Mountain Hardwear Lamina 20 2011

The Mountain Hardwear Lamina 20 is one of the lightest sleeping bags on test and, as a result, it packs down small in a good stuffsack. There’s a great two-way zip that doesn’t snag, and a substantial baffle alongside to eliminate cold spots. The hood is big but feels extremely cosy when pulled tight, and both on this and the generous shoulder baffle you get drawcords split into cord and bungee to make sure you pull the right one at night. There’s also a very small pocket on the outside. The bag feels large and roomy, which will suit some, but smaller people might prefer a snugger fit. But when done up tight, the hood ended up covering my nose and made breathing difficult. The drawcord enclosures are also insulated, meaning they felt bunched up when tightened. These two niggles are drawbacks that nudge the Mountain Hardwear Lamina 20  down the rankings a little.

Size 202x80x34cm
Outer fabric 40D micro ripstop nylon
Inner fabric 40D polyester taffeta
Construction welded layer
Insulation Thermic Micro
Minimum comfort temperature rating -7 deg C
Packed size information not supplied
Weight 1392g (bag); 1488g with stuffsack
Made in Asia
Stores in the UK 160

The Mountain Hardwear Lamina 20 is one to look at if you want a roomy sleeping bag with a very low weight for camping. It provides a good temperature rating for 3-season use.

Review by Ben Winston
First published in Trail magazine Spring 2011