About Aegismax Online
Welcome to Aegismax Online an alternative to the official Aegismax website which is mostly in Chinese. Buying an Aegismax sleeping bag online can be confusing as there are often pages of product listed on eBay and Amazon of the same product. We help take the confusion out of purchasing an Aegismax sleeping bag online by removing the double ups. We also provide information in a consistent form to make comparisons between the different sleeping bags easier.
Once you know which Aegismax sleeping bag you are wanting to buy you will be directed to Aliexpress for checkout. Aliexpress is where most sellers on Amazon, eBay and Trademe buy their Aegismax sleeping bag from to re-sell.
Aliexpress uses secure payment and has buyer protection which means you can buy online with confidence. Most of the sellers on there are manufacturers or distributors selling their products direct to you. This cuts out the traditional over priced retailers. Therefore as a result of this you can buy comparable products to the more well known local brands at a fraction of the price.
Tips on Selecting the Right Aegismax Sleeping Bag
There are many things to consider when buying an Aegismax sleeping bag online. The shape of the sleeping bag, the weight of the sleeping bag and most importantly the temperature range of the sleeping bag. This section offers advice on how to select the right sleeping bag for you journey from the standpoint of the writer. Please note this is how we would decide which bag to take with us, we suggest you do further research as there are many views on how to decide which sleeping bag is best for purpose.
Aegismax Sleeping Bag Temperature Range
When selecting the temperature range of your Aegismax sleeping bag you should first check the historical weather forecasts of the area you will be using it in. You can do this by searching online, something like ‘temperature of Routeburn track in July’ as an example. When doing this you can find the temperature range during this time is between 1°C and -9°C.
With this in mind a sleeping bag should at least cover the lowest expected temperature. We suggest the extreme rating is ignored and taken out of the equation as this rating is pretty much the rating to only just keep you alive. When referring to the minimum temperature we will consider the Limit rating only.
So for a sleeping bag to cover this range using the Aegismax sleeping bag range there are two options, the G3 and G2. The G2 has a lower limit of -8°C which is slightly short of the potential -9°C. This Aegismax sleeping bag should be okay as you are likely to be staying in a hut or tent which will be warmer than the potential outside temperatures. If you really want to be warm then the G3 could be a better way to go as it has a Limit rating of -15°C.
When selecting the right sleeping bag, especially during the colder months it is always best to go on the side of caution and select a warmer sleeping bag. This is in case of emergency should you not make it to the hut of shelter campsite in time. Using a sleeping bag liner will add a couple of degrees to the lower limit.
Please note sleeping bags are rated assuming the user is wearing a base layer from head to toe. This is because the sleeping bags main purpose is to keep you warm at night when the temperature drops and your body is less active.
Sleeping Bags Weight
This often comes down to budget once the temperature range has been selected. Down sleeping bags are the lightest when it comes to the weight of the sleeping bag. An Aegismax sleeping bag will usually use a 95% fill of down which would typically be light than a bag which only has a 90% filling of down. Down is expensive so the more down a sleeping bag has the more it is likely to cost.
When is come to selecting the lightest Aegismax sleeping bag for winter your only option are the G series as these sleeping bags have been made for winter. For the warmer seasons there are a few options in the range which will be talking about in the next section.
Which Shape is Best for You
Deciding on which shape sleeping bag to buy is up to personal preference unless using it in the winter as mentioned above. In the Aegismax range there are a few options which can be broken down to envelope sleeping bags, full mummy sleeping bags and Hood-less mummy sleeping bags.
Envelope Sleeping Bags
Envelope sleeping bags are for people who like to stretch out in their sleep. Typically the width of the bag is the same from head to toe which means you have plenty of leg room. Envelope sleeping bags are usually heavier and more expensive than hood-less mummy style sleeping bags as they use more down and fabric. They also do not have hoods so on colder nights you may have to wear a beanie or a down hat to keep your head warm.
Hood-Less Mummy Sleeping Bags
If you are wanting to minimize the weight of your pack and maximize space then hood-less mummy sleeping bags are a good way to go. They have a contoured shape which matches the shape of your body. This results in a lighter more efficient sleeping bag design which can also cost less than full mummy and envelope sleeping bags.
Hood-less mummy bags are a great way to reduce your pack weight. When hiking during colder times of the year you are likely to wear a beanie or warm hat at night. Instead of packing a sleeping bag with a hood and a hat you can use a hood-less bag and a hat reducing the double up of the hat.
Aegismax have down hats available in their range which can be used with hood-less mummy and envelope style bags. This gives you the best of both worlds almost converting your hood-less mummy bag into a full mummy bag.
Full Mummy Sleeping Bags
Full mummy sleeping bags are the warmest style of an Aegismax sleeping bag available. The hood further traps your body heat inside the back keeping your whole body warm. This makes this style of sleeping bag essential for winter hiking. This style of bag is typically more expensive and heavier as they use more down filling and material in the hood. However because of the overall encapsulation of warmth the weight of a full mummy will be similar to the equivalent hood-less sleeping bag with the same temperature rating.
Official Aegismax Website
If you are having trouble finding the official Aegismax website it is because it is a Chinese website ranked down in Google rankings. To view the official Aegismax website you can click on the below image to be taken there. Like mentioned above unless you can read Chinese then the official Aegismax website may not be very helpful to you.