Mountain Equipment Women’s Lightline Ultra

This is a swish-looking 3-season down sleeping bag. It’s well put together and finished, giving a real feeling of money well spent. Inside the feeling of luxury continues with a really soft lining fabric that’s wonderful to fall asleep in. Down- and synthetic-filled baffles are positioned around the neck and either side of the zip, and these can be Velcroed shut to ensure no draughts get in. The fabric next to the zip is also reinforced to prevent snagging. The foot box is contoured and there is elastication in the lower half of the bag to improve the fit. Combine this with a women’s-specific design and a well-fitting hood, and you have a very nice bag indeed. But elastication on the lower half of the bag will not be to everyone’s taste, especially those who find sleeping bags restrictive at the best of times. The stuffsack is also just too small for the size of the sleeping bag, making packing it up a battle (and in this case causing the stuffsack to tear).

 

Size: 195x75x30cm
Outer fabric: Drilite Loft 100% nylon with water-resistant coating (HH1500mm)
Inner fabric: Supersoft 100% nylon
Insulation: 93/7 European sourced goose down, 700+ fill power EU
Construction vertical V-baffles / horizontal box and slant wall baffles / 7-piece ‘Bullseye’ foot baffle 
Packed size: 32x19cm
Weigh:t 1161g
Made in: China
Stores in the UK: 10

Verdict: A really smooth bag with all the features you could want plus a good temperature rating, but the internal elastication may not be to everyone’s liking.