The Ray Mears Golden Eagle Bag is a premium-quality 4-season synthetic sleeping bag, designed exclusively for Woodlore by Ray Mears.
The Golden Eagle was primarily designed for use through late autumn to early spring in the UK. However, it is also suitable for use in colder regions, proving itself in laboratory tests to provide safe insulation at temperatures as low as -22°C. This model has been tested extensively for more than a decade in various environments around the world, and remains the winter bag of choice for both Ray Mears and the Woodlore team.
The Golden Eagle contains a form of synthetic insulation known as Climashield Apex; an innovative fabric that is the most lightweight and thermally efficient continuous filament insulation on the market today. Climashield Apex provides durable warmth under harsh conditions, holding its original shape and properties no matter how many times your bag is compressed or washed.
All of our sleeping bags utilise a central-zip design; a simple feature which makes a huge difference in the field. Originally found in military sleeping bags, the central-zip makes getting in and out of the bag far easier than traditional side-zip designs. More importantly, it allows the user to comfortably sit upright while still keeping their lower body inside the bag, making it possible to change clothes in stages from within the warmth and comfort of your bag. As any cold-weather camper will attest, this is a very welcome feature when the temperature drops!
The Golden Eagle is made in a tapered 'mummy' shape, keeping unused dead space to a minimum while avoiding the restrictive feeling so often associated with this style of sleeping bag. At the head is a roomy, full-size hood with internal drawstrings, allowing you to create as snug a fit as you desire. A fibre-filled baffle runs horizontally across the inside of the hood, providing extra support and insulation around your neck. A second internal baffle runs down the full-length of the central-zip, ensuring that your body does not come into direct contact with the zip while also keeping out any draughts, thus eliminating any unnecessary heat loss. An additional feature is the inclusion of two inner mesh pockets, placed either side of the central zip on the chest area. These zippered pockets are ideal for keeping your valuables hidden and protected.
The Golden Eagle comes with its own compression stuff sack, complete with a fabric tongue on the opening and a tough, sewn-in drawstring. As the name suggests, your sleeping bag is best packed when simply stuffed into the sack, rather than rolled, making packing easier. The Woodlore logo is proudly shown on the foot of both the stuff sack and the sleeping bag itself.
- Performance rating: 4-Season
- Tog value: 13.9
- Minimum comfort temperature: -22°C
- Weight: 2.2 kg
- Designed by Ray Mears
- Made in Poland
- Insulation type: 300 g/m² Climashield Apex
- Internal length: 220 cm
- Length from top of zip to feet: 181 cm
- Width at shoulders: 82 cm
- Width at feet: 37 cm
- Packed size: 47 x 27 x 27 cm
- Compressed size: 40 x 28 x 28 cm approx.
- Compressed volume: 25L approx.
- Two internal mesh pockets
- Central zip with full-length baffle
- Zip can be accessed from both inside and out
- Adjustable, full-size hood
- Stuff sack included