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Montane Minimus Sleeping Bag

-2°C Comfort Limit (EN13537:2012), 360g of 800+ Fill Power Down (US Method)
Weighs 946g
Code: SS14638
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UOG TOP PICK - Montane Minimus Sleeping Bag - Waterproof Sleeping Bag - Montane's Minimus sleeping bag is not the lightest but its waterproof has a highly technical construction and is laced with useful features.

Montane Says:

Revolutionary in its fabrication, the Minimus will redefine the limits of sleeping bag use.

Constructed from PERTEX Shield +, a fabric used in technical super lightweight MONTANE clothing, it is both highly waterproof and hyper breathable. This combination of warmth, waterproofness and high breathability makes for a sleeping bag that is perfect for fast backpacking or fast alpinism where ultra lightweight minimalist tents or exposed bivouacs will be used.

Features a YKK Aqua Guard zip for additional weather resistance and fully taped trapezoidal baffles which are both waterproof and laid-out to minimise cold spots.

Comfort Rating: 3C / Comfort Limit -2C / Extreme Rating -18C

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The key characteristic of Montane's Minimus sleeping bag is that its waterproof, this is a highly desirable characteristic for situations where your bag might get wet, bivies are a good example, or minimalist tarp set-ups. The waterproof performance will compromise breathability and so you wouldn't choose a waterproof sleeping bag unless you needed it specifically for the type of situaton described above.

Montane have applied an incredible attention to detail in order to construct their bags to be the best they can be - a glance down the features list highlights some of the construction decisions taken in order to reduce cold spots or stop down migrating.

Focussing on the things you can see reveals some really neat touches, the antisnag zip baffle finally looks like it works - Montane have stitched two small piped baffles the full length of the zip, these really do the trick and its difficult to see how the zip could possibly snag.

The footbox is interesting - its shaped to accommodate feet that are pointing into the air - assuming you are sleeping on your back - if this is you then it just might be the innovation you've been looking for - if you sleep on your side the bag will twist slightly to accommodate your feet - we're luke-warm on this as a feature.

We really like the inner fabric though - the PEAQ Down lining is still and out and out nylon fabric but it feels less clingy than the Pertex Quantum that you will find lining the lightest bags. The hood is well designed to give good coverage, more like a garment hood.

On the base of the bag Montane have added silicon dots to help keep the bag in place on your mat - these do make a difference, and inside the bag you have the mp3 pocket and a second pocket for a waterbottle - both useful features.

So, if you are not buying the lightest sleeping bag in its class you are buying a very able bag which won't annoy you with jammed zippers, will feel more comfortable than some lighter bags and has a really good fit, from hood to collar to footbox.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

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UOG TOP PICK - Montane Minimus Sleeping Bag - Waterproof Sleeping Bag - Montane's Minimus sleeping bag is not the lightest but its waterproof has a highly technical construction and is laced with useful features.

  • Construction: Trapezoidal boxwall with fully waterproof construction
  • Activities: Fast Alpine / Fast Packing / Backpacking / Mountain Events / Basecamp
  • PERTEX Shield + provides exceptionally high fabric breathability at 25,000 MVTR and a 20,000mm hydrostatic head
  • PEAQ Down liner that is comfortable next to the skin, highly breathable and fast drying
  • Exceptionally high quality goose down with 800+ fill power
  • Fully waterproof featuring taped seams and baffles throughout
  • ½ length YKK VISLONzip that is angled away from the shoulder to prevent body contact whilst user is sleeping on side and allow easier access from inside
  • Fine microfleece facings and roll over Velcro closure flap at top of YKK zip for extra comfort
  • Locking zip head to avoid unexpected zip opening
  • Glow in the dark zip pull for easier night time location without head torch
  • 3-D shaped baffle behind YKK zip
  • Outer and inner anatomically designed shape tapers around lower legs and curves around shoulders
  • Offset vertical trapezoidal baffles across chest to prevent cold spots
  • Horizontal baffles around lower legs and feet
  • Flipper shaped foot box in lower leg area tapering from knees to ankles which helps reduce cold spots. Specifically tailored to cater for upright foot position
  • Neck baffle is specifically shaped to encase the whole circumference of neck
  • Drawcord arrangement in baffle enables further adjustment and pulls insulation closer around the neck
  • 3-D shaped hood design based on years of MONTANEclothing construction experience, in particular the award-winning technical mountaineering jacket hood design
  • Hood shaping to prevent down migration and to limit cold spots
  • Split, colour coded face drawcords to control and adjust volume individually around upper and lower face. Drawcords easily accessed from inside the sleeping bag
  • Underside of sleeping bag features non-slip silicone roundels to help grip sleeping mat and bivvy bag
  • Foot box hang loops for storage and drying
  • Internal stretch mesh water bottle pocket on right hand side
  • Internal pocket on left hand side with concealed YKK zip for storage of MP3, mobile phone, GPS etc.
  • Includes MONTANE cotton storage bag and dry bag
  • Dry bag storage doubles as a pillow whilst stuffed with clothing and features a non-slip silicone roundel for extra grip. Features pull handle on base
  • Dry bag shape differs from traditional tub stuff sacs; constructed with a packable shape and to fit more easily in packs
  • EN13537:2012 Comfort: +3°C
  • EN13537:2012 Comfort Limit: -2°C
  • EN13537:2012 Extreme: -18°C
  • Fabric: PERTEX Shield +
  • Fabric denier: 15D x 15D Rip-stop
  • Lining: PEAQ Down
  • Zip: ½ length YKK Aqua Guard VISLON
  • Fill: 360g / 12.1oz of minimum 90/10 goose down at 800+ fill (USA) CERTIFIED NON LIVE PLUCKED & NON FORCE FED
  • Goose down fill weight: 345g / 12.1oz
  • Weight: 946g
  • Internal length: 1,890mm / 74.4in
  • Packed size: 22 x 9 x 30cm but could be reduced using a compression sack

EN13537:2012 - Look for the 2012 label for the most accurate rating; In 2012 the EN system of testing sleeping bags was re-vamped - the new testing procedures are more rigorous, producing more consistent results than previous tests. 2012 results tend to rate sleeping bags as poorer performing by a few degrees when compared to previous test results, even though the sleeping bag may be identical, or even better.

This means that comparison between an EN13537:2012 rated bag and an EN13537:2002 rated bag are particularly difficult - our advice is to use the new EN13537:2012 rating to compare with other bags who have also been rated in this way.

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