Our PipeDream range of sleeping bags are going to be available in down and synthetic models. Made from lightweight fabrics to help you stay comfortable when pushing at the edge of your comfort zone. These sleeping bags are best suited for lightweight camping and travel.
We identified this as the most important element of the bag right from the start. What do we mean by this? Simply that we use 95/5 IDFB 750 fill power Chinese white goose down, the highest quality down available in China suitable for the purpose. Some companies boast higher fill powers and improved down/feather ratio's. We have found these materials do not actually have enough lofting power to lift the fabric they are stored in.
The fabric also has a DWR coating meaning the odd drip from tent condensation or an early morning dew won't ruin your bags insulating properties.
In the old days Arctic explorers and mountain adventurers found that if they trimmed the shape of a square shaped bag not only could they reduce the weight and pack size of the bag, but they would be warmer as well. The mummy shape is universally recognised as the shape of the modern sleeping bag. We've trimmed the PipeDreams right down to maximise weight reduction, minimise air pockets but leaving enough room so you don't have to have your arms crossed and wrapped in bandages to fit in.
The hood drawcord allows you to pull it in tight around your face and move with you during the night. The shoulder baffle's drawcord lets you pull it around your shoulders and prevent warm air from venting out into the hood.
All of component parts of the PipeDream are of the highest quality, YKK zips, Duraflex buckles and accessories. Inside the sleeping bag below the shoulder baffle there is a hidden passport pocket for those trips when you need to it keep close to you. We have found this great for an iPod too, for a mellow sound track to the wilderness nights out without degradation to the battery life. This year the inners of all our PipeDreams are red and the outers are black to absorb heat from the sun, this will help drying the bag if it has got a little damp.
Alpinisim, adventure racing, lightweight trekking, sea kayaking, cycle touring.
So... that long version of the PipeDream 600 mensioned a few pages back, i dont suppose there is a time… - Phil on 2008-02-29
Keep your bag dry with an Airlok XTra dry bag. Airlok bags add a few grams to the overall weight but offer piece of mind when the weather turns nasty.
Tents can be combersome when travelling solo, why not try a Hunka bivvy bag. Hunka is waterproof and breathable. Try also a Wee Airic camping mat for comfort without the weight penalty.
Keep your campsite in order with some handy lightweight accessory clips, a godsend for hanging your food out of reach of hungry bears or fixing that broken belt buckle.
Even at these prices buying a sleeping bag is a big investment, make sure you know what you want with Nick's guide to buying a sleeping bag.
Shopping and delivery PipeDream sleeping bags come delivered direct from Alpkit HQ. Take advantage of next day delivery and visit the online shop from the comfort of your own armchair or wireless equiped tent. Some enterprising folk are rumoured to order even while at work!