.

    For me I’d say I could do down to zero with not too much bother. Very pleased with it.

    Agree the neck needs cinching right in if it was colder. Washing it really helped with loft. I suspect I sleep a bit warmer than @Guinevere but it was quite a lot colder on her test.

    (The guilty party)

    Worth adding I got the long and there’s plenty of room. I’m 5’10”.
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  21. The Cumbrian

    The Cumbrian Ultralighter

    How much shoulder room is there in the Large size? I'm looking for something to replace my quilt (I move alot when I sleep and get lots of draughts), but most sleeping bags are too tight across the shoulders.

    Cheers, Michael.
  22. Henry

    Henry Ultralighter

    I’m not a huge build, but there’s loads of room for me; I make it 80 cm width measuring it now
  23. The Cumbrian

    The Cumbrian Ultralighter

    Thanks Henry, I'll check that measurement against one of my roomier bags.
  24. Guinevere

    Guinevere Backpacker

    I washed mine and definitely got more loft. But...

    Be aware that the baffles, which seem to be made of a stretchy fine mesh are open at the ends (zip side). So when the bag is wet it's very easy for clumps of wet down to flow through the 3" square holes that run down the side of the bag - and if this happens you end up with way too much down at one end, and not enough at the other. Once dry it's possible to move the down around, but it's a slow process to push it from chamber to chamber through those holes!

    Don't ask me how I know this!
  25. Henry

    Henry Ultralighter

    Interesting; I have a lot of down in the foot box...
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