This bag serves me well during my previous two climbs…
Design: mummy (Gore Dry-loft outer fabric)
Fill: 750g of 700 fill down white goose
Temperature Rating: not rated
Weight: 1.6 kg
Price Paid: SGD450
This bag serves me well during my previous two climbs in Sichuan, China. The first climb was in October 2005 and the second one in August 2006. The amount of fill that it has is pretty much warm enough for the season and the weather that I encountered. It keeps me warm at an altitude as high as 5800m. I only had my merino wool base layer on at night. On many nights at lower altitude (4000m to 5000m) whether on clear nights or snow, I was mostly too warm in this bag that I had to unzip all the way down and used it as a blanket.
The only complaint I have is that the bag is way too long for my height (5'6"). I have plenty of extra leg room to dry my wet gears at night. I would recommend it for high altitude mountaineering in summer months.
I have used the Dandelion in New Zealand (cycle touring)…
Temperature Rating: apparently -20 celsius
Weight: mine is 1564grams.
Price Paid: $550 aus.
I have used the Dandelion in New Zealand (cycle touring) through some coldish nights- minus 5 celsius. And also hiking in the mountains when it got down to around minus 10. Not only does this bag compact down into quite a small bundle, but it is amazingly warm. I was never cold and only on a few ocassions did I have the bag zipped right up. Some sleeping bag companies seem to be a bit too generous with their bags ratings, but I would say that the Dandelion would have no problems keeping you warm in minus 20 conditions.
Gore Dry-Loft outer makes this bag very versatile.
Fill: 700 fill down
Temperature Rating: -20C
Price Paid: $650 AUS
Gore Dry-Loft outer makes this bag very versatile. Extremely well made. Had a chance to visit the factory in Melboure (Aus) where these bags are made and came away very impressed. Agree with the previous reviewer that One Planet sets the standard in sleeping bags.
The Dandilion is the model down from the XPD series.
Fill: 700 grams mature down
Temperature Rating: -20C
Weight: 1.45 kg
Price Paid: $700 NZD
The Dandilion is the model down from the XPD series. this bag crams up into an extremly small stuff sack saving valuable space and the addition of dryloft has made it the best bag for serious mountain use in all four seasons. It is a high quality bag which is now setting the standard for all other makers to follow.