Discussion in 'Sleeping Bags & Quilts' started by Fubuki, Oct 11, 2018.
Very useful to know.
There are threads all over the Web about gaining extra loft through an initial wash of bags of this brand but I have not heard this before. Would be interested in how many others have experienced this. I have a mini which I'm yet to use. Still using 500g fill bag till it warms up a bit.
@fluffkitten and I have both washed these bags and got increased loft.
I machine washed mine with liquid soap, then gently tumbled. Results were amazing!
There are a few videos on youtube showing before and after of washing Aegismax bags/quilts.
Could the water repellant finish affect the loft, and washing removes this?
That could be part of it at least. I've not come across a different make of bag with the same issue.
What I meant was, I understand that the loft increases but not heard of it moving round. Sorry if my point wasn't clear.
There's no coating on the down, well at least they don't claim there is and they're not going to put in better down than they need to.
I think it's just a matter of cleaning off oils etc and giving the down a good ol' preen. Worth doing? Yes, but take care!
I was wandering which is better buy, nano 2 L or G 1 medium. The G 1 says has +2 -3 range, while nano +5 0, but G 1 has less down weight in it, so it's confusing, why is it warmer.
Also I read reviews that G 1 had problems with some down coming out of the bag, maybe nano 2 has same problems but is a newer model so nobody has detected it yet. Also don't know which one packs smaller or if there is a big difference. I wanted versatile, lightweight and very peaceable three season bag, but am overthinking way to much.
I think they say the G1 is warmer because of the hood. Just a guess.
I bought the Nano 1 for summer use to try and shave a few grams off my pack weight. Got to try it out in October last year - used under a solid 3FUL inner, on the xtherm, wearing merino thermals, a hat and wooly socks. Temperature got down to about 6-7C and it was OK (would have preferred to be warmer).
Posted a mini review on the tube:
I'm also thinking about using it as a winter liner in combination with the nano2 - should be toasty!
I've no experience of the G1 but if be happy taking the Nano 2 down to 0C wearing thermals, wooly socks and on a sleeping pad with a decent r rating. The size L is really big and I can draw it over my head with room to spare.
Brilliant (and funny! ) trip report - sounds like a really cold night!
I think 0c is about as low as I'd be happy to take the Nano 2 but I'm thinking of using it in combination with the Nano 1 on the really cold nights (650g of down 1248g total weight). That would give me a lot of versatility (summer, spring / autumn, winter) and weigh less than my 25 year old mountain equipment lightline...
Can you put two L size Aegismax nano sleeping bags together into a large sleeping bag. One must probably be upside down but is it possible to put together two bags of the same size/zipper?
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