E5 in August: warm enough sleeping bag? Alp crossing Germany to Italy:

Discussion in 'Sleeping Bags & Quilts' started by Autumn Flower, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. Lady Grey

    Lady Grey Thru Hiker

    For ladies......Never have to leave the tent to pee.
    Buy a large noodle pot, chuck the disgusting contents:yuck: and practice using it....practice before...and move the sleeping bag outa' the way.:rolleyeses::laugh:
    Peeing perfection without leaving your cosy enclosure:whistling:
  2. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Thru Hiker

    Definitely move the sleeping bag... :depressed:
  3. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Ultralighter

    Don't want to get into a p££ing competition here, but a noodle pot not capacious enough for me..

    1 litre ex yoghurt (Greek or Turkish :thumbsup:) pot more like it (you can eat that too :))

    But yes, best not to wee on your sleeping bag *:D

    *Top tips - us gurls are all over em :rolleyes:

    Keep up with the fun times Annie :smile:
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  4. Lady Grey

    Lady Grey Thru Hiker

    Yep, size matters..:laugh:...
    French fun.....:whistling:
  5. Balagan

    Balagan Section Hiker

    Toulouse strip clubs and now this? TrekLite is beginning to read like a Donald Trump dossier... :eek:
  6. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Cut off (defunct) 2 liter Platy does duty for me. Folds flat in pack and I keep my potty trowel in it. :).
  7. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Ultralighter

    2 litres Cathy?? :eek: O.K. - You win :D

    It's the usually uptight 'Brits Abroad'- Factor; Balagan... :rolleyes:

    T'was ever thus ... :shy:

    Gives such a bad impression :bag:
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  8. FOX160

    FOX160 Trail Blazer

    Pointless if you need to go just go. You will just have to in the end :/
  9. FOX160

    FOX160 Trail Blazer

  10. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Heavier than a -7 °C Zpacks bag...
  11. Balagan

    Balagan Section Hiker

    Heck of a lot lighter on the wallet though, especially after shipping and tax.
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  12. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

  13. FOX160

    FOX160 Trail Blazer

    Also take a look at the EE https://enlightenedequipment.com/revelation/
    Basically create your bag, and appears to be a quilt plus comforter. The Down is moisture proof and a nice snap system too.
    I am more steering towards this set up myself now.
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2017 at 7:26 AM
  14. Graham

    Graham Thru Hiker

    ^ Which means we've come the full circle, the OP says that an EE quilt has been ordered but won't arrive in time for this trip.
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2017 at 7:51 AM
  15. Enzo

    Enzo Section Hiker

    I've got the 150 cumulus quilt which is 370g ish so 220g shell which I thought was surprisingly heavy, same shell weight as my larger myog effort and that has 1 of its 4 linea meters of shell made of 60g/m pertex endurance. Perhaps the baffle fabric is more rugged?
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2017 at 10:29 AM
  16. FOX160

    FOX160 Trail Blazer

  17. Lady Grey

    Lady Grey Thru Hiker

    French Alps this year colder than usual... nights.....oooops....:whistling::wink::laugh:
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  18. Lady Grey

    Lady Grey Thru Hiker

    If I had been using a Down sleeping system the last 2 weeks, It would have degenerated fast into a squidgy, pulpy mess.....thank God for the EE Climashield 'Prodigy'.
    It has suffered so much and still performs...
    Wet, max condensation with cold still nights.
    I love Synthetic....it's reliable...:thumbsup::D
    Down not for me anymore:wink:
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  19. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    :rolleyes:......

    Nothing like the newly evangelical.....
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  20. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Depends when you were there, 30 degrees most days for us :)
  21. FOX160

    FOX160 Trail Blazer


    Lady Grey. What rated Prodigy do you have ?
    Also wouldn't EE Downtek, water repellent down be a good choice. Also to keep the weight down.
  22. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

  23. Lady Grey

    Lady Grey Thru Hiker

  24. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Thanks LG. Perhaps @widu13 can help with information then.

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