The Mountain Warehouse Basecamp 200 gave us an excellent sleep under the stars on an unseasonably mild night in the Southern Uplands of Scotland. The perfect mix of keeping cool but not cold makes this 2-season sleeping bag an excellent cocoon to spend your night in and for a very reasonable price. Read on to discover if the Basecamp 200 could become part of your regular camping sleep system.
A perfect cocoon for spending a summer night in out under the stars - the perfect mix of keeping cool but not cold.
In this comprehensive review, we'll delve into the features, performance, value and our own experience using the Mountain Warehouse Basecamp 200 Sleeping bag. So let's take a closer look and discover if this sleeping bag will become part of your camping sleep system!
Price: £29.99 GBP List 🔥🔥🔥🔥
MOUNTAIN WAREHOUSE BASECAMP 200 SLEEPING BAG:
- Temperature Rating: Minimum for comfort is 15°C
- Dimensions: 185 cm x 75 cm
- Weight: 1 kg
- Materials: 100% polyester outer shell
- Insulation: Hollow fibre stuffing
- Season: 2 season sleeping bag - spring/summer
- Carry Sack: Yes
PROS AND CONS - Our Key Takeaways
|Mountain Warehouse Basecamp 200
|👍: Spacious and roomy
|👎: Slightly bulky to carry
|👍: Good ventilation
|👎: Stitching is fragile on compression sack
|👍: Easy and quick to pack into compression sack
|👎: Zipper a bit sticky
|👍: Good price point
At a Glance:
The Basecamp 200, once unfurled, looked good and inviting. The outer shell felt decent quality and the stitching looked robust. For a spring/summer sleeping bag, it had the right weight to it and didn't look as if it would be too hot or stuffy and that it could accommodate taller campers easily.
The compression sack looked slightly fragile and as if it might burst so we were looking forward to trialling it to see how well the stitching held up.
Under The Microscope - putting the Mountain Warehouse Basecamp 200 through it's paces.
In order to give the Basecamp 200 sleeping bag a thorough testing, we took it out to the shores of Megget Water in the Southern Uplands on a unseasonably warm but windy day.
We put the Basecamp 200 through our rigorous testing criteria to evaluate it's overall performance and functionality, design and construction, our own user experience and value for money and overall, the Basecamp 200 was a solid 4 across the board
We ranked 5 on Value for Money as it's an excellent choice for budget-conscious campers looking for a reliable 2-season sleeping bag that performs and delivers well.
Under the Microscope - Our Testing Criteria
|Our Fireside Rating
|Performance and Functionality
|Design and Construction
|Value for Money
Performance and Functionality 🔥🔥🔥🔥
The Basecamp 200 is a functional 2 season sleeping bag that works extremely well outdoors. The fabric allows good ventilation and is light enough to ensure you keep cool on warmer nights. The inner lining is comfortable and doesn't feel too stuffy and a major bonus for us, was that it didn't ride up or get twisted around you whilst sleeping.
The sleeping bag is spacious and there is plenty of room even for taller campers to fully relax. Being able to unzip the bottom of the bag is handy as it's a great way to cool down your feet during the night.
Design and Construction 🔥🔥🔥🔥
The Basecamp 200 follows a standard "envelope" design with a zipper starting from the top left hand corner following round to the bottom of the right hand of the bag. There is a small, functional closure at the top of the bag to maintain warmth and the stitching of the bag and the zippers are robust.
The lightweight yet durable polyester shell is water-resistant, providing some peace of mind in case of unexpected drizzles but would not stand up to any intense downpours. This is a sleeping bag meant for spring and summer weather and works perfectly well outside during these seasons keeping you cool yet protected during the night.
User Experience 🔥🔥🔥🔥
We decided to unroll the Basecamp 200 on the Trekology UL80 inflatable sleeping mat to give us a decent nights sleep even though it was unseasonably warm. The sleeping bag didn't slip around on the pad nor did it ruck or wriggle up as you move around which is always a bonus!
The Basecamp 200 was spacious and comfortable and cosy enough to sleep outside with a trail blanket over the top to keep the morning chills off and we were really surprised how well it performed. For a fairly inexpensive sleeping bag, it gave us a really good nights sleep and was neither too warm nor too cold. The zipper, although a little sticky on occasions, worked well and the closure at the top of the bag kept the warmth in.
Rolling up the bag was fairly easy although we were cautious with the compression sack as the stitching looked fragile and once the bag was back in the sack, it did seem that the sack was about to burst and the stitching was stretched - not sure how long this would hold out with repeated use.
When compared to other sleeping bags in its price range, the Mountain Warehouse Basecamp 200 holds its ground well. While some premium brands offer similar features, they often come with a much higher price tag whereas this is perfect for budget-conscious campers, and anyone looking for decent, overall quality in their sleeping bag.
Value for Money 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Considering its reasonable price and the quality of sleep it provides, this sleeping bag is a solid choice for anyone seeking a decent sleeping bag for their camping adventures. The quality of the bag is more than adequate and for a 2-season sleeping bag, it deserves consideration.
Got some questions about the Basecamp 200? We've got you covered! Check out these frequently asked questions for valuable insights, tips, and practical information to help you make the most of your Mountain Warehouse sleeping bag.
Can the Basecamp 200 accommodate a taller camper comfortably?
Our tallest tester is 6 ft 1" and the sleeping bag worked well - a little snug but not uncomfortable.
Can the Basecamp 200 be used in extreme cold?
Mountain Warehouse clearly state that this is a 2 season sleeping bag created for spring/summer camping and the optimal temperature for this sleeping bag is 15°C. It would not be advisable to use this during winter as the sleeping bag will not offer the protection required for camping in low temperatures.
How can you make a 2-season sleeping bag warmer?
Adding layers both under the sleeping bag, such as a sleeping pad and a trail blanket, and also over the sleeping bag, help make a 2-season sleeping bag warmer during the night.
Our Final Verdict on the MOUNTAIN WAREHOUSE BASECAMP 200 SLEEPING BAG: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
In conclusion, the Mountain Warehouse Sleeping Bag Basecamp 200 is a reliable 2 season sleeping bag that gives a great nights sleep under the stars for a really reasonable price. It will appeal to budget-conscious campers and is perfect for caravans and motor homes. For a spring/summer sleeping bag, it's a great choice and a fraction of the price of the larger brands.
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