Mountain Hardwear Fuji

At just 1445g this is a very lightweight 3-season synthetic sleeping bag yet it maintains a reasonable temperature rating and is a very competitive price for the weight. It comes packed in a compression stuffsack that also allows it to be packed down very small. It is built with shingle construction, so overlapping layers of insulation reduce cold spots. Particularly good are the wide zip baffle and the wide shoulder baffle that is contoured to fit the neck to further protect against cold spots and draughts. The zip runs reasonably smoothly too. The hood, too, is well contoured and this fitted particularly well under tension from the easy-to-use drawcords. Finally the shell provided excellent water repellency. It seems too good to be true as its weight, warmth and price are so good! But a closer look reveals some areas where weight might have been saved. Primarily this is a slightly smaller and closer-fitting bag, which makes it ideal for smaller people of course. It is not quite as warm as some other heavier bags either. Confusingly the bag says -5 deg C on it but the manufacturer also states that the bag has a -2 comfort limit when tested to EN13537.

 

Size: 210x75x50cm
Shell: 50D nylon
Inner: 50D polyester
Construction: shingle
Insulation: DuPont Thermalite Extra
Packed size: 45x20cm; 32x20cm compressed
Weight: 1445g (bag only); 1530g with stuffsack
Made in China
Stores in UK: England 60; Wales 6; Scotland 10; Ireland 2

Verdict: Buy it if you want a slightly smaller and therefore closer-fitting bag that is not the warmest in its class and has a relatively low weight.