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Vaude Cheyenne 500


The Cheyenne is a very traditional style of 3-season bag. It’s roomy; has a substantial shoulder baffle, that has press studs as well as a drawcord to ensure a snug fit; a good hood that is easily adjusted with a separate drawcord; and it comes in a traditional style compression sack that really cinches it down for carrying. But it’s heavy – the test sample came in at 1280g – and with a quoted comfort of 2°C, it’s not providing that much insulation for its weight. Like many of the bags tested here though, I suspect it would go lower quite comfortably. The insulation is provided by 500g of 550 fill power down, and this is trapped in a polyester fabric, which is soft on the inside and tough on the outside, and it has a full length zipper that pulls up and down easily with no snags. At £190, it’s the cheapest of the full-on 3 season bags tested here, but it also offers the least warmth for weight. It is backed up by Vaude’s excellent green credentials though.


Review by Tom Hutton @mtbguiding