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I thought to finish off my recent spate of posts on Mountain marathons I’d talk about what sort of outdoor gear is best. Most competitions provide a required gear list from which teams must carry everything. I’ve tried to briefly cover everything commonly found on these lists but they do vary.

Personal Gear

Top Baselayer
A good quality top, with either long or short sleeves is all that is needed. Make sure that the top is made of a high quality material with good wicking properties. If you’re running hard you’re not likely to be cold, but will get sweaty.

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Update: During 2014 Cumulus was rebranded as Criterion Sleeping Bags, as such references in this article which were orginally Cumulus have been changed to Criterion.

To follow on from the Criterion Ultralight 200 review, the following considers the performance of the Criterion Quantum 200 sleeping bag, similar in many ways but quite different in many more.  If you are looking at an ultralight sleeping bag this would be an excellent comparison so do make sure you read the other tests and review.

Criterion Quantum 200 Down Sleeping Bag Features

Firstly, let’s start with the technical specification of the Quantum 200, features include:

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Update: During 2014 Cumulus was rebranded as Criterion Sleeping Bags, as such references in this article which were orginally Cumulus have been changed to Criterion.

Gathering together various bits of results from Criterion Sleeping Bag tests that we’ve carried out, we’ve compiled an overall review of their ability to discover why people like them so much…

Criterion Ultralight 200 Sleeping Bag Review

Firstly, here’s the specification break-down for the Ultralight 200 features:

  • Criterion’s lightest down sleeping bag after the Quantum 200.
    Extremely light; warm; packs down to almost nothing.
  • 200gms of 92:8 Polish Goose Down insulation with 680+ fill power;
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Update: During 2014 Cumulus was rebranded as Criterion Sleeping Bags, as such references in this article which were orginally Cumulus have been changed to Criterion.

 

There has been great interest in Criterion Sleeping Bags in recent years.  if you’ve got one, good choice, if not, read on…

Why Do Criterion Sleeping Bags Stand-Apart?

What stands Criterion apart from the down sleeping bag crowd and the reason for us selling their sleeping bags, is their incredible warmth-to-weight ratio, and at a very affordable price.  To follow is some tests and reviews on the Criterion sleeping bag range, but first a little bit about Criterion:

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