I'm still considering a new down sleeping bag, although not for this Challenge, having already been able to borrow a little beauty to fill that gaping hole in my kit.
I'm wondering about Western Mountaineering, their name keeps cropping up but I don't know much about them. Their kit looks quite useful and the Ultralite down bag keeps cropping up at the top of my list, along with a couple of RAB bags, PHD Minim 400 and Mountain Equipment Xero 550. My problem is, making a decision is not my strong point! Hence I'm not rushing to buy in time for this Challenge, but I would like it in time for the next Challenge I get onto, assuming I finish and enjoy this one.
We like to plan ahead.
Any thoughts would be gratefully received, comfort rating, weight, bulk and price are the considerations, probably in that order. For a change, price is last. This is an important bit of kit that I have no intention of skimping on (although I'll still shop around for the best price once I know which bag I want.)