Mountain Equipment 700 Fill Helium 250
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The Mountain Equipment Helium 250 is top quality down sleeping bag suitable for use in 2 - 3 seasons. At just 0.6kg, the main selling point of the Helium 250 is obviously it's weight. Despite this, the Mountain Equipment Helium 250 sleeping bag will keep still you cosy due to it's 700 fill power rated down.
Mountain Equipment 700 Fill Helium 250 Reviews
Reviewed by Simon McDougall (Glasgow) on 2007-03-28:
General comments: I go hillwalking not as often as I like and have always needed a large pack for weekend trips. The lighter something is without compromise is better so this sleeping bag is good in my books.
Pros: No weight whatsoever, tiny pack size, warth ratio.
Cons: hood is ridiculiously small even though it is a "Minimilist" sleeping bag.
Reviewed by Sam Beacock (London) on 2009-05-11:
General comments: I bought this sleeping bag for a backpacking trip on the Yorkshire moors in May 2009, the weather wasn't going to be cold so I figured I could save some weight, and this bag was on offer (£100). The bag is excellent, for this sort of trip it did everything I wanted. In the pack it is tiny (maybe half the size of my thermarest) and weighs about 600g. Sleeping in it is great, with some good and some not so good points. First the good: The temperature range is given as being +10 for comfort and +5 for comfort limit, and for backpacking with a partner these are a bit high. I'm not immune to the cold, but we had night time temperatures of around 7 or 8 and I was using the bag as a blanket to stop from overheating. Partly this is a result of two of us in a tent, but for when you are sharing this bag could go a lot lower than the stated limits. Next the mediocre: The hood is very basic, and a bit small (I had the XL size), though this is pretty much what I expected from a very light bag. Lastly the bad: There's a note on the inside saying that the lining material, though very light and down proof, is fragile, that you shouldn't wear anything that could abrade it, and that, 'if weight is not an issue' they recommend you take a sleeping bag liner with you. Now, if weight wasn't an issue I'd have bought a different bag, and this gives the impression that the bag is a bit of a show pony. However, I'll get a silk liner and use that in future, because other than that this bag is excellent, and I'm hoping it'll last long enough to use it over and over again
Pros: Very light weight and low pack size. Very good performance
Cons: Fragile liner