Millet Beyond 1200 2011

The Millet Beyond 1200 is the lightest bag on test, and it packs down fantastically small. Apart from the threads, elastic and zip, it’s all made out of fully recycled materials and so will appeal to anyone looking to reduce their environmental impact when buying a sleeping bag. In terms of fit, the bag is cut quite close for increased warmth and will suit those of a smaller build. You also get a two-way full-length zip, which is just about protected with a baffle, plus a substantial shoulder baffle and an inside pocket. The supplied compression sack is excellent. But the cavernous hood needed a tight pull of the cords to bring it snug, which in turn produced bunching. The shoulder baffle was low too, so the bag felt too short for my six-foot frame. For this price there are better bags on test, and the stitched-through design isn’t as warm as others here. Described as a 3-4 season bag, the Millet Beyond 1200 only has a temp rating of +4 deg C.

Size 215x72x25cm
Outer fabric 100% recycled fibre (PET)
Inner fabric 100% recycled PET
Construction stitched through
Insulation 100% recycled Ecopet
Minimum comfort temperature rating +4 deg C
Packed size 37x21x68cm; 22x24x71cm compressed
Weight 1120g (bag); 1336g with stuffsack
Made in China
Stores in the UK 10

 

The Millet Beyond 1200 is a small, light bag that will suit minimalist campers or people who don’t need the extra warmth of a full 3-season bag. The fit is not the best, though, and other bags provide better value for money.

Review by Ben Winston
First published in Trail magazine Spring 2011