Sleeping Bag Starlight II – Mountain Equipment

 

Sleeping Bag Starlight II - Mountain Equipment

It’s never wrong to have a few Sleeping bags for all four seasons of the year. Of course your budget is the only thing that is going to break down your decision. Nevertheless, I have now 2 down sleeping bags, one for winter and one for summer. I realised that the summer down, after 15 years of usage clumps up, making the sleeping bag get lots of cold spots. Which was also the culprit for making you freeze on colder nights. And so I decided to get my first synthetic sleeping bag. It had to be one which is good for warm nights up to 18°c, as well as sudden temperatures that drops to +3°c.  Starlight II would be just what I was looking for.

Manufacterer: Mountain Equipment
Model: Starlight II
Total Weight: 1540g (including cover)
Insulation: Polar loft Micro

The package came 2 days later from Bergzeit.de, just in time to welcome a warm summer weekend. The sleeping bag was just as compact as the Starlight I, only a tick heavier. The weight was not a big constraint to me as it was not going to be something I was going to carry around.  The first night proved a well slept night. By slipping in the UltraSoft 210T lining warms you up pleasantly within a few seconds. You don’t feel damp, sweaty and sticky in the morning and it seems to regulate the temperature in the sleeping bag with it’s Polar loft Micro insulation keeping you warm. The hood of the bag is smaller  and anatomically formed than the classical sleeping bags. If you tend to use the sleeping bag as just a cover (for really warm nights) the hood doesn’t get into the way.. The YKK Zippers comes with a double lapping, which makes it solid to hold in your hand. The bag has a 3 dimensional neck collar keeping the warmth on colder nights. I was pleasantly surprised that even on warmer nights, the bag evens out the temperature which makes it really pleasant to sleep without sweating out.

Sleeping Bag Starlight II - Mountain Equipment

Here are some features which the sleeping bag brings along:

  • Polar loft Micro Insulation for less weight and more warmth
  • Lightweight rip-stop nylon shell with DWR treatment
  • Overlapping shingle construction  preventing cold spots
  • Offset Sharks Toe foot-piece
  • Full length 2 way self lock YKK zipper with anti-snag baffle
  • Glow in the dark zip pullers
  • Internal pockets
  • Anatomical hood
  • 3-Dimensional neck collar
  • Compression stuff sack

Comes in sizes S-XXL, Left and right sided. Comfort temperature: +3°C | Limit: -2°C | Extreme: -17°C. Size: 24x35cm (reg) | For heights: till 185cm (reg), till 200cm (XL) | Form: Mummy | Colour: ocean-dark ink (blue)

Summary:

It’s a good choice for those of you sleeping out in spring , summer and autumn. Well done Mountain Equipment! I am sleeping well so far! If your temperature range doesn’t have to be so low, take the Starlight I instead.

starlight II - Mountain Equipment


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