The Rab Ascent 700 Womens is a mid-weight, down-filled sleeping bag, designed specifically for regular outdoor use, ideal for those requiring a general purpose bag or those buying their first down sleeping bag. This womens specific model is a scaled down version of the standard Rab Ascent 700, being slightly shorter in length yet wider at the hips.
Using a highly durable Pertex® Microlight inner and outer fabric, the Ascent 700 is filled with 700g (standard) of 650FP European Duck Down, and is designed in a roomy rectangular shape.
The Ascent range of sleeping bags offers great value for the feature set, which is similar to that of the more technical Rab® bags, such as internal YKK stash pockets, anti-snag webbing tape and a trapezoidal baffle design to eliminate cold spots.
Remember, 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 the various help videos available under the 'Videos' tab above. We also have an 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: Down Sleeping Bags.
Pertex® Microlight inner and outer fabric
650FP European Duck Down
Rab® fluorocarbon free Hydrophobic Down developed in conjunction with Nikwax®
Wide mummy shape / Proportionally assigned differential cut
Internal YKK 3 coil zipped stash pocket / Wide foot area for extended comfort
¾ length YKK 5 coil main zip
Left and right hand zips available - can be zipped to other Ascents
Anti-snag zipper webbing tape / Internal collar and hood drawcord
Close fitting neck baffle design
Trapezoidal baffle chamber design
Angled foot box
Compression stuff sack
Cotton storage sack
The Ascent 900 is hand-filled in Derbyshire, UK.