A super-sized bag for cold weather ventures, the Darche Cold Mountain -12° 1100 Sleeping Bag has been designed to keep fishermen, hunters and adventurers warm when camping in winter conditions.
A durable and water-resistant 70D ripstop polyester shell protects dual-layer hollow fibre fill and a silk touch inner makes for a comfortable night’s sleep.
Thermally efficient with a 3D collar, drawstring chest baffle and a contoured hood as well as full-length zippers and draft tubes that enable use as a doona on warmer nights.
I purchased the cold mountain one for my son as he drives interstate and it gets very coldin Melbourne and Adelaide He is very happy with it
Around zero degrees in
Thanks for sharing your experience Brenton, although I'm sorry to hear that you didn't get a toasty sleep.
While sleeping bags will do part of the job of keeping you warm, it also comes down to what you're sleeping on. After just reading your airbed review, I suggest that could've been the cause as to why you might've had a cold nights sleep.
In cooler conditions, I highly recommend going for an insulated mat. As airbeds are full of air which won't ever warm up, you won't retain any of your body heat - it'll just escape out through the airbed.
Feel free to give us a buzz (1300 914 007) and we can help out with any questions around sleeping temperatures... or you can see our blog post here.
What is with the Velcro on the inside of the bag? Seems to serve no purpose other than scratch me all night! Not such an issue if you’re wearing thermals or pyjamas, but if you’re a warm sleeper and sleep without a top it will bug the hell out of you.
I bought this because I wanted extra room. I'm not big but I hate that trapped feeling that I get from my old normal sized bag and also because I wanted extra warmth. I've slept out in about 4 degrees in the open air. I still use 1 blanket in the bag and the bag in a swag, having said that though I am a very cold sleeper, my husband doesn't need a blanket in the same conditions. Very easy to zip up and down, cosy yet room to move. I really love my new sleeping bag. Snowy's service is brilliant and I wouldn't hesitate to deal with them again. A+
I bought this bag because of its -12 degree comfort rating. On a recent camping trip to Dunns Swamp in mid June it was -3 degrees on the first morning. Despite using a thermal liner, wearing a base layer of merino thermals and sleeping on an insulated self inflating mattress I found I was uncomfortably cold. The following night it got down to -6 degrees. Based on my previous night’s experience I slept in 2 sets of merino thermals, a wool shirt, fleece top and 2 pairs of socks. I had a very comfortable second night. In hindsight I may have been warmer if I had bought the smaller, 900 size bag but this size wasn’t in stock when I bought the 1100. It’s a very big sleeping bag with a lot of space to warm with body heat. If you are not a larger size person you may find the bag a little chilly below zero degrees as I did.
Very warm as the rating suggests and comfortable. Zipper snags at times though. Plenty of room and worth the money.
Great sleeping bag, have used it in _really_ cold temperatures including sub zero as well as as a doona all opened up inside a house.
Freezing night, who knew! This sleeping was so comfortable and toasty warm. Awesome product
Have literally just got out of this bag for the first time. Very warm bag, couldn't be happier.
Awesome service from snowys staff. Very prompt delivery.
only used twice and preformed well . have not been in sub zeros yet
Are the zips on this bag the same as the one on the Oztrail Cotton Canvas Mega Sleeping Bag? Would you be able to connect the two together in the same as as you can with two of the Oztrail bags? Thank you!
Unfortunately, the zips on the Darche Cold Mountain 1100 and Oztrail Cotton Canvas Mega Sleeping Bags have different zippers on them, so you can't zip the two together.
I'm looking to get a 900 and 1100 (one for hiking & the other for general camping). It might be useful sometimes to have them zipped together as a double - will that work?
These will zip together as a double bag Fred, they are the same length and feature both left and right zippers on each, so will pair together nicely.
I'll jump in with some advice on using them as a hiking bag though. These are by no means a compact bag, and they weigh in at almost 3 times the average weight of a sleeping bag for hiking. You may find that by the time you stick one of these in a rucksack, you'll have little room left for any other gear.
I'd recommend looking at the Roman range of sleeping bags for something suitable for hiking in roughly the same price range. THese won't pair with the Cold Mountain bag though.
I hope this info helps.
Hi The total length of it is 250cm. Can you please let me know how much of that is hood and the main body. Thanks
The main body of the Darche Cold Mountain 1100 Sleeping Bag -12° is 210cm and the hood is an additional 40cm.
My encouragement would be to try and avoid contact with the walls as much as possible to avoid any possible condensation. The size of the Sleeping Bag is so big to give you the comfort and allowance of space, but unless you're 2.3m you should be able to avoid the walls relatively easy.
Can you zip two bags together to create a double?
They sure can so you can enjoy one snuggly supersized bag!
Would this bag be ok in -2 -4 degrees Victorian High country?
This is a tough one as there are many variables that come into play with sleeping bag temperatures. We'd encourage you to have a read of a blog post from one of our team, Dave, which will help you understand sleeping bag temperature ratings a bit more. You can read his advice here.
There isn't a video on this available online, but we'd say that there isn't a hard fast rule about getting a sleeping bag back in its sack - you can either stuff it, or fold it into thirds and roll it up tightly and then put the bag over. It may just be a process of trial and error Roger.
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