Vango ultralite 200 sleeping bag. D of E bargain. Go Outdoors instore - £52.19 Any store using price match system
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Vango ultralite 200 sleeping bag. D of E bargain. Go Outdoors instore - £52.19 Any store using price match system

£52.19£79.9935%Go Outdoors Deals
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Needed a sleeping bag for daughter had to be compact, light and 3 season.
In go outdoors they are £79.99 but a quick Google shows a shop called summit outdoors in Paisley with stock at £57.99. Go outdoors beat any price by 10% hence further discount and over £27 off the store price.
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Good price in comparison, but the Snugpak Travelpak 2's a better bag- same weight, a couple of degrees warmer, and a fraction of the price. And they make good sleeping bags, UK-made.
Edited by: "ThanksForThat" 12th Feb
Where abouts is the go outdoors shop in Paisley
For a bit more I'd get the 300

Ultralite Pro 300
Also, a comfort rating of 4 degrees doesn't constitute a 3-season bag, it's a 2-season. Sorry, it's another bad buy, and if you need a 3-season bag then this needs to go back.
Edited by: "ThanksForThat" 11th Feb
easymoney51 m ago

Where abouts is the go outdoors shop in Paisley


There isn't one. It's in Coatbridge.
Original Poster
The Go Outdoors was near me in Cheshire but the cheapest online price with a physical shop is in Paisley. I used this for the price match. Sorry for any confusion. Also says 3 season on the bag so should be ok for over night hike in April I would have thought.
djmpne4 h, 17 m ago

The Go Outdoors was near me in Cheshire but the cheapest online price with …The Go Outdoors was near me in Cheshire but the cheapest online price with a physical shop is in Paisley. I used this for the price match. Sorry for any confusion. Also says 3 season on the bag so should be ok for over night hike in April I would have thought.


Depends how cold it gets I suppose? 3-season should go down to a comfort rating of 0 degrees. This is a 2-season, despite what it says on the bag. Vango lie- I wouldn't be surprised if it weighs more than 1100g when you get it on the scales either. The Snugpak I mentioned above is only 2-season, and that has a comfort rating of 2 degrees- better than the Vango. I don't mean to come across as condescending, I'm just trying to help, but you need to research these things. It says 3-season on the bag for one reason- because they're trying to sell it as an ultralite bag, which it would be if it was a 3-season. If they advertised it as the 2-season it is, it's about normal weight, and it's lost it's selling point.
Edited by: "ThanksForThat" 11th Feb
This will be fine for April
Edited by: "horsepills" 11th Feb
You need to have a discount card for £5 a year to get the 10% better price match.
I thought a decent sleeping bag costs £10! It was warm enough for my son at his winter DoE expedition. No complaints at all.
I would not pay over £50 for a sleeping bag.
Edited by: "Common.Sense" 12th Feb
Common.Sense27 m ago

I thought a decent sleeping bag costs £10! It was warm enough for my son …I thought a decent sleeping bag costs £10! It was warm enough for my son at his winter DoE expedition. No complaints at all.I would not pay over £50 for a sleeping bag.


Well you thought wrong. Plenty parts of the UK get sub zero temperatures during spring and autumn, never mind winter. Rather pay the money and avoid suffering from exposure!
My son was in sub zero. A £10 sleeping bag was fine. You could also wear a fleece.
They had good tents.

DoE is waste of time and money. It is cheaper to stay in a 5* hotel than camp.
It was all pointless.

Equal fun, in staying in a hotel overnight and doing DoE activities. They need to enter the 21st century.
i wouldn't say they need to enter the 21st century.
I think it's more a case of 'todays' people having no clue about outdoor life and conditions.
Far too many of us(including me at times) take our heating,electricity,clean water etc for granted. So a little excursion overnight in a tent with some multi terrain walking/exercise, is not a lot to ask ...is it?

Common.Sense3 h, 38 m ago

My son was in sub zero. A £10 sleeping bag was fine. You could also wear a …My son was in sub zero. A £10 sleeping bag was fine. You could also wear a fleece.They had good tents.DoE is waste of time and money. It is cheaper to stay in a 5* hotel than camp.It was all pointless.Equal fun, in staying in a hotel overnight and doing DoE activities. They need to enter the 21st century.


What an ironic username you have. It's totally at odds with your posts!

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horsepills13 m ago

What an ironic username you have. It's totally at odds with your posts!


Really? It is common sense not to spend £50 a sleeping bag. It really is not required.
regreid2 h, 56 m ago

i wouldn't say they need to enter the 21st century.I think it's more a …i wouldn't say they need to enter the 21st century.I think it's more a case of 'todays' people having no clue about outdoor life and conditions.Far too many of us(including me at times) take our heating,electricity,clean water etc for granted. So a little excursion overnight in a tent with some multi terrain walking/exercise, is not a lot to ask ...is it?



Why bother? What is the point? I have never been camping and never want to. I prefer to stay in a hotel.
The cost of DoE equipment was close to £300. It really was a waste of money.
Used boots, bag, etc just for the DoE. It is so expensive for a weekend.

I am saying go to DoE and stay indoors. £50 for a sleeping bag or pay the same to be indoors. For me, indoors wins every time.
Common.Sense9 m ago

Really? It is common sense not to spend £50 a sleeping bag. It really is …Really? It is common sense not to spend £50 a sleeping bag. It really is not required.


Saying that it's "not required" is such a sweeping statement though. It might not be required for you personally, but there are plenty of people who absolutely need to spend £50 or considerably more than that on a sleeping bag. If you do a fair bit of wild camping in winter, you're likely to want a down filled bag or similar - £50 would be a minimum for one of those. So no, it is not "common sense not to spend £50 on a sleeping bag" in those circumstances - it's downright lunacy.
Common.Sense58 m ago

Why bother? What is the point? I have never been camping and never want …Why bother? What is the point? I have never been camping and never want to. I prefer to stay in a hotel.The cost of DoE equipment was close to £300. It really was a waste of money.Used boots, bag, etc just for the DoE. It is so expensive for a weekend.I am saying go to DoE and stay indoors. £50 for a sleeping bag or pay the same to be indoors. For me, indoors wins every time.


For someone who's never been camping you seem to be quite the expert on it. Maybe those of us who have should have been seeking advice from you from the start? Oh the money you could have saved us on buying the right gear when it turns out any old rubbish will do.

I like your thinking though- why even pay £50 to stay in a hotel when you could just stay at home and not bother at all? In fact think of the money you could save in shoes if you applied that rational all the time. Just stay indoors, it's ace.

Incidentally, it probably wouldn't have cost £300 if you'd have applied "Common.Sense" to your purchasing decisions.
Edited by: "ThanksForThat" 12th Feb
If I we're looking for a really good and warm mummy sleeping bag I think I would go to an army surplus
supplier.
ThanksForThat12th Feb

For someone who's never been camping you seem to be quite the expert on …For someone who's never been camping you seem to be quite the expert on it. Maybe those of us who have should have been seeking advice from you from the start? Oh the money you could have saved us on buying the right gear when it turns out any old rubbish will do. I like your thinking though- why even pay £50 to stay in a hotel when you could just stay at home and not bother at all? In fact think of the money you could save in shoes if you applied that rational all the time. Just stay indoors, it's ace.Incidentally, it probably wouldn't have cost £300 if you'd have applied "Common.Sense" to your purchasing decisions.



Wrong. My sons have been and both said a £10 bag was fine. There is no need fora £50 sleeping bag. My advice is sound an from experience of people who have been. Just go to Decathlon or order online.
They also had to buy boots, the ruck sack and other items. The school provided a list. We we well under budget.
horsepills12th Feb

Saying that it's "not required" is such a sweeping statement though. It …Saying that it's "not required" is such a sweeping statement though. It might not be required for you personally, but there are plenty of people who absolutely need to spend £50 or considerably more than that on a sleeping bag. If you do a fair bit of wild camping in winter, you're likely to want a down filled bag or similar - £50 would be a minimum for one of those. So no, it is not "common sense not to spend £50 on a sleeping bag" in those circumstances - it's downright lunacy.



It depends how good the tent is as well.
It was -5 when mine went and they were not cold in the £10 bag.
They also had a mat and wore warm bed clothes.
Not one child spent £50 on a sleeping bag.
Ask the school what they should buy.
We can all afford a £100 bag, but it is not required.
Common.Sense19 m ago

It depends how good the tent is as well.It was -5 when mine went and they …It depends how good the tent is as well.It was -5 when mine went and they were not cold in the £10 bag.They also had a mat and wore warm bed clothes.Not one child spent £50 on a sleeping bag.Ask the school what they should buy.We can all afford a £100 bag, but it is not required.


You're talking about one specific incident- 3rd-hand experience gained from kids on their first camping trip under the supervision of professionals in a semi-controlled environment- and applying that tiny bit of knowledge to an entire world of locations and situations of which you haven't the faintest idea of what you're talking about because from your own admission you've never done it- which to be honest makes you a total moron.

If you carry on dishing out advice like that, at some point someone will get hurt or worse. You remind me of these people who are constantly draining the resources of Mountain Rescue because they got stuck up the side of a mountain without the foggiest idea of what they were doing.

I don't think I've ever seen anyone openly admitting to having no knowledge or experience on a subject while simultaneously proclaiming to be an expert on the matter. That really is a new one on me!
ThanksForThat1 h, 31 m ago

You're talking about one specific incident- 3rd-hand experience gained …You're talking about one specific incident- 3rd-hand experience gained from kids on their first camping trip under the supervision of professionals in a semi-controlled environment- and applying that tiny bit of knowledge to an entire world of locations and situations of which you haven't the faintest idea of what you're talking about because from your own admission you've never done it- which to be honest makes you a total moron. If you carry on dishing out advice like that, at some point someone will get hurt or worse. You remind me of these people who are constantly draining the resources of Mountain Rescue because they got stuck up the side of a mountain without the foggiest idea of what they were doing. I don't think I've ever seen anyone openly admitting to having no knowledge or experience on a subject while simultaneously proclaiming to be an expert on the matter. That really is a new one on me!


I couldn't have put it better myself - though I suspect that he/she is actually just intending to wind people up with their comments. Surely nobody is that clueless...

"A £10 bag was fine for my son and his mates on a DofE trip, so nobody should ever need to spend more than £50 on one"! I mean..what??!
A £50 sleeping bags is not always better than a cheaper one. it is like saying a £50 Adidas t-shirt is better quality than a £10 unbranded one.

If you are is pathetic tent, you may be cold. If you are in a well insulated and erected tent then it is different. It is not just about the sleeping bag. There are other factors, including what you wear when you sleep in the bag.

The OP did not state he was going up a mountain and did not have a decent tent. The mention is for DoE.

I repeat a £50 sleeping bag is not required for a basic DoE trip. Not one single child at my son's grammar school had such an expensive bag. We were told at the meeting it was not necessary.

Ask the school!
Edited by: "Common.Sense" 13th Feb
ThanksForThat13th Feb

You're talking about one specific incident- 3rd-hand experience gained …You're talking about one specific incident- 3rd-hand experience gained from kids on their first camping trip under the supervision of professionals in a semi-controlled environment- and applying that tiny bit of knowledge to an entire world of locations and situations of which you haven't the faintest idea of what you're talking about because from your own admission you've never done it- which to be honest makes you a total moron. If you carry on dishing out advice like that, at some point someone will get hurt or worse. You remind me of these people who are constantly draining the resources of Mountain Rescue because they got stuck up the side of a mountain without the foggiest idea of what they were doing. I don't think I've ever seen anyone openly admitting to having no knowledge or experience on a subject while simultaneously proclaiming to be an expert on the matter. That really is a new one on me!


Well said. Common sense isn't that common these days.......
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