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Forclaz Backpacking Sleeping Bag MT500 41°F - Polyester

Sale price: $40.00 Regular price: $89.99

Well protected by its anatomical hood that can be adjusted with a drawstring, you will appreciate the comfortable width at the shoulders. Ventilation provided by the 2 double-slider zips.

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About this item:

  • Comfort Temperature: 41°F/5°C I Temperature Limit 32°F/0°C I Synthetic padding
  • Size L Weight: 2.6 lbs (1200 g) I Volume: 11.3 L I Stuff Bag
  • Comfortable mummy shape. 2 x 3/4 zips with a double slider for ventilation.
  • Water repellent: Outer surface of the fabric is treated
Model: 8618867

Product Features

A photo of the Forclaz Backpacking Sleeping Bag MT500 41°F - Polyester in use
A photo of the Forclaz Backpacking Sleeping Bag MT500 41°F - Polyester in use

Forclaz Backpacking Sleeping Bag MT500 41°F - Polyester | This sleeping bag was designed by our trekker-designers for bivouacking comfortably at night at temperatures greater than or equal to 5°C.

Well protected by its anatomical hood that can be adjusted with a drawstring, you will appreciate the comfortable width at the shoulders. Ventilation provided by the 2 double-slider zips.

Optimal temperature

Temperature rating 5°C, temperature limit 0°C. Synthetic padding

Easy to transport

For size L. Weight: 1200g. Volume: 11,3 litres. Stuff Bag

Sleeping comfort

Very comfortable mummy shape. 2 x 3/4 zips with a two-way cursor for ventilation


Can be twinned with other models from the Forclaz MT500 range

Water repellent

Outer surface of the fabric is treated so that water runs off the surface

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I am 6', which size do you recommend?


Even though you would technically fit in the Large, most people like to size up if they are in between sizes with sleeping bags to have extra room. Because of this, I would recomend XL

By Chris on May 28, 2024 | STAFF

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The sleeping bag worked well on a 2-week motorcycle trip, I managed to stuff it in the trunks, so it was a success, but it would be nice if the compression bag was of better quality

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for having chosen it in XL for more space and mobility, it is super cozy, comfortable, fits easily into its compression bag. It keeps you warm especially with thermal clothing

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Very good

Nothing to complain about, just positive!

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Easy to use but too much storage space

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Very happy solid buy

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Excellent sleeping bag. Great features for the price.

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Nothing to complain about…

Nothing to complain about for an extra sleeping bag. Too bad about the very strong smell, I had to wash the item twice for the smell to fade.

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Not hot enough. Humidity…

Not hot enough. The humidity gets in and makes you shiver...

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Lightweight efficiency

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The CP value is good, and the appearance and comfort are both satisfactory. It would be better if there were zippers on the feet for easy stretching and ventilation.

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good product, a bit…

good product, a little narrow at the legs

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Conforms to the description

Perfect. RAS

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Very pleasant bed and…

Very pleasant and comfortable bed. Body temperature is perfectly preserved even on cool and humid nights.

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Does the job in…

Does the job in the mountains, stay warm

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Comfortable and warm. Small in size when packed, not airy - not suitable for summer.

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Additional Product Information


Padding: 100.0% Polyester ; Main fabric: 100.0% Polyester ; Carry bag: 100.0% Polyester ; Lining: 100.0% Polyester

What is the temperature rating?

All our sleeping bags display the temperature ratings, tested by an independent laboratory (AITEX), in accordance with the European standard NF ISO 23537 - 1:2022. The comfort temperature rating is the lower limit at which the user in relaxed posture is generally in thermal equilibrium and feels neither too cold nor too hot (for a standard woman in normal conditions of use). Choose your sleeping bag according to this criterion.

What is the temperature rating (lower limit at which you feel comfortable)?

The comfort limit temperature is the temperature limit at which a person curled up in the sleeping bag is in general thermal equilibrium, neither too cold nor too hot (determined for a man in normal conditions of use).We recommend using an insulation mattress to optimise your thermal comfort.

An important clarification concerning the iso 23537-1 standard

In the context of this standard, the measurement protocol of a sleeping bag’s thermal protection uses a mattress with thermal resistance equal to an R-value of 4.8.This means that by using a less insulating mattress, the thermal performance of your sleeping bag will be lower.We therefore recommend you use an insulating mattress to optimise your thermal comfort.

Some advice to consider before you get into your bag

Dress simply (1 layer of clothing is enough). Warm-up your extremities: hats, gloves, socks, hand/feet warmers, rubdowns, etc. A flask of hot water can be used as a hot water bottle (as long as there's no chance of it accidentally opening!) Contract your muscles (70% of the energy consumed is converted into heat) but do it without moving as this could create a draught. Use a bag liner to optimise warmth and avoid washing your sleeping bag too frequently.


A generous mummy shape that is wide at the shoulders and narrow at the feet to optimise thermal insulation (no heat loss) and make the product more compact, while maintaining some freedom of movement.Width at the shoulders 70 cm, height at the feet 32 cm in size L. 62/28 in S, 66/30 in M, 74/34 in XL.

Weight and dimensions

Size S: 980 g, user up to 1.59m tall. Bag dimensions: L 40 cm Ø 17 cm. Volume 9.1 L.Size M: 1100 g, user from 1.60m to 1.69m tall. Bag dim.: L 40 cm Ø 18 cm. Volume 10.2 L.Size L: 1200 g, user from 1.70m to 1.84m tall. Bag dim.: L 40 cm Ø 19 cm. Volume 11.3 L. Size XL: 1290 g, user from 1.85m to 2m tall. Bag dim.: L 40 cm Ø 20 cm. Volume 12.6 L.Volume & dimensions may vary according to the compression applied to the product.


Ergonomic hood with drawcord.A baffle along the zips prevents heat loss.Double-slider zips for optimal ventilation.The top of the sleeping bag can be opened with the two side zips.

Want to know more about the wadding?

We use 2 layers of overlapping wadding: - One 60 gr/m2, 100% polyester -and one 115 gr/m2, 100% polyesterIt has the advantage of keeping its warmth even when wet.


Can be twinned with all the Forclaz MT500 sleeping bag models.Can be twinned with the older models in the 2017 InchUltralight Inch and 2018 InchLight Inch ranges.

Product testing

All our sleeping bags undergo mechanical tests that test the performance and resistance of the sleeping bag to guarantee better sleep and recuperation (thermal resistance, resistance to abrasion, comfort, etc). We also carry out many tests in the field, in real conditions.

Storage instructions

You can easily store your bag by stuffing it loosely into its cover, feet section first. To keep it fluffed up & ensure good thermal performance, remove from its cover, extend, store it in a dry place.



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Size XL, click here to see the product label


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