Alpkit Pipedream 600

This is a low-weight, low-priced 3-season down sleeping bag from Alpkit. The price stands out as the lowest here by some way, yet the Pipedream is one of the best bags for colder conditions. This really is a case of excellent value for money. There is a big baffle that goes around the neck and one that runs down the zip, both of which will help improve the bag’s ability to keep you warm. The baffle that sits alongside the zip is taped to prevent the fabric snagging when you close the bag. The hood also draws in around the face and forms a good seal. If weight is an issue and you don’t want to pay higher prices, this could be a great option. But if you like bags with plenty of features and a colourful design then you will want to go with something like the Marmot or the Macpac. The Alpkit has no contoured foot box or trapezoid baffles for example. It’s also worth noting that it is not the most roomy across the chest either.

 

Size: 205x75x35cm
Outer fabric: Toray 29g/m2
Inner fabric: Toray 29g/m2
Insulation: 95/5 goose down 750+ fill power EU
Construction: box wall
Packed size: 38x20cm
Weight: 991g
Made in: China
Stores in the UK: 1

Verdict: This is a fantastic, low-weight sleeping bag that comes at a fabulous price and was voted ‘Best value’ in our test.