/ Sleeping Bag
I am planning on using it for a trek to Annapurna base camp in late December so would like to get everyones opinion.
The sleeping bag is a Mountain Hardwear Wraith SL.
See the dropbox link for the images of the bag
Have you asked how old it is? Just a quick look online shows that its nothing MH have done in the past 5? years. My gut feeling is to leave well alone or get some sort of cast iron return guarantee if it does prove a wrong'un.
Can I ask a ball park figure for what there asking for it?
Just noticed.... in image 7 of 7 the stuff sack says "Wraith SL" looking online the bag clearly ISN'T a Wrath SL. (price £620!!!). The fabric looks too light a weigh and there aren't any storm flaps for the zips.
Its also strange that there doesn't appear to be any name on the actual bag only "Polarguard 30" which Google seems to think is a synthetic type insulation.
They are asking for £200 for the bag which in itself has raised many questions
But my real concern was exactly as you have said the fabric, the colour inside and there is no Wraith SL on the bag. I to thought the label at the bottom read "Polarguard 30" but it is actually Polargaurd 3D.
Will you be camping or staying in lodges/tea houses ?
I will be staying in Tea Houses, I think you are 100% right that a bag in that price range with a liner will be more that adequate even at the higher elevations.
I think I was just tempted by the Wraith bag because of the price and the chance to resell, but if it aint the genuine article and it older than me then there is no chance of that!!
I was looking at the Rab Ascent 700 - 900 range and the Alpkit SH600 - 800 range.
It may also be worth looking at the Alpkit PD600. It is a slightly better spec in my opinion than the SH range.
I have a PD400, which I think is very good, but not for the ABC trek as it is too light.
Sorry was having a bit of mid-afternoon thickness.... wheres my coffee ;)
Have to say I'm still deeply suspicious. The bag shown isn't a Wraith SL which the seller seems to be claiming is with the image of a Wraith stuff sack. Also judging by the genuine articles thickness whats shown probably isn't even an older version of it.
don't want be a downer on this but I know that there have been times when I've come across a fantastic deal... a bit too fantastic and nearly gone through with it because I just really really wanted the item. it sort of blinds you. By all means check it out further but keep your wits about you as this kit is about £750 new so £200 would be a real bargain.
I think you're right. The Polarguard 3d appears to be on the bag not the expander if that is what is being shown..at least as far as I can make out. I'd probably avoid unless the orginal ad has other details..
From looking at this website I think the sleeping bag is actually a Mountain Hardwear 3rd demension 0 degrees bag!!! Not a Wraith SL
To many similarities to the dropbox photos of the bag for sale
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