Criterion's Quantum bag provides a great combination of quality, warmth, weight and all at a fantastic price. The use of 870FP down and a Pertex Quantum shell provide reliable warmth and durability.
The Criterion Quantum 200 is an ultralight sleeping bag and the lightest down sleeping bag in our range. Designed for minimalists, ultralight hikers and adventure racers. With a comfort temperature rating of 0°C, this is a bag for the summer. Its weight is a mere 530 grams, so it will add hardly any weight to your rucksack.
It is made using a Pertex Quantum (35gms/m²) ripstop shell filled with 200g of 870 FP Polish Goose down. Boxwall construction helps keep the weight down to a minimum.
A DWR treatment of the shell helps protect the down from any dampness that may occur in your tent, from condensation or wet gear. When in its stuff sack, the pack size of 11 x 11 x 25 cm is absolutely tiny. Since it takes up hardly any room you will be able to use a smaller rucksack.
The Criterion Quantum 200 down sleeping bag can be used for a diverse range of activities including ultralight hiking, 3 season trekking, micro-adventures, endurance racing/adventure racing/mountain marathons, cycle touring and traveling/indoor use. The comfort temperature is 0°C, so you will not overheat during the summer or whilst sleeping indoors, however it will allow you to sleep outside even when the temperature approaches freezing. The weight of 530 grams means that you can keep your pack light, which is vital when taking part in competitions.
The bag is impressively lightweight for this temperature rating and it packs down really well too. It has all the features you'd expect on a more expensive bag such as an insulated zip and neck baffles, anti-snag zipper and the usual internal pocket. The hood provides good coverage and the drawcord can be used with one hand. At this low weight and with the quality materials used this bag provides amazing value for money.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
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