On my journeys down the years I have slept in more places than I can remember. Though one day, I will try to remember them all (through photos it will help) and make a list of all the places I have slept or stayed on my journeys. I’d had the same sleeping bag for the last 5 years and I used it in every continent as well as on the Inca Trail in Peru and in my time sleeping in my tent in Poatina. But I wanted a new, exciting durable sleeping bag for all seasons.
The best place to look for them these days is online. It saves us the time or going out to shops and searching around for the best deal. I use E-outdoor.co.uk to order all my backpacking equipment these days, you might have seen my post about them. It’s based in England, UK, so if you are UK based (even temporarily like me) then this is the place to get your equipment from. Here’s an overview of my Snugpak by Chrysalis.
The Snugpak by Chrysalis
The Snugpak by Chrysalis is an innovation award winner. I went for an ocean blue Chrysalis 3, with an orange bag, which weighs 1.6 kg all in, including the bag and torch and in extreme weather, it can keep you warm in places that are -10 degrees. Here are my favourite features of the Snugpak.
Once you get inside, you can move about. It’s a sleeping bag that can be expanded or shortened if need be. When I’m not in a cold country (I’m currently backpacking in England and it’s Autumn), I just sleep in it loose. Loads of leg and hand room.
You can make the Snugpak tighter and warmer with the clips to shorten it. The normal length is 220 centimetres, the shortened length is 175 centimetres.
The Snugpak can be adjusted depending on the temperature around you. This sleeping bag can withstand temperatures of up to -10 degrees if adjusted properly and you are well equipped with rations and clothing (and a tent of course!).
The Snugpak fits into a small pack and is easy to carry and transport, the only slight issue is the weight. I try to travel light and keep my main backpack down to the size of 8 kg in weight. This one takes up 1.6 kg of that, but means I don’t need to carry the torch I used and I won’t carry a blanket either.
I always carry a torch anyway but now that I have the Snugpak, I don’t need my main torch anymore. This tiny torchlight that comes with the Snugpak is three times brighter and about 20 times smaller than my other torch.
Here is a quick video overview of my Snugpak which you can order through e-outdoor.co.uk :