Stormlite Rolling Clouds 1000
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Combining superior insulation contoured shape state of the art design and high quality construction all bags use a minimum of 80% duck down with 500+ fill power. Ideal for backpacking trekking travel and year round camping. Water resistant nylon ripstop outer and lightweight nylon/polyester inner Variable baffling for improved down distribution. Slanting box wall construction helps eliminate cold spots. Internal zip baffle and sculpted hood to reduce heat loss. 3D shoulder baffle to further reduce heat loss. Compression stuff sack to reduce pack size & cotton storage bag included
Stormlite Rolling Clouds 1000 Reviews
Reviewed by Ben Orriss (Southampton) on 2006-03-06:
General comments: I cannot even begin the think how this sleeping bag is only £65. The bag is rated as a -20 degree four season bag but is think i would place it more towards -12. The shape of the bag is superb, with a good contoured close fit head to toe and a major plus is the well insulated hood which can be easily drawn in around the head. draft baffle is as good as any other and the zip baffle is good, but not outstanding. A problem i found is that the bag leaks down very slightly around the stitching on the inside, nothing major, i just keep finding down inside now and then..The fabric on the out side i was please to find does a good job at repelling water if its not in contact with the frabic for any extended time. The Bag uses 520 or 550 fill power 80% sown which isnt particulary high but does a very good job at insulating and 'fills' up well creating a welcoming environemnt inside the bag. The Nylon liner inside is pretty cheap, nothing special but would be easy to wipe clean and warms up quickly when inside.
Pros: VERY GOOD VALUE! The bag weighs 1600g ish which is very respectabel for a 4 season bag under £250, but it's £65!
Fitted this bag into my snugpak two season compression sack...with a some effort but is compresses very well
Cons: Slight down leakage, Zip isnt the smoothest, be care full of snagging.
Reviewed by acm (yorkshire) on 2006-03-26:
General comments: For the price - this bit of kit is something special. Being 6'4 and 16 stone I still find that the 1000 has plenty of room for adequate movement inside (both length and width). The build quality is acceptable and my 1000 has yet to start leaking plumage. With any down item you have to be very careful around abrasive surfaces - my bag has yet to show serious signs of deterioration. I class it as being bulky, even when packed. When you pay £65 for a 4 season down bag you would generally not expect much for your money, but Stormlite have produced an item that is very good for the price. I have taken my bag down to -8 and it worked well. However I would be nervous taking it down to the reported -20.
Pros: cheap and very cheerful.
Cons: (acceptable) doubts over lasting durability.
Reviewed by Catherine (Somewhere) on 2006-04-21:
General comments: Threatened with -20 degree temperatures on a trip to Canada I obviously needed a decent 4 season bag, but unfortunately I didn't have the funds for a "decent" bag. So the Stormlite was going to have to do and actually it did just fine. Temperatures didn't plummit as low as expected (-10ish I think), but with a silk liner and layered clothing I was ok. The shape was comfortable, although the hood part seemed to like rotating and trying to suffocate me (but thats the way I sleep - I wriggle too much). It was a little bigger than I would have prefered when packed down in its bag (perhaps I should have tried a smaller bag?) and as such I had to carry it in hand luggage rather than put it inside my rucksack. However, what should I expect for a £70 bag. Overall, I would recommend it if you budget doesn't strtch to a better quality bag.
Cons: Size when stuffed down in bag.
Reviewed by John Doran (stafford) on 2008-07-07:
General comments: I found this bag to be absolutely superb in a typical UK winter. Having used the likes of the Snugpak softie 9 & 12 this is easily the best I have used so far. As with some reviews here I have had a few bits of down leakage but nothing major. It compresses well and is nice & light compared to others I have tried.
I like to move around inside most sleeping bags and this for me doesnt offer much space inside. However, due to this, the bag is still very comfortable and keeps the heat in well.
The outer fabric does a good job at repelling water but I wouldnt want to throw a couple of litres on it to test the full capability.
The stuff sack is good and easy to use but is a bit fiddly if you are in a rush to get the bag away.
lack of heat loss
Warms up quickly
Cons: Not spacious emough for me around the mid section (size 36 waist)
Down loss but it isnt major.
Reviewed by Paul Mackie Photography (Aberdeen) on 2011-06-05:
General comments: I bought this bag for £65 from Field and trek around 4 years ago. I have used it ALOT and a part from the leakage of plumage and the repairable zip fail....... I love it.
Its first outing was also my first winter bothy, I could finally do this with a new and suitable bag. I had gone to a bothy in the Grey Corries in Scotland, we arrived at the bothy around 10 at night and it was the coldest night I had ever experienced. We made our food while our bags lofted upstairs. We had a small fire as we wanted to keep most of it for the following night. Within an hour I began to feel unwell with cold nad went straight up to bed. By the time I got to my sleeping bag I was not at all well, I was experiencing the dreaded hypothermia and guess what... within two hours I was actually sweating so much that when I opened my bag a little awaft of steam emerged... panic over...... It turned out to be - 25 I love my bag..
Pros: Cheap, does what it says, respectable weight, good fit
Cons: Snagging zip, a bit of leakage