/ Cold Weather Sleeping Bags -30degrees

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dutybooty - on 06 Oct 2013
Hi all,

Looking at cold weather sleeping bags for winter alps. I get a little cold (though not a ridiculously cold person). I have a budget of about 550.

I've looked at PHD but to get what I want is just a little expensive.

I'm looking for something in an as waterproof fabric as possible to stop condensation issues and down.

I've narrowed it down to these two.

http://www.v12outdoor.com/product.php/1125/the-north-face-inferno-20f-29c-reg-rh-sleeping-bag-asphal...

http://www.joe-brown.com/outdoor-equipment/mountain_equipment_iceline_sleeping_bag__reg_copy

Anyone got any opinions on the above or other options?

Cheers.

Ash
Siward on 06 Oct 2013
In reply to dutybooty: I do not think you can go wrong with the ME bag. Your link took me to the XLong version - is that what you want?
Siward on 06 Oct 2013
In reply to Siward: good price at theoutdoorshop site
LJC - on 06 Oct 2013
In reply to Siward: I got a rab Andes half price, comfort is something like -18/21 which I've used in the alps in the early spring and been too hot at times (generally I feel the cold). Rock and run were selling them off 500 down to 240, i don't know if anywhere else still has them on offer, but it might be worth a look.
Mountain Llama on 06 Oct 2013
In reply to dutybooty: there was a recent reply to a sleeping bag post by ice solo i think re winter alp bags, might be worth searching it out.
In reply to dutybooty: -30 is horribly cold; not sure I'd want to be bivvying on a route at that! But I tested the new ME Snowline last winter and it's good to -23, i.e. you can sleep fine in it without ridiculous amounts of clothes on http://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/review.php?id=5328 I'd seriously consider the next warmest one up, the iceline I think.

The North Face one might be great and its a good price but I'd want to know what sort of rating they're using for -29.
mattc - on 07 Oct 2013
In reply to dutybooty: I have 1 you can have with a comfort of -20 if ur interested? It's a tundra pure
frqnt - on 09 Oct 2013
In reply to dutybooty:
As I'm curious to draw my own conclusions, are you planning on spending nights out or is this a precautionary item?

Also, this may be what Mountain Llama is referring to: http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?t=562000&v=1#x7479070
Flatus Vetus - on 09 Oct 2013
dutybooty - on 09 Oct 2013
In reply to dutybooty: Planned base camp bag. Have a thinner bag for bivvis on route already.
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James Jackson on 09 Oct 2013
In reply to dutybooty:

I've got a ME bag that is rated down to silly temperatures. Highly recommended.

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