Exped's Ultralite series sleeping bags are well made with durable fabrics, high quality 800 Fill Power down and a comprehensive set of features.
The Ultralite -5C/+23F is our lightest 3-season sleeping bag. Made of the finest materials and down. Ideal for fast and light adventures in a wide range of temperatures. A reliable piece of gear with a great feature set.
480 g of premium 800+ RDS certified goose down allows the the bag to reach excellent an excellent temperature rating. The 3 dimensional anatomically shaped footbox improves insulation and keeps feet nice and cozy. The Ultralite can be coupled with all Exped Trekking, Basecamp and Expedition series bags and comes with a Fold-Drybag stuffsack and storage bag.
Exped's Ultralite series sleeping bags are focused on the lightweight market without compromising on materials or features to make the bags lighter - so while some lighter bags achieve the same temperature ratings this is generally because they use lighter weight materials or weight saving features such as short zips and a tighter cut.
The Ultralite bags use 20D fabrics throughout compared with 10D on the lightest bags giving them higher durability, there's a generous footbox and well designed hood with SidePull closure. The side zips are as long as they need to be with dual pullers allowing you to vent the bag from the foot end. A key feature of any sleeping bag is a snag free zip and the Exped bags have a stiffened strip along the inside baffle to ensure the zipper works without snagging.
The Ultralite series of sleeping bags are good backpacking bags with all the key features present except perhaps a shoulder baffle, though cinching the hood offsets the need for this.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
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