Roasting days and freezing nights: desert racing presents a very particularly set of challenges!
While the Marathon des Sables may be the most famous of the desert ultras, it’s certainly not the only one; the roster of extreme multi-day tests of endurance is truly global, and is growing.
Racing in 40°C heat – perhaps more – demands the lightest possible pack, but the need to stay warm for overnight recovery cannot be underestimated.
This Desert Racing kit list has been selected to meet exactly these requirements. We’ve consulted with race organisers, discussed details with veteran competitors, then used the lightest fabrics, the highest quality goose down and innovative construction techniques to deliver dependable warmth in the smallest, lightest bundle.
Down Sleeping Bag Selection
M.Degree° 300K (typical operating temperature: -3°C)
M.Degree° 100K (typical operating temperature: 10°C)
Desert Race Half Bag (typical operating temperature: 3°C)
With a rucksack full of provisions at the start of the event, it’s often easier to strap your sleeping bag to the outside. So, we made the stuff-sac the racers asked us for: long, slim, and lined with attachment loops.
Ultra Pullover (typical operating temperature: -5°C)