Wilderness Experience Latok

Reviews

2

The Latok was the first non-quilted Gore-Tex sleeping…

The author of this review designed the product.

Source: Designed it for Jim Donini's expedition to Latok 1 in Pakistan in the late '70s

Summary

The Latok was the first non-quilted Gore-Tex sleeping bag ever made. I designed it for Jim Donini's expedition to Latok 1 in Pakistan in the late '70s. WE didn't make very many, so enjoy your Latok as much as I have, cheers Greg Thomsen co-Founder Wilderness Experience.

Pros

  • Seamless weather protection
  • Perfect for ice, snow, and wet conditions

Cons

  • No longer made!

The Latok is a very warm sleeping bag because the outer shell is a non-quilted layer of Gore-Tex fabric—so no heat loss through the quilt lines. There is also a layer of aluminized foil sandwiched between the Polarguard insulation layers that reflects heat back into the bag.

Very light for a synthetic bag and it is cut a bit slim to reduce additional weight-to-warmth ratios. Well ahead of its time, the Latok could be reintroduced today over 35 years later and it would probably win awards for innovation and performance!!

Alicia TRAILSPACE STAFF

Welcome to Trailspace, Greg! It's a pleasure to have you share some background on your Latok sleeping bag. If you have any pictures of this bag, I'd love to see them in your review, and also to add to the Latok's product page, so others can get a glimpse of what Wilderness Experience gear looked like.


29 days ago
0

Very good bag. Zipper, loft, and Velcro all are in…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Design: Mummy
Fill: Fiber
Temperature Rating: ?
Weight: 3lbs
Price Paid: $12

Very good bag. Zipper, loft, and Velcro all are in excellent shape.

I just spent three days in the Ozarks, temp in the low 30s, and all was good. The bag was bought at a garage sale by my wife. Any additional info about "Wilderness Experience" I would like to hear from you.

Wilderness Experience Latok

Discontinued

The Latok has been discontinued.

reviewers paid:
$12.00

The Wilderness Experience Latok is not available from the stores we monitor.

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