The Ultimate Guide to Lightweight Sleeping Bags

Posted by Andy Neil on Jul 24, 2023

Choosing a sleeping bag can be a daunting task. Getting started with so many different options and variations can be difficult. This will be one of the biggest investments, along with your tent, for backpacking, so it's important that you make the right choice for what you need. We want you to pick the best sleeping bag for your adventures, so we've compiled this guide to help you narrow your …
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Anatomy of a Quilt - by Enlightened Equipment

Posted by Mark Richardson on Feb 02, 2023

Enlightened Equipment are experts in camping quilts; there's quite a lot to these alternatives to sleeping bags and we've reproduced their views and advice on this page to help you decide if a quilt could be for you.

Mont-bell Seamless Down Hugger Technology

Posted by Mark Richardson on Dec 12, 2022

Mont-bell Seamless Down Hugger sleeping bags are cutting edge, eliminating relatively inefficient baffles from sleeping bag construction and incorporating stretch fabric to improve warmth without constricting the sleeper are two key technologies; on this page we explain those technologies.

About Thermarest

Posted by Mark Richardson on Jul 08, 2022

In 2022 Thermarest was 50 years old. They were the first to design a self inflating sleeping mat for backpackers, and have been innovating ever since. Thermarest, we salute you.

About Sea to Summit

Posted by Mark Richardson on Jun 29, 2022

In this post we tell you all about Sea to Summit. We were the first company in the UK to recognise the quality of products made by this company and for many years we were the only ones selling Sea to Summit sleeping bags.

Sleeping Bag Size and Shape

May 24, 2022

What Size and Shape Sleeping Bag?The sleeping bag is a vital piece of kit in any camping set up but choosing one can be difficult. After you've decided on how much you want to spend, how cold you need it to be able to go down to and how much weight you're happy to carry there are still a lot of aspects to consider. Here we have tried to show some of the things you might want to consider in terms o …
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Knowledgebase Page - Sleeping Bag Features Page 2

May 24, 2022

Rectangular versus Mummy shapes - Most sleeping bags you will see on our website are Mummy shaped, this is because a close-fitting bag will be warmer for a given weight because there is less volume of air to move around carrying heat away with it, and a close-fitting bag weighs less than other shapes because there is no waste of material.Some people feel too restricted by a mummy bag and would r …
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Sleeping Bag Features and Construction - Page 1

May 24, 2022

Zips - Most sleeping bags are fitted with a full-length zip that runs the length of the bag almost to the foot. These zips usually have a slider at each end, allowing you to ventilate the bag from the foot end if it's too warm for the conditions. Some manufacturers make bags with zips on either the left or the right-hand side. A left-hand zip is by your left hand as you lie in the bag on your ba …
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Knowledgebase Page - Best New Sleeping Bags for 2019

Oct 21, 2019

We've selected our favourite NEW Sleeping Bags introduced for 2019, READ THE FULL ARTICLE or JUMP to the relevant BRAND using the links below:Updated Spark series - New bags, New Fabrics and Updated construction Sea to Summit's SPARK series of sleeping bags are their lightest bags with a warmth to weight ratio that's among the best available. For 2019 they have introduced an SP0 bag aimed at summe …
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Marmot Sleeping Bag Guide

Sep 16, 2019

The Marmot Sleeping Bag RangeMarmot have a long history in the outdoor industry and they have been pushing the boundaries for sleeping bags for the majority of the time.In April 1971, University of California Santa Cruz students Eric Reynolds and Dave Huntley were in Alaska's Juneau Icefield on a school Glaciology project. It was there on a glacier that the idea of a Marmot Club began. The name 'M …
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Technology Page - Western Mountaineering Materials

Jun 14, 2017

Why We Choose DownSince our beginning, Western Mountaineering has always felt that high fill power goose down is the best insulation material available. This natural fiber, while highly variable in nature, provides more warmth per ounce than any other material. Down's unique structure is responsible for its tremendous ability to trap warm air. Its filaments are divided and sub-divided to reach out …
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