Have you ever stood there with a fully-packed backpack, weighing your down jacket in your hand? Thinking about the mornings when you are so warm and cosy in your sleeping bag, trying to postpone the moment when you have to leave its warmth and cosiness for the cold world outside to start the stove and make breakfast. Thinking about the golden evening with your pals, when story after story is told and you want the moments to last a lifetime. Finally, you just get too cold and are forced to retreat to the sanctuary of your sleeping bag. Tell me – did you decide to take that extra kilo or did the down jacket stay in the closet? Mine did, that’s for sure.
Well we have made life easier for you. With Klättermusen’s new sleeping bag design you can enjoy outdoor life a little more, without any extra weight.
Simply put one arm through the opening, open the zip under the Velcro flap a little and put the other arm out. Then you can sit up and prepare your breakfast. It is also possible to open the zip lower down, put out your legs and walk around. In emergencies, it is also important to avoid becoming hypothermic while carrying out first aid on an injured person. In climbing bivouacs, you can remain tied on to the rope through the opening.
Another problem we have solved is the clothes you want to dry during the night. We have made a special drying mesh pocket in the chest area just for this. Stored in this pocket, they will dry much faster and it’s easy to find them in the morning.
Our sleeping bags have 32 compartments with slanted walls. This construction is designed to reduce the problem of cold spots caused by down collecting in the bottom of compartment. With our construction, the worst part of one compartment is always covered by the best part of the next one.
WHEN TESTED in a climate chamber, we found that the closure covering the armopening actually provided more insulation than the other side of the bag.
These kinds of sleeping bag tests are very good because you can ignore all the mumbo jumbo about compartment design, fillpower measured so and so, down quality, amount of down, etc. Just look at the comfort temperature and that’s it.