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dolly
05-01-2004, 17:01
whatare your thoughts on the trakker big snooze sleeping bag?? any good?

is it thick enough and warm enough to use in the winter? or would you need a bedchair cover?

or would you recommend spending the extra £60 for a peachskin big z?

Cheers
Dave

wayne_g
05-01-2004, 17:11
Hi Mate

I bought one for my cousin for crimbo. He used it for the first time this weekend and reckoned he was snug as a bug. Looking at it I reckon id need a cover with it as well. I use the Chub triple layer and need a thermal cover with it, its similar thickness to the trakker.

Robbo1
05-01-2004, 17:19
I have got the Trakker big Z which I think is similar. Its a brilliant bag. It keeps me warm down to minus millions. The only problem I have is the size of the bag when its packed. Its enormous. Its almost a trip on the barrow on its own. You can't pack it in the bed and carry it in one go. Best thing is to find a shop selling one and go and have a look at the size of it in its stuff sack. As for warmth EXCELLENT !!

mozzer
05-01-2004, 17:27
Dolly ive got one m8,and it is rather good,very warm,very big and winter nights are so much better now!
For the price theres no better on the market,my mate who i fish with now and again is a ex marine,and he knows good kit when he see,s some,in his words its gucci!
Buy one you wont be disappointed!!

Seb
05-01-2004, 17:29
No good for me then .......I only buy Armani.....lol

dolly
05-01-2004, 17:30
i believe you can pick them up for £39.99 is that correct?

sounds like there a good bit of kit!

Dave

mozzer
05-01-2004, 17:32
Yep got mine for that at YAC.

dolly
05-01-2004, 17:35
pukka!! sounds like excellent value to me!

cheers lads!

Dave

Seb
05-01-2004, 17:35
Has the Big Z got the sleaves on it to hook onto the top and the bottom of your bed chair ?

mozzer
05-01-2004, 17:38
No it hasn,t seb,but it doesn,t bother me,the amount of bags ive ruined with ties and sleeves on trying to get out of them in the middle of the night,they always rip!! http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

dolly
05-01-2004, 17:38
the big z has yeah, there the peachskin and the pertex bags, retail at 99.99 and 199.99 respectivaly

the big snooze i beleive has ties? or does it have a sleeve aswell?

Dave

dolly
05-01-2004, 17:39
mozzer so the big snooze doesn`t have any ties? or a sleeze?

Seb
05-01-2004, 17:43
you can get the Pertex bag for £160... if you shop around.

MikeLyddon053698
05-01-2004, 18:20
I've got the big snooze, absolute terriers testicles. Warm as toast whatever the weather throws at it.
As stated, it is big when packed, but when I am barrowing all my gear about, I actually carry mine on my back like a rucksack, it's light enough not to cause any strain.

Hippy
05-01-2004, 20:10
Got one too, totally impressed, you can't do better for £40. http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/cool.gif

SAMR
06-01-2004, 00:35
I've got one too and i think that it's pretty good. Used it in late December where there was ice in the margins in the morning and it was still quite warm. However i was using the thermal cover for it at the same timeand you could definately tell if it slipped off your feet. For the money it's good value although it's a shame about the quality of the zip, which is a pain to do up on mine.
Cheers
Sam

DeanOr
06-01-2004, 08:31
Why do you zip up your fishing leave it undone straight out the bag should you get a run..

Got the wychwood bag its is good no problems.. Mate has the Big Z and loves it

Sim0n
06-01-2004, 21:31
....note that the hooded top that locates the bag over the bedchair on some of the Trakker bags, don't go too well with the 3 legged bedchairs & you will need to modify the bag slightly.....or take the third leg off?!

...this goes for the Peach skin definately.

MikeLyddon053698
06-01-2004, 22:46
Fair point Si, but luckily the Snooze doesn't have the hood (well mine doesn't anyway)
I have though, sewn some little ties onto the head and foot of it, so I can tie it to my bedchair.

Mick barnes
07-01-2004, 10:31
Hi Simon
tell me how that works mate as I have used the peachskin since it came out on JJC three leg bedchair and had no problems.

Sim0n
07-01-2004, 19:38
....a mate of mine has just bought a new one....maybe you have an older version?

...where the locating hood fits over the top end of the chair it effectively folds the third leg flat because it is a bit on the long side. Not explained very well, but hopefully you get the picture?

pagie
07-01-2004, 20:05
Has anyone got the big mother

miller
07-01-2004, 20:10
As an alternative to the Trakker bag, you could look at the Nash Snug Bug. Almost identical spec and likewise the price.

As much as it shames me to admit it i own one, and i'm pleasantly surprised with it.