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I had high expectations & it comfortably met them.
I lived in a tent whilst on a solo bicycling, fund raising trip. That trip's challenge was to cross from Canberra to Melbourne via the NSW & SA outback, crossing 2 deserts, in the thick of the Australian summer plus deal with the news media etc on the way and return to the mountains of the NSW southern highlands, all in 6 weeks.
To do this I had an excellent sleeping bag. That sleeping bag was rated down to -4°C. It was great, it rolled up easily, to a small size and weighed next to nothing. It was suited to fitting on a bike (lightweight/comp...act) and durable. that was almost 20 years ago but I think it to be an excellent benchmark. The Weisshorn sleeping bag is rated to -10°C, is more water proof/resistant and is comparable in weight and size. It is just as easy to roll up and is slightly more padded. My benchmark bag had a removable lining that was secured by Velcro tabs. Considering I spent a lot of nights in it this was ideal. After the bike trip I spent a further year & half following the harvest trail, living in the tent and sleeping bag before settling down. This Weisshorn bag doesn't have a removable lining but is washable. After weighing up the pro's and con's I think it meets my benchmark. It doesn't surpass it but meets a pretty lofty standard.
Purchased in August 2019 at Oz Plaza Living for $65.80.
Don't rely on this sleeping bag!
I agree it is roomy and it kept me warm around my shoulders. But I needed a bag to keep me warm when I was trekking and sleeping in temperatures down to -2. I was really cold. The main body of the bag simply does not provide warmth for the temperatures I was in - let alone the claim of -10! Not only did it not keep me warm but the fabric it is made of makes you sweat as well - cold and sweating in a sleeping bag! Not my idea of a good purchase.
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Don't believe the -10° claim.
This is a good, well put together sleeping bag. It is comfortable, roomy and has a nice feel. I would not believe the claim that it is a -10° to 15° bag. Maybe you won't die at -10 but you won't be warm. The other review here is quite obviously written by the seller. It's nearly word for word from the ad. I would recommend this for a good summer sleeping bag. Well worth the money. Just don't use it in the cold.
Covers everything a sleeping bag should
I'm really impressed with this sleeping bag. Gone are the days where we just jumped into any bag..these days there are so many options and varieties but after careful consideration I chose Weisshorn.
The main reason was my future camping trips so I needed to be prepared for harsh nights. This bag not only looks appealing but the zippers are nice and steardy. There's plenty of leg room for both sexes and you can even unzip the bottom should you wish to stick your feet out.
I should have been concerned about packing this away but the bag it...
Questions & Answers
any body bought Weisshorn 10cm self inflating sleeping mats? Reviews please.
Hello Pauline, I'm sorry I've no experience with the sleeping matt's other than the thought are they really necessary? I do appreciate that people's needs are different and you may need one, or it may just be mind over matter, yes the ground is hard but the weisshorn sleeping bags are not.
Have a good day ma'am
where does Weisshorn brand come from and can I buy instore?
Self inflating mats
Hi Pauline, I've already replied to your question about sleeping matt's in a different reply so I won't go back over that but this reply is about a shopfront, manufacturing etc.
I believe weisshorn camping is a supplier only and as such isn't the manufacturer of all the products they retail. Of those products some may be Australian made, some may not but weisshorn is an Melbourne based company and so does provide jobs and income for Australians. Below is a copied & pasted excerpt from their website.
"All items are dispatched from our warehouse in Melbourne, Australia.
Under normal conditions, delivery will take between 3 and 8 working days after dispatch, depending on your location. Remote areas will required longer delivery time. If you are given a tracking number, please use it to track the delivery status of your order.
We regret that our warehouse is not accessible to the public. As such, we do not offer a pick-up option."
Further info from a Web search tells that they are owned by New Aim, https://appliedmarks.com.au/browse/trademarks-owned-by-new+aim+pty.+ltd/
Your question really struck my patriotic fibre, discovering that weisshorn was actually owned by an umbrella company, New Aim PTY Ltd, inspired me to look a little deeper and I found that New Aim owns lots of trademarks/business significant to Australia and this did make me feel good. http://www.newaim.com.au/
I know this has been a longer reply than you probably wished for but it's one I'm proud to have given for the patriot in me.
My understanding is that Weisshorn branded products are 100% produced in China, the brand name "Weisshorn" is perplexing at the very least. I feel it it is meant to imply that the brand is German or has German connections? Who knows? My concern would be that their products only have a one year warranty. Any product with one year warranty is because the manufacturer doesn't expect it to last beyond one year! Personally I'd pay a little more and look at brands with better warranties and hopefully some part of the process is Australian.
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