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PipeDream : 3 & 4 season lightweight down sleeping bags

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.

ArcticDream 1000
A -18ºC goose down bag for anyone who feels the cold and is venturing out into cold conditions

£285.00

ArcticDream 1400
-48ºC goose down sleeping bag for extreme conditions

£375.00

ArcticDream 1200
-33ºC expedition goose down sleeping bag

£330.00
SkyeHigh 900 down sleeping bag

SkyeHigh 900
650+ fill power winter bag

£200.00
SkyeHigh down sleeping bag

SkyeHigh 700
Roomy 650+ fill power down bag

£180.00

Goose down fill

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.

Fabric

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.

Shape

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.

Hood

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.

Details

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.

The best sleeping bag choice for..

Alpinisim, adventure racing, lightweight trekking, sea kayaking, cycle touring.

Customer feedback

Have used my Pipedream 400 a few times now in the UK spring, in temperatures down to about 0C. It's just… - Jason on 2008-06-13

Airlok XTra dry bags

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.

Hunka bivvy bag

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.

Clippers

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.

Buyer's guide

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!