Carinthia Finnish M05 sleeping bag
When you're looking for a year round sleeping bag, you know you can't go wrong with current issue Finnish army gear. These are made by Carinthia, the model is in use by our armed forces. Included is a liner and a compression sack.
- Three season bag: Comfort -15° C
- Weight about two kilograms, or 2,8 kg for the set
- Military grade materials
- Spark protected foot end
- Cotton liner included!
As this is designed for military use, the materials and overall properties are all made with that in mind, so the emphasis is more towards durability and reliability.
Comes with a compression bag, which is compressionable both height and lengthwise. Also included is a liner bag to extend the life of the sleeping bag itself - just wash the liner when required and leave the bag alone.
The mummy shape: Here the criteria of stuff size, weight and warmth are most important. The tapered foot section reduces weight and stuff size. The main advantage is, however, that from the knee downwards there is less internal volume to keep warm. A wedge shape, declining evenly in width from top to bottom, does not fit the true proportions of the body.
Two-way zipper: All Carinthia military sleeping bags are equipped with a two way zipper. The upper glider does not stick, allowing a quick step out if necessary (in case of alert for example). The bottom glider is stickier and can be opened for ventilation.
Trapezoidal foot section: Experience has shown that the trapezoidal cut provides the ultimate foot space. In a normal sleeping position, the feet do not poke the insulation outward, avoiding cold spots. There is also enough room to store a shoe bag or extra clothing. Moreover, a Finnish specialty is an extra fire retardant fabric on the outside to prevent sparks from damaging the bag.
The outer shell fits loosely over the bag innards, providing an extra insulating layer of air. This also eliminates heat loss due to seams combining the shell with the fillings. Overall this feature enhances the bag's performance considerably!
- Shellproof outer shell - a lightweight, hard wearing, ripstop reinforced and specially treated polyamide which is both wind and waterproof (1000 mm), yet breathable.
- Shelltrans lining - a soft to the skin ripstop reinforced polyamide with excellent moisture wicking capabilities keeps you comfortable through the night.
- Thermoflect, a very thin, very lightweight aluminum material which reflects body heat. Thermoflect raises the sleeping bags heat-retaining capacity by about 11 %.
- G-Loft filling - Carinthia's own, in-house hollow fiber, made in Austria. Highly compressible, excellent weight-insulation ratio and also moisture resistant, meaning that it will work even under long term use in damp conditions.
- Double layered G-Loft filling. Two G-LOFT Plus insulation layers are arranged in such a way that the quilting is offset. The shell is attached afterwards, creating a further layer of air between the quilted insulation and the shell. With no stitch perforations in the shell, it is fairly water resistant and free of unintended ventilation.
Carinthia sleeping bags are not entirely PFC-free, but do have the Oeko-Tex certificate, Standard 100.
Temperature recommendations and size
- Comfort -15° C / 5° F
- Extreme -38° C / -36.4° F
Good enough for around the year use, when it gets really cold just add a liner or shell bag (we recommend the Defence 1).
Weight 2800 g for the whole set, full length 215 cm, shoulder width 87 cm.
Made by Carinthia
Carinthia is a well known sleeping bag and existence gear manufacturer. Outside of their homeland Austria they have equipped many European countries, including scandinavia and our very own Finnish Defence Forces too! Carinthia manufactures their products in Moldova.
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Atte M. 05.07.2016 (Edited 12.06.2017)
Roger S. 01.11.2016 (Edited 27.04.2017)
Bag is really warm. I just love this bag!
Oskar G. 30.01.2017 (Edited 30.01.2017)
Jesse V. 16.05.2017
Joonas K. 21.06.2017 (Edited 29.08.2017)
I ordered this last year and it has been worth every penny. Excellent quality and it comes with the inner and compression bags. The spark shield is also a big plus. I didn't get to winter-test this last winter, but last easter temperature being roughly -2 celcius, I slept like a baby wearing nothing but my boxers.
Joonas Y. 25.07.2017
Sisäpussi on kiva hygieniasyistä, mutta todella rasittavan tuntuinen. Itse ainakin sotkeudun siihen jatkuvasti, ja sitä saa jatkuvasti potkia suoraksi pussin sisällä. Ehkä olen ollut hiestä nihkeä ja siitä syystä tarttunut kiinni? hmm.
Anyway, laatutuote mikä todennäköisesti kestää loppuelämän, ellet itse pilaa sitä.
Kalle H. 18.09.2017 (Edited 18.09.2017)
Roope K. 04.04.2018
Tish T. 18.08.2018
toby c. 09.10.2018
I can see what another reviewer said about being narrow around the shoulders. I found that to be true when first getting into it, but after getting situated it's quite comfortable for me.
Mika K. 24.12.2018 (Edited 15.12.2019)
Kaikkien eurojen arvoinen ostos.
Well, now this sleeping bag is properly tested at outdoors ... just before christmas. Night @ Wicket / Lean-To (made of logs). Temp. -21C / -5,8F. 2 x Kaira XXL mats, 15mm each. I was wearing ... Boxers, Saerma TST L1 baselayer, SA M91 poloshirt, Teesar ECWCS Gen III L2 pants, SA under- and FoxRiver wicker boot socks. In the limit for me as in comfort, but i survived. Thou, i'm beginning to be 2 old for this kind of extremism (+50 yrs.). :-) This sleeping bag is worth every cent. IMO.
Farasha E. 12.03.2019
Jani V. 20.04.2019
ANDERS B. 03.09.2019
(My dimensions are 175 cm, ~80kg)
Alex T. 24.09.2019 (Edited 24.09.2019)
Jeremias M. 24.09.2019