Trail Magazine Gear Guide 2018 Features Criterion Again!

Trail Magazine’s Gear Guide is an annual outdoors publication which features some of the best and most interesting gear in the market. As a manufacturer it is always a positive sign that products feature, as they have been selected for inclusion by the Trail Magazine’s gear testers.

2018’s edition saw two Criterion products featured our Activity Down Jacket was selected in the warmest insulated jackets section, despite being an ultralight jacket and being significantly lighter than other jackets featured. Our Prime 700 4-Season Down sleeping Bag was selected in the top sleeping bags of the year.

Below are the features as they appeared in the magazine, and don’t forget our page containing all of our independent industry product reviews.

Activity Down Jacket

Trail wrote “a new kid on the block in name, but not heritage – it’s the brand formerly known as Cumulus Design quality and construction remain high, and this very light jacket looks the part. With a high 850 fill power of top-quailty Polish goose down and a shell of Pertex Quantum, this jacket may be unflashy but it delivers the goods for demanding users who like to travel light.”
Trail tested 80% (Feb 2017)

Prime 700 Down Sleeping Bag

Trail wrote “with a comfort temperature of minus 18°C, you can camp out in Criterion’s 4-season Prime 700 all year round. The mummy-cut bag has a full-length zip and insulated neck baffle, plus it has good length. The price tag is quite steep and it’s not superlight, but if you’re winter backpacking the 870 fill power down keeps you impressively warm.” (We would like to point out that there were other bags which featured in our section of the Gear Guide. These were more expensive, heavier with lower temperature ratings and thier prices were not commented on.)