Mountain Equipment Extends Recycled Offer

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Mountain Equipment Extends Recycled Offer

Based on the design of its best-selling Helium models, Earthrise is Mountain Equipment’s (ME) most sustainable range of sleeping bags. With the drape, softness and lustre usually associated only with fabrics made from virgin materials, Earthrise fabrics are environmentally-sound with a performance heritage.

20D yarns combine to make a very wind resistant, comfortable and downproof fabric; at 45 g/m2 it won’t weigh users down. Sustainability and performance combine in a soft, breathable and durable lining fabric that is 100% recycled and weighs just 59 g/m2.

Down Cycle®is part of ME’s commitment to do business in a more sustainable way with the introduction in 2017 of 100% post-consumer recycled down into its Earthrise range of clothing. It includes a much more ambitious plan to create a functioning closed loop recycling system. It means that down clothing and sleeping bags which are either unwanted or at the end of their life do not simply get thrown away.

The recycled down used in the range comes entirely from post-consumer goods. The down is sourced from a European facility powered by solar power which sorts and separates post-consumer down and feather products that were otherwise destined for landfill.

The down and feather is washed in a plant with extremely efficient water recycling and is then graded for quality. Only the finest grade of recycled down is used, in excess of 700 fill power, offering not only an ethical purchase but also a high performance one.

ME is so confident that these sleeping bags will keep users warm and comfortable that, in addition to their EN13537/ISO23537 laboratory ratings, every sleeping bag comes with a separate ‘A Good Night’s Sleep Guaranteed’ temperature rating.

Earthrise sleeping bags are available in a range of different models with recommended minimum temperatures of -9 °C to -2 °C. Both men’s and women’s models are available in Regular and Long lengths, with left or right zipped versions.


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