Mountain Equipment Firewalker II
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State of the art filling and the highest quality fabric make this bag unbeatable in its class. The filling of the Firewalker is called Polar-Loft - a new three-dimensional Silicone coated hollow fibre with much longer filaments than normally used in this type of bag. It therefore has a warmer performance a smaller packsize weighs less and has a longer life than many synthetics. Because of this Firewalkers offer remarkable value for money. Features include:- Ultrasoft 270 RS nylon inner and outer for comfort and durability Shingle construction for maximum overlap Internal zip baffle and 3 piece comfort hood to reduce heat loss 3D construction neck baffle ensures no cold spots New for 2003 all Mountain Equipment sleeping bags now feature 'Shark's Toe'. The top of the bag is now 5cm longer than the base allowing your feet to relax in the natural rest position thus maximising useable space and helping to eliminate cold spots. Supplied with compression stuff sack to reduce pack size
Mountain Equipment Firewalker II Reviews
Reviewed by Paul (Manchester) on 2006-04-05:
General comments: I have found that the firewall 2 is an ideal sleeping bag for most UK conditions in spring, summer and autumn. I have used it for long periods of time and have yet to find a fault. The polarloft filling is excellent, and still performs when it is wet. This is a plus for our very wet summer climate. Although when we it does tent to slide all over the thermarest while sleeping, which can be annoying. The weight of the bag is also very good, at 1.4kg for a 3 season bag, and I have slept in temperatures as low as -5, and still been warm. I was wearing my thermals as well though. The best part is its pack size. With a compression sack you can get it very small, which is always useful when travelling. I should mention that you should not store the bag compressed as it damages the fibres that allow the heat to be trapped. A nice feature is the extra padding in the hood, and around the collar. This makes it much more comfortable and prevents drafts from getting in when itís cold. An excellent bag, for an excellent price.
Pros: the bag is very good, lightweight, warm and performs when wet
Reviewed by Richard (Leeds) on 2006-04-12:
General comments: I Have had this sleeping bag for some time now and have found it very good. it has been warm enough through the year (summer and winter) I have not had to wear extra clothes in my sleep only my boxer shorts down to below zero.
The sleeping bag lofts excellently (I have always stored it out of the stuff bag.)
The sleeping bag when packed away is probably slightly larger than I would have liked but I guess you can't have everything.
The toggle broke on the stuff bag shortly after I got the bag, a call to mountain equipment got that sorted though.
Pros: A Warm bag for UK use
Cons: toggle broke
Reviewed by Jamie Forman (Leicester) on 2007-12-29:
General comments: The ME Firewalker II is a good value 3 season synthetic bag. The bag is a reasonable weight, packs down fairly well and is well proportioned (for a 6 foot, medium built, non-wriggler). I tend to sleep quite warm and found the bag to be more than warm enough camping in the Cairngorms for a cold September week (temperatures hovering around 0-2 degrees C overnight).
The hood has a good drawstring, although I find that its usually on the wrong side! It would also be better is it was captive rather than having 8 inches of cord wrapped around your neck! The shoulder baffle suffers from the same problem.
The bag comes with a good stuff sack which compresses down well.
Pros: Price, size, warmth
Reviewed by Mike Taylor (Cheshire) on 2008-01-12:
General comments: The ME firewalker is generally a lovely bag. It is one of those that you get and want to smile 'cos it's soo comfy. I have only ever used it for camping once in the lake district, ( car camping) and I was incredibly comfy. I had a big , fat inflatable mattress and a vango travel pillow and was absolutely cosy. Other than that, i use it when it is very cold to use as a blanket and to sleep in when visiting relatives etc. I have found it to be very useful, there is a nice large baffle that has kept frafts out and a snug hood that covers the face nicely ( not too much not too little). I think this is best used for car camping, sleeping in hostels, and just having around. It is also very quite cool and comes in womens versions.
Pros: Very good price. Silky lining fabric. Relatively lightweight ( roughly 1300g on our scales)
Cons: The stuffsack is huge and it still only just fits in and takes ages to pack. On the inside there is anotehr copy of the 'ME sleepzone temperature reccomendations' which is itchy.