The Mountain Hardwear Ultralamina range of sleeping bags have been designed and engineered to provide that rare combination of performance and minimal weight. Every component of these beautiful bags has been selected carefully to minimise bulk and weight making it perfect for lightweight backpacking and winter mountaineering expeditions.
Mountain Hardwear have developed their own Thermal Q synthetic filling which is almost 15% warmer for its weight than the nearest competitor. Thermal Q mimics natural down by using stiffer fibres to form a honeycomb and softer fibres to fill in the gaps. This means that the insulation in this Ultralamina sleeping bag lofts better, traps more air, compresses better and is lighter than just about any other synthetic filling. Ultralamina sleeping bags have the best pack size of just about any synthetic sleeping bag, offering the sort of weights and pack sizes normally associated with more expensive down filled bags. Thermal Q insulation is completely hydrophobic and cannot absorb water so it dries exceptionally quickly and still provides warmth if the bag gets soaked.
To ensure all their wonderful filling stays in place Mountain Hardwear have developed a welded construction that laminates (Lamina, get it?) the outer fabric to the filling therefore eliminating the cold spots normally associated with traditional stitched through construction. This clever technique creates warmer bags with less weight that last longer and pack up smaller.
Lamina bags are available from Trekitt in Hereford in long and regular sizes, left and right sided zips and men's and women's versions. they are also stocking the ultra-lightweight ULTRALAMINA range of bags which appeal to weight freaks and minimalist packers.