View Full Version : Wynster sleeping bags?
25-02-04, 12:45 PM
Well the time has come to get a new bag. So I went and had a look in the local camping store where I found what looks like a remarkable bargain. They were selling Wynster sleeping bags which could cope down to -10. They seemed to be lighter and packed smaller than a comparable Snugpak, they had a built in baffle at the shoulder had a good hood and the zips seemed good. They were retailing for £50. :D
I have over the years had several Wynster products including jackets, over trousers etc and all have performed well although perhaps not had the longevity of other more expensive makes.
Now being cynical and a great believer in the statement "you gets what you pay's for" I thought I would try and find out if any of you chaps had had any experience with these bags. Like how do they stand up to hard use etc.
Any information would be gratefully accepted.
25-02-04, 02:11 PM
I have no experience of Wynster products (as i am a confirmed gear snob...) but i would say that i'd find it difficult to believe that a 50 quid bag was comfortable to -10!
I suspect that -10 is the extreme rating - ie you will be uncomfortable but will not get frostbite.
Additionally, most manufacturers are notorious for exaggerating the warmth ratings of synthetic bags...
25-02-04, 10:07 PM
I quite agree with you Mr Burns,
However I checked with the shop assistant (as we all know this is far from fool proof) and he confirmed that -10 was the comfort rating.
I compared the bag in the shop with a Snugpak and I have to say it seemed favourable, it was nice and thick yet packed small and it seemed very comfortable while lying on the shop floor while people stepped around, over and occasionally on me.
I wonder if there would be any difference in drying time, or if the bag retained heat as well as others when it was wet, or perhaps it will just not wear as well. On the other hand I wonder if this is a ploy by the maker to burst into the market by offering an underpriced item you know the sort of thing that continental tyres do, they get you hooked on them with cheap deals and then when they are real popular they wop the price up.
Still I'd be interested to hear from someone who may have owned or tested one.
In my younger days i was a confirmed gear snob,nowadays i buy what my wife lets me,when i was looking at bags as my ancient anjugaluk was waaaay past its best i plumped for a vango,and it certainly does what it says on the tin,for reasonable cost.
05-03-04, 10:24 AM
in the new issue of tgo magazine there is a review of this Wynster bag! The gear tester in this magazine is a highly regarded tester and author - he stated that the bag provided "adequate" insulation at +10 but that it was "difficult to believe that it could be comfortable" at the manufacturer's -10 rating.
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