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You cannot go wrong with Mountain Equipment (do not confuse with Mountain Warehouse). This is a nice 3 season bag if you follow the comfort limit as a male. If you're new to higher cost higher spec outdoor gear it has a good weight and pack size as noted by Yadiyada. If you're wanting something that reaches to -3 comfort limit the Helium 400 at £25 more with 150g weight increase.
Totally agree. I've got a Wolfwise MSR Hubba Hubba clone. Cost me £69.99 from Amazon. It is the same weight, has been through some bad Norwegian weather - and is still in perfect condition. Aside from the woefully bad pegs (embarrassed) But yes, I really can't stomach the thought of sleeping or wearing something that has caused serious and avoidable animal suffering. I also just trust ME bags having had mine perform so brilliantly over the past 2.5+ years.
Yes, a very good point which I should've mentioned... I've avoided the Chinese bags for the same reason, but everyone has to set their own red lines, and they're undeniably good value. Still, agree that something like ME is most certainly the most ethical choice. Do love some of the camping equipment out of China these days tho... some of the tents are crazy value.
I couldn't really justify those Chinese bags as I wouldn't trust them to source the down ethically. These ME bags are created using down from already slaughtered birds. Essentially making use of a by product, rather than putting birds through repeated plucking. (Which is just about the only way I can justify buying anything with down)