What is a Cold Weather Sleeping Bag

A large cold sleeping bag can it be both warm and light? What is the difference of temperatures between men and women? What temperature of bag choose depending on the activity or its destination?

A large cold sleeping bag must first be defined by a range of temperature and usage. Indeed, the cold and the cold being very subjective concepts depending on each individual, it is reasonable to ask here a few basic.

Here are some elements of response with goose down sleeping bags made in Europe:

What is a Cold Weather Sleeping Bag 1

That is just a big cold sleeping bag?

At Montania Sport, we define a cold large bag from the moment where temperature comfort woman (according to the European standard EN 13537) is less than or equal to 0 ° C, or for a man a temperature limit comfort of-5 ° C. Indeed, studies have shown that men and women were not equal to the temperature and that there was a difference of 5-6 ° C between Mr and Mrs.
Why this definition of the cold?
Quite simply, because below 0 ° C, or for a man to a woman, we are talking about a sleeping bag really warm and insulating (with the bulking) to a night at 2000 m Lake Mountain on a night cold with a white Frost in the early morning on the grass around the tent or bivouac.

Reminder on the standard EN 13537:

1st temperature: temperature comfort woman (released position).
2nd temperature: temperature limit comfort man (folded position).
3rd temperature: temperature extreme female body is close to hypothermia.

« … At Montania, we never talk about extreme temperature! Only of temperature comfort woman and temperature limit comfort man as in this article… »

Here is an example of sleeping bag large cold very versatile with SirJoseph this RIMO II 600, goose down 600 Cuin 90/10:

cold great sleeping bag Rimo II 600 Sirjoseph:-1, 5 ° C /-8 ° C /-22 ° C (1210g)

Rimo II 600 cold large sleeping bag

Temperature:-1.5 ° C /-8 ° C /-22 ° C
Filling: 600g down 90/10 600cuin
H2O resistance: 350mm + DWR
Volume folded: O 18 x 36cm
Weight: 1210g
Price: € 229.95
Solid, ideal for a hike!

What is a Cold Weather Sleeping Bag 2

When using t – we a large cold sleeping bag?

We use a cold large sleeping bag as well hiking during a bivouac in the Alps (Vanoise, Mercantour and Ecrins…) than during a trekking tent in developing countries (Peru, Nepal, Bolivia,…) altitude or Nordic countries (Scotland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden), or for expeditions at high altitude (Nepal, Pakistan, Patagonia…) and the great North ( Alaska, Greenland, Russia and North Norway. )..).
A large cold sleeping bag can also sleep in the tent in winter in nature regardless of its altitude (plain, campaign or mountain).

Great cold and waterproof sleeping bag SirJoseph: Looping and Erratic more:

« … However, even if we consider a sleeping bag large cold from 0 ° C comfort woman or – 5 ° C limit human comfort, all the cold great sleeping bags are not a night in the snow on the ice of the North Pole or 7000 m altitude… »

We offer our customers in-store sleeping bag large cold adapted to the main use of it corresponding to 80% of the outputs. We have classified them into 3 distinct families:

1-Bags of beds of 0 ° C to-5 ° C for itinerant hiking in the Alps

Ideal for the summer camp, mainly for nights in a tent in Europe (Alps, Pyrenees,…) up to 2500 m altitude.
The main criterion of choice is usually the weight, its light weight and small footprint in a backpack.

Here is an example of sleeping bag cold very slight man (890g) corresponding to this practice “hike” with this 400 SirJoseph PAINE, goose down 650 Cuin 90/10:

warm and light cold great sleeping bag Paine 400 Sirjoseph: + 1 ° C /-5 ° C /-23 ° C (890g)

Paine 400 cold large sleeping bag

Temperature: + 1 ° C / -5 ° /-23 ° C
Filling: 400g down 90/10 650cuin
DWR ECO + H2O resistance: 360mm
Volume folded: O 18 x 36cm
Weight: 890g
Price: €269.95
Very light, ideal for hiking traveling!

Big bag cold in the Alps: Paine 400 blue and Rimo 600 green SirJospeh

2-Bags of beds of-3 ° C to-10 ° C for 4 seasons trekking and travel

Ideal hiking traveling and trekking for nights in a tent in Northern Europe, to the Nepal, Peru etc… The main criteria of choice for this family is usually the best ratio weight / temperature for travel in autonomy with porting a backpack of 50 to 75L. Anticipated cold nights related to altitude or latitude 🙂

Here is an example of both hot cold great sleeping bag and light (850g) corresponding to this practice “trekking” with this 500 SirJoseph KOTEKA, 800 Cuin 95/5 goose down:

warm and light cold great sleeping bag Koteka 500 Sirjoseph:-3 ° C /-9 ° C /-21 ° C (850g)

Koteka 500 cold large sleeping bag

Temperature:-3 ° C /-9 ° C /-21 ° C
Filling: 500g down 95/5 800cuin
Resistance H2O: 380mm + DWR
Volume folded: O 18 x 36cm
Weight: 850g
Price: € 449.95
Warm and very light: the top trekking: Nepal, Peru, Bolivia, etc…

Sleeping bag cold Koteka 500 used on a trip / trekking in the Nepal

What is a Cold Weather Sleeping Bag 3

3-Bags of beds of-10 ° C to-20 ° C for mountaineering and expeditions

Ideal for mountaineering and expeditions for nights in the tent by very cold temperatures in winter and mountain. The main criteria of choice for this family is usually the best price / temperature.

Here is an example of great cold sleeping bag corresponding to this ‘Mountaineering and Expeditions’ practice with this SirJoseph 850 KOTEKA 800 Cuin 95/5 goose down:

cold great sleeping bag Koteka 850 Sirjoseph:-10 ° C /-16 ° C /-34 ° C (1190g)

Koteka 850 cold large sleeping bag

Temperature:-10 ° C /-16 ° C /-34 ° c.
Packing: 850g down 95/5 800cuin
Resistance H2O: 380mm + DWR
Volume folded: O 25 x 40cm
Weight: 1190g
Price: €499.95
Very hot for mountaineering, trekking and expeditions.

4-Bags waterproof beds of-3 ° C to-30 ° C for the nights under the stars and in the snow.

Ideal for sleeping under the stars or directly in the snow. The main criteria of choice for this family is usually the best price / temperature. To make this possible, to be the sleeping bag directly membrane with a capacity of 10000mm resistance equivalent to a pants:

Here is an example of a sleeping bag cold corresponding to this practice “night under the stars or in the snow” with this Erratic over 850 of SirJoseph, goose down 650 Cuin 90/10 waterproof to 10000mm:

great cold and waterproof sleeping bag warm plus 850 Sirjoseph:-5, 5 ° C /-12 ° C /-29 ° c.

Erratic over 850 sleeping bag

Temperature:-5, 5 ° C /-12 ° C /-29 ° c.
Packing: 850g down 90/10 650cuin
Resistance H2O: 10000 mm + DWR
Volume folded: O 25 x 40cm
Weight: 1490g
Price: €399.95
Waterproof to a camp under the stars in the summer despite the dew and frost or snow aloft, shipping or in winter.