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Monday, April 26, 2010

Sleeping bag

Anybody looking for a new sleeping bag in the not too distant future may want to take a look HERE. and compare it against other manufacturers.
Katabatic is not a company known much here in the UK, but this bag weight is 670grams and is rated at minus 9. Cost $355. I'll not covert it to pounds due to the fluctuations.
It seems pretty good to me.


  1. That looks good Alan. My RAB quantum 400 is supposed to be rated at -5, but i have not been over warm in it lately. I also have a very lightweight cumulus bag rated at zero. I think they are optimistic or as I get older I cant stand the cold as well. I believe Western mountaineering do some good bags.

  2. Hi Greg, We have the Rab summit 400 also, rated at -5 and i too have been cold ish when the temp gets to 0. And definitely cold at -5.
    I don't wear clothes when in the bag and i know that you have to fully close the hood up around you when the temperature drops to the bags limit. It's ideal for 3+ seasons but pushed for 4. The weight is good too at around 750gr. I can wear my minimus if i feel the need to.
    The Katabatic system type is becoming more and more common. I feel a need to try it out. --Alan


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