Sea to summit spark sp0 thoughts

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Sea to summit spark sp0 thoughts

Postby loganator » Mon 12 Aug, 2019 10:35 am

Hello, I'm in the market for an light summer sleeping bag. Itll be used in conjunction with a lightweight bivvy bag.
Does anyone have experience with the sea to summit spark sp0? Plenty of reviews on the sp1 and 2 etc but cant find any on the sp0
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Re: Sea to summit spark sp0 thoughts

Postby Zapruda » Mon 12 Aug, 2019 11:00 am

How low do you expect to take this bag?

It only has 100g of down in it. That is less than my 3 season down jacket. I cant imagine this bag keeping you warm lower than 15c.
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Re: Sea to summit spark sp0 thoughts

Postby Moondog55 » Mon 12 Aug, 2019 11:33 am

Zapruda wrote:How low do you expect to take this bag?

It only has 100g of down in it. That is less than my 3 season down jacket. I cant imagine this bag keeping you warm lower than 15c.

Yep 14C is what S2S rate it at but a fit and healthy male could get away with the lower thermal limit of 10C when wearing appropriate clothing.
I looked at them briefly to use a booster but far too skinny for me in the Regular size and getting a Large didn't look to be good value
Ve are too soon old und too late schmart
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Re: Sea to summit spark sp0 thoughts

Postby loganator » Mon 12 Aug, 2019 2:34 pm

At the lowest it'll go to high teens. I'm not to worried about the temp rating. More so durability of being so light
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Re: Sea to summit spark sp0 thoughts

Postby Warin » Mon 12 Aug, 2019 3:01 pm

loganator wrote: More so durability of being so light


For durability you want something heavier. You don't get 'light' without sacrificing something. If you like this weight then you will have to treat it with respect.
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Re: Sea to summit spark sp0 thoughts

Postby Petew » Wed 14 Aug, 2019 8:19 am

Have you looked at EE quilts or zpacks bags? I had a sts micro 3 which I sold as it was too heavy for the warmth offered.

I have ditched traditional sleeping bags for hoodless ones which I find much better.

My sts micro3 which had a lower comfort rating of -2 is the same weight as my undercling Mike full zip quilt which is -12 rated.

Lightweight fabrics (10d) are absolutely up to the job and reasonably tough.

The sts traveller is an option too if you want a super compact bag though not very warm. Works ok if you have thermals and lightweight down puffy for me to about 5c comfort.

Most versatile bag I own is a EE Enigma, a sewn footbox quilt rated optimistically to 20F (older version). Been ok to 0c.
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Re: Sea to summit spark sp0 thoughts

Postby loganator » Wed 14 Aug, 2019 9:16 am

Thanks Petew, I just had a look at the enlightened website. I do like how they do custom colours. The bright yellow only for the sp0 was putting me off a little bit

Thanks all for your help and opinions
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Re: Sea to summit spark sp0 thoughts

Postby Petew » Wed 14 Aug, 2019 11:04 am

Dark colours are always a good thing in a sleeping bag/quilt. I'd suggest trying out a quilt before buying one but they do feel a lot less claustrophobic.
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Re: Sea to summit spark sp0 thoughts

Postby Neo » Thu 15 Aug, 2019 10:41 pm

I like a bag with a full side of zipper. Then it is easy to stick a whole leg out if you are too warm, plus can open it up and use like a quilt.

My mild weather sleep gear for at least half the year is a synthetic OMM half bag and a UL down jacket. The half bag is often too warm and the jacket can be worn at camp.

Under 600g and $260 for the pair too.
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Re: Sea to summit spark sp0 thoughts

Postby Huntsman247 » Fri 16 Aug, 2019 8:52 am

A cheap down quilt would be ideal for the temperature range of this bag. Much easier to regulate temperature when it's warm.
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