Makalu II Down XL Sleeping Bag

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Key feature
Mummy shaped sleeping bag, hood offering good coverage, 3D structure to prevent thermal bridges, two-way zip opening lined with flap
Users reviews
4.57 / 5 7 ratings


Products benefits

Optimum temperature
Temperature rating: Comfort -8°C / Limit -15°C / Lower limit -36°C
Lightweight product thanks to down, with fill power = 660 CUIN (EU standard)
Compact design
Stuff sack volume: size L = 11.6 L / size XL = 13.5 L
User comfort
Silky fabric; 100% polyamide; hood; two-way zip, downy draft flap.
Environmental impact
C Rating - Comparison: sleeping bag - technical details


Total weight
L = 1490 g XL = 1700 g
available in size L & XL
Dimensions (L)
L 210cm x w 80cm x h 20cm
Padding : 85.0% Grey duck down, Padding : 15.0% Grey duck feather Inner fabric : 100.0% Polyamide (PA) Outer fabric : 100.0% Polyamide (PA) Carry bag : 100.0% Polyester (PES)
Approved by
Team Simond mountaineers and climbers
Designed to :
mountaineers or walkers looking for a warm down sleeping bag for sub zero temperatures close to -10°C
2 years


Storage Tips
Store your sleeping bag in its storage cover in a dry place because there is the risk of the down deteriorating if it is compressed for a long period of time in its compression sack

Additional information

85 % down and 15 % feathers (grey duck). Filling weight: 850 in size L and 950 g in size XL; Fill Power: 660 Cuin (CE Standard) (Down only comes from dead birds)
Shape and Dimensions
Mummy shaped; 210 cm in length in size L for person 1.85 meters tall, 2.20 m long in size XL for person 2.00 meters tall) with anatomically shaped hood with drawcord, broad width at shoulder height (80 cm in size L and 82 cm in size XL) that tapers down to feet enabling freedom of movement, whilst preventing heat loss at feet (20 cm in size L and 22 cm in size XL). two-way front zip lined with draft flap
100% Polyamide silky inner fabric 100% Polyamide Ripstop outer fabric (55 deniers)
Mesh net stuff sack Stuff sack with 4 compression straps Size L: packed diameter = 20 cm / length 37 cm Size XL: packed diameter = 21 cm / length 39 cm

Users reviews

4.57 / 5 7 ratings
7 users recommended this product
Distribution of ratings
  • Man
    40-49 years old
    01 February 2017
    Use since 1 week or less
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    I tested this bag out on kinder scout 27/01/17

    I am very happy with this sleeping bag I did look at many others before I decided on this one mainly due to the cost and temperature rating. I camped out in -1 to -2 temperatures and I was very warm I had to remove my thermal trousers and the sleeping bag liner. Hardly any feathers have worked their way out and I mean hardly any. The only down side if any is that the bag was damp in the morning is this normal or is it due to it not having any waterproofing? I am 5.9 tall and with a stocky build I think the xl may have been a better choice because of the 2cm extra width. also maybe the zip baffle could be a little bit more substantial but I'm being picky now. If it had some waterproofing I would have given 5 stars.

  • Woman
    20-29 years old
    13 October 2017
    Use since 7 to 12 months
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Unglaubliche Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis!

    Schön beim sehr kalte Termperaturen bis min. -15°C getestet am 1.May auf 4000m höhe im Zelt auf dem Schnee. Kein moment kalt gehabt und normal richtig schnell zu kalt für mich. Sehr gute Leistung und für dem Preis unglaublich!!!

  • Man
    30-39 years old
    11 January 2017
    Use since 2 to 8 weeks
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Silvester bei -15°

    Ich habe den Schlafsack bisher zweimal ausprobiert. Bei 0° und bei -15°. Es sollte schon mind. -10° sein, sonst is schwitzen angesagt! Ich bin voll und ganz zufrieden.