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Minim 500 Down Sleeping Bag, Ultrashell (Sale)

Minim 500 Down Sleeping Bag
Minim 500 Down Sleeping BagMinim 500 Down Sleeping Bag

Have just completed several days camping at 3000m+ in Spain's Sierra Nevada. My Minim was excellent and kept me warm in the most extreme conditions (-15 degrees one night). It also kept me snug on the Patagonian ice-cap last November. We recommend your gear to all our clients. Many thanks
Jane, Spanish Highs Mountain Guides

Minim 500 Down Sleeping Bag, Ultrashell (Sale)

Minimalist design cuts weight, but not warmth. For winter lows of -10 degrees C.
Typical Operating Temp:-10°C (14°F)
Weight:800g (28oz)
Price:£285.00

Available Options:

Length:
Width:
Zip:

Features

  • Exceptional 900 fill-power European Goose Down
  • Water-resistant Ultrashell Outer
  • Lightweight M1 inner fabric
  • Box-wall construction for max loft
  • Hood draws up close around head
  • Packed size: 17 x 28cm*
  • £95 off standard pricing*****
  • Footpiece: Ovoid shape to fit naturally to feet & avoid pressure; multibox section covers whole foot area
  • Straight-wall baffles for lightness
  • Stuff-sac & mesh storage bag supplied
  • Options:
    • Long or Short zip (protected by single draft tube)
    • 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 bag to the tightest minimum.

†Please note: For all length and width options we change the amount of downfill to keep the warmth (TOT) the same.

Description

Beautifully light and efficient, the Minim range of sleeping bags have traditionally been selected by light-weight backpackers and marathon racers with a keen eye on weight and pack size.

This special Minim 500 sleeping bag is available in water-resistant Ultrashell. With a total weight of 800gm (28oz) and a Typical Operating Temperature of -10°C (14°F) this bag gives another ultralight option for anyone extending their camping into the milder parts of winter.

This special edition Minim 500 is on sale at just £285. This is not a bag we make as standard--the closest equivalent bag on our Design Your Own Sleeping Bag website would cost you £380.

£95 off standard pricing

Availability: Good

Dispatch time: As with all PHD products, these are made to order and by hand. We estimate it will take us around 20 working days to make and dispatch sale orders. During busy periods it may take a little longer.

Technical

Ultrashell (weight: 40gsm)

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. Order samples of this fabric & just pay the postage.

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. Order samples of this fabric & just pay the postage.

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 about 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 sytems. In cross section it looks like this:

More on sleeping bag construction.

Sizing

Lightweight Sleeping Bags Sizes

The measurements in the tables below are personal body measurements.

Length Height
Short 168cm and below (5' 6" and below)
Standard 169 - 184cm (5' 7" - 6')
Long 185 - 201cm (6' 1" - 6' 7")
Extra Long 202 - 213cm (6' 8" - 7')

Width Chest
Slim 78 - 92cm (31" - 36")
Standard 93 - 107cm (37" - 42")
Wide 108 - 125cm (43" - 49")
Extra Wide 126 - 142cm (50" - 56")

Reviews

Comments are about Minim 600, which is 100g heavier and 6°C warmer

"I slept in a Minim 600 which was perfect for our conditions, it's incredibly light, was warm down to -15C and the drawstring closure was surprisingly easy to get in and out!"
Dominic Southgate - Imperial College Reru Valley Expedition (Zanskar Himalaya, India).

"Have just completed several days camping at 3000m+ in Spain's Sierra Nevada. My minim 600 was excellent and kept me warm in the most extreme conditions (-15 degrees one night). It also kept me snug on the Patagonian ice-cap last November. We recommend your gear to all our clients. Many thanks."
Jane, Spanish Highs Mountain Guides.

"Very pleased with the Minim 600. It has been absolutely brilliant, incredibly warm for the weight and still lofting beautifully, thank you."
Clare Francis.

"Last year I purchased a Minim 600 ... with the dri-shell outer for the West Ridge of Mount Hunter [Alaska] & I am glad to report that I found the bag to be warm enough for that route ... I have to say that I was very impressed with the performance of the bag ... I suffered much less than my mate in an equivalent weight Macpac bag which had him shivering a bit!"
Andrew Saxby.

"The Minim 600 was superb in the Atlas mountains ... I really like the bag's simplicity, the lack of unnecessary clutter such as zips - and of course the lightness and size were much appreciated on 3 weeks of quite tough trekking. There's more room in it than I thought and the enlarged foot (thank you) was very much appreciated. I'm looking forward to using it in more demanding conditions. We did not need the drishell in the event, but as we slept under the stars on almost every night, it was good to know that all would not be lost if it started to rain. Keep up the good work!"
R.D.

Features

  • Exceptional 900 fill-power European Goose Down
  • Water-resistant Ultrashell Outer
  • Lightweight M1 inner fabric
  • Box-wall construction for max loft
  • Hood draws up close around head
  • Packed size: 17 x 28cm*
  • £95 off standard pricing*****
  • Footpiece: Ovoid shape to fit naturally to feet & avoid pressure; multibox section covers whole foot area
  • Straight-wall baffles for lightness
  • Stuff-sac & mesh storage bag supplied
  • Options:
    • Long or Short zip (protected by single draft tube)
    • 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 bag to the tightest minimum.

†Please note: For all length and width options we change the amount of downfill to keep the warmth (TOT) the same.

Description

Beautifully light and efficient, the Minim range of sleeping bags have traditionally been selected by light-weight backpackers and marathon racers with a keen eye on weight and pack size.

This special Minim 500 sleeping bag is available in water-resistant Ultrashell. With a total weight of 800gm (28oz) and a Typical Operating Temperature of -10°C (14°F) this bag gives another ultralight option for anyone extending their camping into the milder parts of winter.

This special edition Minim 500 is on sale at just £285. This is not a bag we make as standard--the closest equivalent bag on our Design Your Own Sleeping Bag website would cost you £380.

£95 off standard pricing

Availability: Good

Dispatch time: As with all PHD products, these are made to order and by hand. We estimate it will take us around 20 working days to make and dispatch sale orders. During busy periods it may take a little longer.

Technical

Ultrashell (weight: 40gsm)

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. Order samples of this fabric & just pay the postage.

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. Order samples of this fabric & just pay the postage.

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 about 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 sytems. In cross section it looks like this:

More on sleeping bag construction.

Sizing

Lightweight Sleeping Bags Sizes

The measurements in the tables below are personal body measurements.

Length Height
Short 168cm and below (5' 6" and below)
Standard 169 - 184cm (5' 7" - 6')
Long 185 - 201cm (6' 1" - 6' 7")
Extra Long 202 - 213cm (6' 8" - 7')

Width Chest
Slim 78 - 92cm (31" - 36")
Standard 93 - 107cm (37" - 42")
Wide 108 - 125cm (43" - 49")
Extra Wide 126 - 142cm (50" - 56")

Reviews

Comments are about Minim 600, which is 100g heavier and 6°C warmer

"I slept in a Minim 600 which was perfect for our conditions, it's incredibly light, was warm down to -15C and the drawstring closure was surprisingly easy to get in and out!"
Dominic Southgate - Imperial College Reru Valley Expedition (Zanskar Himalaya, India).

"Have just completed several days camping at 3000m+ in Spain's Sierra Nevada. My minim 600 was excellent and kept me warm in the most extreme conditions (-15 degrees one night). It also kept me snug on the Patagonian ice-cap last November. We recommend your gear to all our clients. Many thanks."
Jane, Spanish Highs Mountain Guides.

"Very pleased with the Minim 600. It has been absolutely brilliant, incredibly warm for the weight and still lofting beautifully, thank you."
Clare Francis.

"Last year I purchased a Minim 600 ... with the dri-shell outer for the West Ridge of Mount Hunter [Alaska] & I am glad to report that I found the bag to be warm enough for that route ... I have to say that I was very impressed with the performance of the bag ... I suffered much less than my mate in an equivalent weight Macpac bag which had him shivering a bit!"
Andrew Saxby.

"The Minim 600 was superb in the Atlas mountains ... I really like the bag's simplicity, the lack of unnecessary clutter such as zips - and of course the lightness and size were much appreciated on 3 weeks of quite tough trekking. There's more room in it than I thought and the enlarged foot (thank you) was very much appreciated. I'm looking forward to using it in more demanding conditions. We did not need the drishell in the event, but as we slept under the stars on almost every night, it was good to know that all would not be lost if it started to rain. Keep up the good work!"
R.D.

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