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katie@camino

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Has anyone tried a Rumpl blanket? Thought it might be a good/lighter alternative to a sleeping bag in summer months. If you have, would love to hear your feedback as they're quite exxy!

Or can anyone recommend good blankets/ultra light sleeping bags?

Thanks!
 
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Tassie Kaz

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Has anyone tried a Rumpl blanket? Thought it might be a good/lighter alternative to a sleeping bag in summer months. If you have, would love to hear your feedback as they're quite exxy!

Or can anyone recommend good blankets/ultra light sleeping bags?

Thanks!
My concern with the Rumpl (apart from the price...ouch!) would be the size; it seems it doesn't compress. The specs show the smallest it compresses to is 2.8 litres...that's a lot of space to take up.

I suggest you look at the Mont Bell range. I have the Ultralight Down Spiral Hugger which weighs under 500gms & compresses to be comfortably held in my open hand. It fully unzips to form a blanket which is how I use it...I don't like being confined in a mummy bag! The temperature grading is 10 degrees C making it ideal for summer.
The price is in the lower end of the Rumpl range...I paid $149 for mine making it the most expensive gear item I own but it has served me well.
Good luck in your search.
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OzAlex

Camino Frances Autumn 2014 and Spring 2018
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2023 Via Francigena - Canterbury to Rome
Has anyone tried a Rumpl blanket? Thought it might be a good/lighter alternative to a sleeping bag in summer months. If you have, would love to hear your feedback as they're quite exxy!

Or can anyone recommend good blankets/ultra light sleeping bags?

Thanks!
 

OzAlex

Camino Frances Autumn 2014 and Spring 2018
Past OR future Camino
2023 Via Francigena - Canterbury to Rome
Hi Katie
I used a very small Macpac Escapade 150 down sleeping bag , summer weight , weighs half kilo and small in size when packed Into stuffsack about half size of rumpl blanket stuff sack.

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Rick M

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April ('16,'18, '19, 22)
Sept 21
My Rumpl blanket will be in my pack for its fourth Camino in April. It's great. The slipperiness and initially cold touch take a little getting used to. Packing it requires a fair amount of force, but it will compress to about 2/3 of the size of the stuff sack. Yeah, it was expensive, but it is warm, very light, durable, works perfectly, and I would not hesitate to recommend it.
 
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I used a Rumpl blanket on my first Camino, the Frances. It served it's purpose and kept me plenty warm on the cold nights. I will not use it on my next Camino. It took up way too much space in my 40L pack. As Kassie Tax stated, it does not compress well. I tried a compression sack, but there was minimal improvement in the compression over the stuff sack that came with it. I ended up joining MEC and purchasing their Camino sleeping bag. It is next to my Rumpl in the closet and is much smaller and should provide just as much comfort while taking up less space. The Camino bag seems to be similar to the ubiquitous sleeping bags that can be found hanging in outdoor stores all along the Camino for 50 to 60E.
 
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I found very lightweight sleeping bags with a zipper from RedCamp on Amazon for $18. They pack down to just over a liter and come with a compression sack. They are fine for shoulder season Caminos. In the warm months I carry a silk liner, which is about 5 oz, packs very small, and was plenty for me.
 
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katie@camino

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My concern with the Rumpl (apart from the price...ouch!) would be the size; it seems it doesn't compress. The specs show the smallest it compresses to is 2.8 litres...that's a lot of space to take up.

I suggest you look at the Mont Bell range. I have the Ultralight Down Spiral Hugger which weighs under 500gms & compresses to be comfortably held in my open hand. It fully unzips to form a blanket which is how I use it...I don't like being confined in a mummy bag! The temperature grading is 10 degrees C making it ideal for summer.
The price is in the lower end of the Rumpl range...I paid $149 for mine making it the most expensive gear item I own but it has served me well.
Good luck in your search.
👣 🌏
Hey thankyou so much, will definitely check that out!!
 

katie@camino

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I used a Rumpl blanket on my first Camino, the Frances. It served it's purpose and kept me plenty warm on the cold nights. I will not use it on my next Camino. It took up way too much space in my 40L pack. As Kassie Tax stated, it does not compress well. I tried a compression sack, but there was minimal improvement in the compression over the stuff sack that came with it. I ended up joining MEC and purchasing their Camino sleeping bag. It is next to my Rumpl in the closet and is much smaller and should provide just as much comfort while taking up less space. The Camino bag seems to be similar to the ubiquitous sleeping bags that can be found hanging in outdoor stores all along the Camino for 50 to 60E.
Thanks yeah the lack of compression/packing down seems to be a problem. I also use a 40L bag so your feedback is really helpful, thankyou.
 

Rafter

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At a similar price, I took a NanoPuff blanket, sewed the foot to make a box, and wound up with a light, rectangular “bag” that I used successfully on my last Camino last September… It compresses pretty well and insulates even if it gets damp…
 
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Jeff Crawley

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The Rumpl looks like an expensive version of the Marine Corp "Woobie" poncho liner.

I've used a Double Black Diamond down throw in the past

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but it started to leak feathers so last summer I bought a Get Out Gear one which comes fitted with KAM snaps to turn it into a Watchman cape - idea for sitting around outside the camper as the evenings cooled off:

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Inside the van (which gets pretty cool at night in a British "summer") it goes inside a silk liner, a la @trecile, and was more than warm enough. I got it through Amazon and it arrived, New Jersey to UK, in just three days with no postage charge!
 

Anhalter

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2019 CF
did i see this correctly that the mentioned blanket weighs around 1kg?
If so, what's the point? Even cheap sleeping bags can be lighter, not to speak of the more expensive down variants.
 

katie@camino

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Am curious as to why you put it inside the silk liner and not on top?

Is it because it might slide off the liner if on top? 🤔

@trecile @Jeff Crawley
 

trecile

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Am curious as to why you put it inside the silk liner and not on top?

Is it because it might slide off the liner if on top? 🤔
Yes, that's why. Also, my blanket is very tiny, and I think that having it inside the envelope of my silk sleep sack helps to create more insulation to trap heat inside the sleep sack. At least that's my scientifically unproven theory. 😉
 

RussB

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Yes, that's why. Also, my blanket is very tiny, and I think that having it inside the envelope of my silk sleep sack helps to create more insulation to trap heat inside the sleep sack. At least that's my scientifically unproven theory. 😉
Agree, the silk on nylon is way too slippy
 
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RJM

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Camino's Frances, Fisterre, Portuges. Over 180 day
The Rumpl looks like an expensive version of the Marine Corp "Woobie" poncho liner.

I've used a Double Black Diamond down throw in the past

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but it started to leak feathers so last summer I bought a Get Out Gear one which comes fitted with KAM snaps to turn it into a Watchman cape - idea for sitting around outside the camper as the evenings cooled off:

View attachment 119593

Inside the van (which gets pretty cool at night in a British "summer") it goes inside a silk liner, a la @trecile, and was more than warm enough. I got it through Amazon and it arrived, New Jersey to UK, in just three days with no postage charge!
I had one of my poncho liners sewn up approximately 3/4 of the way around, and got a stuff sack to put it in. Never weighed it, but I would guess it's a little more than a pound and in the sack about the size of a 2 litre soda bottle. It is very roomy and makes a great summer weight sleeping bag. Also easily washed and dried. Mine was issued to me and I have had it for years but I think they can be bought surplus pretty cheap.
 

Flig

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Primitivo Sept 2021
The Rumpl looks like an expensive version of the Marine Corp "Woobie" poncho liner.

I've used a Double Black Diamond down throw in the past

View attachment 119594

but it started to leak feathers so last summer I bought a Get Out Gear one which comes fitted with KAM snaps to turn it into a Watchman cape - idea for sitting around outside the camper as the evenings cooled off:

View attachment 119593

Inside the van (which gets pretty cool at night in a British "summer") it goes inside a silk liner, a la @trecile, and was more than warm enough. I got it through Amazon and it arrived, New Jersey to UK, in just three days with no postage charge!
Yeah, but I love my Woobie. Especially now that they have a zip and can be used as a bag or a blanket. Having said that, I took my snugpack bag which only weighed slightly more than the woobie.
 
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Loriene

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July 2022
For my summer Camino this year, I am planning on a sleeping bag liner and a travel Rumpl. The Rumpl blankets are incredibly warm and if needed I can use it inside the liner. The travel size is large enough to cover me, but I’m a short and sleep scrunched up😊. At .7 lb the weight was not too heavy and it folds up pretty small. Perhaps the travel version might be enough for you too?
 

CameraHiker

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The Rumpl looks like an expensive version of the Marine Corp "Woobie" poncho liner.

I've used a Double Black Diamond down throw in the past

View attachment 119594

but it started to leak feathers so last summer I bought a Get Out Gear one which comes fitted with KAM snaps to turn it into a Watchman cape - idea for sitting around outside the camper as the evenings cooled off:

View attachment 119593

Inside the van (which gets pretty cool at night in a British "summer") it goes inside a silk liner, a la @trecile, and was more than warm enough. I got it through Amazon and it arrived, New Jersey to UK, in just three days with no postage charge!
I have this same brand (the Get out Gear) and use it in addition to the Sea to Summit bag liner with insect shield and have been absolutely amazed how warm and comfortable they both are.
 

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