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Alpkit Pipedream 400 Sleeping Bag

Alpkit Pipedream 400 Sleeping Bag


Postby 3peaker » Sat May 23, 2020 10:18 am

I have just purchased a second hand Alpkit Pipedream 400 sleeping bag, Does anyone have any experience with this particular season sleeping bag? Also the sleeping bag came with black stuff sack and a small black nylon bag & pull cord, does anyone know the purpose of the small black nylon bag??
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Re: Alpkit Pipedream 400 Sleeping Bag

Postby prog99 » Sat May 23, 2020 11:29 am

Hi, I have the same bag. It'll fit in the small nylon bag for transporting around but don't store it in it.
It doesn't look like it'll fit but it will.
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Re: Alpkit Pipedream 400 Sleeping Bag

Postby Giant Stoneater » Sat May 23, 2020 12:14 pm

Large bag is for storing though,should be made out of mesh so it gets aired.
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Re: Alpkit Pipedream 400 Sleeping Bag

Postby 3peaker » Tue May 26, 2020 5:45 pm

Thanks for your replies, yes the sleeping bag does fit into the small black bag it is a tight squeeze.
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Re: Alpkit Pipedream 400 Sleeping Bag

Postby WalkWithWallace » Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:47 am

You've got yourself a good 3 season bag there. I wonder if it's hydrophobic or one of the older PD400s.
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Re: Alpkit Pipedream 400 Sleeping Bag

Postby 3peaker » Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:13 pm

Thanks WwithW - `You've got yourself a good 3 season bag there. I wonder if it's hydrophobic or one of the older PD400s`
I don`t know how can you tell??
No mention on the label, it`s was purchased from an older chap so probably one of the older sleeping bag.
Keen to give it a try out when Covid rules permit.
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Re: Alpkit Pipedream 400 Sleeping Bag

Postby rgf101 » Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:42 pm

That's what I've got - very fond of it. I seem to remember mine came (in 2012) with three bags - a loose cloth bag for storage, a compression bag with straps which is bulkier but easier to get it into, and a tiny bag for the full 'toothpaste back in the tube' experience. I refused to believe the last was actually usable, but once you get the hang of it I find it the best option.

From the description, I think you're maybe missing the loose cloth bag for storage - it's off-white, rather than black.
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Re: Alpkit Pipedream 400 Sleeping Bag

Postby 3peaker » Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:46 am

Thanks rgf101 - thanks for your confirmation, yes I did received the large storage bag as well. I am looking forward to giving the sleeping bag a test run outdoors at some point.
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Re: Alpkit Pipedream 400 Sleeping Bag

Postby Lewton » Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:42 pm

Hi
I have this as well. It's a pretty good bag. To save space (some will possibly frown on this), I don't use the bag. Instead, for multi-day hikes, I now pack it in an eVent compression bag. It has straps, so I can pack it really small. It's then 'released' each evening and lofts up very well. It was an experiment in 'over'- compressing at first, but seems fine so far. Anyway, just a thought. Have fun! :) . . when you can.
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