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Superlight Combi (Sleeping bag and Overbag)

Superlight Combi (inner and overbag)
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Superlight Combi (Sleeping bag and Overbag)

A Superlight inner bag with a Superlight Overbag: a superbly versatile, lightweight setup for use in temperatures of +5°C, 0°C and -15°C
Typical Operating Temp:-15°C (5°F)
Weight:795g (28oz)
Price:£835.00

Available Options:

Length:
Width:
Zip:

Features

  • A PHD special Summer Lightning Collection product. Only available May and June 2018.
  • A two part set: Superlight inner bag and Overbag
  • PHD's unique 1000 fillpower down
  • Water-resistant Hypershell outer on Overbag
  • Sheer-light 7X fabric inner fabric
  • Box-wall construction for maximum loft (Overbag)
  • Stitch through base with box wall top for weight saving (inner bag)
  • Hood draws up close around head
  • Footpiece: Ovoid shape to fit naturally to feet & avoid pressure; multibox section covers whole foot area
  • 2 stuff-sacs & 2 mesh storage bags supplied
  • Packed size*:  2 bags 13cm x 21cm each
  • Colour: Red Overbag, Black inner bag
  • Options:
    • Long or Short zips. Protected by single draft tube. Left or right. Applied to both bags. Placed on matching locations
    • Slim, Wide and Extra Wide widths†
    • Short, Long, and Extra 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

All-year-round performance from an Ultralight outfit.

Overbags – sleeping bags sized and shaped to fit over standard bags to increase warmth – have been a firm favourite of PHD’s clients from the start. They were in fact the innovative start point for our Sleep-Systems framework and kicked off a new approach to layering up of down gear to sleep in. Now, the latest development in lightweight fabrics has drawn us back to take a close look once more at the full potential of a combination system.

The Superlight Combi is a rather remarkable sleep-system for use in a vast range of temperatures from +5°C to -15°C. The potential, for instance, for all-year-round use or at increasing altitudes is obvious.

This two piece outfitan inner bag (a Superlight sleeping bag selected from our Design Your Own range) and a Superlight Overbag – can be used in three ways:

  • Inner bag used alone: +5°C temperature rating
  • Overbag used alone: 0°C temperature rating
  • Both bags together: -15°C temperature rating

That creates a tremendous amount of flexibility. In summer, just pack the incredibly light inner bag, in autumn and spring pack just the Overbag and then, in winter, combine both. On extended trips or in unpredictable conditions, take both bags and mix and match as the conditions dictate.

Then factor in the remarkable weights:

  • Inner bag: 315g
  • Overbag: 480g
  • Both bags together: 795g

The weight to warmth ratio of each individual part of the Superlight Combi is very impressive, but the overall weight of the total system at 795g is remarkable: far lighter than most standard sleeping bags for this temperature.

The Superlight Combi set packs up in two stuff sacs rather than just the one large stuff sac making packing and stowing so much simpler.

The Superlight Combi’s Overbag gives a 20°C lift to the inner bag, and can also be used over a PHD Ultra, Minimus or Minim 400 bag.

Part of our Summer Lightning Collection. Only available May and June 2018.

Technical

Ultralight 7X fabric (weight: 22 gsm)

7X is our new sheer-light 7 denier fabric. An exquisitely fine rip-stop nylon, 7X is incredibly light, highly wind-resistant and has first-rate down proofing. This fabric helps us create the very lightest of gear in the PHD range. Of course the lighter the fabric the lighter the sleeping bag or down clothing, and the less space it takes up in your rucksack. This fabric is so light it actually helps to allow even greater lofting of the down too.

Water-resistant HyperShell fabric (weight: 28 gsm)

HyperShell is PHD’s exceptionally lightweight waterproof coated fabric. This remarkable ripstop nylon provides complete windblock and good water resistance at a breath-taking weight (28 g/sm). HyperShell protects the down from condensation drips found typically in tents, tarps and snow-holes, but its very low weight allows greater lofting of the down and a smaller pack size. Hydrostatic head: 1000mm.

Note: unlike some other so-called 'proofed' fabrics, HyperShell does not rely solely on a DWR (durable water repellent) coating. Although it has a DWR coating, more importantly it has a breathable and permanent PU coating applied on the underside of the fabric that cannot be abraded through daily use, so performance is maintained over many years.

Fabric weight: 28g/m2.

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.

1000 Fillpower Down

This rarest of all downs we reserve for the K Series. European goose down of unique quality. 1000 provides the highest warmth-for-weight performance possible from down. More on our down insulation.

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

Feedback from customers who used our standard Overbag, which is 300g heavier:

"The fit is very good, no crushing of the inner bag ... and the loft is very good ... the Overbag + Minim has been a revelation. Warm enough for me to abandon all clothing bar my coating of 190 weight merino, and although slim cut, I don't feel restricted in it. The two bags interact very well, there is no sensation of multiple layers ... The two bags feel like one, but it's somehow cosier. I dare say it's one of those things that you have to try, but I have to say I have been warm, comfortable even delighted using these bags ... I think it's good to look at the two bags as a system and as individual bits of kit. That way it does kinda cover the whole year, does that mean it's all you need?"
Peter McFarlane, a.k.a Petesy, using PHD Overbag with a PHD Ultra.

"No one I know goes hiking in a big thick woolly jumper, so applying the layering principle to sleeping bags makes as much sense as it does for clothing. This past summer I used the PHD Minimus and PHD Down Overbag.

Immediately the benefits became obvious. Two smaller bags took up about the same space as my old bag, but were considerably easier to pack into dry bags each morning. Stowing them in separate compartments reduced the chance of them both getting wet and made packing the kayak much easier with less wasted space.

On occasions when conditions were [warmer] the inner bag was more than sufficient on its own – at these times I didn't even unpack the second bag from the kayak, thus saving time and energy the following day. Being able to slide either the inner bag down round your legs or the outer bag off made regulating your temperature easy on warmer nights.

It's now so obvious - I can’t believe it's taken me 30 years to apply this layering principle to my sleeping system."
Martin Rickard, www.seakayakadventures.co.uk

"I have a long-held belief in the 'layering principle' extending into sleeping bags. PHD's bags suit a multitude of adventure activity situations including:

  • Expedition sea kayaking
  • Himalayan style trekking where you travel through a wide range of temperature zones
  • Cycle touring where there is a similar packing issue to sea kayaking and potential for travelling through temperature zones
  • Plus, anyone who needs to use their sleeping bag across seasons. E.g. Just 'layer up' to convert your summer bag into a 'winter warmer'
During recent sea kayak expeditions in Greenland, my PHD Overbag, Filler bags were tested in temperatures ranging from just above freezing to as low as -10°C. It is a pleasure, when you know the temperature is dropping, just to slip into another bag and double the warmth factor"
Sam Cook

Features

  • A PHD special Summer Lightning Collection product. Only available May and June 2018.
  • A two part set: Superlight inner bag and Overbag
  • PHD's unique 1000 fillpower down
  • Water-resistant Hypershell outer on Overbag
  • Sheer-light 7X fabric inner fabric
  • Box-wall construction for maximum loft (Overbag)
  • Stitch through base with box wall top for weight saving (inner bag)
  • Hood draws up close around head
  • Footpiece: Ovoid shape to fit naturally to feet & avoid pressure; multibox section covers whole foot area
  • 2 stuff-sacs & 2 mesh storage bags supplied
  • Packed size*:  2 bags 13cm x 21cm each
  • Colour: Red Overbag, Black inner bag
  • Options:
    • Long or Short zips. Protected by single draft tube. Left or right. Applied to both bags. Placed on matching locations
    • Slim, Wide and Extra Wide widths†
    • Short, Long, and Extra 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

All-year-round performance from an Ultralight outfit.

Overbags – sleeping bags sized and shaped to fit over standard bags to increase warmth – have been a firm favourite of PHD’s clients from the start. They were in fact the innovative start point for our Sleep-Systems framework and kicked off a new approach to layering up of down gear to sleep in. Now, the latest development in lightweight fabrics has drawn us back to take a close look once more at the full potential of a combination system.

The Superlight Combi is a rather remarkable sleep-system for use in a vast range of temperatures from +5°C to -15°C. The potential, for instance, for all-year-round use or at increasing altitudes is obvious.

This two piece outfitan inner bag (a Superlight sleeping bag selected from our Design Your Own range) and a Superlight Overbag – can be used in three ways:

  • Inner bag used alone: +5°C temperature rating
  • Overbag used alone: 0°C temperature rating
  • Both bags together: -15°C temperature rating

That creates a tremendous amount of flexibility. In summer, just pack the incredibly light inner bag, in autumn and spring pack just the Overbag and then, in winter, combine both. On extended trips or in unpredictable conditions, take both bags and mix and match as the conditions dictate.

Then factor in the remarkable weights:

  • Inner bag: 315g
  • Overbag: 480g
  • Both bags together: 795g

The weight to warmth ratio of each individual part of the Superlight Combi is very impressive, but the overall weight of the total system at 795g is remarkable: far lighter than most standard sleeping bags for this temperature.

The Superlight Combi set packs up in two stuff sacs rather than just the one large stuff sac making packing and stowing so much simpler.

The Superlight Combi’s Overbag gives a 20°C lift to the inner bag, and can also be used over a PHD Ultra, Minimus or Minim 400 bag.

Part of our Summer Lightning Collection. Only available May and June 2018.

Technical

Ultralight 7X fabric (weight: 22 gsm)

7X is our new sheer-light 7 denier fabric. An exquisitely fine rip-stop nylon, 7X is incredibly light, highly wind-resistant and has first-rate down proofing. This fabric helps us create the very lightest of gear in the PHD range. Of course the lighter the fabric the lighter the sleeping bag or down clothing, and the less space it takes up in your rucksack. This fabric is so light it actually helps to allow even greater lofting of the down too.

Water-resistant HyperShell fabric (weight: 28 gsm)

HyperShell is PHD’s exceptionally lightweight waterproof coated fabric. This remarkable ripstop nylon provides complete windblock and good water resistance at a breath-taking weight (28 g/sm). HyperShell protects the down from condensation drips found typically in tents, tarps and snow-holes, but its very low weight allows greater lofting of the down and a smaller pack size. Hydrostatic head: 1000mm.

Note: unlike some other so-called 'proofed' fabrics, HyperShell does not rely solely on a DWR (durable water repellent) coating. Although it has a DWR coating, more importantly it has a breathable and permanent PU coating applied on the underside of the fabric that cannot be abraded through daily use, so performance is maintained over many years.

Fabric weight: 28g/m2.

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.

1000 Fillpower Down

This rarest of all downs we reserve for the K Series. European goose down of unique quality. 1000 provides the highest warmth-for-weight performance possible from down. More on our down insulation.

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

Feedback from customers who used our standard Overbag, which is 300g heavier:

"The fit is very good, no crushing of the inner bag ... and the loft is very good ... the Overbag + Minim has been a revelation. Warm enough for me to abandon all clothing bar my coating of 190 weight merino, and although slim cut, I don't feel restricted in it. The two bags interact very well, there is no sensation of multiple layers ... The two bags feel like one, but it's somehow cosier. I dare say it's one of those things that you have to try, but I have to say I have been warm, comfortable even delighted using these bags ... I think it's good to look at the two bags as a system and as individual bits of kit. That way it does kinda cover the whole year, does that mean it's all you need?"
Peter McFarlane, a.k.a Petesy, using PHD Overbag with a PHD Ultra.

"No one I know goes hiking in a big thick woolly jumper, so applying the layering principle to sleeping bags makes as much sense as it does for clothing. This past summer I used the PHD Minimus and PHD Down Overbag.

Immediately the benefits became obvious. Two smaller bags took up about the same space as my old bag, but were considerably easier to pack into dry bags each morning. Stowing them in separate compartments reduced the chance of them both getting wet and made packing the kayak much easier with less wasted space.

On occasions when conditions were [warmer] the inner bag was more than sufficient on its own – at these times I didn't even unpack the second bag from the kayak, thus saving time and energy the following day. Being able to slide either the inner bag down round your legs or the outer bag off made regulating your temperature easy on warmer nights.

It's now so obvious - I can’t believe it's taken me 30 years to apply this layering principle to my sleeping system."
Martin Rickard, www.seakayakadventures.co.uk

"I have a long-held belief in the 'layering principle' extending into sleeping bags. PHD's bags suit a multitude of adventure activity situations including:

  • Expedition sea kayaking
  • Himalayan style trekking where you travel through a wide range of temperature zones
  • Cycle touring where there is a similar packing issue to sea kayaking and potential for travelling through temperature zones
  • Plus, anyone who needs to use their sleeping bag across seasons. E.g. Just 'layer up' to convert your summer bag into a 'winter warmer'
During recent sea kayak expeditions in Greenland, my PHD Overbag, Filler bags were tested in temperatures ranging from just above freezing to as low as -10°C. It is a pleasure, when you know the temperature is dropping, just to slip into another bag and double the warmth factor"
Sam Cook