Lamina 0 Degree Synthetic Sleeping Bag
Made specifically with the ladies in mind, the Mountain Hardwear Women's Lamina 0 Degree Synthetic Sleeping Bag says its zero degrees, and it means it. The Thermal.Q polyester fill is highly compressible, maintains its loft, and performs far better than down in wet conditions, which makes this bag an obvious choice for backpacking in cold and wet climates. Lamina construction attaches the shell directly to the insulation, eliminating cold spots caused by typical baffle construction, while the standard mummy cut provides utmost efficiency. With a zero-degree rating, this Lamina makes a great option for those looking to snag one bag and one bag alone, since it works for mild winters, but can unzip for regulated cooling if you're using it year-round.
- A women-specific mummy bag for mild winters or year-round camping
- Synthetic insulation maintains loft better than down if wet
- DWR-treatment sheds light moisture or precipitation
- Ripstop nylon shell is ultralight and highly wind resistant
- Mummy cut reduces bulky weight while increasing thermal efficiency
- Tailored hood blocks out drafts and seals in your valuable heat
- Contoured foot box offers ideal balance between comfort and warmth
- Glow-in-the-dark zipper pull adds assistance on dark nights
- Item #MHW01D8
- Q & A
Warm & comfortable whe cold & wet
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
My first impression of the sleeping bag was that it felt very tight and seemed to run short. The specs state that the regular fits women up to 5’6”, but I am 5’3” and 120 pounds and fairly petite and the sleeping bag felt very snug on me. In fact it was so snug I had a hard time closing the zipper all the way as I couldn’t quite move my arms when inside. However, after getting the sleeping bag zipped shut using some acrobatic maneuvers I realized that the snug fit is exactly what is needed in a 0-degree bag. I felt completely engulfed in the thick yet very fluffy synthetic bag as there were no air pockets anywhere.
The sleeping bag is fairly heavy and large and doesn’t stuff too well so it is a bit cumbersome if one want to bring it into the backcountry. Ideally this bag is for car camping, short backpacking trips, or any backcountry journeys with support (porters, horses, lamas etc). The bag would also be awesome on bigger expeditions.
Overall this is a very warm and durable sleeping bag. In my experience it seems to be highly water resistant, possibly even waterproof, but I did not test that feature. The bag has retained its loft and still looks brand new after several outings sleeping out. The fabric is easy to wipe clean with a damp cloth. The sleeping bag in size regular does run very small and I would suggest anyone taller than me to get the bigger size. Adding a small pocket for stashing a headlamp and lip balm would be a nice added feature, as would improving the zipper pull to make it easier to close it when inside.