Another half bag done

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Another half bag done

Postby Moondog55 » Sun 09 Jul, 2017 7:44 am

I'll post photos later
A bit of an Op-Shop project
I took the black shell from the UL down half bag because I wasn't happy with my work and it wasn't giving me the temperature boost I was hoping for.
I did find an UL rectangular bag very cheaply tho and rather than buying new pabric I used this cheap synthetic bag as a donor for fabric and insulation.
My beloved Cecile sewed it for me as I am not allowed to touch her machine
So I wound up with an outer LW ripstop shell and a singlelayer of ~85GSM polyester lined with 85GSM APEX from Simon and the UL fabric.
Weighs 560 grams about the same as the Nunatak product
https://nunatakusa.com/sleeping-bags/15 ... -5_0_oz_yd
Ugly but I think warm enough for a get out of jail card in the bottom of my day pack
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Re: Another half bag done

Postby Moondog55 » Fri 21 Jul, 2017 4:15 pm

No pictures yet
I have some LW ripstop here, also salvaged from the Op-Shop bag, if the Boss will give me a hand with a zipper installation I think adding in a windproof top section like the new Patagonia half-bag or the desert race model from PHD will be worthwhile.
I hope Cecile has some zippers in her stash as they are something I do not have
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Re: Another half bag done

Postby Moondog55 » Sat 22 Jul, 2017 10:17 am

No long zippers in the stash and the bag is so high on the chest I think it would be fine anyway.
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Along side some other lightly insulated stuff
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2 layers of 85GSM APEX isn't all that much loft
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Add the Patagonia MARS pants tho and it looks better
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Patagucci MARS pants use 85GSM Primaloft
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Made wider in the knee section for sitting
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Mid chest height when standing, just enough room for a LW down and a fleece inside, the raincoat would then fit over for weather protection on the torso and I always carry a big orange rubbish bag or two for the legs
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Re: Another half bag done

Postby Neo » Sat 22 Jul, 2017 1:46 pm

Nice foot box MD, looks comfy!
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Re: Another half bag done

Postby Moondog55 » Sun 23 Jul, 2017 5:50 pm

Neo wrote:Nice foot box MD, looks comfy!


I used 3 layers of APEX in the foot
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Re: Another half bag done

Postby andrewa » Mon 24 Jul, 2017 8:17 pm

I'm still getting over the leopard pillow case with the striped doona.....!

You certainly love your half bags/pod d'elephant don't you?! Add 18", and you'd have a sleeping bag!

I'm more for down pants, as I can wear them around camp, and under my quilt at night.

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Re: Another half bag done

Postby Moondog55 » Tue 25 Jul, 2017 7:33 am

That's because it is my legs that get cold
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Re: Another half bag done

Postby Moondog55 » Sun 06 Aug, 2017 10:07 am

andrewa wrote:You certainly love your half bags/pod d'elephant don't you?! Add 18", and you'd have a sleeping bag!

I'm more for down pants, as I can wear them around camp, and under my quilt at night.

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Down pants are expensive; very expensive compared to this bare bones project that used up scraps and left-overs and adding 450mm would more than double the weight because it would need to be two times as wide.
I see my packydermapod as emergency bivvy stuff or as boosters or as kids over-bags.
580 grams in the stuff sack isn't going to be left behind. 20mm thick won't be comfortable or warm but make should make an unplanned night out survivable, my other "survival bag" weighs 1055grams in 96GSM Thinsulate
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