Alpkit Sleeping bag, inflatable mat, waterproof backpack and bottles £128 delivered
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Alpkit Sleeping bag, inflatable mat, waterproof backpack and bottles £128 delivered

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Found 24th Jun 2015
This is a bundle with a synthetic 2 season sleeping bag, inflatable sleeping mat, an excellent waterproof backpack and a couple of water bottles for £128.

Alpkit are an excellent company for outdoor equipment. They sell top quality stuff, for reasonable prices. They only run by mail order, with no retail shops (you can drop by the factory shop) and low stock levels, so they can cut their prices, without scrimping on the quality.

The sleeping bag is a compact, 2 season bag with a synthetic filling. Its not something for the middle of winter (with a "comfort" rating of 4.3ºC. It is 185cm long inside, with a maximum width of 64cm. There is a full length zip down the right side. The filling has a soft down-like feel. I would like one of the Alpkit down bags, but they are twice the price. The advantage with a synthetic filling is that it will work better than down if it gets damp.

The Airo 180 sleeping mat is 52cm wide, 180cm long and 2.5cm thick when it is inflated.It comes with some elastic straps to hold it rolled up. It is quite a bit lighter than the ones that you get from Aldi/Lidl, whilst still being thick enough.

The backpack is a 30L Gourdon. I have had one of these for ~ 8 years and it is quite brilliant. It has one big compartment with a roll top, so it is waterproof. It is small enough to use as an airline carry on bag. My bag once got damaged when it was in storage. One of the straps got tangled up with a vacuum cleaner tube. I pulled hard on the tube, which ripped the strap off. This was definitely my fault and not a manufacturing defect, but Alpkit repaired it for me, for free. You get a choice of colours for this. The 30L bag now comes with 2 large mesh pockets on either side, where you can put a water bottle. The £25 list price for one of these is a bargain - they haven't changed the price in years. The bag works brilliantly.

The final part of the deal are some plastic water bottles. You can choose to have a 500ml one, a 750ml one, or one of each. They normally charge £5 each for these, which isn't a bargain, but they are worth £1-2 each.

The list prices for the sleeping bag, sleeping mat and backpack are £90 and £40 respectively. Those are pretty competitive with the street prices for similar quality gear. With this deal, you effectively get an excellent backpack and some water bottles for free.

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That's a rubbish price for a sleeping bag.

£10 would be a deal

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bob99999

That's a rubbish price for a sleeping bag.£10 would be a deal



Thats a price for a rubbish sleeping bag. This is a sleeping bag you might want to use twice :-)
Edited by: "ahenry" 24th Jun 2015

this is a great deal. Everything here is on my wish list, but unfortunately it'd be a deal breaker as far as my marriage goes...
I can certainly vouch for Alpkit stuff. On the whole, it's top quality at around half the price of the good Outdoor shops.

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jamesvolunteer

this is a great deal. Everything here is on my wish list, but … this is a great deal. Everything here is on my wish list, but unfortunately it'd be a deal breaker as far as my marriage goes...



This sleeping bag might not be warm enough to get you through a harsh winter on a park bench. They do some others, though which would be well up to the job

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ahenry

This sleeping bag might not be warm enough to get you through a harsh … This sleeping bag might not be warm enough to get you through a harsh winter on a park bench. They do some others, though which would be well up to the job



Then you agree it's a piece of shed?

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bob99999

Then you agree it's a piece of shed?



Its a 1kg 2 season sleeping bag with a comfort rating down to 4.3ºC. If I was planning to sleep rough through a UK winter, then I would want something quite a bit thicker. For the summer months, this would be fine.

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You don't just get a bottle. You get helpful advice too

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/65521224/2015-06-24%2021.48.03.jpg

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lol

park life?

I wouldn't pay more than £10 for that sleeping bag, few quid more for the other bits maybe

ahenry

This sleeping bag might not be warm enough to get you through a harsh … This sleeping bag might not be warm enough to get you through a harsh winter on a park bench. They do some others, though which would be well up to the job



I suppose I could always wear a coat..

I think they probably factor in that the sort of people buying these will have down jackets and insulated trousers to sleep in also. They're designed to be comfortable and light carried up a hill, and are probably hand made for quality assurance and to be as fail proof as poss.
I don't reckon Alpkit would mind much that they're not attracting the 'Halfords campers'.

ahenry

This sleeping bag might not be warm enough to get you through a harsh … This sleeping bag might not be warm enough to get you through a harsh winter on a park bench. They do some others, though which would be well up to the job



my problem is that I won't buy down stuff. Because of the animal welfare thing, and also I'm allergic to everything so would worry it'd get up my nose. I always go for synthetic but I definately pay for it in weight.
Every time I look on the Alpkit site, I could spend hundreds though.
Only exception is that I got a Brukit recently and didn't get on with it. No quibble return though, which is another good thing about them.
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