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Criterion Lady 650 Womens -12°C

£340.00 £375.00

    The Criterion Lady 650 is their popular general purpose 4 season women's down sleeping bag that has been designed especially for ladies.
    It is shorter in length than their unisex down sleeping bags, with the down redistributed and a fleece insert at the feet to provide more warmth and comfort
    With a comfort temperature rating of -12°C you can camp out in the UK all year, with the exception of the occasional extremely cold night
    Weighing 1265gms the Criterion Lady 650 is a lightweight addition to your cold-weather mountaineering pack
    It is made using a Pertex Quantum 52gms/m² shell filled with 650g of 700 FP Polish Goose down
    Trapezoid construction eliminates cold spots enabling a comfortable nights sleep
    Neck and zip baffles keep out drafts, whilst 2-way YKK zips enable venting to help you control the temperature inside your sleeping bag
    A DWR treatment of the shell helps protect the down from any dampness that may occur in your tent, from condensation or wet gear
    When in its stuff sack, the pack size of 15x15x33cm is relatively small, leaving room in your backpack for your other items
    Full length YKK two-way zip
    Hanging Loops stitched in a the foot, enable the bag to be hung to be dried out / aired after use
    Stuff sack with 1 handed closure, made from Pertex ripstop fabric
    Mesh storage bag
    Colour: Charcoal  outer, Crimson inner
    Seasons Rating: 4 seasons
    Comfort Temperature Rating: -12°C ( tested at Leeds University*)
    Weight of Bag: 1265g
    Weight of Stuff Sack: 20g
    Suff Sack Size15 x15 x 33cm
    Max. User Height: 175cm, 5′ 9″
    Length: 207cm
    Internal Width Dimensions:  80cm shoulders, 52cm foot
    Fabric: Pertex Quantum, 52g/m², made in Japan
    Insulation: White Polish Goose Down, 92% down, 8% small, fine feather, supplier is audited, accredited and registered with Downpass
    Polish goose down has been tested and certified by the International Down & Feather Testing Laboratory, Salt Lake City, Utah
    Weight of Insulation: 650g
    Fill Power: 680+
    Differential Fill Ratio: 55% top. 45% bottom, the Criterion Lady has more down distributed to the base and foot area than a unisex Criterion sleeping bag
    Construction: Trapezoid top, Boxwall bottom
    Features & Technology
    Separate zip and neck collar system offers a full-length zip baffle, with polar fleece lined footbox for added insulation and comfort
    - an independent and adjustable full neck collar insulated with down traps air and can be used open or closed
    - polar fleece insert in the foot area
    - anti-snagging, insulated zip baffle
    Insulated Neck Baffle. fastened by a velcro strip.
    This velcro strip allows you to close the bag without having to zip it all the way up to the top.
    This is a really useful facility if you get too warm and want to provide extra ventilation without opening up the whole of the sleeping bag at the top
    This velcro fastener has a secondary strip to prevent unwanted “bits” catching in the hooks
    Down-filled tailored cowl hood is comfortable and warm. The drawcord requires just a one-handed pull to draw it snugly about your head
    Drawcord toggle systems allow for one-handed closing of the hood cowl and neck baffle
    The drawcords on the hood and neck baffle are different to make it easier to identify them by touch when in use on a dark night.
    Pertex fabric is water-resistant, windproof and breathabl, inherently “down-proof” and stain resistant. It is light and soft with excellent “drape” quality, yet very strong.
    Criterion sleeping bags contain only Polish Goose Down, recognised world-wide as being of the highest quality.
    Particularly loved in by the Japanese who are well known for demanding top quality and who buy large quantities of Polish down each year.
    The excellent quality of Polish down is partly due to climatic conditions, but is also the result of extensive academic research into breeding techniques 
    The source is the non-polluted region of forests, lakes and beautiful, natural landscapes of North-Eastern Poland.  a particularly cold part of Poland, suffering long winter weeks of arctic air
    It is to combat such severe conditions that the geese, whose natural habitat has been this region for thousands of years, have evolved their protective down to a quality which is unmatched anywhere, both for heat retention and for durability
    Trapezoid Baffles are the ideal mix of the best qualities of Boxwall and V Baffles. Less heat is lost through stitching than in Boxwall and Stitched Through Baffles
    Shell stitching is not directly opposite inner bag stitching
    Angled side walls contain the down and reduces migration within the baffle reducing cold spots.
    Body heat is trapped within the baffle keeping the temperature stable and comfortable.
    Boxwall Baffles are the simplest answer to some of the disadvantages of Stitched Through Baffles.
    The creation of sidewalls serves two purposes.
    - Firstly the down contained within the baffle is able to loft fully and insulate better, as the ends of the baffle are not being pushed together by stitching.
    - Secondly, there is no stitching that goes directly from the inner to the outer shell, this markedly reduces body heat lost
    Box Foot creates a “mummy” shape, which gives plenty of room for your feet, especially useful when the sleeping bag is used whilst you are in “full gear” on a freezing night
    The overall shape of the Criterion Box Foot is that of a trapezium, with the bottom wider than the top. It is designed to conform to the position of your feet when you are lying on your side, with both sets of toes pointing in more or less the same direction.
    The Criterion Lady sleeping bags incorporate a Polar Fleece insert within the Box Foot, for additional warmth and comfort
    Stuff Sack, especially designed for easy, one handed stuffing. It has just the right diameter to enable the sleeping bag to be inserted one handed without it being able to “escape”.
    Finally, when it is all in and you want to withdraw your hand without letting the sleeping bag spring out, a one-handedpull on the draw cord is all that is necessary to close the neck and complete the job. That is due to having the drawcord toggle permenantly fixed to the side of the stuff sack.
    The Comfort Temperature assumes that the bag is being used by a healthy user, in average humidity conditions inside typically-sized 1 to 3 person tent (with a relatively small body of still air surrounding the sleeping bag)
    Criterion Range Temperature Ratings 
    All of the Criterion models in the table below have been independently tested for warmth by Leeds University Performance Clothing Research Group
    The results for all of the Criterion models were at least as good as stated – and were better in most cases
    To get to their stated temperature ratings the sleeping bags have been tested, to British Standard BS 4745 and ISO 5087-1, by the University of Leeds’ Performance Clothing Research Group.
    These tests gave both a TOG rating which you would be familiar with when buying a bed duvet as well as a specific temp in °C.  
    This is a starting point as laboratory tests are controlled environments, the mannequins do not move or sweat. Through product testing, expeditions and tester feedback Criterion have refined the labratory ratings to the ones advertised for the sleeping bags.  
    In cases where they have changed the tested rating  the temperature has been reduced to be more cautionary and safer.

  • Free UK Delivery On All Orders
    Orders received BEFORE 1pm on days we are open are usually dispatched the same day with Royal Mail using a 2nd Class delivery service (normally 2-3 working days).

    Orders over £30 will be sent Tracked & Signed For.

    Please note that a different delivery method, e.g Courier, may be used depending on the size/weight of your order and if so we will try to inform you before dispatch.

    Next Day UK Delivery  £8.00
    Orders placed BEFORE 1pm on days we are open will be dispatched the same day, usually by Royal Mail or occasionally by Courier and will require a signature. Any Next Day orders received after this time will be dispatched the following working day. Please note any orders placed AFTER 1pm on Fridays will be dispatched on the following Monday (excluding Bank Holidays).

    Highlands of Scotland, UK Islands & Countries outside of the UK
    The above does not apply to these areas
    We do not deliver to countries not in the United Kingdom

    If you would like any more information on your delivery
    please contact us

    As a busy independent retailer, very occassionally we may not have the ordered item in stock. In this case we will inform you of the situation so you can decide how we proceed to your satisfaction. For example, the item may be on order from our supplier, Criterion will send a sleeping bag direct to the customer on our behalf (48 hour Parcel Force delivery).

  • Returns must be made within 14 days of receiving the goods. Please contact us to let us know your intention at or phone 01422 371146
    If you're returning an item because it's unwanted or you need to exchange it, we ask that you pay for the cost of return carriage. Exchanges for non-sale items will be sent free of charge. Standard delivery charges will apply to sale-item / special offer exchanges.
    All unwanted items must be new and unused, and with original labels attached, along with all receipts / proof of purchase. Please ensure the item(s) are packaged securely and suitably for transit

    Return to: 
    After Sales,
    BAC Outdoor Leisure Ltd
    Central Hall,  Coronation Street, Elland, West Yorkshire, HX5 0DF 
    When you're arranging to return an item, we strongly recommend that you use a recorded / insured delivery service as we regret that we cannot be held responsible for goods lost in transit. If return conditions are met we will issue a refund within a maximum of 3 working days of the goods being returned to us
    For Health & Safety reasons we are unable to accept returns of climbing hardware, helmets or baselayer / underwear.