High Mountain Camp Expedition Bag (sale)

A full-spec mountaineering sleeping bag for lightweight expeditions right up to high altitude. Perfect for Himalayan & Karakoram 7000m peaks.
Typical Operating Temperature
Guideline minimum temperature. Sleeping Bag TOT: you should get a night’s sleep, under normal circumstances. Clothing TOT: you should feel warm enough, assuming low/moderate activity. Sleep System TOT: relates to full system. For more details, see our Technical Briefing.
-35°C / -31°F
Weight
For clothing, weight is for size: M. For sleeping bags, weight changes with selected length/width. N.B. there may be some variation in the weights of finished products.
1400g / 49oz
Price
£597.00
High Mountain Camp Down Sleeping Bag

The bag has been excellent. On Peak Lenin I was always warm on the mountain. I would have no hesitation in recommending it to others
Tom

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Features

  • Available until 21 April
  • £194 off standard pricing
  • Exceptional 900 fill-power European Goose Down
  • Windproof, water-resistant Ultrashell outer
  • Box-wall construction for max loft
  • Lightweight M1 inner fabric
  • Collar seals in warmth at neck
  • Short zip (left or right) protected by double draft tubes
  • Straight-wall baffles for lightness
  • Side block baffles to minimise down shift
  • Ultrashell inner panel at the head to protect against breath soaking the down
  • Ultrashell inner panel at the foot area to cope with damp socks/footwear
  • Oval footpiece to fit naturally to feet and avoid pressure
  • Mummy hood draws up close around head
  • Colour: Blue with charcoal base
  • Stuff sac
  • Pack size: 27 x 49cm*
  • Options:
    • Full Length left or right zip
    • Slim and wide widths
    • Short and long lengths

*Please note: we make our stuff sacs big enough to allow fairly easy stuffing rather than reducing the bags to the tightest minimum.

Description:

Available until 21 April.

This full-on expedition bag utilizes construction techniques and patterns from our lightweight mountaineering Hispar range and shares the same Ultrashell outer as our 'K Series' version. It has a lightweight M1 inner, and uses our superb 900 fillpower down. A half length zip with double draft tube keeps the weight down (a full length zip is available as an option). A mummy hood and down filled collar maximize the performance and Ultrashell panels have been added to the inner head and foot areas to cope with damp.

The PHD High Mountain Camp bag has a typical operating temperature of -35°C, which makes it an ideal choice for Himalayan mountaineering in the 7000m peaks.

Made to order and by hand, this bag comes with Short, Standard and Long Length options, as well as Slim, Standard and Wide Width option, so you get the perfect fit and the best possible warmth to weight ratio. And, as we are making these sleeping bags to order, you can select either Short or Full-length side-zips on the left or right sides.

This special High Mountain Camp bag is available only for the duration of the sale at £597. The nearest equivalent on our 'Design Your Own Sleeping Bag' site would cost £791.

£194 off standard pricing.

Dispatch time: As with all PHD products, these are made to order and by hand. We estimate it will take us around 4 to 6 weeks to make and dispatch sale orders. During busy periods it may take a little longer.

Don't need something quite so warm? Check out our Ice Camp Bag, also available in this sale.



 


 


Ultrashell (weight: 40 gsm)

One of the lightest of PHD's coated materials. This ripstop nylon provides complete wind block and good water resistance at minimal weight. Ultrashell gives an excellent upgrade to performance with very little weight penalty.

Lightweight M1 fabric (weight: 39 gsm)

Lightweight silky microfibre. This close-weave 20 denier fabric is fully downproof, but also light and flexible enough to allow the down full loft. A reliable performer that has been the basis for much of our lightweight gear for some time.


Sleeping bag zips

  • No zip: The standard design on our lightest bags with open hoods. The simplest/lightest system which is a must for adventure racers. Up to 140gm (5oz) lighter than a full zip with draft tube.
  • Full zips: Full zip bags ventilate well, so they can be used over a wider range of temperatures.
  • Short zips: Short zips are lighter and pack smaller than full zips. A short zip & draft tube is up to 85gm (3oz) lighter than the full version.
  • Our full briefing on sleeping bag zips.

900 Fillpower Down

European goose down of very high quality. A truly excellent down with large clusters, consistent quality and lively long-term performance. More on our down insulation.

Construction

This bag has an insulating straight wall baffle system throughout (no straight-through stitching). Straight wall is the lightest of all baffle systems. In cross section it looks like this:

Side V channels, and double draft tubes behind the zip optimise insulation.

More on sleeping bag construction.

Proofed inner panels

Proofed fabric (Drishell or Ultrashell) panels are included inside the hood and foot areas of the bag to help keep the down dry. In very cold temperatures your breath can cause ice to form around the face opening, which may soak into the down as it melts. The panels at the foot end are to protect the down if you get into your bag with wet socks (or in extreme situations with your boots on).

"The bag has been excellent; I've taken it on a couple of expeditions. It's main use was on my Peak Lenin expedition. A lot of my teammates were using two bags, but the High Mountain Camp Bag was light enough so I could take it up on rotations and carry it back down after long summit day, whilst still having enough room for everything else. Despite some pretty cold nights up there, I was always warm on the mountain. I would have no hesitation in recommending it to others. Keep up the good work!"
Tom

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