The Haglöfs Slumber 3S is a roomy, comfy, mummy-shaped 3-season synthetic sleeping bag. The full-length two-way zip has a double baffle to help eliminate heat loss, and the large shoulder baffle further seals heat inside the bag. The hood is very protective and well-shaped while the hood and shoulder baffle drawcords are a mix of tape and bungee cord so you can tell them apart at night. The fabric is pleasant against the skin and the bag quickly feels warm inside. The outer fabric has a very good DWR coating for shedding water and it will be tough, being made of polyamide. The foot box is well-shaped and roomy, and there’s a small pocket for keeping essentials to hand. But the zip snags quite often. More importantly it’s a -11 deg C bag, so it is warmer, heavier and bulkier than it needs to be. The £75 Slumber 2S is a -5 bag and a better option, but that still weighs 1700g, so it’s still quite heavy.
Shell 75D and 210D Oxford polyamide
Inner 50D polyester
Construction 2-layer thermal
Packed size 46x28cm; 23x28cm compressed
Weight 2008g (bag only); 2200g with stuffsack
Made in China
Stores in the UK 5
Stockists – tel. (01934) 877998; www.haglofs.se
Verdict: The Haglöfs Slumber 3S is warm and comfortable, but the temperature rating of this synthetic sleeping bag is warmer than it needs to be for a 3-season bag, which adds to the weight when packing.
Review by Peter Macfarlane
First published in Trail magazine June 2009
The Haglöfs Goga 12 sleeping bag comes in three sizes to suit people of different sizes. The version tested was the 190, which is the medium-sized bag. But there is a 205 version that is longer and wider, plus a 175 version that is shorter and narrower at the shoulders but still wide at the hips, meaning it should be ideal for women. All these versions have waterproof material at the head and foot.
This is the warmest sleeping bag in our test, according to the manufacturer’s temperature rating of -24 deg C. This is achieved with 1400g of top-quality down, which is far more insulation than the other bags here. There is also extra insulation in the foot to make sure your toes are really warm. The bag is also a good size with a well-stuffed shoulder baffle and zip baffle. While many bags here have a completely water-resistant or waterproof shell, the Goga Pro 12 has water-resistant areas at the toe and head to keep the bag dry in the areas that are most likely to get damp when used in a small backpacking tent. The result of all this extra insulation is the heaviest packed weight of all the bags we looked at. However when you consider you get all that for a price that sits in the middle of the competition this must be seen as good value.
On the hill
This bag felt really luxurious compared to others. It is packed with insulation as the highest temperature rating suggests, and as soon as you get inside you feel far cosier than in the other bags we looked at. I used this in November in the Lake District and it did feel a little too warm for the conditions, but I was simply able to open the side zip a little to allow some venting. This means that for those of us who tend to be claustrophobic, this Haglöfs bag has a real advantage. It has waterproof material at the toe and head, which did help keep the down dry when these areas got pressed against the inside of the tent, but I felt I would still need to take care to protect the down. And the seams aren’t sealed anyway, so potentially the down can still get damp even at the head and foot. A nice, comfy bag though, which I enjoyed using.
Size 220x80x54cm medium (long and short version also available)
Fill weight 1400g
Fill power 700+ (EU)
Comfort temperature rating -24 deg C
Packed size 35x25cm compressed
Weight of bag 1980g
Made in China
Stores in the UK 10
Stockist details tel. 0845 602 7343; www.haglofs.se
Verdict: The Haglöfs Goga Pro 12 is a relatively warm sleeping bag but it’s also relatively heavy; ideal if you want maximum comfort, can tolerate the extra weight and don’t need a higher level of waterproofness.
With Haglöfs gear we have come to expect a blend of simplicity, functionality and design flair – and this 3-season down sleeping bag is no exception. The first joy is that the zip does not snag all the time, and this has been achieved without using heavier fabrics next to the zip. The neck baffle can be attached together using the Velcro on each side, which can then be stuck together when not in use so you don’t get scratched. The neck baffle can also be drawn in, and there are baffles on each side of the zip to keep out draughts. The hood is not overly deep, and it fits well when draw in. To finish there is a small pocket inside to keep valuables close at hand and safe. But although the stuffsack is a suitable size and easy to pack, the packed result is big. This bag would have really benefited from a compression stuffsack. It is also one of the heaviest bags, as well as being very roomy in the width for anyone who has a slim build.
Outer fabric: 30D R488 water-repellent ripstop nylon
Inner fabric: nylon
Insulation: Polish goose down with minimum 600 fill
Construction: down-filled double baffles with improved zip guard
Packed size: 34x22cm
Made in: China/Poland
Stores in the UK: 3
Verdict: A lovely, simple, clean design makes this a very functional bag, and it’s much warmer than the manufacturer suggests.
You get a lot of quality for £110. This synthetic sleeping bag bag comes in a compression sack and feels very soft when unstuffed. It is made with quite lightweight shell materials with double layers of insulation to reduce cold spots. The side zip is well-designed, doesn’t snag easily and an excellent interlocking pair of baffles protects it. Get in the bag and it feels very spacious compared to others, so it’s good for larger people or really cold nights when you keep your clothes on. There’s a good shoulder baffle too and the hood also draws in reasonably well. Furthermore this bag is also good at repelling water, which is essential in a winter camping situation. But this bag is only rated as -6 (in the lab it was rated as -8 deg C). Other bags are warmer and lighter, but they cost more too of course. Although the zip was good it did snag on the thin fabric more easily than the best bags. Nothing major to worry about really though if you find those drawbacks tolerable.
Shell: Dupont Thermolite Extra
Inner: Dupont Tactel 33/45 D
Construction: double layers
Insulation: Dupont Thermolite Extra
Packed size: 25x42cm; 25x31cm compressed
Weight: 1960g; 2120g with stuffsack
Made in China
Stores: England-15; Wales-3; Scotland-2; Ireland-0
Comfort ratings deg C:
Verdict: Buy it if you want a low-priced bag, as this is a great option especially for the larger person, but it’s not the warmest.
This 3-season synthetic sleeping bag weighs 1006g; compression stuffsack; easy-to-use drawcords; hood fits reasonably well. But comfort limit +5 deg C; not as warm as others in this price range, as only one layer of insulation on top compared with two layers on most bags; small baffle on side zip; no shoulder baffle.
Verdict: Buy it if you want a lightweight summer bag.