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    Good evening,

    I am on the market and looking for a really good sleeping bag to see me through this winter and from Wednesdays nights efforts in the old Trakker Big Snooze it feels like a new bag is needed.

    Are there any good ones out there that are just as good as having a bag and a bechair cover?

    I look forward to any suggestions

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    Fortis gets great reviews, it’s basically snugpak so will be top quality
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    Owned a lot of bags over the years still not found anything as good as my original trakker 365. Kept me warm well in to minus figures the new one which is darker in colour and zipped is poor. Found myself cold anything below 5 degrees if not more. Friend has the fortis and wouldn't say it's 5 season. Best thing I have brought is a trakker deluxe cover the 2 season one. Use it April-oct on its own and put it over a big snooze when it's freeeezing only thing that has rivalled my old 365.
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    I use the wychwood Morpheus bags the 4 or 7 along with the Aqua throw over. The 7 when it’s very cold out and into the -5s it’s the only fishing bag that’s been designed by a mountaineering specialist and it’s very good. Even better now you can get it for less than a £100.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSlinn View Post
    I use the wychwood Morpheus bags the 4 or 7 along with the Aqua throw over. The 7 when it’s very cold out and into the -5s it’s the only fishing bag that’s been designed by a mountaineering specialist and it’s very good. Even better now you can get it for less than a £100.
    Seconded - used the Morpheus 4 through all of last winter with a Gardner cover and was toasty

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    I bought the fortis when it first came out , it’s no 5 season bag more a 4 season . I sold it on in the end and went back to using my original tracker 365. It’s a bulky bag but it beats waking up freezing cold in a fortis bag in the early hours of the morning
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    Quote Originally Posted by JSlinn View Post
    I use the wychwood Morpheus bags the 4 or 7 along with the Aqua throw over. The 7 when itís very cold out and into the -5s itís the only fishing bag thatís been designed by a mountaineering specialist and itís very good. Even better now you can get it for less than a £100.
    Thanks for the two votes for this bag. Where can you get for under £100? I can't seem to find! Thanks again
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    Top lads bought the last Wychwood Morpheus 7 brand new on Amazon for £94.20 No more shivering myself to sleep this winter LOL
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    I had the original fortis and the newer one with the baffles in. The newer version seems to be much much warmer. Coupled with a thermal cover it’s as warm as my old peach skin or 365. But literally half the weight and half the bulk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nwjgoode View Post
    I had the original fortis and the newer one with the baffles in. The newer version seems to be much much warmer. Coupled with a thermal cover itís as warm as my old peach skin or 365. But literally half the weight and half the bulk.
    Nice to see fortis actually did something about it, its a shame it takes a second attempt though to get it right .
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    I’ve been using the ACU 4-part modular sleep system for the last couple of months. Very impressed, warm, comfortable, and not ridiculously heavy or large.

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    My mates got the trakker 365 and he reckons its rubbish ! Must say it looks OK to me though.

    As I may well be looking myself over next few weeks...looking around I have found the cyprinus beds and bags.....look OK with a lot cheaper price tag !

    Anyone had any of the cyprinus bags ?
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    Ive got the original fortis bag and cant say I struggle with it regards cold, I do pair it with a cover in the depths and its fine ( I was out this weekend with no bother) I did actually say to Darren at a show a few years ago that they should encompass the baffle as it works great on my Nash SS so its good to know that Im owed a kick back for the patent LOL

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    I have the Fortis and I agree you need a cover in the depths of winter but even with one it's still half the weight of the next best thing. It's the weight, or lack of it, that you're paying for IMO.

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    I have the Fortis with the baffles on and use a cover just to stop it getting filthy. Plenty warm enough even with an open fronted shelter.

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    Snugpak Fortis here too, warmer than the trakker Big Z and thermal cover i used to use, how something so thin is so warm is beyond me. Kept me warm all through last winter, not cheap but worth every penny imho.
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