The Mountain Equipment Glacier 1000 is a superb all-rounder. Its temperature rating of -16 deg C is conservative, as the manufacturer suggests you can get a ‘good night’s sleep’ at -20 deg C in this bag. The performance edge comes from the 725+ fill power down with minimum 90 per cent down and just 10 per cent feather. This down is also part of ME’s Down Codex project, which ensures down is not live-plucked or from force-fed birds. This down is held inside trapezoidal and box wall baffles for reduced cold spots. Outside you get water-resistant Drilight Loft II fabric. The full-length zip gets a huge baffle, and there is a massive shoulder baffle plus a particularly well-shaped hood. You also get a very good roll-top waterproof compression stack. The quality of the performance and the ergonomic shape of the Mountain Equipment Glacier 1000 make it a top pick for colder nights.
Comfort temperature rating -16 deg C
Packed size 21x34cm
NB Temperature rating is based on using the bag fully fastened with the hood up, with a sleeping mat underneath.
The Mountain Equipment Glacier 1000 was the best choice in our test if you are after a solid all-rounder of a down winter sleeping bag.
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine February 2015