Mountain Equipment have released what they’re calling their ‘most sustainable range of sleeping bags’ ever, using recycled down and recycled fabrics. Based on the design of their best-selling Helium models, Earthrise bags are high performance products that boast both serious warmth and outstanding green credentials.
With the drape, softness and lustre usually associated only with fabrics made from virgin materials, ME’s Earthrise fabrics are environmentally-sound fabrics with a performance heritage. 20D yarns combine to make a very wind resistant, comfortable, and downproof fabric which has sustainability chops that are hard to beat. And, at 45 g/m2 it won’t weigh you down. Sustainability and performance combine in a soft, breathable and durable lining fabric that is 100% recycled and weighs just 59 g/m2. Environmental benefits without sacrificing function or aesthetic.
The recycled down used in the Earthrise range comes entirely from post-consumer goods – unwanted clothing and bedding collected by waste recycling companies throughout Europe. The down is sourced from a European facility powered by solar power which sorts and separates post-consumer down and feather products that were otherwise destined for landfill. The down and feather is washed in a plant with extremely efficient water recycling, and then it is graded for quality. Mountain Equipment buys only the finest grade of recycled down, in excess of 700 fill power, guaranteeing not only an ethical purchase but a high performance one.
A good night’s sleep guaranteed
So confident are ME that their sleeping bags will keep your warm and comfortable, that in addition to the EN13537/ISO23537 laboratory ratings they quote, every Mountain Equipment sleeping bag comes with a separate ‘A Good Night’s Sleep Guaranteed’ temperature rating. Should you decide that the sleeping bag you’ve purchased is not as warm as you’d expected it to be they will upgrade your bag, if one is available, to one of a warmer specification.
Earthrise sleeping bags are available in a range of different models with recommended minimum temperatures of -9 °C to -2 °C. Both men’s and women’s models are available in Regular and Long lengths, and with left or right zipped versions.
Earthrise 400 (Men’s and Women’s)
Earthrise 600 (Men’s and Women’s)
More info: www.mountain-equipment.co.uk