Sleeping Bag for Kilimanjaro

Discussion in 'Sleeping Bags & Quilts' started by Nevis, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. Nevis

    Nevis Ultralighter

    Morning all :)

    A mate has just contacted me in a bit of a panic, his missus is heading to do Kilimanjaro in about 10 days and has left it late to get a bag for the trip!! He says she has been advised to get one rated to about -10/-15. Does that sound about right? Anyone any experience? And where to get something ASAP?

    K:)
  2. Ally

    Ally Trail Blazer

    My brother and sister in law went last, I would say - 15 min comfort for a lady as she had my ME snowline SL.

    She said she was fine bar the summit night when she had to layer up in the bag.

    Might be worth just hiring one for the trip ?
  3. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Kili has a permanent snow covering, or it did last time I saw it - 30yrs ago (I didn't go up).
    But is she sleeping at the top ? - probably not. Still pretty cold, especialy if there is a wind.
    And most important women sleep much colder than men - so minus 10-15 C is not out of order.
    You can hire Sleeping bags (if no one can loan you one) - better than forking out for an item you may not need again ??

    Edit . @Ally got there first :)
  4. Nevis

    Nevis Ultralighter

    Think she opting for a Snugpak chrysalis 5 (comfort -15c) that they've found new on donedeal.ie in Galway for 75 Euro...weighs in at a mighty 2.5kg! the porters are gonna love her :)
  5. FOX160

    FOX160 Section Hiker

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  6. Nevis

    Nevis Ultralighter

    had already said that to him! think they driving dublin to galway at the weekend to see it!! that’ll be 3.5 there and back!!!
  7. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Thru Hiker

    I'm wary of Snugpak's temp rating. Well made bags at pretty reasonable prices but my Chysalis 2 rated at +2 comfort was more +5 limit. Just sold it on.
  8. Nevis

    Nevis Ultralighter

    I'll pass that info on, thanks Fluff :)
    fluffkitten likes this.
  9. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    I agree with Andrea's comment re snugpak ratings
    Their Elite range is good, a bit pricier but I really rated the 4 & 5 I had in days gone by
  10. FOX160

    FOX160 Section Hiker

    Yes had heard that and that with their bags that was fully cloathed too.

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