The Challenger is the heaviest bag tested but also the least expensive. The weight and packed bulk make it better suited to car camping than backpacking. The fi ll feels quite dense but isn’t as thick as on bags with the same temperature range. I found the bag perfectly warm at 10°C and, being a warm sleeper, would expect to be okay at 5°. The bag is reasonably roomy so warm clothes could be worn inside. However, it wasn’t the most comfortable. The polycotton inner feels soft but is rather clinging, which restricts movement. My particular dislike was for the fl eece lining at the foot because my feet got tangled up. The hood fits okay, there’s a thick shoulder baffl e and the zip runs freely, though the baffle behind it is rather skimpy – in terms of both thickness and width. There’s also a Velcro-closed pillow pocket in the hood. Despite all the shortcomings, the very low cost makes this bag worth considering if price is a signifi cant factor and it should keep most people warm on summer nights.


  • Overall: 3 out of 5

Pros: low cost

Cons: heavy, bulky

  • Details: FILL hollow fi bre SHELL ripstop polyester outer, polycotton inner with fleece foot section CONSTRUCTION double layer SIZES one MAKER'S WEIGHT 2200 grams TESTED WEIGHT 1838 grams MAKER'S RATING comfort 5еЎC Ј30
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