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Raskelf Duvalay sleeping bags - Good idea ?

Post by Bushkey on Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:14 am

Hi folks, thinking about buying 2x duvalay
Sleeping bags for my symbol, are they too bulky ?
they look great , any ideas ?thanks
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Re: Raskelf Duvalay sleeping bags - Good idea ?

Post by Paulmold on Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:49 am

I'd love to have Duvalays but there is no way to fit 2 of them in my Symphony. Look very closely at the rolled up sizes given and decide whether you can fit them in.
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Re: Raskelf Duvalay sleeping bags - Good idea ?

Post by Johno on Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:21 am

Hi Bushkey

I use a Duvalay and it is really warm and comfy but fairly bulky even when tightly rolled up taking up most of the room in the bottom of the wardrobe in my Eton which as I'm a solo camper presents no problems smile!

Just measured mine and the dimensions are approx 14" diameter x 25" high or 35cm x 63cm if your metricated when rolled up. hugegrins

Hope this helps cheers John up!
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Re: Raskelf Duvalay sleeping bags - Good idea ?

Post by DuxDeluxe on Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:39 am

I've got one and luckily the room to stow it. They are extremely good and highly recommended but I can only echo the above and check out the room required to stow it. If there is a bit of room somewhere, then go for it!! Hope that helps a bit
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Re: Raskelf Duvalay sleeping bags - Good idea ?

Post by Waves117 on Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:46 am

Hi

Heres a couple of previous discussion threads about duvalays up!

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Best thing I ever brought for my camper van (and me hugegrins ) was my Duvalay - its so important to have a good night sleep. sleep on pillow

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Post by burlingtonboaby on Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:09 pm

Hi Bushkey
We have two singles with spare sheets for changing, plenty of room in the Nuevo overcab bed. sleep on pillow

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Re: Raskelf Duvalay sleeping bags - Good idea ?

Post by roli on Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:41 pm

For those of you who havnt the storage for Duvalays, even rolled consider this idea.

Make a Duvalay, buy a duvet for in the top but dont bother fitting the memory foam in the bottom and you will be surprised how much smaller they roll up.
I took the memory foam out of mine as I dont like sleeping on the foam. Still get a good nights sleep with for me a bit more comfort.


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Post by Bushkey on Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:29 pm

Thanks everyone , didnt see other discussion about the dulvany sleeping bags , it will be tight but I think I'll chance them, thanks again
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Re: Raskelf Duvalay sleeping bags - Good idea ?

Post by Oddsnends on Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:54 pm

A good nights sleep was one of the reasons we ditched the tent. We are going to the NEC show in February and were hoping to get a couple of Duvalay’s there, however space does seem to be a consideration. Has anyone tried stuffing them into one of those space-saver vacuum bags.
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Re: Raskelf Duvalay sleeping bags - Good idea ?

Post by Paulmold on Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:15 pm

I understand that they do a discount of 20% twice a year so may be worth waiting if you can. Also there is a new product due to be launched called Duvalite which is much lighter...so again maybe worth waiting to see..

Latest press release
Duvalite
A Yorkshire business couple has signed an exclusive contract to supply a new, lightweight, recyclable product to the leisure vehicle industry.
Duvalay owners Liz and Alan Colleran have produced the Duvalite™ range, which will include the first fully recyclable memory fibre mattress, ideal for the caravan, motorhome and boating industries.
Initial tests show the Duvalite™ mattress can shave 37 per cent off the weight of an average caravan mattress weighing 15 kilos, with the Duvalite™ weighing in at nine kilos.
If memory fibre is also used in the soft furnishings, an overall saving of around 11 and a half kilos (two stone) would be made, making a significant impact on fuel costs.
In addition to major weight savings, the mattress is 100 per cent recyclable, inline with the forthcoming European directives.
Users will also find Duvalite™ technology will improve comfort, give better temperature harmony and dissipate moisture more effectively.
Liz and Alan have signed an exclusive deal to use the memory fibre product within the leisure vehicle sector in the UK and Europe.
Liz said: “We are confident this new material will revolutionise the products used in the manufacture of interiors for caravans and motorhomes. This will lead to superior, lighter and more environmentally friendly vans.
“I believe our new Duvalite™ range will be a real hit with customers, following on from the success of our Duvalay products.”
Liz and Alan will be showcasing the new Duvalite technology at an open weekend in their new premises, in West Yorkshire, on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September.

Customers are invited to see the showroom and get a glimpse of the exciting new products from the Duvalay team.
Duvalay creates a range of memory foam mattresses and an innovative memory foam sleeping bag, popular with caravanners, holidaymakers, truckers and boat enthusiasts.

The range shot to fame in 2011 after its appearance on hit BBC2 show Dragons’ Den, where Liz and Alan secured an £80,000 investment for their unique sleeping bag product from entrepreneur Hilary Devey.

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Re: Raskelf Duvalay sleeping bags - Good idea ?

Post by CC on Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:55 pm

Wouldn't be without our duvalay sleeping bags, sleep like a baby in mine sleep on pillow but do find I get too hot at times and have to throw the cover back to cool off..... As others have said already I would check them out for size as they are bulky when not being used during the night, dead easy to use though.... Just open up and throw down then clamber inside for a comfy warm nights sleep.

It's probably possible to make a copy easy enough.... It's only a memory foam base with a single duvet slotted into a two pocket duvet cover but works incredibly well.

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Post by Bushkey on Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:38 pm

Thanks Paulmold , I'll definitely wait and check duvalite out
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Re: Raskelf Duvalay sleeping bags - Good idea ?

Post by Dutto on Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:54 am

Hi there,

Having shivered as a kid with just an old Army blanket, moved on to shiver as a teenager in a cheap sleeping bag and then as an adult in two cheap sleeping bags I know all about not being snug and warm!

I decided to treat myself to a Vango Sonno Grande earlier this year and "Yes!" it is bulky but "YES!" it is also warm.

Despite being bulky it does fit in the overhead locker along with all our cycling gear and Helen's 25 years old down sleeping bag (that has shed so many feathers over the years that it cannot possibly still be its original "three-seasons" standard).

I suffer from cold feet but had no problems last week on the way back from Spain. The temperature outside near Bayonne fell to -2 degrees and inside "Petal" it dropped to 0 degrees at floor level. Even with my feet down near the driver's door (which is uninsulated) they stayed warm so I can definitely recommend the brand and the model.

There is also a useful feature available that even I use in the summer. The bottom of the bag has a separate zip so that it is possible to keep your feet cool on those warm nights!

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