Criterion – ‘the standard by which all others are judged’

 

Down Sleeping Bags

 

Down Sleeping Bags

The BEST Polish GOOSE DOWN with … the BEST Japanese PERTEX fabric

Criterion sleeping bags – light as a cloud
very light ……. very warm

Summarised Technical Features

Summarised Technical Features

FOR DETAILED EXPLANATIONS PLEASE SEE Criterion Sleeping Bag FEATURES

Down Quality :

  • Criterion Prime, Criterion Expedition & Criterion Quantum – ‘diamond grade’, white, super Polish goose down
  • Criterion Ultralight, Criterion Lady & Criterion Traveller – high quality, Polish ‘grey’ goose down

Fabric Type – Japanese Pertex Fabric :

  • Criterion Quantum models – Pertex Ripstop Quantum with DWR+ treatment, 35 gms/m2
  • Criterion Expedition models –
    outer shell plus critical sections of the inner (hood and feet) – Pertex Ripstop Endurance with DWR+ treatment plus a PU waterproof membrane, 52 gms/m2; main inner sections – Pertex Ripstop Microlight with DWR+ treatment, 52 gms/m2
  • All other models – Pertex Ripstop Microlight with DWR+ treatment, 52 gms/m2

Colours :

  • Criterion Lady, Criterion Prime & Criterion Traveller – coloured outer (colours – see table below); black inner
  • Criterion Expedition –
    outer shell plus critical sections of the inner (hood and feet) – black; main inner sections – crimson
  • Criterion Quantum – black outer; silver inner
  • Criterion Ultralight 350 – black outer; crimson inner
  • Criterion Ultralight 200 – black outer; electric blue inner
    all models – base colour is the same as the top

All models :

  • full length YKK two-way zip and anti-snagging, insulated zip baffle
  • choice of left or right sided zips
  • zip together compatibility – can even mix different models (except the new 2017 Expedition models)
  • one-handed drawcords, durable, metal-sprung toggles, and velcro fasteners
  • cowl hood and trapezium shape box foot
  • differential fill and differential cut
  • inside pocket and hanging loops
  • small fully-featured stuff sack
  • mesh storage bag

User heights – Criterion Lady, 175 cm (5’9″); Criterion Quantum & Ultralight, 185 cm (6’1″); others, 190 cm (6’3″).

The Expedition range and all Microlight models (except Criterion Ultralight) have insulated neck baffles. Neck baffle drawcords are elasticated.
Quantum models have neck warmers (a simplified type of neck baffle).

Criterion Lady models are shorter than the corresponding Criterion Traveller models but contain the same amount of down, which has been redistributed to provide additional filling in the base and the feet area. There is a polar fleece insert in the foot area to provide extra warmth and comfort.

Most of our models have been independently tested for temperature performance – please see bottom of this page.

(* see footnotes)

 
construction*
(top side)
down weight
down
purity and fill power (loft)*
fill volume*
comfort
temp.*
total
weight
stuff sack size
length
width
shoulders
/foot
colour of outer
  
gms
purity FP
cubic inch
°C
gms
cm/gms
cm
cm
 
Criterion Quantum          
200
Boxwall
200
96:4
870
5800
0
530
11x11x25cm/14gms
217
75/50
black
350
Trapezoid
350
96:4
870
10150
-6
695
12x12x27cm/16gms
217
75/50
black
450
Trapezoid
450
96:4
870
13050
-10
800
15x15x30cm/20gms
217
75/50
black
Criterion Prime          
400
Trapezoid
400
96:4
870
11600
-7
905
15x15x30cm/20gms
225
80/52
electric blue
550
Trapezoid
550
96:4
870
15950
-12
1055
15x15x33cm/20gms
225
80/52
crimson
700
Trapezoid
700
96:4
870
20300
-18
1210
17x17x36cm/23gms
225
80/52
graphite
Criterion Expedition          
900
brick
900
96:4
870
26100
-30
1550
23x23x42cm/38gms
225
80/52
black
1100
brick
1100
96:4
870
31900
-40
1770
23x23x48cm/40gms
225
80/52
black
Criterion Traveller          
500
Trapezoid
500
92:8
680+
>11333
-7
1005
15x15x30cm/20gms
225
80/52
electric blue
650
Trapezoid
650
92:8
680+
>14733
-12
1155
15x15x33cm/20gms
225
80/52
crimson
750
Trapezoid
750
92:8
680+
>17000
-16
1260
17x17x36cm/23gms
225
80/52
graphite
Criterion
Lady
          
350Trapezoid
350
92:8
680+
>7933
0
965
12x12x27cm/16gms
207
80/52
graphite
500Trapezoid
500
92:8
680+
>11333
-7
1100
15x15x30cm/20gms
207
80/52
graphite
650Trapezoid
650
92:8
680+
>14733
-12
1265
15x15x33cm/20gms
207
80/52
graphite
Criterion Ultralight          
200
Boxwall
220
92:8
680+
>4987
+3
620
11x11x25cm/14gms
217
75/50
black
350
Trapezoid
350
92:8
680+
>7933
-3
765
12x12x27cm/16gms
217
75/50
black

 


*Footnotes
please follow the links below

*CONSTRUCTION (in all models the base construction is boxwall)
Trapezoid
Boxwall
Brick (offset, double boxwall)
Base Construction

*DOWN
Fill Power (Loft) (Fill Power is the volume in cubic inches to which 30 gms of down will expand when it lofts)
Fill Volume (Fill volume is the volume to which the TOTAL of all the down in the sleeping bag will expand when lofted. The greater the FILL VOLUME, the warmer the sleeping bag – all other things being equal.

FOR DETAILED EXPLANATIONS PLEASE SEE Criterion Sleeping Bag FEATURES

*TEMPERATURE
INDEPENDENT TEST RESULTS
(to British Standard
BS4745 and ISO 5087-1)

All of the Criterion models
in the table below have been independently tested for warmth by Leeds University
Performance Clothing Research Group
. The results for all of our models were
at least as good as stated above – and were better in most cases.

 test result after 24 hours (rounded)
Criterion
Quantum
°C
2000
350-6
450-12
Criterion Prime 
400-11
550-18
700-22
Criterion Expedition 
900-35
1100-45
Criterion Traveller 
500-12
650-16
750-20
Criterion Ultralight 
200+3
350-6