Just In - Snugpak Chrysalis Autumn
Synthetic sleeping bag from UK brand has innovative double-zip system.
Posted: 13 July 2009
Just in for review is the Snugpak
syntehtic-filled sleeping bag with its
innovative double-zip system which allows you to choose between a snug
and efficient warm bag or a looser-fitting one which, Snugpak says,
will be cooler.
The Autumn version of the bag - there are five in the range from a
two-season lightweight through to a four-season expedition bag - is
comfort rated down to -5˚C and has a low (survival) rating of -10˚C and
hats off to Snugpak for printing the information on the compression
stuff sac supplied.
Actual weight of the bag complete with stuff sac is 1460 grammes, not
as light as an equivalent rated down bag, but then synthetic fillings
are more damp conditions- friendly and significantly easier to launder.
The Chrysalis has all the features you'd expect like a box foot, neck
and zip baffles, uses Snugpak's proven and soft-feeling Softie
polyester insulation along with Reflectatherm, a metallised fabric
designed to reflect and retain warmth, which Snugpak says provides 'at
least 15% additional warmth whilst being undetectable by touch in the
sleeping bag'. Fabrics are microfibre rip-stop and feel soft and
pleasant to the touch.
Last but not least is that double-zip arrangement. Two parallel zips
along the main opening give you the choice of a close, baffled fit for
maximum warmth and efficiency or a looser fit - use the outer zip -
allowing air to move inside the bag and making for a cooler night.
The idea is to increase the comfort range of the bag, meaning you can
still use something like the Snugpak Chrysalis Autumn comfortably, even
in warmer weather.
Does it work? Watch this space and we'll let you know. More Snugpak
information at www.snugpak.com
Discuss this story
Alain could you tell me how the bag performed in the Scottish Highlands.
Thinking of buying it and I will be using it in the Scottish Highlands as well :)
Posted: 05/09/2012 at 16:56