Mountain Equipment Dreamcatcher 750
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Enjoy a warm and comfortable night's sleep. The lightweight Dreamcatcher range of bags use the revolutionary TDS (Thermo Dynamic System). This allows the bag to expand around the knees whilst retaining thermal efficiency. Filled with 90% pure down with a fill power of 600+. Features include:- Breathable down-proof DP300 Ultrasoft nylon inner and outer Differentially cut box-wall baffle construction stops down migration 5 Baffle Bullseye footplug keeps feet warm Internal zip baffle and sculpted hood retain heat 3D shoulder baffle to further reduce heat loss 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. All 2003 Dreamcatcher sleeping bags now feature a Thermal Venting zip that extends across the top of the footplug for superb venting/ cooling. A double baffle behind the zip eliminates any chance of cold spots. This feature also allows the bag to be opened out completely when used as a duvet in warmer conditions. Supplied with two-stage compression stuff sack to reduce pack size.
Mountain Equipment Dreamcatcher 750 Reviews
Reviewed by Justin Maxwell (Edinburgh) on 2006-01-20:
General comments: I used the Dreamcatcher 750 sleeping bag for four nights last November in the Cairngorms NP, three of the nights at 800m. While it was unseasonably warm (remember the southerly gusts?), the wind was up and there was frost on my tent each morning. However I stayed very warm and would wake up in the middle of the night to take layers off - when with my other bag I'm putting them on. I got down to just shorts at least one night. The bag belongs to my wife, from mid-March to to mid-October I like my Rab Summit 300 but the ME Dreamcatcher 750 is a genuine full spec winter bag. The zip baffle is stuffed with down and the neck baffle is brilliant. Good box wall construction means no cold spots, and I think it lost one feather in 3 nights. The hood is very roomy. Besides 750g of down comfort features include a two-way full zip for venting, the 'shark toe' design allowing full toe extension (brilliant), and TDS which means 1/3 of the bag is made of elasticated accordion material - just as warm - which expands when you've just got to move your knees about. If there are those who, like my wife take to mummy bags like cats to water, this feature is for them. The price of comfort is 1.5kg - and quite a lot of rucksack space despite the 2 stage stuffsack. I found the bag very roomy, maybe a little too much material in all. But I managed to haul it over 6 Munros and plenty of ground between. A rest day with a knee strain was made very comfortable. The Dreamcatcher 750 is a solid winter bag, big and warm for summer. My wife has used it in summer, but fully unzipped. Comment on this review...
Pros: Box wall construction and 750g of 600 fill down mean no loss of warmth. TDS means you can roll about. Very comfortable 4 season bag.
Cons: Heavy and bulky, full zip, probably too warm for summer use under 800m.
Reviewed by Robert Walker (Thirsk) on 2006-02-26:
General comments: I bought Mountain Equipment Dreamcatcher 750 sleeping bag about four years ago and have used it climbing in Russia, hiking in Greenland and throughout the uk. I've used in temperatures down to approximately minus fifteen and have never had any problems with it as its kept me warm throughout the night. To be honest its probably too good for uk use unless it is extremely cold outside and you are camping in the winter as Iíve frequently had to sleep with the zip open. Iíve had quite a lot of use out of it and I have looked after it well but never the less it remains in excellent condition and hasnít deteriorated much at all. The bag is particularly roomy compared to many mummy sleeping bags and this may account for the bag being fairly bulky and heavy compared to others in its range. However I do feel that for the amount they cost youíd struggle to find something that offers a similar performance for the money though I would suggest that if you have enough funds Iíd push for something a bit pricier that offers a comparable performance but without the weight and bulk. Having said that I would certainly not let this put you off and would definitely recommend this bag to anyone looking for a high quality four season sleeping bag.Comment on this review...
Pros: Excellant perfornance for the money
Cons: Heavier and bulkier than other four season sleeping bags
Reviewed by Luke Havers (Durham) on 2007-05-24:
General comments: I use this bag as my cold weather option because I really don't feel it is worth carrying the weight of a synthetic bag when it needs to have such a high temperature limit. Love the compressability of this bag and the hood is absolutely superb- it makes you feel like you are in a cosy little cocoon, The down quality is not great hence why it is a reasonably low price for the temperature and unfortunately the supposedly rip-stop shell got slit open one night- not a clue how but it wrecked the bag. The aptly named 'shark-toe' design is a very nice addition to the bag and it prevents excess weight by using less material. Love the stuff sack that comes with it- it reverses to a fleece and then I shove all my spare clothes inside and the concealed pocket for valuables is a good place to put stuff you don't want to misplace in the tent eg. your foruty five poun ranger compass! My girlfriend also loves the ability to zip hers and my bags together- we both bought one specifically for this purpose. The bag lofts well and I certainly belive that mountain equipment make the best bags out there- if you've got the money you should go for one. However DO NOT bivvy out in this- it seemed to suck in water when I tried it once and I was messing around with it for days to get it back to its former self.Comment on this review...
Ability to join thwo bags together
Cons: "rip-stop" material
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