outdoor 10/2018 - Rating: Very good!
Low in weight and warm enough for early Spring and late Autumn use at higher altitudes or Northern latitudes.
- HELIUM™ 20D outer shell is very light and highly breathable
- Inner material: SUPERSOFT™ 30 - 30D Nylon
- 555g of 90/10 pure Duck Down with a minimum fill power of 700 cuin
- Alpine fit with elastic EXL® area maximises thermal efficiency
- Slanted Box-Wall baffles throughout
- Mid-level side seams
- 5 baffle anatomically shaped hood
- 4 baffle anatomically shaped and offset foot-box
- Full length Gemini™ zip baffle and integrated collar with Lode Lock™ closure
- 140cm, 2-way YKK® zipper
- Supplied with waterproof roll-top stuff-sack and storage cube
- Good Night's Sleep Temperature: down to -8°C/18°F
Lightweight and ultra-compressible Helium fabrics are the perfect choice for any product where weight and bulk are a prime concern. Their densely woven structure and use of fine denier yarns ensures these fabrics are down-proof, tear-resistant and highly breathable.
Weighing just 38g/m², HELIUM™ 20 uses 20 denier yarns to create a fabric that is compressible, tough, and extremely comfortable. Its densely woven construction ensures the highest levels of downproofing, wind resistance and resistance to heat loss. The new HELIUM™ 20 offers greater handfeel over previous HELIUM™ fabrics as well as reduced seam slippage, resulting in even greater durability than the previous fabric.
Supersoft™ 30 is the legendary performer chosen for its breathability and durability. Weighing just 49g/m² provides exceptional durability with a soft hand and good breathability.
The overall narrower cut sleeping bag is designed to optimise thermal performance while keeping weight as low as possible.
Slanted box-wall baffles:
The angle of the side walls provides advantages in terms of heat output and reduces heat loss. Also the slipping of the down is reduced. It is an excellent, lightweight construction.
The most versatile method is to use side seams. This makes it easier to get in and out of the sleeping bag and to connect two sleeping bags. This construction is used for all sleeping bags intended for all-round ice setting in less extreme environments.
The Gemini™ system is considerably lighter than previous baffles designs, very efficient, requires little space and offers maximum protection. Over the entire length of the opening, counter-rotating V-baffles have been integrated into the sleeping bag, which have a much larger contact area when the sleeping bag is closed. This results in a significant reduction in heat loss at this critical point.
Heat collar with Lode Lock™ closure:
Push buttons were often cumbersome to close or accidentally opened. Hook and loop fastener scratched the neck. The Lode Lock™ closure with a special guide closes almost by itself thanks to a light magnet. Accidental opening is avoided. A short pull on the opening loop releases the mechanism quickly.
The elastic seams of EXL® technology contribute to higher thermal performance as the inner material of the sleeping bag fits closer to the body, reducing unnecessary air space. At the same time, the down gets more room for maximum loft. The weight is not increased.
The 5 baffles in the efficient design keep the down reliably in position and the head warm. The slightly larger volume offers high comfort. The size and opening can be adjusted with the smooth-running laces.
Trapezium 4 foot part:
With the construction of 4 baffles, an optimum ratio of heat, weight and compressibility is achieved. The "Bulls Eye" construction and the "Shark Toe" shape, which corresponds to the human anatomy, are used here.
The Down Codex® guarantees animal protection and animal welfare. Forced fattening and live plucking are excluded. Down is a pure by-product of food production and no solvents are used for cleaning.
Down tracking: Each product contains an individual code that can be entered on the Down Codex® website. This allows details on the origin of the down in the product and an IDFL Animal Welfare Report to be viewed.
Contains non-textile parts of animal origin.
Dimension: length 180cm, wide shoulder 75cm, wide foot area 50cm
Filling: Duck Down 90/10, fill power 700+ cuin
Included in delivery: incl. stuff-sack and storage bag
Material name by manufacturer: HELIUM™, SUPERSOFT™
Weight supplement: manufacturer information