• Date: Jul 2014

We wanted something light to go with the Mountain Hardwear Direkt 2 tent, and the Exped Synmat 7 LW sleeping pad.

 

 

 

 

 

Why Mountain Hardwear UltraLamina 32

 

There is a jungle of lightweight sleeping bags, in the segment below 1 kg there is even quite a few to choose from. Our two criteria were comfort temperature and pack size. In addition we did not want to spend 4000 kroner for a bag. We wanted to be able to pack tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bag and the needed extra gear in a 45 litre back pack. With the Mountain Hardwear Ultra Laminia 32, this is now possilbe.

 

For camping summers in Norway you can expect from 6-8 degrees celcius to 30 degrees celcius. You should know what temperature that you will use your bag in, as otherwise you would just be buying extra weight.
Buying a winter and summer sleeping bag in one is not a good option, because then the bag would be about 10 litre of packing size, and literally take all your back pack.

 

We use our gear in Norway and hence there is a good possibility for humid and wet conditions, synthetic bags dry easier than down, and that was why we went for the UltraLamina bag. We also got it for 1500 kroner, so it was rather inexpensive for a high tech sleeping bag.

 

Our test and review

 

We tested the MHW UltraLamina 32 sleeping bag in a warm summer night with around 18 degrees celsius. For this, the bag was excellent, pretty good comfort, no extra unnececary details, and nice and easy to put the hood on. We went for the regular size, which was snug in the length, but it was not too snug around the body. Buying a mummy designed bag and snug fit in length, also saves pack size. The inside of the bag was sort of the same as the outside, so it might have felt a bit sticky, but it was not an issue.

 

Pack size

 

The pack bag was good, which is important when you want to keep the pack size small. It was not too little to get the bag inside. The pack size is said to be 6.5 litres and the weight to be 775 for the regular model, in the tag for the sleeping bag. See our picture for comparing pack size for Exped Synmat 9 LW, Mountain Hardwear UltraLamina 32, Mountain Hardwear Direkt 2 and Exped Synmat 7 LW.

 

Buy Mountain Hardwear UltraLamina 32

 

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Alternatives

 

See our pick of lightweight sleeping bags for alternatives in this segment.

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