Vango Ultralite Pro 100 Bags T3 Awards for One of The Best Lightweight Sleeping Bags
'Before you dive in and click 'Add to cart' on the lightest sleeping bag you can find, make sure you're considering what you'll need it to do. It's no good having a super-lightweight sleeping bag if it's not going to keep you warm on your adventure – the lightest down quilt may only weigh 200g, but above the snowline that'll be a freezing cold nightmare, so paying attention to comfortable temperature ratings is key here.
There are a few things to know before you make your purchase. Sleeping bags usually state an EN rating, which is the European standard EN13537. EN13537 uses a thermal manikin test that produces four temperature results: upper limit, comfort, lower limit/transition, and extreme. Of these four ratings, ’comfort’ and ’lower limit/transition’ are the most helpful and are what most people look at when buying a sleeping bag.
If you get colder faster than the average person, look at sleeping bags with a higher lower limit. Remember too that real-world variables can have an impact on the performance of a sleeping bag, so these ranges are just a guideline.
ven in the summer heat temperatures can drop at night, and even more so as you climb above sea level (approximately 1 degree less for every 100m), so single-figure EN ratings are a good choice even for a light UK summer sleeping bag.
Unfortunately, while technological advancements mean that most hardware is getting lighter and lighter, there are still limits to what you can do, and nowhere more acute than in sleeping bags. Lighter damp conditions, while artificial fibres tend to be heavier and bulkier, but much happier in soggy UK conditions.'
VANGO ULTRALITE PRO 100 SLEEPING BAG
'Whether you take into account the budget price tag or you don’t, the Vango Ultralite Pro 100 is an impressive sleeping bag. The Thermal Reverb system of reflective aluminised lining bounces body heat back to you, and the Polair Active outer fabric remains soft and warm to the touch. At 900g it’s not feather-lite, but it’s still compact and comfortable to carry when backpacking and hiking. Better still, it comes recommended by both the DofE and The Scout Association.'
Best for: Two-season adventures
Temperature rating: 8°C (comfort), 4°C (limit)
REASONS TO BUY
+Solid DoFE kit+Good temperature rating for the price
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