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U.L.Super Stretch Down Hugger #0 Long


Super Stretch Down Hugger #1 Long


S.S. Burrow Bag #2 Long

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Tested

Highlights


Mont-Bell’s Super Stretch™ Synthetic Burrow bag offers the user a finely tuned sleeping apparatus. This is an EXCELOFT® Synthetic insulated bag an 8-denier polyester threads as a structure to intertwine with extra thin 0.7 denier threads that add more air pockets with resilience. If you haven’t fallen asleep yet with boring tech info than the real question is does the bag keep you warm? It does and is a comfortable bag to crawl into to get a comfortable night sleep. We are not big fans of mummy bags but Mont-Bells patented Super Stretch™ system makes this bag as roomy as any bag we have tested. At first glance you might turn away because it looks narrow but do not be fooled none of us sleep in one position and the bag moves and stretches with you. We were more than impressed with the warmth, quality, and comfort of the Mont-Bell S.S. Burrow Bag, bluntly we like this bag it did everything it claimed.

U.L Super Stretch Down Hugger #0 Long Down 800

Description

MontBell’s world patented Super Stretch™ System provides a night’s sleep unlike any other. Durable elastic stitching in the baffles of the sleeping bag provide unmatched freedom of movement while simultaneously drawing the insulation closer to your body minimizing dead space to be heated throughout the night.

Features

Super Stretch™ System

Multi-Box Construction: engineered to maximize the warmth of the insulating material. Partitions created inside each baffle to more effectively distribute the down and limit migration.
Tunnel Hood: a small face hole to improve warmth around your head and face.
Neck Adjuster: a drawstring adjusts fit around neck
Neck Baffle: a shoulder collar prevents air circulation through top of the bag.
Draft Tube: a double draft tube prevents air from circulating through the zipper.
Foot Adjuster: a drawstring added to the last baffle, allowing the user increased adjustability.
Auto Locking Zipper: a locking mechanism integrated to limit zipper “slip” during the night. Cotton sack included.

Tech Specs for U.L. S.S. Down Hugger #0 Long Down 800.

Temperature Rating: 0 F / -18 C.
High quality 800 fill power down.
15-denier Ballistic® Airlight fiber nylon.
POLKATEX® DWR treatment.
Max User Height: 6 ft. 4 in.
Inside Shoulder Girth: 56.7” – 75.6”
Inside Knee Girth: 47.3” – 63”
Stuffed Size: 7.4” x 14.7
Size: R/ZIP/ L/ZIP.
Color: SURD(Sunrise Red)
Weight: 3 lbs. 1 oz.
Fill Weight: 1 lbs. 15 oz.

Ballistic® Airlight Explained

Made from 15-denier Ballistic nylon, Ballistic Airlight nylon is an ultra-light and ultra-thin fabric. Because of its tight, durable weave, Ballistic Airlight has high wind resistance performance and it feels silky soft.
Ballistic nylon is one and a half times more abrasion resistant than other similar weight fabrics and boasts three times the tear strength of nylons that are almost 20% heavier. Because of this, Ballistic nylons have allowed us to reduce the weight of many of our products by more than 50% without sacrificing the durability. We create Ballistic nylons by heating and stretching nylon fibers. Much like Tensiled steel, this process aligns the nylon molecules in each fiber, dramatically improving the strength and stamina of the fabric.

15-denier Ballistic Airlight Hollow Fiber Calendared Nylon:

15-denier Ballistic Airlight hollow fiber calendared nylon used for some down products, this new nylon is an improvement over the 15-denier solid fiber. The calendaring process makes this fabric far more down proof than the previous nylon; imagine removing the ends from a tin soup can and then stepping on it, the can flattens and widens. The nylon woven and then calendared the result is a fabric in which each individual fiber is “shingled” on top of each other, and far more resistant to down leakage. This fabric weighs only 1.1 oz per square meter. Despite its lightweight, Ballistic Airlight is stronger than many fabrics that are twice as heavy.

Polkatex® Explained

Did you know that ever time you wash a water-repellant fabric; you are reducing its effectiveness? Alternatively, that the natural oils from your skin and hair can wreak havoc on your water-repellent apparel? That is why MontBell has taken water-repellent technology a step further with Polkatex, its permanent water-repellent fabric.
Unlike other water-repellent fabrics, Polkatex will retain its ability to keep you dry wear after wear, wash after wash. Here is how it works: Polkatex treated with a water-based fluorine finish that adheres to the fibers of the fabric, providing excellent water resistance. Polkatex also contains a cushioning agent that “fills in” the molecular bonds, giving them a unique elasticity. This elasticity allows the bonds to rebound from the excess wear and tear that can result from harsh detergents and oils. Water-repellent and abrasion resistant, Polkatex lasts.


Super Stretch Down Hugger #1 Long Down 600

Description

The Super Stretch Down Hugger has all the features of the U.L. Super Stretch but the Tech Specs are different.

Temperature Rating: 15 F / -9 C.
650 fill power down.
40-denier Multi-Filament Rip-Stop Full Dull Nylon.
Standard DWR treatment.
Max User Height: 5 ft. 10 in.
Inside Shoulder Girth: 53.2” – 70.9”
Inside Knee Girth: 42.8” – 57.1”
Stuffed Size: 7.4” x 14.7”
Size: R/ZIP/ L/ZIP.
Color: OG(Orange)
Weight: 2 lbs. 14 oz.
Fill Weight: 1 lbs. 6 oz.

Review...May 2008

Mont-Bell’s Super Stretch™ Synthetic Burrow bag offers the user a finely tuned sleeping apparatus. This is an EXCELOFT® Synthetic insulated bag an 8-denier polyester threads as a structure to intertwine with extra thin 0.7 denier threads that add more air pockets with resilience. If you haven’t fallen asleep yet with boring tech info than the real question is does the bag keep you warm? It does and is a comfortable bag to crawl into to get a comfortable night sleep. We are not big fans of mummy bags but Mont-Bells patented Super Stretch™ system makes this bag as roomy as any bag we have tested. At first glance you might turn away because it looks narrow but do not be fooled none of us sleep in one position and the bag moves and stretches with you. We were more than impressed with the warmth, quality, and comfort of the Mont-Bell S.S. Burrow Bag, bluntly we like this bag it did everything it claimed.

S.S. Burrow Bag # 2 Long

Description

Lightweight and amazingly comfortable, this four-season sleeping bag features Montbell's patented Super Stretch™ System and EXCELOFT® insulation. This is the bag for you if you are going to constantly be in a wet environment and want the added security of a synthetic bag. EXCELOFT® insulation absorbs less than 1 percent of water when wet, therefore keeping you warmer when your bag gets wet. All bags use a lightweight durable high-density nylon taffeta.

Exceloft Explained

Exceloft insulation uses 8-denier polyester threads as a structure to intertwine with extra thin 0.7-denier threads that add more air pockets and resilience. As a result, Exceloft products rival the warmth and weight of down products. Exceloft excels in wet conditions: because the fibers used in Exceloft retain less than 1% of their weight in water, Exceloft will keep you warm even when wet.

Super Stretch™ System

Neck Adjuster: a drawstring adjusts fit around neck
Auto Locking Zipper: A locking mechanism integrated to limit zipper “slip” during the night.
Foot Adjuster: a drawstring added to the last baffle, allowing the user increased adjustability.
EXCELOFT® Synthetic Insulation.
40-denier Multi-Filament Full Dull Nylon.
Standard DWR treatment.
Temperature Rating: 25 F / -4 C
Max User Height: 6 ft. 4 in.
Inside Shoulder Girth: 56.7”-75.6”
Inside Knee Girth: 47.3”–63”
Stuffed Size: 8.3” x 16.9”
Size: R/ZIP/ L/ZIP.
Color:(Sunflower)
Weight: 3 lbs. 8 oz.

Drawback

None so far!

Rating

Paradise...Very Best

Testers

All

Suggested Retail

1121723 U.L. Super Stretch Down Hugger #0 Long...$450.00
1121746 Super Stretch Down Hugger #1 Long...$270.00
1121768 SS. Burrow Bag #2 Long...$175.00

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