This time last year we launched our Summer Lightning Collection. It was a short-term opportunity to lay your hands on some unique kit; like the World's lightest sleeping bag―the Racer―at 260gm (9oz).
Now Summer Lightning is back, lighter and brighter than ever. But only for May and June.
The 2015 Summer Lightning collection includes:
- Our lightest-ever insulated jacket. Just 180g (6oz), in water-resistant fabric too.
- The lightest down vest / gilet in the World at just 85g (3oz).
- The World's lightest full down sleeping bag at 240gm (8oz)
- The return of our hybrid down / Primaloft
®sleeping bag, The Minix.
- Our lightest-ever down Quilts.
The SummerLite Down Jacket is not only our lightest-ever insulated jacket at 180g (6oz), it's also made in water-resistant fabric too. Only possible thanks to our unique 1000 fillpower down and our Ultrashell fabric.
The 12°C (53°F) Elite Racer Bag is the lightest sleeping bag in the world at just 240g (8oz). The Racer Bag offers a little more warmth but is also supremely light at 260g. Both bags use 10X, the lightest of all our fabrics, and our rare 950 fillpower down.
The WaferLite Down Vest is the lightest down vest / gilet in the world. A combination of our lightest fabric - 10X - with our unique 1000 fillpower down.
Back for SummerLightning 2015, The Minix is our first hybrid sleeping bag with down on top & a Primaloft Gold® base. Maximum warmth, minimum weight & increased resistance to ground damp.
Our lightest-ever Double Quilt at 520g (18oz) features our unique 1000 fillpower down and a Water-resistant Ultrashell fabric top.
Our lightest-ever Single Quilt at 310g (11oz) uses the same unique materials as the double, and is just as versatile.
Our unique 1000 fillpower down is used in most of the SummerLightning Collection. This rarest of all downs provides the highest warmth-for-weight performance possible from down.
When we showed Jon Doran from OutdoorsMagic.com just how explosively our 1000 down lofts he likened it to "a demented chemical reaction". See for yourself in this video:
Again most of the SummerLightning collection uses Ultrashell, our lightest-ever water-resistant fabric. Pete Elliott explains more:
Almost all of the SummerLightning Collection makes use of 10X, our incredible 10 denier fabric. So light that 9,000 metres of the yarn used to weave 10X weighs just 10g, that's about the same as a £1 coin! Pete Elliott again:
In summer we have a little breathing space to put some of our best ideas into practice, to turn possibilities into actual equipment.
We can't include everything in our main range, but as a hands-on business we're small and nimble enough to let this exciting kit make a brief appearance for May and June only.
Like Summer Lightning―brilliant and quick.
Thanks to our wonderful staff who design and make everything in England.
Lightning photo: Anthony Quintano