Doss bags

#2
to be honest id go for snugpak

especially when you think youve got a bivvi bag as well.
 
#3
Don't know about the elite range, but I've got a Softie 6 kestrel. The bag is good, bit cold on its own but if your wearing layers and you get an inner for it, it works well. Of course you can go higher, all the way up to the softie 12, but as yolu can imagine, the pack size gets larger, and it probably is possible to get too warm with layers on etc. if your just using it on exercise in the UK.

http://www.snugpak.com/index.php?MenuID=93-101
 

cpunk

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#5
Softie bags are fine for anorexic dwarfs but if you're a tall, broad-shouldered love god like me they will zip up to about your waist and that's it. I use the issue bouncing bomb when it's cold and the issue jungle bag when it's warm.
 
#6
cpunk said:
Softie bags are fine for anorexic dwarfs but if you're a tall, broad-shouldered love god like me they will zip up to about your waist and that's it. I use the issue bouncing bomb when it's cold and the issue jungle bag when it's warm.
Which is fine if you don't have to fit anything else in your bergen, or have a bat-man to carry it for you.

I was a Softie 9 man and proud of it :D

Good for anything up to a medium/light dusting of snow.
(Specs say -10 if you believe them).
 
#7
The elite range is very good. I'm a broad shouldered six footer from the rough end of the trench and can quite happily fit in an Elite 1. Not sure about Elite 2 but it should be able to fit into a rocket pouch or take up minimal space in a bergen or patrol pack.
 

Mr Happy

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#9
Sleeping? You sleep? In 49 we used to go months on ops without food, water or sleep, just killin' and shaggin' and medals.

Grrrr
 
#10
PassingBells said:
I was a Softie 9 man and proud of it :D
Seconded old boy! I've had mine down to -30 with a silk sleeping bag liner. It were fookin' freezing!
 

cpunk

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#11
In fact I've used my jungle bag with a liner down around zero degrees and been warm enough, though I did have to keep my socks on.
 
#13
I had a softie 9 which was ok until I used it mid winter at Barry Buddon.
I was frozen.
Admittedly, this was without a liner.
 
#14
aj2608 said:
ok great thanks for all the info
when it says the specs does that mean ground tempertaure or wind aswell?
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The specs don't really mean much at all. They're only a guideline and vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.
 
#16
RV Ops have a couple of Haglöfs - Zensor sleeping bags, which look interesting.

Anyone used them or know what they're like?
 
#17
cpunk said:
Softie bags are fine for anorexic dwarfs but if you're a tall, broad-shouldered love god like me they will zip up to about your waist and that's it. I use the issue bouncing bomb when it's cold and the issue jungle bag when it's warm.
As one tall, broad-shouldered love god to another, the Snugpak sleeping bag 'baffle' solves most problems... and as the waist expands, and another baffle!
 

MrBane

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#19
fas_et_gloria said:
Mr Happy said:
cpunk said:
In fact I've used my jungle bag with a liner down around zero degrees and been warm enough, though I did have to keep my socks on.
REMF....
...because real men don't wear their socks in bed!
Because real men can't take their boots off 'cos they're so damn close to the bad guys; they never know when they'll need to give them a swift kick ***********!
 

Cutaway

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#20
cpunk said:
Softie bags are fine for anorexic dwarfs but if you're a tall, broad-shouldered love god like me they will zip up to about your waist and that's it. I use the issue bouncing bomb when it's cold and the issue jungle bag when it's warm.
I believe they make an extra zip-in panel for, "the more generously-waisted gentleman."

cpunk said:
In fact I've used my jungle bag with a liner down around zero degrees and been warm enough, though I did have to keep my smoking jacket, socks and smoking cap on.

Cpunk is no REMF as anyone who's seen "Les Chiens de Guerre" can testify.
 

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