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has anyone used the sleeping bags they sell at shops on the Camino for 50 or 60 Euros?

motero99

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2019
Camino Norte (2020)
Last year on the Frances, I took a down blanket. I am trying to reduce wight and more importantly bulk on the Norte. Many places sold a sleeping bag in a compression bag for 50 or 60 Euros. Has anyone use them? Do they hold up? Can you recommend a light weight and compact sleeping bag? I have a silk liner and want something for the cold nights in May. There were a lot on the Frances last May. Not looking to spend a lot of money.
Thank you
 

domigee

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
2020? Looks like.... nowhere! 😁
Last year on the Frances, I took a down blanket. I am trying to reduce wight and more importantly bulk on the Norte. Many places sold a sleeping bag in a compression bag for 50 or 60 Euros. Has anyone use them? Do they hold up? Can you recommend a light weight and compact sleeping bag? I have a silk liner and want something for the cold nights in May. There were a lot on the Frances last May. Not looking to spend a lot of money.
Thank you
For my first camino, I bought a sleeping bag from them, weighed 600g, packed small and served me well. Oh and it was cheap too.
 

Kanga

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Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés x 5, Le Puy x 2, Arles, Tours, Norte, Madrid, Via de la Plata, Portuguese, Primitivo
I use a silk liner with a cheap Costco down throw inside. Similar to this one. It is ultra light and packs down to nothing. The down throw has a very slippery thin cover and it falls off if used on the outside, but works beautifully inside the liner. If you want to make it even smaller you can cut off one channel of the throw and re-seam it. I have seen similar down throws advertised from time to time on ebay and other places.

(edited) Sorry, I just realised this does not answer the question at all!
 
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koilife

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF w/ son #1 (2013); Logrono-Leon/Salvador/Primitivo w/ son #2 (2016); Portugues w/ son #3 (2020)
When my son lost his quilt (don't even ask), we ended up getting a 623 gram Element Terre sleeping bag and compression sack at a Camino store. It was very inexpensive (30-40 euro?) and rated for 15c comfort, 11c limit. Obvious factors that affect this are how hot/cold you sleep, and how you are (or aren't) dressed (pajamas, next day clothes, merino base layer, etc.). For my son, it was more than sufficient.

Also, it has lasted well. He finished that camino, my next son used it for his, they've both used it off and on since, and it's still in sufficient condition that my youngest son will use it on his camino this summer.
 

NomadBoomer

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (September 2017), Vdlp (April 2018)
Yes I did. I actually bought a good light summer weight down sleeping bag for my first camino but left it at home after reading on here I wouldn't need it. Well after a few cold nights sleeping in my clothes I bought a cheap sleeping bag as you describe. It worked fine, just not quite as light and compressible as my more expensive one.
 

C clearly

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016), VDLP (2017), Mozarabe (2018), Vasco/Bayona (2019)
The inexpensive lightweight sleeping bags I have seen in Spain are mummy shaped/sized, in case that matters to you.
 

JanelMcB

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF (2018)
Last year on the Frances, I took a down blanket. I am trying to reduce wight and more importantly bulk on the Norte. Many places sold a sleeping bag in a compression bag for 50 or 60 Euros. Has anyone use them? Do they hold up? Can you recommend a light weight and compact sleeping bag? I have a silk liner and want something for the cold nights in May. There were a lot on the Frances last May. Not looking to spend a lot of money.
Thank you
Sea to Summit Sp1, or perhaps SpI. I've seen it both ways on the bag that I have. Extremely light weight; less than a pound, mummy style. Comes with compression sack that might be 3" in diameter and 6 or 7" tall when filled with the bag.
 

Jean Ti

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Norte, Primitivo, Frances,Via de la Plata

Camino Portuguese november 2019
To avoid any surprise why not simply purchase one in your city we're you have time to see them and try them.
 

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