Product Type: Regatta Sleeping Bag
Newest Review: ... heavy at all, easily carryable for me, a 10st, 5 foot 11 woman who isn't all *that* strong! The Regatta Sleeping Bag measures up at 190cm... more
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Regatta Sleeping Bag - Single
Member Name: northernlovely
Regatta Sleeping Bag - Single
Advantages: Price, looks, comfort, easy to clean
Disadvantages: Not as warm as a mummy style
**Price and Availability**
The Regatta Sleeping Bag has an RRP of £19.99 however you can currently purchase it on Amazon for £15.99 which is a good price for a basic branded sleeping bag. I managed to nab mine in the Milletts closing down sale for a tenner which I thought was excellent, and you can also buy this sleeping bag in most camping and outdoor supplies shops such as Go Outdoors.
The Regatta Sleeping Bag comes in standard in a very dark green polyester (it looks black in the Dooyoo picture, but it is a very dark green), a sensible choice for campers I think, and it has a bright orange interior (you can get matching Regatta jackets if you so wish!). The zip is metal and overall it looks very smart.
The bag comes in a lightweight dark green matching compression bag with drawstring and toggle.
The sleeping bag is an average weight at 400gsm fine for every day camping use, though I'd go for something a bit more substantial was I travelling or a frequent camper, like a mummy style one. It depends on your uses. If like me you're pretty much a summer weekend camper, this will do the job just fine. It's 1.71kg in weight (including the carry bag) and that's not too heavy at all, easily carryable for me, a 10st, 5 foot 11 woman who isn't all *that* strong!
The Regatta Sleeping Bag measures up at 190cm in length and 75cm wide, which is more than enough for me. My 15st, 6foot 2 husband has also used it without issue. Packed, it's 42cm in length and has a 23cm diameter around the compression bag (roughly). You can buy a second Regatta Sleeping Bag and zip them together for couples (and for more warmth!)
The sleeping bag is very comfortable to use and is warm and thick, not the thickest I've used but certainly much like a winter weight duvet wrapped around you. I would suggest though that a padded ground sheet or even a fold out bed would make for a more comfortable sleeping experience (depending on the ground you're on!). It's not 100% waterproof, but it's splash proof as it's polyester which means spills tend to run off it.
You can throw the Regatta Sleeping Bag into the washing machine on 30 and it will come up as new, I unzip it before putting it in and I wash it on it's own. You cannot tumble dry it but it line dries or radiator dries quite quickly, certainly quicker than a full duvet. I'd say you only need to wash it once a year or so if you use it only occasionally and if it has no heavy dirt on it like mud splashes or food stains and so on.
For the price for a branded sleeping bag I don't think you can go wrong with the Regatta Sleeping Bag. It's an every day, all man type of sleeping bag suitable for camping holidays, weekends away, festivals, sleepovers, camper vans and any other day to day needs. Ok, it's not something I'd go on a serious hiking holiday with or take to sub zero temperatures, but of course at this price point and weight it's not aimed at that market.
It looks smart, it's comfortable and easy to clean, and it's well worth the money. It will also last you a long time. Overall I can only award it five out of five stars - for a budget branded sleeping bag for all your every day camping needs, it's excellent. Highly recommended.
Summary: For the money a fantastic bag