This has to be the quirkiest item of this year’s Outdoors Magic 100, maybe even of all the 100s we’ve published over the years. That said, we can definitely understand the logic behind it.
The OMM are arguably best known for the challenge they’ve organised since 1967, the Original Mountain Marathon. For this, competitors must spend two days running and navigating between checkpoints spread across an entire mountain range, all the while carrying the kit needed for a camp out overnight.
It’s a demanding event that rewards those who are able to tolerate a minimalist approach, and that’s where the inspiration for this system comes from.
We’ve already seen the Mountain Raid PA 1.0 Sleep System where a half sleeping bag combines with a jacket, but the British brand have taken things one step further now by adapting the half bag so that it can turn into a pair of warm trousers.
“It strikes the right balance between night time comfort and comfort in the day.”
When you’ve been running for a day and want to relax and cook some grub outside of your tent or in the porch without getting too cold, this jacket and trousers will do the job perfectly. Then, when it’s time for bed, all you need to do is attach the trousers and jacket together via a set of press studs, unzip each trouser leg then zip them both together before attaching the sleeping bag end. Et voila! You’ve got yourself a complete sleeping bag.