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Sleeping bags

Match your passion for adventure with a high performance sleeping bag that will help you get a good night’s sleep wherever you’re headed. Innovative fabrics, shapes, insulation and features ensure maximum comfort and warmth for when you’re backpacking, camping, mountaineering, trekking or getting off the beaten track. You’ll find compact sleeping bags for every season, including those that can handle sub zero temperatures, plus ultra lightweight sleeping bags for easy carrying. 

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Robens sleeping bags

Why choose a Robens sleeping bag?
 - Award-winning designs 
 - Maximum technical performance that won’t let you down
 - Every sleeping bag has undergone stringent tests to ensure it exceeds expectations 
 - Choice for every season – from summer sleeping bags to ultra-warm 4 season sleeping bags
 - Choice for every adventure – lightweight sleeping bags for backpacking, hiking and mountaineering and sleeping bags for luxury camping
Robens sleeping bag ranges

COULOIR RANGE
Superb insulation to weight ratio
RDS-certified down insulation and PFC-free
Centre zip for easy access

Lightweight Couloir RDS-certified down sleeping bags have a 195cm body length, a PFC-free for improved moisture transportation and individually filled chambers for optimum insulation. Heat loss is further minimised by the double zip baffle and the oversize contoured thermocollar that creates a snug fit, enhanced by a high waist drawcord – all drawcords are easy to use from within the bag. Couloir sleeping bags feature a centre zip for easy access – perfect for use in a small tent.

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SERAC RANGE
Low weight and small pack size
RDS-certified down insulation and PFC-free
Perfect for trekking adventures

The Serac models have an increased 195cm body length and a Short version at 175cm for smaller frames. All have a stretch lining designed to increase insulation by separating inner from shell to create room in the individually-filled box wall chambers for the RDS-certified down to efficiently loft while minimising internal space to be heated without compromising comfort. The PFC-free provides efficient removal of moisture. A compression stuff sack and mesh storage sack are provided to store in the best condition on tour and at home.

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ICEFALL PRO RANGE
Box wall construction for maximum loft and insulation
Microthermo ball insulation
Centre zip for easy access

Three new PFC-free Icefall Pro sleeping bags use MicroThermo Ball for enhanced insulation. This new lightweight insulation comprises polyester clusters that mimic down’s feel and superb compression and loft without moisture concerns and price tag. Heat loss is minimised by neck baffles and a high waist cord that keeps the sleeping bag in place when sitting up. The centre zip is perfect for use in small tents, hammocks and bushcraft situations. An Icefall Quilt is also available.

View the sleeping bags in the Icefall Pro range here:

GLACIER RANGE
Loft expander system
Airthermo insulation
PCF-free

The body length of the new mummy-shaped Glacier sleeping bags is 195cm and all have AirThermo insulation with construction tailored to provide good levels of warmth in all situations to suit intended use. The top half can stretch to quickly increase loft and insulation by pulling the PFC-free liner and upper apart when the bag is unpacked or the occupant moves during the night. This also reduces any extra internal space that might sap body heat without compromising comfort.

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MORAINE RANGE
Mummy shape
Microthermo filling
Ideal for backpacking in warmer climates and touring

The two Moraine sleeping bags offer low weight and a compact pack size perfect for travel and backpacking in warmer climes thanks to the lightweight construction and the trapez relaxed cut that provides a comfortable level of freedom to move while maintaining performance. Fully featured, with high quality YKK L-shaped zip for ventilation at feet and an insulated zip baffle, they use the innovative MicroThermo filling that provides good insulation and compressibility.

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SPIRE RANGE
Technical mummy profile
Full featured value for money range
Choice of entry level performance PFC-free sleeping bags

Although 195cm body length is standard across Robens sleeping bags, the Spire models include a selection of two or three season sleeping bags. All use synthetic insulation with a two-layer construction. A PFC-free lining improves moisture transportation and heat loss is minimised by a zip baffle over the two-way YKK zip and the oversize contoured thermocollar that creates a snug fit.
Sleeping bag types

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Summer sleeping bags
Lightweight construction and less insulation make summer sleeping bags an ideal choice for travelling or backpacking in warmer climates. Handy features like zips that can underdo at the bottom offer ventilation for your feet, helping you keep cool on balmy nights. Choose 1 season or 1-2 season sleeping bags for optimal comfort.

Hiking sleeping bags
Also known as walking sleeping bags. These are lightweight sleeping bags that pack down to a compact size so they fit into your rucksack and can be easily carried for long distances. They are usually mummy shaped and come with hoods for extra warmth at night. Choose the right season rating for your trip to ensure maximum comfort at night.
We recommend a low weight down or synthetic bag.

Backpacking sleeping bags
When the world is your oyster, you need a compact sleeping bag that will perform across different climates and terrains. It needs to be able to keep you warm if you’re mountaineering and keep you ventilated in warmer climes. A 3 season sleeping bag with full length zip is ideal. These can handle wet weather and subzero temperatures. Plus, can be fully unzipped and used as a light duvet during warm weather. Go for a lightweight option with a small pack size for easy transportation.

Extreme camping sleeping bags
Going ice climbing, trekking round Patagonia or camping out of season? Cold weather demands a high-tech thermal sleeping bag with advanced performance insulation. Go for the warmest sleeping bag you can find. A Down-filled 4 season sleeping bag will offer the best insulation and can comfortably handle subzero temperatures. It is ideal for cold, dry conditions. Down sleeping bags also pack down to a small size for easy transportation. Other features to look out include:
 - Technical Mummy profile for optimum warmth to weight ratio
 - Neck baffle to minimise draughts and heat loss
 - A hood you can pull tight for efficient heat insulation

Sleeping bag materials
Find out more about the insulation used in Robens sleeping bags.

Down sleeping bags
Down is the layer of fine fluffy plumage found underneath a bird’s feathers. It’s known as nature’s best insulator and can trap air and body heat. This makes it extremely heat efficient. It is also highly breathable and can wick moisture away from the body. Because of its superior warmth to weight ratio, it is highly compressible and able to pack into a very compact size. Down is very warm but doesn’t work well in wet or humid conditions.
 - Best for cold, dry conditions
 - Very warm
 - Breathable
 - Wicks moisture away
 - Highly compressible
 - Lightweight and packs down to a compact size
 - Loses insulation when wet
 - More expensive

Synthetic sleeping bags
Synthetic materials, such as Airthermo and Microthermo High Loft, mimic the qualities of Down but are also able to retain their insulation when wet. This makes them effective in humid conditions. Synthetic materials have a higher warmth to weight ratio than Down, which means they can’t pack down to as small a size. 
 - Best for warm, humid conditions
 - Insulates when wet
 - Hypoallergenic
 - Slightly heavier than Down
 - Doesn’t compress as well as Down
 - Less expensive

Looking after your sleeping bag
A brilliant, high performing sleeping bag is an investment, but with the right care and attention it will last for years. Even if you use sleeping bag liners, your sleeping bag will need cleaning every so often to keep it fresh and hygienic. Many people worry about washing sleeping bags due to the risk of ruining the insulation. Incorrect washing can affect the filling, but if you do it properly your sleeping bag will perform better as well as feel fresher. This is because dirt and body oils build up over the years and this can compromise the insulation. The safest way to keep your sleeping bag clean is to hand wash it. This is best to do in the bathtub, as you’ll have the space to wash the sleeping bag properly. Sinks are too small, and water is likely to spill over the side and onto the floor.

How to hand wash your sleeping bag
1. Fill a bath with cool water 
2. Add a mild fabric detergent – use one that is specifically designed for sleeping bags, not standard laundry detergent
3. Zip up your sleeping bag and turn it inside out 
4. Place your sleeping bag in the water, keeping it as flat as possible
5. Leave it to soak for 15 minutes
6. Push down on the bag with your hands or feet to get the dirt out
7. Drain the dirty water and repeat with fresh water
8. Do this a couple of times until all the detergent is washed off the sleeping bag
9. Don’t squeeze or wring out the bag as this can make the filling clump together
10. Lie the sleeping bag over a flat surface to air dry. Always make sure the sleeping bag is completely dry before packing away and storing.
Note: Never put your sleeping bag in a tumble drier as this will ruin the insulation.
Machine washing sleeping bags
Some sleeping bags are able to be machine washed. Always check the manufacturing guidelines first. Only use a front-loading washing machine as top loaders can ruin your sleeping bag’s insulation.
1. Wash one sleeping bag at a time
2. Do up all the zips on your sleeping bag and turn it inside out
3. Add mild detergent that is specially designed for sleeping bags (not your standard detergent)
4. Wash it on a gentle, cool cycle
How often does your sleeping bag need washing?
This depends on how often you use it. For most campers this is usually once a year. But if you camp regularly throughout the year, you may need to wash your sleeping bag more frequently. The general rule is to only wash it when needed and not too often.
How to store your sleeping bag
Whether you have a Down sleeping bag or Synthetic sleeping bag, storing it properly will keep it in the best condition and help it last longer. Down, in particular, doesn’t like being compressed for long periods so you should never store it in its stuff bag. In fact, all sleeping bags will benefit from being pulled out of their stuff bag when you get home.

Storing your sleeping bag
1. Take your sleeping bag out of its stuff sac
2. Make sure it’s 100% dry – we recommend air drying it for 24 hours before storing 
3. Place it in a loose, mesh bag – this lets the filling breathe and stops it clumping
4. Store your sleeping bag somewhere dry and cool, like a loft or under the stairs