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AlpineDream 800 Hydrophobic down sleeping bag
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Sleeping out in cold temperatures is well.. it is cold! Sleeping bags were developed to address this issue so that we can all go nice places and do good things at all times of the year - even in inhospitable places like the Ben Nevis observatory!
To make a bag that is going to keep you warm at temperatures below zero we spec 90/10 750+ IDFB white goose down. 13 independent box-wall down chambers run along the bag so that the down cannot migrate through the bag and create cold spots.
Neck and zip baffles keep out the draughts, and an adjustable head closure and draft collar let you really snuggle down. A DWR coating helps keep out snow and moisture.
AlpineDream’s classic spacious mountaineering cut gives you space to move around once you’re in the bag, giving a more natural, comfortable night’s sleep, and room to take your socks off without unzipping.
- Mountaineering sleeping bag for Alpine conditions
- Roomy cut for a natural, comfortable sleep
- Adjustable head closure and draft collar for snugness
- Neck and zip baffles keep the draughts out
- C6 DWR to keep the moisture out
- 750+ fill power Nikwax Hydrophobic goose down
- Excellent lofting capacity
- Internal pocket for valuables
- RDS certified
- Cotton storage bag and compression stuff sack
- 3 Year Alpine Bond
|Thermal test results from the lab|
|TOG||Leeds Comfort||EN13537 Comfort||EN13537 Limit||EN13537 Extreme*|
|14.6||-30 ˚C||-16.8 ˚C||-25.5 ˚C||-48.6 ˚C|
* The Extreme rating is the temperature at which the average woman can remain for six hours without risk of DEATH from hypothermia - but can still sustain cold injuries - under EN13537 conditions. We do not recommend using this bag in these weather conditions, or making your purchasing decision based on this value.
Fill: 90/10 Chinese goose down; RDS certified
Fill power: IDFB 750
Fill weight: 800 g
Inner: 20D Polyester, 45 g/m2
Outer: 20D Polyester, 45 g/m2
Construction: Box wall
Weight: 1300 g
Internal length: 185 cm
Internal width: 64 cm
Zip length: 160 cm
Stuff bag weight: g
Packed size: ⌀ 25 x 37 cm
Compressed size: ⌀ 26 x 23 cm
How will you fit? Take a look at our Sleeping Bag Fitting Guide for guidance.
NIKWAX HYDROPHOBIC DOWN
Nikwax Hydrophobic is a water-repellent treatment that makes down less susceptible to humid conditions, staying lofted for longer and prolonging the overall lifespan of your down.
RESPONSIBLE DOWN STANDARD
We use only RDS certified down; all our down is audited by a third party to ensure that it comes from birds who are not live-plucked, force-fed, or mistreated. That’s good to know.
What You Say: Customer Reviews and Comments
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This is an excellent bag at an excellent price. You would spend twice the bucks elsewhere to get to the 'magic' 1kg mark. The build quality, plus the robust feel of the fabrics of this bag is worth the extra 300gm compared with £500+ bags I have sampled. I like the shorter than usual baffles on the top of the bag, reducing the tendency of the down to move out to the sides. This is an elegant solution to the - always more expensive - vertical torso baffles found on 'technical' bags, which in my view puts this bag on a par with those pricier jobbies. The loft of 800gm of 750 FP down is always going to be good, but knowing that down-shift is not going to be a problem, and knowing there is enough down to compensate for some down-sag as it inevitably becomes moistened from prolonged hours lying down during the long mid-winter night here in NW Scotland is, well, all very confidence inspiring. And you need that in temperatures which would soon create a critical problem should your main barrier to prolonged low temps be in any way compromised. For this fill, and weight of the overall product, 1,300gms is about as good as it gets for this money.
The zip is among the best 'anti-snag' examples I have come across, and there is the option to choose the zip on either side. I am heavily inclined to exit left, and for leaning on an elbow while making a brew or cooking hot food I would choose to do so that side, where possible, so full marks for giving us the choice.
This is a great piece of kit. As long as you don't expect it to be above zero - I tried it in the garden at just below, and I was roasting! - this is now my favoured bag, and of course you can always open it up and use it like a duvet, with or without the down jacket you will definitely have if you intend to out and about in long-term sub-zero temperatures.
So, sub-£300 for a 1,300gm bag, or £500, even 600+ for a 1kg bag, it's a no brainer. I am not convinced by the ever-increasing fillpower downs being sourced elsewhere - less down for similar temperature ratings, fine. But when the moisture creeps in, as it will, I reckon 750FP keeps its apparent bulk better than when 900 or 1,000FP succumbs. There could be expensive mistakes to make, in both senses....