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    Around 18 years ago I read a very interesting and informative article on camping and outdoor survival, and the author went out of his way to recommend Ajungilak sleeping bags.

    Now the thing is, that article and my respect for the author has stuck with me to the extent that as soon as I think about buying a new bag, Ajungilak automatically springs to mind.

    My question is, are they still a good, quality sleeping bag? I'm aware from other threads that ex-MOD bags can be bought rather cheaply, but are Ajungilak bags good value for money?

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    I bought 2 for my kids - they were of the expanding variety with the add-on foot section. I thought that they were of great quality and design. That said, there are so many good bags out there you're spoilt for choice.

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    I took an ajungilak bag to the arctic and it was great, no complaints at all, I think that the company has changed a bit but the bags appear to be very much the same excellent quality.

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    I had one for a few years until I had a lamp accident (beer + tilley + inside tent idiot). Absolutely gorgeous bags.

    There are others out there that are probably just as good, but who can match that name?

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    A friend bought two Ajungilak bags 7 years ago and they're still good for camping in all weather every other week.

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    We got two 2 season bags about 18 years ago for summer use. They are still excellent with mine used all year when indoors. I suspect like most manufacturers these days, their products are made in the far east. It just comes down to materials and quality control, but as theshanclan said, great name!!
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    Just one question. Exactly how does one pronouce Ajungilak correctly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TGB View Post
    Just one question. Exactly how does one pronouce Ajungilak correctly?

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    I think it is a-june-jill-ack. Possibly?
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    a-jun-gil-ack for me.

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    A jungle lake?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrish View Post
    I think it is a-june-jill-ack. Possibly?
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    a-jun-gil-ack for me.

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    Other companies I used to work with with similar names don't pronounce the 'j'. So I always thought they were pronounced A-young-i-lak!
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    My wife bought a monster Ajungilak at a big outdoor shop sale about 8 years ago. It has a water resistant shell but weighs a bit less than 3 kg and is massive. She loves it because she sleeps cold. It has the Mammut logo, as at some point they were taken over (Mammut are Swiss). Lord Ray of Mears used to feature them in one of his books, but his own bags are made by Nanok AFAIK, who also have an excellent reputation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TimeSpentInReconnaissance View Post
    ...a monster Ajungilak at a big outdoor shop...
    Is the bag a monster because the shop was big or was the shop big, to house the monster bag?

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    Some clarification required. Shop bigger than sleeping bag. So, bag was a monster (Bag resembles giant worm, swallows humans, spits 'em out in the morning. And bigger than most sleeping bags). But it's all relative. So the shop, well, in all other respects it was quite unremarkable. It's a bit like..."These are small... but the ones out there are far away. Small... far away... ah forget it!" but the other way round.
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    Got it, thanks.

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