Why We Chose The Vaude Rotstein 450 DWN Sleeping Bag: Lightweight, environmentally friendly, surprisingly spacious.
There aren’t many greater pleasures in the world than settling down in a cosy sleeping bag for a night in the wilderness. As experiences go, it’s the kind that can be heightened with just the simple addition of a headtorch and a book you can’t put down. Anyway, one of our current favourites, from a sleeping bag point of view, is the Rotstein 450 Down from Vaude.
Straight off the bat, let’s deal with the fact that the Vaude Rotstein 450 is not only green in appearance but also green in nature. If, like many outdoor brands these days, you’re making a conscious efforts to do things in an increasingly environmentally friendly manner you’ll be delighted to know that this sleeping bag is made from sustainable materials and has been manufactured in a way that’s conserved resources wherever possible. ‘Green Shape’ is a label Vaude use to guarantee a product is eco-friendly and, as you might have already guessed, it’s featured here.
“This sleeping bag is made from sustainable materials and has been manufactured in a way that’s conserved resources wherever possible.”
While we’re on the subject of this item’s thoughtful approach to all things Mother Nature related, the Vaude Rotstein has been given a water resistant coating that’s free from any fluorocarbons (PFC). PFCs, as you might already be aware, are part of a group of chemical compounds which are used to waterproof the outer layer of many outdoor products. They have, in recent years however, come under criticism for being non-biodegradable and generally toxic, as well being potentially harmful to people’s health. Because of this, Vaude have officially renounced PFCs; a commitment that, here on Team Outdoor100, we can definitely get on board with.