The Pilbara C-5 Sleeping Bag is built for the tourer who likes to enjoy oversized comfort in the elements.
The entire bag is made from cotton, so it’s comfy and breathable. It also has a soft comfort cuff at the top for burrowing down in your bag. The Pilbara also features a removeable flannel inner sheet, to keep your bag clean and add to the overall warmth. You won’t have to grope about blindly on the tent floor for your phone – as the Pilbara C-5 comes with an internal pocket for keeping your device close by.
If your feet are the first thing that always gets freezing cold, then the cosy foot fleece in the base of the bag will keep your toes from turning to icicles. On the other hand, if you’re a hot sleeper the separate foot zip allows you to stick your feet out or get some cool air. The Pilbara has a snag free zipper, so you can get in and out in a jiffy in the dark without a battle on your hands.
When you’re all done snoozing, the roll control helps you keep is straight while you pack it back into the included 4-way compression stuff sack. For a warm and roomy sleeping experience, the Coleman Pilbara C-5 fits the bill perfectly.
I bought this as a present for my husband. Although he is a manly man, he is also a giant princess when it comes to his sleep system. This bag passed the test. He even went as far as saying it was as comfortable as being at home in bed. Well he ought to be comfortable- he had the worlds biggest, thickest matt and brought his own (2!) pillows from home.
Obviously a bag this big is only good for car camping, although he will also use it for dirt bike trips...with his really nice wife running a support vehicle.
Was I pleased with this purchase? Yes, it represented excellent value for a well rested, non-complaining husband while camping.
Is it possible to join two together into a large double bag?
You'll have absolutely no worries zipping two of the Coleman Pilbara C-5 Sleeping Bags together. Just lay one out like a blanket and then lay the other on top, zip them together and away you go!
Hi, how does this sleeping bag compare to the Blackwolf Zambezie, in the sense of retaining heat? Slightly different materials used in the fill material and & fill weight, do you recommend one over the other? Also does this Pilbara have left and right zip to join together? I noticed the previous model did. Thanks.
In terms of heat retention, there isn't a great deal of difference because while the fill is different, they've been designed to their temperature ratings of -5C for the Pilbara and -6C for the Zambezie.
We'd recommend either of the bags but please note that the Zambezie is being updated and current stock is being cleared out.
Unfortunately, the new model Coleman Pilbara sleeping bags don't have alternate zips, but they can still be joined by laying one flat on top of the other.
Does this bag unzip so that it can be used like a doona?
Yes - the Coleman Pilbara C-5 Sleeping Bag can be unzipped along the side and bottom to open up like a doona.
Hi, I was wondering if there is a difference in weight/feel from the included inner fleece vs the coleman stratus? Thank you!
I've just gone and physically had a feel of both the texture and weight and I personally can't notice a difference between the included fleece liner and the Coleman Stratus.
Hi, I was just wondering if the Pilbara C-5 is the same as the C-0 but with the extra flannel lining? Or is there a difference in the fill weight as well? Would the C-5 be still cool enough for summer camping? (thinking of this model as it might give more versatility) Thank you!
The main difference between the Coleman Pilbara Sleeping Bag models is as you've mentioned the Removable Fleece Liner and that the C-5 is rated to -5C, whereas the C-0 is rated to 0C.
There is no difference in the fill weight - both 1 x 250gsm.
In regards to summer camping, that's a tough question as there are so many variables based on outside temperature, body temperature etc. The decision is very much up to how much warmth you think you'll require. The benefit of the liner, however, means you can be more flexible with your warmth arrangement (if too hot - you can remove the liner or too cold - you can add the liner).
Is there anything special about zip clasp?
We've just had a play with at the display model of the Pilbara C-5 Bag myself and it seems this is the best way to remove the liner.
There are two zippers at the top, a red one with a ‘Ziplow’ tag, and a plain one. Hold them together tightly between your left hand’s finger and thumb making sure they are lined up straight.
With your right hand, pull the sheet towards yourself. You will have to use a little bit of force. Once it’s through the first zipper, keep pulling til it’s out of the second one - then it the liner/sheet should be removed.
It took me one or two times to get the hang of it, but if you are having any more trouble give us a call.
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