Cumulus Xlite owners

Discussion in 'Sleeping Bags & Quilts' started by Cranston, Jan 17, 2020.

  1. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    Any here? Wondering about the lack of draught collar. Is it an issue? Cold pushing easily in around zero?
    Seems a strange decision not to have one. Thinking of the 300 or the 400. Ta.
  2. qy_

    qy_ Summit Camper

    Not an answer to you question, but remember that Cumulus are customising sleeping bags. if they don't want to put a draught collar on a X-lite you can change fabrik and down for a Lite Line and you will probably get simular performance and a only slightly higher weight and price compared to a X-lite with same fill weight.
  3. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    Ta. Yes that is my conundrum in a nutshell. Xlite or Liteline. But when I make up a Liteline to what I want whilst cheaper :thumbsup::thumbsup:is heavier than I would really like. But it may well be the way I go. I just have had some feedback from one user-said it wasn't an issue but...just looking to confirm. Cheers.
  4. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    Although looking at at again (on my phone which is a pain-I'm out walking having a cuppa) after you suggested it I reckon there is a chance. I may owe you a pack of Tim Tams!
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2020
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  5. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    I can't remember it being an issue when I was testing the 300. It was a snug fit for me when I used it as a bag.
  6. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    Yep I liked your review Dave. Ta.
  7. DuneElliot

    DuneElliot Section Hiker

    My Enlightened Equipment quilt doesn't have a draft collar...it hasn't been an issue in general, but I did own a quilt WITH one and miss it...so I would say it's preferable to have one, but I haven't gotten cold without one. I think it depends on the temps you plan on using it in too...I haven't gone below freezing without a draft collar.
  8. qy_

    qy_ Summit Camper

    :)
    For some kind of refrerence I asked simular questions to Cumulus 2018 and got prices as follows;
    - 25 Euro for upgrading a Selva 450 from FF 850 to 900 with same temperature rating (400 g 900 down)
    - 20 Euro for upgrading a Taiga 360 from FF 850 to 900 with same temperature rating (320 g 900 down)
    - 40 Euro for changing the inner fabric to Toray
    - 40 Euro for changing the outer fabric to Toray

    They could also increase the warmth by upgrading down but keeping down weight, but that was not what I was looking for at the time.

    In the end I only went for the down upgrade, much since it was the first thing i bought from Cumulus and since I was not 100% sure the Taiga would be wide enough for me even in Hammock so I did not want to risk even more money. It turned out good in though.

    A reflection from this experience and another with adding down for an EE quilt is that when you ask them to fill outside the standard procedure you seem to often end up with a bit more down than planned. It is then kin of the glass being half full / half empty question. Are you disapointed that it weighs slightly more than expected or glad that you got some extra warmth thorugh high quality down that you did not pay for? I tend to go with the later, but as always with this type of gear. expect some deviation.
  9. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    @qy_ the creator is excellent at giving prices but yes you have to ask for change of down. Interesting to find the size of the Xlite is basically the Liteline. The liteline tho' has a basic one sided collar. You have to go to the Panyam to get a bigger standard size with a full draught collar. May ask about a 850 to 900 upgrade cost. My concern from at least @Dave V is that the Xlite and Liteline would be too snug. Wish I could try one.
  10. qy_

    qy_ Summit Camper

    Of cause they have the creator for changing sleeping bags online. Didn't think about it since I only have bought quilts of them. And an Incredilite jacket.
  11. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    I read somewhere they were going to add a creator for the quilts as well. Looks like they didn't get around to it.

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