MARMOT UL­TRA ELITE 30 £200

Trail (UK) - - USED & ABUSED -

USED BY sleep­ing out­side fan and art ed Louise Parker USED FOR 4 sleeps

The first time I took this bag out, overnight lows of 2°C were promised – so I added Sea To Sum­mit’s Ther­mo­lite Re­ac­tor liner (re­viewed Aug 2018), and bed­ded down in merino base lay­ers and socks. The temp did in­deed drop, but I was per­fectly toasty the whole night. On an­other trip dur­ing the sum­mer’s hot spell, I stuck to the bare es­sen­tials, and again was comfy all night long, while the next morn­ing my camp bud­dies com­plained of be­ing cold in their sum­mer bags. I de­test my feet be­ing flat­tened by bed­ding, so it was the ‘anatom­i­cal foot­box’ that re­ally caught my at­ten­tion. The larger end sec­tion did ex­actly what I’d hoped, prov­ing roomy enough for some proper toe-wrig­gling. The stash pocket was the per­fect home for my eye mask, ear plugs and head­torch, while the bag com­pressed to just the height of a wa­ter bot­tle and width of two.

VER­DICT

Tip-top sum­mer sleep­ing bag for large-footed mar­mots, with im­pres­sively com­pact stasha­bil­ity cre­den­tials.

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