The Ultralight sleeping bag from Criterion delivers a lightweight, quality piece of kit at a fantastic price. With Pertex Quantum fabrics, 700FP down and all the features you'd expect this is a great bag for experienced gram counter and beginners alike.
The Criterion Ultralight 200 is a lightweight down sleeping bag and the second lightest bag in our range, topped only by the Quantum 200, designed for minimalists, ultralight hikers and adventure racers. With a comfort temperature rating of 3°C, this is a bag for the summer. Its weight is a mere 620gms, so it will add hardly any weight to your rucksack.
It is made using a Pertex Quantum (52gms/m²) ripstop shell (formerly Pertex Microlight) filled with 220g of 700 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 which is absolutely tiny. Since it takes up hardly any room you will be able to use a smaller rucksack.
The activities most suitable for using a Criterion Ultralight 200 sleeping bag are ultralight hiking, endurance racing/adventure racing/mountain marathons and travelling / indoor. The comfort temperature is +3°C, so you will not overheat during the summer or whilst sleeping indoors. The weight of 620 grams means that you can keep your pack light, which is vital when taking part in competitions.
Criterion's Ultralight 200 Down Sleeping Bag is a great starting point for people venturing outdoors. With 200g of 700FP down you are getting a decent level of warmth that will easily see you through the summer season and stretch a bit beyond that in decent conditions. The heavier weight Pertex Quantum fabric adds durability and this kind of combination gives you a versatile bag that will work well on campsites, wild camping through to bivy trips. The DWR coating will certainly help with more adventurous outings.
The bag is impressively lightweight and packs down really well too. The fabric is much more durable than you'd normally expect on a bag of this weight. It has all the features you'd expect on a more expensive bag such as an anti-snag zipper, internal pocket and hang loops. The hood provides decent coverage and the drawcord can be used with just one hand. All-in, this bag provides great value for money.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
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