Snugpak Softie 6 Code Green
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Made using Snugpak's resin bonding technique, which eliminates most of the stitching used to made sleeping bags, meaning that cold spots are eliminated and the bags are low in weight.
Snugpak Softie 6 Code Green Reviews
Reviewed by Rich L (Aberdeen) on 2006-04-10:
General comments: Having used this sleeping bag extensively on military operations and training around the world for over 5 years, I can confirm this bags durability and top-performance. Despite being sceptical about the warmth of such a small and light sleeping bag, I have been impressed with how comfortable it has been in demanding conditions. It is most suitable for summer, or use in warmer climates. Despite this, when teamed up with a bivvy bag it can be used by the more hardy in colder situations! The insulation has been long lasting, lofting well even after extensive stuffing and re-stuffing. The paratex fabric seems windproof, and provides reasonable protection from damp and dirt, as well as providing a soft, pleasant home from home. The liner and outer have very few stitching lines on which to snag equipment, using instead resin bonding techniques to hold the bag together, this is particularly useful when diving in your bag with boots on! Even when wet the bag seems to retain much of its warmth, and being light it dries very quickly. The Softie 6 is easily cleaned and can be machine washed and dried on a cool temperature, invaluable after military exercises or extended camping sessions. Comment on this review...
Pros: Durability, warmth for weight (1.2kg), stitch free construction makes it snag free and easily maintained
Cons: The zip sometimes snags and the fabric can be clingy and hard to get out of when damp
Reviewed by Matthew Thornton (Lincolnshire) on 2007-05-31:
General comments: These bags look somewhat 'empty' to the untrained eye, but if you take a closer look, you realise there is something there, and it comes in the form of softie 6 insulation. Although these are used alot by the military, they are also at home with the walker or climber. These bags are really tiny, and unlike other products that keep the same design through out their lives, the softie 6 is constantly being updated. I have used an old version of these from about 10 years ago, and it was big, bulky and yellow, despite being constructed with softie 6. now however, these bags have compressed alot and also have an improved warmth to weight ratio. I was equally impressed with the simplicity of these bags as there is nothing to get snagged on or loose you any heat like unwelcome 'secret' pockets or un-needed attachments. This bag is a pure 'does what it says on the tin' and true value for money. Lastly, the quality that these bags have is unlike any i have seen for the price under £100. The stitching has never come undone, (even on my old bag), and even though i have used the bag alot of times, the only obvious signs of use are creases in the top and bottom fabric, which are highly breathable btw.
All in all, a great and hardy bag.Comment on this review...
Pros: I like the durability of the bag, and also the feeling that once you get in, all your heat is being reflected back at you regardless of how thin the fabric looks.
The simplicity of the bag is a real bonus as nothing can really go wrong, and for all this, the price is excellent for the quality of the bag.
Cons: I have had some minor issues with the zip, in that it costantly gets snagged, however this has done nothing to degrade the fabric. Also if you undoo the zip completly, it takes about 10 minutes to do it back up in the dark of a tent whilst you try to align the two metal fastners, but overall, this does nothing to degrade the bag, especailly as the zips are YKK and can take alot of abuse!
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