First night out
Temperature was 24-26 F. Under me the Exped Synmat 9 DXL 77" x 25". Moderate wind. DB 72 DL with weather cover deployed. Clothing was just cotton pajamas, long sleeves. Head gear was cap made out of alpaca wool (very, very hot)
Quite cozy but I would thought it could have been warmer. No cold spots anywhere.
There is one thing missing in Super Light which is in Antarctic model. There is no extra adjustment cord over the chest area. But to my surprise it did not feel to make any difference. Maybe it is the heavy bag material that keeps the hot air inside not to escape from bag. There are no collars in Wiggy's bags, so it is very easy to go in and out from bag.
Bag is very nice to use and handle. Robust and well how should I put it... maybe I say sturdy.
I'm very happy that I bought the Super Light and not the Ultra Light. Warmer is better even if it means bit more weight.
The original reason for me to buy Antarctic with cover bag was that it was the only bag to promise very low temperature limit. And I did not care the weight or size. It was "The Ultimate Deep Cold Bag" to choose. There is few manufacturers that make bags for deep cold anymore, because normal people do not sleep in those conditions - market is to small.
But reflecting this to the Super Light there is no such limit when choosing bag. If weight would be the deciding factor then I could carry two down bags with similar temperature rating as Super Light's 0 F. And they probably would take less space also.
Pictures coming at some point...
P.S. I checked out from Haglöfs (good Swedish manufacturer) about weights. Synthetic bag with similar temperature rating weights exactly same as Wiggy's Super Light. And Down bag weight is one kilo less - about 3,8 lbs. So no complaints about weight anymore.
Last edited by voivalin; 10-27-2012 at 03:57.
I will come to that tomorrow. Bag is still out there, they are promising colder night - about 17 F. I just came from 1 1/2 hour jog, and I will go to the sauna, after that it will be a bit chilly to go out for night, but I will do it anyhow. These activities will add extra simulation aspect when it comes to a real hike compared to just going out from the warm house.
Originally Posted by gargoyle
I will test the Psolar head gear to keep my nose warm and also I will see if it is possible to keep it over my face whole night. I will probably be a quite wet if I succeed in that. But if the test goes well Psolar will eliminate the winter condensation problem all together forever! (Thinking about The Alpine hammock and/or temperatures under -5 F for example, not really a problem in normal hammock situation)
Last edited by voivalin; 10-27-2012 at 13:47.
Second night was similar to the first - actually bit warmer.
Psolar worked fine until to middle of the night when I woke up because of the slight pain in my left earlobe. Cap and psolar hood induced constant pressure and it eventually made the pain. But otherwise it worked like a charm - no condensation and no wet face. I will use it again after some stretching, and do not use the cap so deep it will be over my ears.
Super light measures in it's XL-sized (Wiggy's) compression sack 21" x 11" as Wiggy's say. But when compressed almost to the final limit (I was sitting on it with my 255 lbs body weight) it goes down to the 14" x 11". I'm pleased, it will probably fit in my Fjällräven Kajka 100 liters back bag's sleeping bag compartment.
No pictures this time.
looks like a good price, but might be a little hard on the back if traveling by foot!
For motorized travel that is one hell of a deal though.