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Vango Ultralite Pro 200 Sleeping Bag – Editor’s Choice




£100 www.dofe.org/shopping/dofe-expedition-kit-list/

This is a classic mummy-style sleeping bag which comes in a pretty compact pack. Once opened, the length of 205cm is ample for most people undertaking their DofE and a maximum width of 78cm felt cosy without feeling too restrictive – which is my personal bugbear with sleeping bags. It is comfort/limit rated to -1°C/-6°C and that felt about right in the sub-zero temperatures in late January. The adjustable draft excluder around the neck was very handy to keep the heat inside the bag. And should you need a bit of air inside the bag during the summer months, the two-way zip allows venting from the bottom. A total weight of 1350g is on par with similar, more expensive bags and I particularly like the handle on end of the pack allowing you to carry it outside of a rucksack.

► Verdict: A value for money bag which will keep you warm during your DofE.

► Best for: (Just) Sub-zero wild camping expeditions.

Review by DofE participant Alannah White