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  • the standard models S bag TOT Min Temp Weight Packed size Hght x Diam cm Price C F gm oz Minimus 5 41 465 16 21 x 13 233 Ultra K 8 46 330 12 21 x 13 263 Additional points TEMPERATURE RATING Put simply these are the temperatures at which you should be able to get a night s sleep in normal circumstances For fuller details about the TOT rating see this Technical Briefing LINERS A liner will add to the insulation if you choose the Minimus or the Ultra K but want more warmth As always it is a trade off between the extra weight and bulk and the warmth you gain maybe 2C Silk liners at 140gm probably give the best value CLOTHING Thermals if you are taking them and or other clothing obviously help to keep you warm If choosing the Minimus or the Ultra K an Ultra Down Vest K at 150gm is an optional addition for minimal weight FABRIC OPTIONS The Minimus comes as standard with M1 outer fabric MX and Drishell are the other optional outers MX is our lightest fabric and reduces the total weight by about 18gm Drishell is highly wind water resistant and adds about 40gm to the total weight ZIPS None of these bags has a zip Zips are an option but most competitors don t ask for one A short zip with draft tube adds about 50gm 2oz a full zip and tube adds about 110gm 4oz Zips also add to the packed size PACKED SIZE PHD stuff sacs tend to be on the loose side All these bags can be compressed further in your sac particularly the Ultra K Figures for Fabric options S bag Materials TOT Min Temp Weight Packed size Hght x Diam cm Price

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  • 465 16 21 x 13 233 Ultra K 8 46 330 12 21 x 13 263 Additional points TEMPERATURE RATING Put simply these are the temperatures at which you should be able to get a night s sleep in normal circumstances For fuller details about the TOT rating see this Technical Briefing LINERS A liner will add to the insulation if you choose the Minimus or the Ultra K but want more warmth As always it is a trade off between the extra weight and bulk and the warmth you gain maybe 2C Silk liners at 140gm probably give the best value CLOTHING Thermals if you are taking them and or other clothing obviously help to keep you warm If choosing the Minimus or the Ultra K an Ultra Vest K at 150gm is an optional addition for minimal weight FABRIC OPTIONS The Minimus comes as standard with M1 outer fabric MX and Drishell are the other optional outers MX is our lightest fabric and reduces the total weight by about 18gm Drishell is highly wind water resistant and adds about 40gm to the total weight ZIPS None of these bags has a zip Zips are an option but most competitors don t ask for one A short zip with draft tube adds about 50gm 2oz a full zip and tube adds about 110gm 4oz Zips also add to the packed size PACKED SIZE PHD stuff sacs tend to be on the loose side All these bags can be compressed further in your sac particularly the Ultra K Figures for Fabric options S bag Materials TOT Min Temp Weight Packed size Hght x Diam cm Price C F gm oz Minimus MX outer 5 41 447 16 21 x 13 249 Minimus Drishell outer 5 41 505 18 21 x

    Original URL path: http://www.phdesigns.co.uk/sleeping-bags-and-insulated-clothing-for-the-saunders-mountain-marathon (2016-02-10)
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  • C F gm oz Minimus 5 41 465 16 21 x 13 233 Ultra K 8 46 330 12 21 x 13 263 Additional points TEMPERATURE RATING Put simply these are the temperatures at which you should be able to get a night s sleep in normal circumstances For fuller details about the TOT rating see this Technical Briefing LINERS A liner will add to the insulation if you choose the Minimus or the Ultra K but want more warmth As always it is a trade off between the extra weight and bulk and the warmth you gain maybe 2C Silk liners at 140gm probably give the best value CLOTHING Thermals if you are taking them and or other clothing obviously help to keep you warm If choosing the Minimus or the Ultra K an Ultra Vest K at 150gm is an optional addition for minimal weight FABRIC OPTIONS The Minimus comes as standard with M1 outer fabric MX and Drishell are the other optional outers MX is our lightest fabric and reduces the total weight by about 18gm Drishell is highly wind water resistant and adds about 40gm to the total weight ZIPS None of these bags has a zip Zips are an option but most competitors don t ask for one A short zip with draft tube adds about 50gm 2oz a full zip and tube adds about 110gm 4oz Zips also add to the packed size PACKED SIZE PHD stuff sacs tend to be on the loose side All these bags can be compressed further in your sac particularly the Ultra K Figures for Fabric options S bag Materials TOT Min Temp Weight Packed size Hght x Diam cm Price C F gm oz Minimus MX outer 5 41 447 16 21 x 13 249 Minimus Drishell

    Original URL path: http://www.phdesigns.co.uk/sleeping-bags-and-insulated-clothing-for-the-mourne-mountain-marathon (2016-02-10)
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  • or two nights camping were involved The OMM can be a fully committing mountain race and under cold conditions the argument for extra comfort Minim 400 is strong The Ultra K the lightest of all the PHD bags is a third option if down clothing is included in your kit list See the notes below The basic figures for the standard models S bag TOT Min Temp Weight Packed size Hght x Diam cm Price C F gm oz Minimus 5 41 465 16 21 x 13 233 Minim 400 5 23 670 24 28 x 17 290 Ultra K 8 46 330 12 21 x 13 263 Additional points TEMPERATURE RATING Put simply these are the temperatures at which you should be able to get a night s sleep in normal circumstances For fuller details about the TOT rating see this Technical Briefing LINERS A liner will add to the insulation if you choose the Minimus or the Ultra K but want more warmth As always it is a trade off between the extra weight and bulk and the warmth you gain maybe 2C Silk liners at 140gm probably give the best value CLOTHING Thermals if you are taking them and or other clothing obviously help to keep you warm If choosing the Minimus or the Ultra K an Ultra Down Vest K at 150gm is an optional addition for minimal weight FABRIC OPTIONS The Minimus and Minim 400 come as standard with M1 outer fabric MX and Drishell are the other optional outers for these two bags MX is our lightest fabric and reduces the total weight by about 18gm Drishell is highly wind water resistant and adds about 40gm to the total weight ZIPS None of these bags has a zip Zips are an option but most competitors don t ask for one A short zip with draft tube adds about 50gm 2oz a full zip and tube adds about 110gm 4oz Zips also add to the packed size PACKED SIZE PHD stuff sacs tend to be on the loose side All these bags can be compressed further in your sac particularly the Ultra K Figures for Fabric options S bag Materials TOT Min Temp Weight Packed size Hght x Diam cm Price C F gm oz Minimus MX outer 5 41 440 15 5 21 x 13 234 Minimus Drishell outer 5 41 505 18 21 x 13 258 Minim 400 MX outer 5 23 645 23 28 x 17 289 OMM Down Clothing Selection The OMM weekend commits the racer to a quite considerable time at the evening campsite after the first day s racing What s more the clocks move back an hour at 2 00 a m on the Sunday morning meaning an even longer period in camp before the chance to warm up on the second day of racing The use of down clothing as a layering system while in your sleeping bag and for wearing around camp is worth considering for

    Original URL path: http://www.phdesigns.co.uk/sleeping-bags-and-insulated-clothing-for-the-original-mountain-marathon-omm (2016-02-10)
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  • Augrabies Extreme Marathon Sleeping Bags The two PHD sleeping bags which are most suitable for the KAEM are the Minimus and the Minim 400 The Minimus excels at saving weight and bulk in your pack while the Minim 400 ensures secure warmth if the temperature dips The Minimus has been used below zero on many occasions but mostly in competitions where only one or two nights camping were involved The KAEM is much longer and the argument for extra comfort Minim 400 is strong There is a third bag the Ultra K which is a choice for the extra competitive or the hardy it is the lightest bag of all but you may have chilly nights Combining a sleeping bag and down filled clothing can however be used to good effect The basic figures for the standard models S bag TOT Min Temp Weight Packed size Hght x Diam cm Price C F gm oz Minimus 5 41 465 16 21 x 13 233 Minim 400 5 23 670 24 28 x 17 290 Minim Ultra K 8 46 330 12 21 x 13 263 Additional points TEMPERATURE RATING Put simply these are the temperatures at which you should be able to get a night s sleep in normal circumstances For fuller details about the TOT rating see this Technical Briefing LINERS A liner will add to the insulation if you choose the Minimus or the Ultra K but want more warmth As always it is a trade off between the extra weight and bulk and the warmth you gain maybe 2C Silk liners at 140gm probably give the best value CLOTHING Thermals if you are taking them and or other clothing obviously help to keep you warm If choosing the Minimus or the Ultra K an Ultra Down Vest K at 150gm is an optional addition for minimal weight FABRIC OPTIONS The Minimus and Minim 400 come as standard with M1 outer fabric MX and Drishell are the other optional outers for these two bags MX is our lightest fabric and reduces the total weight by about 18gm Drishell is highly wind water resistant and adds about 40gm to the total weight ZIPS None of these bags has a zip Zips are an option but most competitors don t ask for one A short zip with draft tube adds about 50gm 2oz a full zip and tube adds about 110gm 4oz Zips also add to the packed size PACKED SIZE PHD stuff sacs tend to be on the loose side All these bags can be compressed further in your sac particularly the Ultra K Figures for Fabric options S bag Materials TOT Min Temp Weight Packed size Hght x Diam cm Price C F gm oz Minimus MX outer 5 41 447 16 21 x 13 249 Minimus Drishell outer 5 41 505 18 21 x 13 258 Minim 400 MX outer 5 23 652 23 28 x 17 306 Down Clothing selection The use of down clothing as

    Original URL path: http://www.phdesigns.co.uk/sleeping-bags-and-insulated-clothing-for-the-kalahari-augrabies-extreme-marathon-kaem (2016-02-10)
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  • factory Testimonials Company Ethics PHD Testing ADVICE A Guide to PHD s sizes Ordering Payment Postage Delivery Custom Made Guarantee and returns Race Calendar Technical Briefings Links Customer Loyalty Scheme Contact Us Cart Contents 0 My Account 3 View Compare List PHD History Hand Made PHD Inside our factory Race Calendar Technical Briefings Technical Briefings Choosing the right gear requires more than a little knowledge about the raw materials and techniques used in their manufacture In this section you can find out some of the trade secrets Down What is Down Down Quality Testing Down Quality Fillpower Testing Down Quality Down PHD s Down Down Gear in use Cleaning Down Sleeping Bags Clothing Down vs Synthetic Insulation Sleeping bags Sleeping Bag Construction Getting the best from your Sleeping Bag Design Your Own Sleeping Bag The Truth about Sleeping Bags Vapour Barrier Liners Waterproofing Sleeping Bags Temperature Ratings Ultralight Gear One Piece Suits Toilet access Down Suits vs Down Jacket and Salopettes PHD s Materials Fabrics Zips Synthetic Insulation and Fleece Down Windchill 3 View Compare List PHD History Hand Made PHD Inside our factory Race Calendar Technical Briefings DESIGN YOUR OWN DOWN JACKET DESIGN YOUR OWN SLEEPING BAG PLANNING A

    Original URL path: http://www.phdesigns.co.uk/technical-briefings?¤cy=USD (2016-02-10)
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  • PHD Testing ADVICE A Guide to PHD s sizes Ordering Payment Postage Delivery Custom Made Guarantee and returns Race Calendar Technical Briefings Links Customer Loyalty Scheme Contact Us Cart Contents 0 My Account 3 View Compare List PHD History Hand Made PHD Inside our factory Race Calendar Technical Briefings What is Down Down and feathers are the plumage of birds down being the soft underplumage mostly from the breast For the quality of filling required by the outdoor trade landfowl poultry can be ignored waterfowl ducks and geese are the sole source Down and feathers are a by product of the food industry When the birds are killed to eat the plumage is plucked off processed and sold separately Live plucking has been banned by strict rules of the meat industry in Europe It is easily detectable by experienced processors who will not handle this material More on down Down Quality Testing Down Quality Fillpower Testing Down Quality Down PHD s Down Down Gear in use Cleaning Down Sleeping Bags Clothing Down vs Synthetic Insulation 3 View Compare List PHD History Hand Made PHD Inside our factory Race Calendar Technical Briefings DESIGN YOUR OWN DOWN JACKET DESIGN YOUR OWN SLEEPING

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  • liveliness of downs also vary between different breeds of bird Climate There is a tendency for colder weather to induce larger denser clusters However this effect is often more noticeable in seasonal winter summer variations in the same down than in a global map of down quality by latitude Some good downs have come out of the Caribbean and Vietnam Duck Goose From what has been said so far the ideal source of raw down would appear to be an old goose of a large breed living in Siberia attempts to cultivate such a source have to date been a failure At present the highest quality comes from parts of Europe where geese are reared to live a little longer in a climate with a cold winter Properly sourced the best goose is far superior to the best duck but further down the performance scale some duck downs can offer very good value Processing Processing has more effect on the final quality of down than most people would believe Right from the plucking stage through washing drying dedusting sorting and blending different handling gives different results Plucking from dead birds Wet plucking is the normal method it is quick and easy for the food processors who just want to get rid of the plumage Dry plucking is uncommon now a pity as it is gentler to the down Washing Raw plumage besides being just plain dirty boasts one of the nastiest smells on the planet Washing has to be a very thorough process but a very careful one also this is one of the stages where the down can deteriorate considerably without careful handling Drying Another important process needing specialised equipment Sorting After washing and drying the clean plumage is put in a chamber with air jets blowing from below

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