Marcus Falck, Backpacking Light
Too hot, too cold, too small, too narrow, too short or too heavy. When you are closer to 2 meters long, a pair of size 47s to feet, it is no wonder that many sleeping bags feel too cramped at the bottom. The feet usually have to fold to fit and the legs are joined together like a mermaid. If you are going to turn in your sleeping bag, you feel like a worm slithering around. If itches on the nose, it is easier to rub it against the sleeping mat than to force the arm wedged into the bag. I’m sure more people will recognize themselves in this and who later started looking towards using a Quilt instead of a sleeping bag. But despite nightmare nights in sleeping bags, I still like the feeling of being surrounded by a warm sleeping bag, the feeling of being more protected and having a soft material that protects against the slightly more aspirations of the sleeping mat. So far, not many sleeping bags have made it through this. I like Sierra Designs Cloud just for the open top, even the Spark models from Sea to Summit I sleep comfortable in.
During my trip to Hattfjelldal and Kittelfjäll, I chose a sleeping bag that perhaps some recognize under its previous brand “Yeti”, fewer under its new name “Y by Nordisk”. Already have a love for the Nordic tents in the lightweight segment. Telemark, Lofoten, Oppland and Halland are of high class and have many satisfied owners here in Sweden, but what are their sleeping bags like? Nordisk has in recent years developed a number of different series of sleeping bags. All down sacks are produced here in Europe, in Germany more precisely and their lighter Y series, which characterizes their heritage “Yeti” guarantees down is of the utmost class and durability. Crystal down is European goose down from traceable birds. As long as it feels much better! But besides sustainability, why should I choose a Y by Nordisk over any other supplier? It’s a little more expensive than its competitors, but does it really keep its promises?
The answer is obvious: Nordic passion Three is one of the most comfortable sleeping bags in relation to its weight that I have slept in. My 47s can be stretched upwards, legs can be kept apart, it is flexible but also keeps warm as promised. I don’t get sweaty when the temperature goes up in the morning and I feel like it releases my body condence in a very good way. During the week I was out, the night temperature changed between 4-10 degrees and I never felt like I was getting cold, or sweaty. What I also like is the full length of the zipper that makes entry and exit easier. On the warmer evenings, I can have the zipper more open. Nordic passion three has a comfort that according to the manufacturer is at 7 degrees but would say that you can easily sleep with this bag at 4-5 degrees, if you do not very cold off. So I would easily attribute this sack as a three-season sleeping bag. Just make sure you don’t have sleeping mats with an R value below 3. I myself slept on a Sea to Summet Etherlight Xt with an R value of 3.2. A very good combination to my Passion Three where my total weight for “sleep” landed at about 1 kg.
Weight and volume
On backpackinglight.se there is Nordisk Passion three in three sizes. Medium: 470 grams, large 530 grams and xl of 560 grams. Packed, the sleeping bag does not take up much space in the backpack, 27 times 14 cm makes it extremely ultra compact. Just make sure you have it packed up during the tour and take it out as soon as you pitch the tent. You also get a larger storage bag that the down rests better in that you can use when storing the bag at home.
Other sleeping bags from Nordisk: If you are going to sleep in colder temperatures, there is also Nordisk Passion five with a comfort of -2 and a weight of fine 700-800 grams depending on size. The Nordic Balance 400, 600 and Phantom 440 are two lighter 3-season options for your wallet. These weigh a little more but are at least as comfortable as the Passion series. If you have hyper-light requirements, you should take a look at one of the world’s lightest sleeping bags from Nordisk: Nordisk Fever Ultra at incredibly low 240 grams and 900+cuin Nothing for cold mountain nights but popular by the participants in the world’s toughest ultra race.
Overall impression Nordisk Passion:
Comfortable and spacious sleeping bag.
Warm, sleep effortlessly down to the limit temperature.
Sustainable: Produced in Europe by fine goose down from traceable birds.
Breathe well and have a full length zipper so you can easily get in and out.
Nothing I can think of. As usual when it comes to sleeping bags in this class. Be careful with the zipper so that you do not damage the fabric. It’s easy to happen!
The price is a little higher than many other sleeping bags in the same comfort class. But on the other hand, it costs less on the environment when produced in Europe and is made of traceable goose down. We want many more to test this sleeping bag, so use the code: Nordisk20 at the checkout and you will get 20% on all down sleeping bags from Nordisk. And please let us know what you think! You can use the on checkout at Backpackinglight.se. .
Spec: Nordisk Passion Three XL
- Full-length YKK zipper
- H-Box construction
- breathable and water repellent fabric
- the market’s finest down quality
- Sleeping bag type: 3 seasons
- Comfort: 7 °C
- Limit: 3 °C
- Extreme: -10 °C
- Tested according to European standard EN 13537
- Length: 235 cm
- Body Size: 205 cm
- Axelbredd: 83 cm
- Fotbredd: 54 cm
- Weight: 560 g
- Diameter: 14 cm
- Length: 27 cm
- Name: Light nylon
- Composition: 100% nylon
- Color: Navy blue
- Name: Light nylon
- Composition: 100% nylon
- Color: Dark Blue/Black
- Namn: Crystal down
- Type: 95/5 800+ European white goose down
- Blandningsförhållande: 95/5
- Fyllkraft (EU): 800+ cuin
- Fyllkraft (USA): 870+ cuin
Nordic Passion Three is purchased from Backpackinglight.dk