Saturday, 7 October 2017


The Summiteer Glow Worm 800

Since March 2017 I have been testing out a sleeping bag by a new company called Summiteer. Summiteer are based in Kendal with an ethos of quality mountain equipment at affordable prices. They first started out in 2016 with a range of down sleeping bags. This year they have expanded their production with a line of quality rucksacks and tents in addition to the sleeping bags.
I was given the Glow Worm 800 sleeping bag to test. The ethically sourced goose down has a fill power of 800. Aimed for winter use or for those folk who require a warmer bag in Autumn. It has a temperature rating at  Extreme: -15Âșc, Lower Comfort -10c and comfort -5c.  The weight is 1.3kg (excluding the stuff sack). The outer is made of 440T ripstop nylon.
I’ve used the bag in a wide variety of temperatures and conditions including Cairngorm snow hole trips and a very wet and cold Iceland trek during May. It’s a very versatile bag and copes well in milder temperatures too. I’ve slept in it in Spring/Summer high camps in the Scottish mountains.
There are some really well thought out details. The baffles around the neck and face are very comfortable and cosy. The zipper is smooth and has never snagged once. I really like the stuff sack, it’s simple and easy to compress down. Great quality shines through.
For me the weight and compact size make it a great choice for chilly weather right up to winter use.

Snow hole, March
High camp, Braeriach, April
Cosy after a very wet day in Iceland

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