Using a jungle sleeping bag as 3 season (1 Viewer)

JamesPrice94

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I just discovered jungle sleeping bags, their seems to be a very good one by snugpak, and also British and French Military issue.


Most sleeping bags are to warm for me in summer and even spring and fall. This seems perfect, reviews say you sleep warm in 5C, and with liner and proper insulation under you, and clothing can be warm near 0C. Plus the bag has a built in mosquito net, which is a big plus for me because Ontario summers get buggy as hell. And the fabric is water repellent, so it takes the role of bivy as well. I bet with pad, this bag, and small tarp you could stay dry and warm most of the time.

Also the size, its tiny ! 1.69 pounds, or 760g, and pack down very small.

What do you guys think of this? Do you think it would be a good bag for a 3 season?
 
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JamesPrice94

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I just discovered jungle sleeping bags, their seems to be a very good one by snugpak, and also British and French Military issue.


Most sleeping bags are to warm for me in summer and even spring and fall. This seems perfect, reviews say you sleep warm in 5C, and with liner and proper insulation under you, and clothing can be warm near 0C. Plus the bag has a built in mosquito net, which is a big plus for me because Ontario summers get buggy as hell. And the fabric is water repellent, so it takes the role of bivy as well. I bet with pad, this bag, and small tarp you could stay dry and warm most of the time.

Also the size, its tiny ! 1.69 pounds, or 760g, and pack down very small.

What do you guys think of this? Do you think it would be a good bag for a 3 season?

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I used that exact bag all year round. In the summer it's pretty decent, but that's all I would use it in. At even 15C I was getting chilly in that bag. I started wearing all my clothes to bed, and found a wool blanket in an abandoned house in Greece to add some warmth. Then I started using an emergency blanket on top of that. Granted this was fall/winter in Greece where it gets quite humid and of course humidity just gets you to the bone.
The packable size and weight of this bag is awesome, and the bug net is pretty cool as well. The temp rating is laughable, however, and the wrap around zippper creates a lot of air flow which sucks in windy or cooler conditions. If combined with an emergency blanket, it's alright outside of summer, but definitely don't expect to go into early fall without a chill. Add a fleece liner at the least.
 

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I used that exact bag all year round. In the summer it's pretty decent, but that's all I would use it in. At even 15C I was getting chilly in that bag. I started wearing all my clothes to bed, and found a wool blanket in an abandoned house in Greece to add some warmth. Then I started using an emergency blanket on top of that. Granted this was fall/winter in Greece where it gets quite humid and of course humidity just gets you to the bone.
The packable size and weight of this bag is awesome, and the bug net is pretty cool as well. The temp rating is laughable, however, and the wrap around zippper creates a lot of air flow which sucks in windy or cooler conditions. If combined with an emergency blanket, it's alright outside of summer, but definitely don't expect to go into early fall without a chill. Add a fleece liner at the least.


Thanks for sharing your experience with this bag. I decided to order it. I have this wool army blanket, im getting a seamstress to use it to make a sleeping bag liner. Also, I've got an emergency blanket at the bottom of my bag, if it gets a bit chilly will pull it out like you suggested.

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You should be alright.If you use the emergency blanket, i'd throw it on the outside. The moisture you will get should dry pretty fast on the bag. I was sleeping on a beach once, and a storm had a wave come right up underneath me and soak half the bag. Was able to get back to sleep and in the morning the bag was already dry.
 

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You should be alright.If you use the emergency blanket, i'd throw it on the outside. The moisture you will get should dry pretty fast on the bag. I was sleeping on a beach once, and a storm had a wave come right up underneath me and soak half the bag. Was able to get back to sleep and in the morning the bag was already dry.

Wow thats impressive how fast it dried ! good you didnt get cold by getting soaked from that wave.
 

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