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NEW BLACKWOLF SLEEPING BAGS TESTED TO ISO 23537:2016

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13th September, 2017 l 355 View(s)

 For the 2017-18 season we’ve made some big changes to the BlackWolf sleeping bag range to make it easier for you to choose the right sleeping bag.  All new sleeping bag styles have been tested for thermal efficiency by an independent testing facility to the ISO 23537-1:2016 standard. If you are not familiar with this standard there is a detailed explanation on this page and the next. The new range includes performance sleeping bags that are lightweight and compact for hiking, kayaking and travel, plus a full range of camping sleeping bags in a range of sizes covering temperatures from minus 10 to  plus 15 degrees C.
 

WHAT DO THESE TEMPERATURE RATINGS REALLY MEAN? 

How can these laboratory generated numbers be translated into relevant information for you when you are choosing a new sleeping bag? Firstly they mean you can compare sleeping bags that have been tested to this standard to each other within our product range or across brands and be confident you are comparing ‘apples’ with ‘apples’. 

The temperature ratings should only be used as a guide. Everyone sleeps differently, some people are warm sleepers whilst others feel the cold, most people will know how they react to the cold and should take this into account when choosing a sleeping bag. Also the perception of cold and comfort is a very individual thing, an experienced hiker may be OK with waking up feeling a bit cool a couple of times on a cold night to have the benefit of carrying a lighter sleeping bag in their backpack whereas a first time camper may be put off camping and never go again if they have a cold uncomfortable night the first time they go camping. 

Camping conditions can vary widely from cold, wet windy conditions to hot, dry and still. Real camping is nothing like laboratory conditions so the environment the sleeping bag will be used in should be taken into account, it’s always better to be cautious and choose a warmer sleeping bag, you can always open the sleeping bag up to cool down but a cold uncomfortable night can ruin a camping trip. 

Download the 2017-18 BlackWolf Sleeping bag info pdf via the link at the top right side of this page for more details.