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   Old Thread  #3 7 Jul 2020 at 5.49pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi ya,

I have the plus all season version. For me, sleeping bags are a personal thing. For years I've used British Army bags. The reason why I like the army bags is that I'm free to move about and have decent foot room: many of the fishing type system bags I've seen are badly designed in the foot area; Fox is a great example of poor design. Not used fox bags since the MK1 Flatliter, so they might have gotten better, though I doubt it.

I'd advise to take a look at the Gardner bag beforehand as it might suit you, though there are shortcomings that I pointed out like the drawstrings opening due to the material and clasp that they used, or the zip, not as bad as the Snugpak zips - to which are really, really bad, like laughably bad, but the Gardener one isn't free flowing like what the military would use.

As for the Carinthian bag: I think I might get the Defence 4 as it's two part and a multi season bag, and a Defence 6 for those really cold winters. Neither of the Carinthian bags tie onto a bedchair, but that's not an issue for me, although it might be for others.
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   Old Thread  #2 7 Jul 2020 at 4.47pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Which sleeping bag are you referring? I was looking at Gardner Duvet Compact. That or buying a sleep system which Iím reluctant to do. Out of interest. How would you attach Carinthian Defence 6 to the bedchair? Looks very warm 👍🏻
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   Old Thread  #1 7 Jun 2020 at 7.20pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
What a pile of plop.

What is it with fishing tackle companies that they can't even get something like a sleeping bag right? The one I've got has the winter liner that you can attach and unattach as you please. For some genius reason you only get one liner, so, you either lay on that section of liner or you have it on top of you inside the bag as you sleep. Why not two sections of liner as I found it freezing in the winter the way you buy it off the shelf.

The bag has a good section that has drawstrings which are made of some super sliding nylon material that has the bag undoing itself over time. The way it's designed, it's a bit tricky to get it to wrap you up mummy style with a small blowhole.- so to speak.

The zip is crap:

Why oh why couldn't they have sown in a decent YYK zip, as apposed to the cheap and nasty thing they went with. It's not too bad opening, but closing it is a bit of a faff. I've never been a fan of zips that open from the side. I can understand the logic of a side opening zip but a front opening zip is the one; always has been and always will be.

It depends what you're into as this is a big, wide bag.

In conclusion:

I'm not fan of this bag. I wish fishing companies would look at British Army bags and copy the design. Simple and effective and tick all of the boxes. This year I'm going to get a decent bag as I'm tired of crap sleeping bags. One that I'm going to get is the Carinthian Defence 6. It's pretty extreme, though I'm sure I won't be cold.
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