More In This Category
REVIEW: MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2-Person Tent 11 Aug 2014
Since its launch ten years ago the Hubba Hubba has proved a popular three-season staple for MSR.
For 2014 this classic two... [ full review ]
MSR® Debuts Minimalist FlyLite™ Tent 31 Jul 2014
The single-wall tent design efficiently utilizes two standard trekking poles to shave weight.
[ full story ]
Comparative Review: Compact Stove Systems 30 Jul 2014
When I first saw a JetBoil back in 2004 I remember being highly cynical, too specialised and very limited in terms in its uses.... [ full review ]
Windproof and highly efficient personal stove system wins 2014 OutDoor Industry Award [ full story ]
Related UKC Forum discussions
Apache MF A brief history
Western Mountaineering (WM) was started in 1970 by two Californian mountaineers, whose emphasise on the finest raw materials, meticulous design and unsurpassed workmanship built the foundation of the company. WM have a vast range of down sleeping bags offering at least 3 bag lengths, 2 different zip options, 2 width fittings on key models, and a choice of shell fabrics to suit different conditions.
WM down is the very best available and is ethically sourced in Europe. Each batch is tested in Switzerland to ensure it surpasses the EU900 fill power rating, before shipping to the factory in San Jose.
The Apache MF
The Apache MF sleeping bag pushes the traditional boundaries of a 3-season classification. On the standard 6' length bag, 510 g (19 oz) of EU900+ down provides 6” (15 cm) of loft giving a -4°C Comfort Rating and a -10°C Limit Rating. Yet the weight is only 905g (2lb).
The efficient cut allows the bag to heat quickly, and is complimented with the reverse differentially filled hood, the 3D sewn full down collar and an oversized zip draft tube. The standard WM 5 ¼” (13 cm) baffles allows the down to be moved to the underside of the bag during the summer months and back to the top for the colder spring/autumn nights. The full-length, 2-way YKK zip allows venting.
The durable MicroLite XPTM microfiber (MF) shell has undergone a high quality Durable Water Resistant treatment for an enhanced level of water/snow resistance, while retaining very high breathability.
The Apache MF is 59” (150 cm) wide across the shoulder and 38” (97 cm) at the foot. It is available in 5'6”, 6' and 6' 6” lengths, and left (standard) and right zip options. There is also a wider fitting version called Badger MF, providing an extra 7” of width.
Prices start from:
Apache MF: £365
More information and a list of UK stockists: www.westernmountaineering.com
UK distributor: 01457 838 242 or www.beyondhope.com
Gear News and Outdoor Industry News at UKC and UKH presents climbing, walking and mountaineering equipment and stories that will be of interest to UKClimbing.com's readers. They are not gear reviews and are provided by companies that advertise with UKClimbing Limited. Please feel free to comment about the stories and products on the associated thread.