The Nordisk Celsius -10 comes packed in a compression sack with an air-release valve so you can vacuum-pack the bag, and this helps to reduce its bulk. On first appearances it does weigh a little heavy compared to many, 3-season bags but note that it also has a slightly warmer temperature rating than many, being comfortable from -4 to -10 deg C, so it’s a little warmer than some other 3-season bags, but it’s also heavier. It uses 90 per cent down with a 600 fill power, which is less impressive than bags around its price that can boast 96 per cent down and 870 fill power. This again means the Celsius is a heavier bag, and also it makes the price less impressive. But you do get slant wall construction to reduce cold spots, and the base of the bag has a more water-repellent treatment to help keep the down dry. I also like the overall features of the Nordisk Celsius -10, as you get a good long zip with a baffle and anti-snag strip, while the shoulder baffle is well filled. The hood and shoulder baffle also get good drawcords. A neat touch is the reflective piping down the length of the zip, which could be useful when struggling to find the zip at night. In use this is a warm and comfortable bag; it’s only the weight and the price that the whole package costs that is less impressive.
Weight (with stuffsack) 1376g (1503g)
Length x shoulder width 210x83cm
Packed size 26x26cm
Outer fabric 30D polyester with water repellent base
Inner fabric soft nylon
Insulation 90% down, 600 fill power
Construction slant wall
Comfort -4 deg C
Lower comfort limit -10 deg C
The Nordisk Celsius -10 is a little heavy for the price and temperature rating, but it does have many excellent features including an impressive vacuum stuffsack and water-resistant base.
Review by Graham Thompson
Just missed out on being in Trail magazine June 2014