Sierra Designs Nitro 800 35 Degree Quilt Review - Ultralight Outdoor Gear

Posted by Danny Pearson on Jul 05, 2022

Quilts have been a popular choice amongst American backpackers for years but took longer to gain popularity in the UK. We have seen a significant increase in quilt sales and enquiries over the past couple of years. There are clear pros and cons of a quilt vs. a sleeping bag, read our article here ‘Why choose a backpacking quilt?’ As a long-term user of mummy sleeping bags, it …
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Criterion Quantum 450 Sleeping Bag - Ultralight Outdoor Gear

Posted by Mark Richardson on May 10, 2022

Criterion has two particularly lightweight ranges of sleeping bags of interest to backpackers, they are the Ultralight range and the Quantum range. The former uses 700 Fill Power down and the latter uses 870 Fill Power, therefore the Quantum range has the highest warmth to weight ratio of the two so is of most interest to us. Down Quality At 870 Fill Power Polish Goose down (in a r …
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Big Agnes Lost Ranger Review - Trek Scotland

Posted by Trek Scotland on Apr 14, 2022

“The Lost Ranger 3N1 20° sleeping bag is part of our latest evolution of the Big Agnes Sleep System. This modular bag design offers just what you’d expect: three bag configurations in one simple, yet technical sleep system.”Combining sleeping bags has long been a choice of ours for a few reasons, including boosting the warmth of an older bag extending its use, or combining separate bags of di …
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Trek Scotland Review - Sierra Designs Cloud 800

Posted by Trek Scotland on Apr 13, 2020

The Cloud 800 came to us not only with some unique stand-out features, but also accompanied with a range of awards. It’s certainly an interesting bag with the most obvious aspect being that it bridges the gap between a traditional mummy style sleeping bag and a quilt.

UOG Review - Marmot Phase 30 Sleeping Bag

Mar 23, 2020

On paper the Marmot Phase has impressive stats, by using ultra-lightweight Quantum GL fabric and certified, responsibly sourced 850 Fill Power down it achieves a comfort rating of +6C and a comfort limit of -1C, this is at an overall weight of just 506grams or 539grams if you include the stuff sack. So, by deducting the weight of the down from the total the shell of the bag comes in a …
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Cairngorm Treks Review - Nemo Riff 30 Sleeping Bag

Feb 10, 2020

On first impressions the Nemo Riff 30 is certainly no ordinary bag. Once removed from its cotton storage bag it opens out and lofts easily with an appearance usually found with a sleeping blanket instead of a traditional mountain bag. Nemo claim the Riff 30 allows extra space for those who prefer to shift positions throughout the night and this is evident before getting into the bag.

Trek Scotland Review - Rab Mythic Ultra 180

Posted by Trek Scotland on Jan 13, 2020

The first point we need to raise for this review is that with receiving a prototype we can only write about the Ultra Mythic 180 in this current form. We would expect the final product to have slight differences in weight and design. Also, the EN temperature ratings are currently only estimates and taken using fill weight just below 180g.We had heard rumors that Rab were due to launch a new line o …
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Trek Scotland Review - Thermarest Hyperion 20F

Oct 14, 2019

First impressions of the Hyperion are striking. The pack weight in its stuff bag of just over 600g and with its stuffed size of 15 x 20 cm is mind blowingly light and small [Regular Size]. Once out of the bag the lofting starts to take place. This is somewhat magical and once the Hyperion is fully lofted you wonder how it ever fitted into such a small space. When totally lofted it looks …
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UOG Review - Marmot Hydrogen Sleeping Bag

Oct 14, 2019

Marmot Hydrogen Sleeping Bag ReviewPart of Marmot's ultralight range of sleeping bags, the Hydrogen offers a superb balance of quality, low weight, packability, and performance versus cost. It's comparable to many more expensive products, as it is lighter and more compressible than almost all of its competitors. The Marmot Hydrogen uses 800+ fill power down protected with Marmot's Down Defender to …
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UOG Review - Nemo Kayu 15 Sleeping Bag

Jun 17, 2019

Nemo have long been an UOG customer favourite for their lightweight tents but Nemo also make an excellent range of technical sleeping bags. With this in mind we decided to put the 2019 Nemo Kayu 15 to the test on the TGO Challenge.The Kayu is available in 2 versions the Kayu 30 with a comfort limit of -1C and the Kayu 15 rated to -9C. You never know what the weather might be like in Scotland in la …
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UOG Review - Mountain Equipment Firelite Sleeping Bag

Sep 17, 2018

The Firelite is part of Mountain Equipment’s 'Extreme Light' range of sleeping bags. Mountain Equipment state that these are the lightest, most efficient sleeping bags they have ever produced. The Mountain Equipment Firelite uses 469g of 90-10 800 Fill Power Russian goose down in an ultralight 10D outer shell. The shell is made from their own Plasma 10D fabric which is also supposed t …
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UOG Review - Mountain Equipment Helium 400 Sleeping Bag

Sep 17, 2018

Helium 400 Sleeping Bag While the Helium 400 isn’t the warmest of sleeping bags, it comes in at a good weight of 850g for a -3 season rated sleeping bag and with a price tag of £220, it’s a fantastic choice and a great all rounder. The face fabric is incredibly soft and has a nice handle thanks to the HELIUM™ 20 outer shell and the bag lofts very well which feels great to climb in to after …
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