- Rectangular shape
- Duck down fill
- Moderate climates
- Camping and backpacking
- -3°C limit rating
Outer 30D Nylon Taffeta with water resistant treatment
Inner 30D Nylon Taffeta
Fill Duck Down
Fill 550gm, Loft avg 650, Weight 1320gm
Fill 500gm, Loft avg 650, Weight 1200gm
Fill 450gm, Loft avg 650, Weight 1100gm
The lightweight and spacious Columbus Sleeping Bag offers superior comfort for happy campers and travellers.
The most effective way to care for your sleeping bag is by keeping it clean.
You can reduce the need to wash it by using a sleeping bag liner, spot cleaning marks on the outside with a damp cloth, and by using a sleeping mat.
Down bags are constructed with an internal baffle system. This consists of fine, lightweight mesh panels that concentrate the down into specific areas to ensure effective loft and insulation. Wet down is heavy and can tear these baffles if not handled with care. When you do need to wash your bag please follow these instructions carefully. N.B: During washing, ensure all zippers and velcro tabs are secured.
To wash your sleeping bag
- Fill your bath with 150mm of warm water and add a pure, mild soap, detergent or a specific washing product such as Nikwax.
- Place your bag into the tub and gently massage the water into the bag by just adding pressure from above with your open hands until the bag is saturated. N.B: When your bag is laden with water, do not attempt to lift it out.
- Leave to soak for 1-4 hours, depending on how dirty your bag is. Release the water from the tub.
- Add fresh water and massage the water into the bag again. Repeat this process until no suds are visible in the water.
- Press the water out of the bag until all fluid water is gone.
- Fold the ends of the semi-dry bag in towards the centre of the sleeping bag, press firmly and express as much water as possible.
- Once all the excess water has been released the bundled bag can be put in a tumble dryer set on a low setting or air-dried. To air dry the bag lay out flat on towels over two portable clothes racks. Dry in a shaded area out of direct sunlight, as excessive exposure to UV will degrade the shell fabric. A hot dry windy day provides the perfect conditions for air drying your sleeping bag.
To care for your sleeping bag
- When new, Kathmandu down sleeping bags have excellent lofting properties. To help maintain the high performance of your sleeping bag and prolong its life, store your sleeping bag in the large cotton storage sack provided. Only use the smaller stuff sack or compression sack while on the move. Never roll or fold your sleeping bag, always force the bag into the stuff sack or storage sack with your fist. To stuff the bag into the small stuff sac, pack it firmly from the bottom. For bags with an e-proof or Pertex® fabric shell, first turn the sleeping bag inside out.
- While away, lay out your sleeping bag as soon as you arrive at your destination to allow the bag to fully loft. A fully lofted bag will provide better insulation.
- The use of a sleeping bag liner will also add some warmth while sleeping, but its main purpose is to keep your bag clean. Keeping your bag clean and hence reducing the need to wash it will prolong the life of your bag.
- It is important to keep your bag as dry as possible. Moisture will affect the insulation capacity of the down by reducing its lofting ability. Take any opportunity to air out your bag during your trip, and always ensure that it is completely dry before storing.
- If a down bag is very wet it is important to treat it carefully as the weight of the wet bag can cause damage to the internal baffles (see washing instructions for further information).
Do not dry clean – the fumes produced from dry cleaning fluids can be dangerous and can age the down prematurely.
As a leading retailer in Outdoor Apparel and Equipment, Kathmandu is committed to offering superior products to its customers. Two of the ingredients used for our products are duck and goose down. These ingredients are used to create a high quality fill.
Duck and goose down fill offers the most efficient and comfortable insulation, providing an extremely high warmth to-weight ratio. Kathmandu uses only high quality down fill, the performance of which is measured by loft power. Kathmandu has a quality assurance program in place to guarantee that the highest standards and minimum variances occur during manufacturing.
Kathmandu takes the sourcing of goose and duck down very seriously and endeavours to ensure it is obtained through the highest ethical standards. We have confirmation from down suppliers that none of the product supplied to us is obtained by means of “live plucking”. All of the down that is supplied for the manufacture of the Kathmandu down range is a byproduct of the food industry and is harvested from slaughtered birds.
If you do have further questions or concerns regarding the sourcing of the down we use in our products, please contact us through our website.
Whether you’re sleeping under the stars on a warm summers night or huddling up in your tent as snow covers the ground, there is a sleeping bag to suit the conditions.
Goose and duck down fill sleeping bag benefits include
- Offers the best warmth to weight ratio
- Excellent durability
- Provides superior comfort in cold, dry conditions
- Retains shape and loft
- Highly compressible, breathable and lightweight
insuLITE® synthetic fill sleeping bag benefits include
- Offers the best choice in damp conditions
- Excellent value for money
- Keeps you warmer than down, when wet
- Constructed from lightweight fibres that trap warm air around your body
- Easy-care (machine washable) with quick-drying properties