Rab ascent 700 Duck down sleeping bag £179 @ Trekkit
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Rab ascent 700 Duck down sleeping bag £179 @ Trekkit

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Found 13th Oct 2018
Really good cold weather bag, great deal already but then used gooutdoors price match to bring if down to £161. Not a bag for festivals but really decent for actual camping/mountaineering. Comfort -2, limit of comfort -8.5 before a bivvi bag or liner is added
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Op for future reference add a RRP price to your deal as the usual cold voting sheep when seeing an RRP OF £260 (Cotswold outdoors and numerous other shops) may decide that actually it is a good price

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Good sleeping bags are expensive. I have not bought a down bag for ages, too old for that kind of camping now. Still, fill level is quite low for the price I think. Maybe they have gone up quite a bit since I last bought one. I have found mountain equipment to be good value for bags in the past. Not voting hot or cold. I have spent much more years ago on bags but when you need a good sleeping bag you will think it money well spent. Don't confuse the with the crap you buy from Argos.
Edited by: "deleted1999407" 13th Oct 2018
Just a tip OP, don't bother posting sleeping bag deals on here, unless it's £10 from B&M. 99% of people don't have the technical knowledge or understanding why it's priced as it is. It doesn't do them any favours either when their ignorance is based purely on huk votes and decide to one day go camping in the winter.

Good deal btw, voted hot.
Edited by: "zhris" 13th Oct 2018
had a cheap sleeping bag. paid 200 quid for a new one recently and must admit i was sceptical. i bought it because i needed one that was light and packed away small enough to use it for a three month trecking expedition. The first night i used this small and lightweight sleeping bag- i was amazed. everything tells you that they small and light means uncomfortable and cold but it was the best night sleep ive ever had in a sleeping bag. Don't get me wrong. you want to go to bognor regis and camp for one night once a summer then this is a waste of money. if you're into outdoors and serious about it then you know that weight saving and quality is important. Those two things don't come cheap unfortunately.
Edited by: "robshill5" 13th Oct 2018
thedvdmonster12 m ago

£180 for a sleeping bag?h ah ha ha ha ha ha aha ha aha ha ha ha aha ha


There is a good version of everything.
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£180 for a sleeping bag?
h ah ha ha ha ha ha aha ha aha ha ha ha aha ha
Decimal in the wrong place
I didn't think there'd be enough room in a sleeping bag to duck down!1
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Stick to your festivals mate!
If you want a good down bag that stops you freezing to death put a decent deal on
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deleted1999407
Good sleeping bags are expensive. I have not bought a down bag for ages, too old for that kind of camping now. Still, fill level is quite low for the price I think. Maybe they have gone up quite a bit since I last bought one. I have found mountain equipment to be good value for bags in the past. Not voting hot or cold. I have spent much more years ago on bags but when you need a good sleeping bag you will think it money well spent. Don't confuse the with the crap you buy from Argos.
Edited by: "deleted1999407" 13th Oct 2018
thedvdmonster12 m ago

£180 for a sleeping bag?h ah ha ha ha ha ha aha ha aha ha ha ha aha ha


There is a good version of everything.
Are these vegan friendly?
Seems relatively cheap for this particular sleeping bag but I’m sure there must be cheaper and better alternatives ?!?
vinnyV259127 m ago

Seems relatively cheap for this particular sleeping bag but I’m sure there …Seems relatively cheap for this particular sleeping bag but I’m sure there must be cheaper and better alternatives ?!?


I'd say Alpkit is better value for the same level of quality and craftsmanship. If you're looking for cheap but still, in my experience, a decent bag, try the range from China's Aegismax.
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vinnyV259121 m ago

Seems relatively cheap for this particular sleeping bag but I’m sure there …Seems relatively cheap for this particular sleeping bag but I’m sure there must be cheaper and better alternatives ?!?


You could well be right, I personally struggled to find one with the same specs for the price
People just voting cold due to the price. You pay for what you get.
Just a tip OP, don't bother posting sleeping bag deals on here, unless it's £10 from B&M. 99% of people don't have the technical knowledge or understanding why it's priced as it is. It doesn't do them any favours either when their ignorance is based purely on huk votes and decide to one day go camping in the winter.

Good deal btw, voted hot.
Edited by: "zhris" 13th Oct 2018
zhris12 m ago

I'd say Alpkit is better value for the same level of quality and …I'd say Alpkit is better value for the same level of quality and craftsmanship. If you're looking for cheap but still, in my experience, a decent bag, try the range from China's Aegismax.


i recently bought one from alpkit. excellent service. i only went and ripped mine on its second use. alpkit took it back paying postage and repaired it for free even though it was my fault. excellent service. Only thing is all the products seem to be made in China- would be nice to know the stuff isn't travelling all the was around the world before we buy it but its the way of the world i guess.
had a cheap sleeping bag. paid 200 quid for a new one recently and must admit i was sceptical. i bought it because i needed one that was light and packed away small enough to use it for a three month trecking expedition. The first night i used this small and lightweight sleeping bag- i was amazed. everything tells you that they small and light means uncomfortable and cold but it was the best night sleep ive ever had in a sleeping bag. Don't get me wrong. you want to go to bognor regis and camp for one night once a summer then this is a waste of money. if you're into outdoors and serious about it then you know that weight saving and quality is important. Those two things don't come cheap unfortunately.
Edited by: "robshill5" 13th Oct 2018
robshill56 m ago

i recently bought one from alpkit. excellent service. i only went and …i recently bought one from alpkit. excellent service. i only went and ripped mine on its second use. alpkit took it back paying postage and repaired it for free even though it was my fault. excellent service. Only thing is all the products seem to be made in China- would be nice to know the stuff isn't travelling all the was around the world before we buy it but its the way of the world i guess.


You're right, nearly everything is made in china, including Alpkit's equipment. The benefit though, with Alpkit as the middleman, is that they designed the product and expect it to be supplied to their exact specifications, and remain in control of quality here, and take responsibility for issues. I'm not sure of Rab's sources, but I do know they construct their products here in the UK, I've seen videos on YouTube of their factory operations.
Rab is a great British manufacturer for professional mountaineering. Some people are happy to spend grand on a new smartphone, some pay couple of hundreds for a sleeping bag.
This may not be a great deal, but it’s still a good deal and doesn’t deserve to be cold (-72 at time of writing). This isn’t just a basic sleeping bag for casual use. For any anyone looking for a good price on a bag of this standard, they may easily miss the deal because of people who are not interested in this type of product voting cold.
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Better fill half the price had good reviews check it out
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Details there worth a check out
seanpm16718 m ago

[Image] Details there worth a check out


Not a ‘bag connoisseur so could be wrong but the op one suggests 700g fill weight whereas your one is 258g (for the large, less for the medium).
seanpm16746 m ago

[Image] Better fill half the price had good reviews check it out



Why do you say the fill is better ?
These are great bags, and will last an age... A bit like buying a jacket by ....Patagonia... Berghuas... Mont Bel ...Haglofs and so on.... simply put; quality products...
Ha ha think your right my bad still good budget down sleeping bag for 3 seasons lol
seanpm16742 m ago

Ha ha think your right my bad still good budget down sleeping bag for 3 …Ha ha think your right my bad still good budget down sleeping bag for 3 seasons lol


I have that sleeping bag (Aegismax aegis mini) it's very good, but not comparable to this one. I'd say it's good as a summer sleeping bag, the only time I have used it 3 seasons and have been comfortable has been with high end 4 season gear (mattress, liner, base layers). But it depends on so many factors. For a comparable Aegismax product, you'd need to look at something along the lines of the aegis d series, maybe the aegis D2.
Edited by: "zhris" 13th Oct 2018
Great price, wish one of these had been available at this price when I was looking to buy 6 months ago.
Ok, so only 650 fp, but can't see you getting 800+ for this sort of money.
Comfort rating of -2C makes this usable in all but the worst conditions.
it's hydrophobic down, so will be practical in damp conditions (down being useless at keeping you warm when it's damp)
Tip: get a silk liner (tiny and light) to go with it so you only wash the bag when you absolutely have to... will extend it's usable life.
Hot!

Edit: An alternative would be a Vango Venom 600 sleeping bag. £160 from here:
outdoorgear.co.uk/Van…asp
Similar spec to the Rab for a little les money.
Edited by: "BigAde" 14th Oct 2018
BigAde5 h, 55 m ago

Great price, wish one of these had been available at this price when I was …Great price, wish one of these had been available at this price when I was looking to buy 6 months ago.Ok, so only 650 fp, but can't see you getting 800+ for this sort of money.Comfort rating of -2C makes this usable in all but the worst conditions.it's hydrophobic down, so will be practical in damp conditions (down being useless at keeping you warm when it's damp)Tip: get a silk liner (tiny and light) to go with it so you only wash the bag when you absolutely have to... will extend it's usable life.Hot!Edit: An alternative would be a Vango Venom 600 sleeping bag. £160 from here:https://www.outdoorgear.co.uk/Vango-Venom-600-Down-Sleeping-Bag-sku52412902.aspSimilar spec to the Rab for a little les money.



A silk liner.....a top tip....
psargeant1 h, 32 m ago

A silk liner.....a top tip....



absolutely, wash at 30 degrees keeps the bag clean.
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