Alpkit AlpineDream 900
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Alpkit's 4 season down sleeping bag. Containing almost a kilo of decent quality goose down, this sleeping bag can be used down to temperatures of -20 degrees. Like the Alpine Dream 500 and 700, this bag's dimensions are 215cm x 85cm but it's 200 grams heavier (1.6kg). You definitely get a lot of down for the price!
Alpkit AlpineDream 900 Reviews
Reviewed by Ed (Durham) on 2007-03-13:
General comments: When you open your parcel from Alpkit you get presented with 3 items : The Sleeping Bag itself, a storage sack (complete with a snappy Alpkit logo) and a stuff sack. The bag itself is very, very warm. There are few imaginable conditions in the UK (and, dare I say it, even in the Alps) in which you would need such a warm bag, but plenty where you would enjoy the comfort. The close fitting cut and volume of down make this bag very cosy, without being restrictive, and the hood at the top of the bag fits very comfortably. Perhaps the only drawback in the fitting is the draw string to close the hood once you're inside the bag, as it's very difficult to maneuver.
What pleased me particularly with this bag was Alpkit's attention to detail. By supplying not only a stuff sack by also a storage stack you get left with a feeling that they've gone an extra mile. A simple thing, no doubt, but one that will add longevity to your bag, and is included in the price.
The major drawback of the bag is of course the weight. At 1.6kg for the regular it is by no means heavy for its class - compare it, say, to the Mountain Equiptment Classic. However, unless you're planning a trip somewhere you will need the -20 comfort rating, it might be worth looking at the other Alpkit sacks.
Pros: Warm, great price and good customer service.
Cons: Heavy, but not unduly so.