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Improving temp performance of sleeping bag

Discussion in 'Kit Chatter' started by emm dee, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. Lancer165l

    Lancer165l Full Member

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    I've been looking at those as a summer bag. Probably good inside a bivi bag even in the hills?
     
  2. Ruud

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    No, I would not use it as a sleeping bag on its own, for that it is not warm enough. I also think it won't work all that great in a bivibag (on its own). Although I use it with great succes, I would never depart home with only the Reactor.

    To give you some more detail, I use a summer bag with a rating of +10°C. When I use it in conjunction with the Reactor I can sleep comfortably up to temperatures at around 3°C (in a bivibag, under a tarp).

    I use a winter bag with a rating of - 15°C. I get chills when it reaches at around -8°C (in a bivibag, under a tarp). With the reactor I am able to remain very toasty at the same temperature.

    I look at the reactor as a great means to upgrade older sleeping bags which you might otherwise discard. The weight/warmth ratio of the Reactor is pretty good imo.
     
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  3. Billy-o

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    Another way of increasing the rating of your sleeping bag is to make sure that you are tired out, well-fed and watered before retiring. Also make sure you’ve had a pee. :)
     
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