Comparison of Sleeping Bags

Test Wilsa, Vaude, North Face

The portal I-trekking has published a test of 13 sleeping bags and synthetic duvet which comfort temperature is between 0 and 10 ° C. We will stay here two models tested by team: Scorpio synthetic (North Face) and Arctic Light (Vaude).

Sleeping Bag Vaude Arctic 220 light

Test conditions:
Tester: Regis Cahn
Test Location: Jura, Vercors, Grand Arc
Nights: 7
Accommodation: Tent, beautiful star bivouac with on-sac + a night in house
conditions bivouac: average elevation: between 1200 and 1800 meters
Conditions: 5 ° C to 17 ° C
clothing: underwear or dressed at the bivouac in the open (cool and wet)
T ° mini noted: 5 ° C

Specifications:
Manufacturer: Vaude
Model: Arctic light 220
Bag Type: Synthetic
Specifications: Cup ready mummy body – neck thermal insulation – bag for the feet – long side zipper two-way to the bottom – inner pocket mesh- pillow compartment in the hood
Shell: 20D 400T ripstop
interior fabric: 20 D 380 T 100% PA
Filling: 500 g fiber down (synthetic fiber made of microfiber polyester)
Weight (with cover): 1100 g
Sizes: 220 cm
Color: red
Manufactured in: China
RRP: 190.00 euros

Temperatures in 13537 (data manufacturer):
Comfort: 7 ° C
limit: 2 ° C
Extreme: -13 ° C

Strengths:
Quality Manufacturing

Weaknesses:
The seams of the compression bag draw too. Ultimately, this is likely to fight.
Bag a little narrow at the shoulders.

What we think:
-Note manufacturing quality: 7 of 10
sleeping bag good. Using traditionally strong fabric for this type of sleeping bag. (Nice touch).

-Note thermicity: 8 of 10
No feeling cold or 5 ° C or at the bivouac under the stars. The collar and hood back high enough to cover the head (beware of large sizes). With a polar sheet, the duvet can be sufficient in many nights during the spring / summer.

-Note practicality: 7 out of 10
Available on answerresume, this sleeping bag with a collar (2 snaps to close (+ a tightening strap).
Hood with a tightening strap Large mesh pocket with zip closure to store small objects to. within the blanket. Double pocket for the feet (not found utility because there is no difference of heat input between the two compartments). 2 straps to dry down if necessary.