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    Tribal Elder Tigger004's Avatar
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    I have the Corinthia Defence 4 - Army issue winter bag small pack size and Light with synthetic fill, It replaced a USMC ECWSS which I liked very much, the USMC system is very bulky and heavy

    http://www.carinthiashop.com/en/

    Neither are cheap but IHope this helps
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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianMike View Post
    When I got my US Poncho liner, I loved it so much I bought a second one! Is what I sleep under in summer months, perfectly regulates the heat and is lightweight.
    They are a cracking bit of kit aren't they? Great for sleeping in or under and you can fashion a have decent hammock under quilt out of them too.

    Definitely deserving of the woobie accolade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kernowek Scouser View Post
    They are a cracking bit of kit aren't they? Great for sleeping in or under and you can fashion a have decent hammock under quilt out of them too.

    Definitely deserving of the woobie accolade.

    I use one as an under blanket too

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    Rab Ascent 500.

    http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/rab-asce...ng-bag-p205142

    It packs down small and weighs not a lot. Bulk is one of the things I am always looking at keeping down to a minimum and this bag helps a lot. As for the temperature rating, been down to negative figures in the hammock without getting cold feet. Its a long term investment as far as I am concerned so had no problem justifying the expense to myself, but then I didn't tell swmbo before getting it

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    6' , 20st, 53" chest..... Army arctic slug for me... Got myself a little 1 season job too from aldi believe it or not...

    Cosy warm on the last moot, Bringing both on this one.......
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    Carinthia defence 4 , vango venom 300 down , mountain equipment firewalker 1 and a snugpak softie 3 ...the defence 4 is an amazing bit of kit lofting like a down bag but it doesn't pack down very well and its 2kg.
    oh well try again

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    I was after a down based bag as they are warm, light and pack down really well. Only problem is that good ones are really expensive but I managed to nab a new Mountain Equipment Xero 350 of ebay for 165 (RRP 280).
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    I bought a rab accent 900 from go outdoors in a sale for 200 and its brilliant!!! Pack size I'd say is medium, weight is light for its size, comfort is bloody comfy! I'm 6ft with a 44" chest and the bag is far from snug fitting and as for warmth it's lovely and warm (just how I like it).

    http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/rab-asce...ng-bag-p205126

    If you have the money to spend I would 100% recommend it.
    I have also herd that alpkit have a very good range of bags available which I'm sure a lot of people on here would agree with.

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    I guess I need to save abit there are some real nice bags but as always you pay for lightweight and small

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    Definitely check out Alpkit as Jefferson suggested. This is one company I keep forgetting to check when looking at my purchases. Had I remembered then I would probably have gone with one of their bags rather than the Rab.

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