Aegismax Mini E L

Discussion in 'Sleeping Bags & Quilts' started by fluffkitten, May 7, 2016.

  1. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Thru Hiker

    My Aegismax Mini E L arrived this morning and I had a quick look at it.
    This is an envelope bag with no hood and is a bigger version of the Mini E
    Bought it from Aliexpress (3F UL GEAR store) for £55. I haven't had a chance to check measurements and weights but the vendor gives:
    Size: 200 x 80cm
    In bag: 12 x 20cm
    Weight: 18g
    Down: 308g of 95/5% 800 fill goose down.
    Claimed temp rating 8* to 2*C.

    This is stitched through and has no zip baffle so it is going to have a lot of cold spots. It unzips from both ends and can be fully opened as a quilt/duvet. Stitching and materials seem all right. There doesn't seem to be any down leakage and it lofts quite quickly.

    Think I'll be using this as my festival bag this year.

    Knot Bug Bivi and 750ml bottle for scale.

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    Zips and things.

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    Oops bit blurry, that's the zip from inside. No baffle.

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  2. widu13

    widu13 Ultralighter

    Is that the one you ordered on Monday!?
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  3. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Thru Hiker

    It as shipped on Monday (ePacket), I'd ordered it on the previous Thursday. Still not bad at all. :)
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  4. widu13

    widu13 Ultralighter

    Fast for China.
  5. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Thru Hiker

    It is, both things I've bought from 3F UL GEAR have been really quick.
  6. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Thru Hiker

    Tried this out last night and was surprised how warm it was at 7* (in the Gatewood Cape and wearing a light base layer), reckon 5* would be my limit before I need to layer up.
  7. widu13

    widu13 Ultralighter

    Mine arrived yesterday. :)
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  8. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Thru Hiker

    Be interested to see what you think of it when you've had a chance to try it out.
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  9. widu13

    widu13 Ultralighter

    Every damn weekend I had planned for the next few has been changed, but I'm keen to try it as part of my 5kg summer 3 day kit.
  10. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Thru Hiker

    This is a pain to get back into its stuff/compression sack and if your not to careful the sack will tear quite easily.

    Finding the bag is working well down to 7* - 8* C.


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  11. Arne L.

    Arne L. Section Hiker

    Auwch!

    Probably the reason I prefer an oversized stuff sack.

    What's the fabric of that compression sack? Good old nylon?
  12. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Thru Hiker

    Very thin nylon that behaves more like tissue paper. I'll buy a stuff sack for it before I go out next.

    At home the bag stays in the giant white stuff sack they sent with it.
  13. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Thru Hiker

    Fits nicely into a 4 litre bag.
  14. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    Mine (regular size) lives in a 5l dry bag when it's not in the oversize storage bag. It will fit in a 3l bag but it's rather more sport than I enjoy when packing.

    I have the same estimate re temperature rating: it's fine down to slightly below 10 but not much more than that...
  15. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    Down: 308g of 95/5% 800 fill goose down.
    Claimed temp rating 8* to 2*C.


    I have the same estimate re temperature rating: it's fine down to slightly below 10 but not much more than that...

    Interesting comments, I think it was discussed before re these Ali bags temp ratings. I would expect a bag with 300g of decent quality down to be claimed to be good to 0C (ignoring individual factors)
  16. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    Those Aegismax Minis are confusing because there are two different versions, each in two different lengths.

    Aegismax Mini, AKA Aegismax UL Wing (available in green M and L or black L)
    M: Filling 800FP 230g White Goose down <-- mine is this one
    L: Filling 800FP 256g White Goose down <-- I believe Fluffkitten's is this one
    Comfort:+8 Celsius
    Size: M:185*78cm; L:200*86cm
    Weight: M:440g; L:550g

    Aegismax M2, AKA Aegismax UL Wing (available in blue M and L or black L)
    M: Filling 800FP 380g White Goose down
    L: Filling 800FP 420g White Goose down
    Comfort: +2 or -1 Celsius depending on seller
    Size: M:180*78cm; L:200*86cm
    Weight: M:566g; L:698g

    Mine's a regular size and only has 230g of down (advertised temp range is +8 comfort and +2 limit) but I believe Fluffkitten's 308g of down to be a typo (if it's black it's either 256 or 420 in L size). To be honest I was quite surprised to find the advertised temp rating to be more or less on the mark (maybe a tad optimistic) for mine but I think the design choices (sewn-through and no zip baffle) become much more of a hindrance at lower temps and I seriously doubt the M2 will go down comfortably to -1.
  17. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Thru Hiker

    No typo my bag is the square version (Mini E -long) and not one of the wing bags.

    Two sizes
    190x75, 280g fill, 540g, weight white only
    200x80, 308g fill, 618g, weight white or black <- mine
    The Aliexpress shop I bought it from give it a comfort rating of 5*C, the shape has some bearing on its heat retention. Also like many women I sleep colder than most men so that also effects the temps I find it comfortable.

    I haven't had a look at either the Mini UL or M2 yet though I have been thinking of getting a long M2 despite it sharing all the hassles of the entire Mini family, stitch through and no zip baffle.
  18. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Thru Hiker

    Worse its three versions, and the third is what I have. :)
  19. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Thru Hiker

    Square bag rather than mummy so plenty of that fill is wasted.
  20. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    My bad. I should have remembered that you had mentioned before that you were going for the square version.
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  21. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    So how have the bags fared in the real world ?
    Happy with your purchases and would you recommend purchasing one?
    Close to clicking a button on a aigis 700m for the mrs.
    Thanks.
  22. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Thru Hiker

    Mine is doing ok, hasn't started falling apart yet but is causing ice block toes below 5* C. Alright bag if you are on a low budget, can't say anything about the "higher-end" bags though.
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  23. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    Thankyou for replying.
    Cant decide between the Chinese bag or the Alpkit skyhigh 500 for occasional 3 season use with the fam up high.. :o o:
  24. Lady Grey

    Lady Grey Thru Hiker

    Support Alpkit Diddi.....;):biggrin:
  25. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Thru Hiker

    Go with the Alpkit, likely to be better quality control and easier to send things back if there's any problems.

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