Sleeping bag rental in Cuzco

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Sleeping bag rental in Cuzco

Postby IncaTrail50 » Thu Mar 15, 2007 7:09 pm

Hi...we are planning to rent sleeping bags in Cuzco and just bring liners with us for the Inca Trail hike. Does anyone know if these are mummy or rectangluar sleeping bags? Also, if we have a choice, which type is the best?
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Postby ballu » Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:35 am

I don't think it was mummy...if not full sized than maybe barrel (narrower than normal, especially at the bottom). Our guide took us to Liz's Explorers to rent ours. I think they were all the same. I'd just suggest taking the bag out of the stuff sack and looking it over...make sure it looks clean, no rips, zipper works and you can get it back in the stuff sack. My sleep sheet is a normal sized one.

We all rented an additional sleeping pad. The kind you are given by the company are those cheap blue foam ones. With an additional one on top of that one, you'll be more comfortable.
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Postby Sabine » Tue Mar 27, 2007 12:21 pm

I happened to bring my own, however wished I would have had a better pad. The rental pad seemed quite adequate, however the pad of one of our travellers didn't work right, hence he pretty much ended up sleeping on the rocks.
I also remember all of us being a bit surprised about the price of sleeping bag and pad being quite high.
I don't know what your travel plans are, however, I would go again with buying a cheap sleeping bag before leaving for the trip. I would rent the pad. I gave my brand-new sleeping bag, used only 3 nights, to our porters who were elated about the gift.
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Postby IncaTrail50 » Mon Apr 16, 2007 2:26 pm

Thanks for the tips...it makes our decisions easier to hear from someone who's been there!
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