The Cumulus Teneqa 700 is an excellent, ultra-light winter sleeping bag designed for harsher alpine conditions.
Made using Pertex Quantum fabric (weighing 35 g/m²) and filled with 700g of sustainably sourced 850 cuin Polish goose down this bag will cater for the requirements of even the most demanding users. A product with an incredibly low weight in relation to its attributes, the Teneqa has a very dependable design utilising the V-Chamber construction and extra down around the foot box for increased comfort.
Who are Cumulus?
Designed and built in Poland, Cumulus draw on 30 years of experience and know-how in down and textile manufacture to provide some of THE best sleeping bags on the market. At the vanguard of sleeping bag construction techniques and design innovation, Cumulus offer as many as five methods of chamber construction, each developed to offer its own unique benefits [Cumulus Down Sleeping Bag Construction article]. All bags use sustainably sourced Polish goose or duck down, high-grade face and liner fabrics from Pertex, YKK zippers and, unlike most other sleeping bag brands, are entirely constructed in the EU.
Cumulus clothing and sleeping bags hold the EDFA (European Down and Feather Association) certificate for ethical down sourcing.
Advice on Temperature Ratings
Temperature ratings are used to indicate a bags performance and help you decide between models. However, they are subjective and can be greatly affected by factors such as what you're happy to wear (clothing wise) in conjunction with the bag, your health and metabolism, how much you have had to eat or drink, humidity and altitude, the type of shelter used and whether you are using a suitable insulating mat.
As a guide, the "Comfort" rating indicates the range at which a woman gets a comfortable night’s sleep, the "Limit of Comfort" rating indicates the range at which a man gets a comfortable night’s sleep and the "Extreme" rating indicates a range at which a woman is protected from hypothermia. The Extreme rating is basically a survival rating and it is not advisable to rely on this for general use.
More Help? For further assistance on choosing your down sleeping bag, please view this article explaining fill power, the pros and cons of down over synthetic insulation and more info on caring for your bag available to view here: A Guide to Down Sleeping Bags.
Model Comparison This model doesn't really have an exact comparison from the UK's better known brands, however its performance stats position it between a Rab Neutrino 600 and Neutrino 800.
Fabric: Pertex Quantum, 35 g/m²
Filling: Polish goose down, 850 cuin
Construction: “V” chambers
Independently filled top and bottom of the sleeping bag
175 cm YKK separating zip with two self-locking sliders
Can be opened and ventilated at the bottom of the sleeping bag
Can be combined with other sleeping bags
2 full length, down-filled, zip insulating baffles
Independent down-filled collar
Three-dimensional, elastic adjustable hood fitted with stopper
Additional, large mesh bag to store your sleeping bag at home
Total weight: 1170 g
Down weight: 700 g
Weight of unfilled sleeping bag: 470 g
Comfort temperature: -9 ˚C
Limit temperature: -17 ˚C
Extreme temperature: -37 ˚C
Maximum user height: 190 cm
Length: 210 cm
Width (top/bottom): 85/59 cm
Stuffsack’s dimensions (height/diameter): 33/20 cm