Makalu II Down Sleeping Bag - L



MRP : ₹ 20,999

Made In : France,China

Made for mountaineers or walkers looking for a warm down sleeping bag for sub zero temperatures close to -10°C
Mummy shaped sleeping bag, hood offering good coverage, 3D structure to prevent thermal bridges, two-way zip opening lined with flap

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Optimum temperatureTemperature rating: Comfort -8°C / Limit -15°C / Lower limit -36°C
LightweightLightweight product thanks to down, with fill power = 660 CUIN (EU standard)
Compact designStuff sack volume: size L = 11.6 L / size XL = 13.5 L
User comfortSilky fabric, 100% polyamide, hood, two-way zip, downy draft flap.
Environmental impactC Rating - Comparison: sleeping bag - technical details
Warranty2 Years
Technical Information

85 % down and 15 % feathers (grey duck). Filling weight: 850 in size L and 950 g in size XL, Fill Power: 660 Cuin (CE Standard) (Down only comes from dead birds)
Shape and Dimensions
Mummy shaped, 210 cm in length in size L for person 1.85 meters tall, 2.20 m long in size XL for person 2.00 meters tall) with anatomically shaped hood with drawcord, broad width at shoulder height (80 cm in size L and 82 cm in size XL) that tapers down to feet enabling freedom of movement, whilst preventing heat loss at feet (20 cm in size L and 22 cm in size XL). two-way front zip lined with draft flap
100% Polyamide silky inner fabric 100% Polyamide Ripstop outer fabric (55 deniers)
Mesh net stuff sack Stuff sack with 4 compression straps Size L: packed diameter = 20 cm / length 37 cm Size XL: packed diameter = 21 cm / length 39 cm
Total weightL = 1490g / XL = 1700g

Sizeavailable in size L & XL
Information / Concept / Technology
Padding : 85.0% Grey duck down, Padding : 15.0% Grey duck feather Inner fabric : 100.0% Polyamide (PA) Outer fabric : 100.0% Polyamide (PA) Outcover : 100.0% Polyester (PES)

Team Simond mountaineers and climbers

Stockage tips
Store your sleeping bag in its storage cover in a dry place because there is the risk of the down deteriorating if it is compressed for a long period of time in its compression sack


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Makalu sleeping bag review
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
I used it in a trek in sikkim. Its a very warm sleeping bag but the only problem with it is that while sleeping the down benathe you moves out to other places in the bag and after some time your back is cold, it may be because there are no seams to hold the down to its place benathe your back. I want a solution to the problem. Please suggest.
Response of the brand
Hi Sourav,

Thanks for reaching out to us regarding your query about the Simond Makalu II down sleeping bag. I am sorry to hear that the sleeping bag did not meet your expectations.

Would you tell me if you had a sleeping mat/pad underneath the bag? The down movement is prominent without an insulating layer beneath and also the user finds it more cold without this layer.
I have the same sleeping bag and I used it on several occasions including Kang Yatse II, Koa Rong III and Rigoni Malai but I do make sure that I have the M200 foam mat underneath for better ground insulation.

Regarding the seams of the sleeping bag, it's a tricky balance to achieve as too many seams means too many cold spots and too less means more down movement. Therefore we test multiple prototypes with different designs in lab as well as real conditions by partner mountain guides/users and the final version is validated after it passes the European Norms and user test both. However we strive to improve our products each day and therefore I will pass your feedback to our design team and product engineers for them to look into your concerns.

Once again thank you for your valuable time.

I am available should you have any more questions or doubts.

Ravindra Charan
Product Trainer & Community Manager-Mountain Sports
I tested this bag out on kinder scout 27/01/17
Used for 1 week or less
I am very happy with this sleeping bag I did look at many others before I decided on this one mainly due to the cost and temperature rating. I camped out in -1 to -2 temperatures and I was very warm I had to remove my thermal trousers and the sleeping bag liner. Hardly any feathers have worked their way out and I mean hardly any. The only down side if any is that the bag was damp in the morning is this normal or is it due to it not having any waterproofing? I am 5.9 tall and with a stocky build I think the xl may have been a better choice because of the 2cm extra width. also maybe the zip baffle could be a little bit more substantial but I'm being picky now. If it had some waterproofing I would have given 5 stars.
Good value and warm
I found my bag to be quite damp in the morning
the best around for the price
Used for 2 to 8 weeks
If you are humming and haring about a warm down sleeping bag then look no further. This bag is value for money and then some. The design is unrestrictive on your lower legs, the fill feels plenty and retains warm air efficiently. The bag packs down easy enough, some might say it is hard to get pack into the bag but that is only because it retains the air so well in each sleeve, it just need squeezing out.

If you are worried about the bag getting wet and losing it heat with condensation I would recommend the waterproof cover.

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