Established in 2003, Criterion Sleeping Bags has solidified itself as an insider’s brand, for those who want a no-nonsense minimalist sleeping bag with excellent warm to weight ratios. Criterion Sleeping Bags are manufactured in Europe using only Pertex fabrics and ethically approved (RDS) polish goose down to ensure the best quality possible.
Although established in 2003, the beginnings of Criterion were laid down in 1988 and the ownership of independent outdoor retail shop in Warrington called the Adventure Centre. In the early 2000s the then shop manager and MD, dissatisfied with the quality of down sleeping bags on offer decided to investigate the possibility of manufacturing their own, which resulted in Criterion. The outdoor shop has sadly gone, but Criterion has become known for its standards of quality in both production and materials.
Currently Criterion offer five sleeping bags in two ranges, for different budgets, designed specifically for ultralight weight outdoor adventurers. The Quantum range, uses 850FP goose down covering temperatures 0°C (530g), -6° (695g) and -10°C (800g). With the Ultralight range using 700FP goose down +3°C (620g) and -3°C (765g). They also offer some accessories such as storage bags and stuffsacks.
RunUltra members get 10% off all products (excluding postage and import fees if outside the UK) with a discount code and Criterion would be grateful that if you took them up on the offer you could send them some images of the bag in use for social media. They are also willing to give a bigger discount on a case-by-case basis if people are intending to take on epic ultra challenges, such as the Marathon des Sables email Gareth here.
Ultralight 200 – £225
Ultralight 350 – £255
Quantum 200 – £300
Quantum 350 – £350
Qauntum 450 – £400