US outdoor company Nemo has launched a range of interesting-looking sleeping bags which, although not widely-available until 2013, are available in limited numbers this autumn.
Their new Spoon Shape backpacking bags offer an alternative to conventional mummy designs – wide in the shoulders, the bag tapers down to the hips then gently flairs back out to allow room for knees to naturally bend and shift throughout the night, and is available with PrimaLoft Synergy insulation or with 700 fillpower down with DownTek nechnology. What is DownTek you may ask? Well, it sounds like a similar idea to Berghaus’ hydrophobic down, in which is down is treated to make it resistant to water.
The Siren is an ‘ultralight quilt for the backcountry’. It features piles of 850 down fill baffled into silky 10 denier nylon, deep side flanges, lightweight tie-down loops and a collar snap offer tuckable, secure, draft-protecting measures for especially cold nights. A fully-insulated, stretch footbox keeps the pad aligned and the underside of the footbox utilises PrimaLoft Synergy for enhanced moisture control.
Finally, the Canon is intended for use at high altitude and in extreme conditions. This 850 fillpower down bag features the Stove Pipe, a feature that keeps a pocket of warm air in front of your face to take the sting out of sharp arctic air, and details like an easy-access centre zip with double sliders and frost-shedding waterproof breathable fabrics help make life at sub-zero temperatures a lot more livable. The head is overstuffed with down for extra warmth and is contoured like a parka.