Ever since one particular cold night on the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, Morocco 🇲🇦 2016, I knew I needed to up-the-anti regarding my sleeping bag. As some people sleep with the fires 🔥 of Gondor burning in them, I on the other hand, sleep on the opposite spectrum ie. chilled!
My old Cumulus bag was purchased for my New Zealand 🇳🇿 cycle in 2012. It’s had plenty of use. It’s supposedly rated to -7 degreee comfort … bah humbug! I freeze my nuts off by that point. In fact, I do, anything near to zero!
While in Perth, Australia 🇦🇺 end of the 2017, I had a browse at a Talus II in an outdoor shop. I knew that moment I coveted it! I purchased one here in the UK early 2018. I paid £289. As of the August 2018, it’s £320. Didn’t I do well! The bag was also considerably cheaper in the UK compared to Aus. But considering it’s manufactured in China 🇨🇳 and then probably shipped direct to the UK. I think! Missing the expensive goods market in Aus.
I’ve used Sea To Summit gear previously and been very impressed with the quality and back-up customer service. Even in the UK! And again, with this bag, the quality belies the price. One major thing that I focused on, is an anti-snag-zip 🤐 If you’ve used bags where the zips snags (all the bloody time with the Cumulus) you’ll love this zip system. It seems to be a straightforward process of a hardened layer of material next to each zip-slider. Works really well 😍
As I write this (August 2018), I’ve yet to use the bag in anger. So I’ll follow this post up with a further review once I’ve been out in the wilds 🏕️
Sea To Summit is an Australian company based in Perth, Western Australia.