Mountain Hardwear Piute

The Piute is a straightforward 3-season down sleeping bag that you could find plenty of opportunities to use throughout much of the year. The design is not over the top or fussy: it simply gets the job done. The hood has a small baffle added around the face to help provide a nice seal when it’s drawn in, thus preventing air movement and cooling. There is a well-reinforced baffle next to the zip, ensuring that there is none of that annoying snagging, and the foot box is contoured. This reduces weight in the form of unused space, showing that some thought has gone into the design of this reasonably priced sleeping bag. But there is no extra baffle around the neck, meaning that a draught-free night’s sleep is reliant on the fit of the hood around the face. The Piute does not pack up all that small either, and there are no compression straps on the stuffsack to help reduce its size.

 

Size: 200x80x30cm
Outer fabric: 30D nylon micro ripstop
Inner fabric: 30D nylon taffeta
Insulation: 600 fill down
Construction: box wall
Packed size: 40x20cm
Weight: 1250g
Made in: China
Stores in the UK: 70

Verdict: A good, straightforward all-rounder that is warm enough for 3-season use, but packed size is not ideal.