The exciting revised Snugpak Softie Expansion sleeping bag range has arrived and this version of the extremely successful Softie Expansion line is the Snugpak Softie Expansion 5 Sleeping Bag, the warmest of the range to cope with the extreme coldest of conditions - in other words a '5-season bag'.
Snugpak Softie Expansion sleeping bags have understandably acquired a fine reputation for the workmanship at their UK manufacturing base and the high quality of the materials, including the hugely effective Softie filling.
Snugpak do not invent temperature ratings that prove exaggerated in practice but use their experience and feedback from their customers to produce realistic figures for this top-of-the-range version of Comfort -15°C and Extreme -20°C for the Snugpak Softie Expansion 5 Sleeping Bag.
Versatility and convenience are also hallmarks of the Softie Expansion sleeping bags.
For example, this bag can be shortened if required to avoid any unused space lowering the internal temperature for the user. A clip system can reduce the length of the bag by 45 cm.
Then the integral Snugpak expander panel system can add 12.5 cm to the shoulder width if wanted. It acts as a very plump zip baffle when not in use and is simply brought into use by a two-action change of zip.
These two space-adapting features also work as temperature-management devices for even more individual personalisation to make the sleeping bag performance match your changing preferences.
And Snugpak now include a built-in LED torch so that if you need light during the night for any of so many possible reasons, it is there right by your side.
A left-handed sleeping bag has the zip on the left when the user is in the bag and lying on their back. Most right-handed people therefore find a left-handed bag easier to unzip when inside the bag.
All Snugpak sleeping bags are supplied together with a compression stuff sack. The pack size dimensions where shown for each sleeping bag are for the fully compressed size, which involves compacting the bag itself as it is fed into the stuff sack and then using the compression straps and some physical exertion to reach the minimum size.
Snugpak do not recommend using a top loader washing machine with agitator because the agitator may damage the fabric or insulation. A front loading washing machine or hand washing is considered appropriate for washing Snugpak products.
Snugpak recommend that you wash any of their products on a LOW temperature setting with non-bio liquid detergent and no fabric conditioner.
Drying Snugpak products on a washing line is recommended. They can be tumble dried but only on a LOW setting otherwise the fabric may melt.