The Diadem series from the Italian company Salewa includes three sleeping bag models – Diadem Mild, Diadem, Warm and Diadem Extreme. The comfort temperature range of the sleeping bags ranges from 3°C for the Diadem Mild to -16°C for the Diadem Extreme.
The Salewa Diadem Warm is available in two different sizes – Responsive and Long. The Diadem Warm Responsive is suitable for a height of up to 185cm and the Diadem Warm Long up to a height of 195cm. In order to achieve a comfortable temperature of -2 ° C, Salewa decided on a 500g down filling with a mixed ratio of 90/10 duck down. In addition, the down filling has a minimum fill power of 750cuin.
|Responsive||Height up to 185cm|
|Long||Height up to 195cm|
|Zipper||Left or right|
|Weight without bag||1092g|
|Weight with bag||1163g|
|Packing Size||28 x 22 x 20cm|
|Price||ca. 400 EUR|
Due to the good down mix ratio and the high minimum filling power, the Diadem Warm can be used up to an extreme temperature of -26 ° C. The Salewa Diadem Warm weighs 1092g.
Salewa achieves the high thermal output of the Diadem Warm in addition to the high-quality down filling with a special chamber system. Furthermore, Salewa has provided the sleeping bag with an insulated cover strip and a pre-formed thermal hood, which should prevent warm air from escaping from the sleeping bag through movement. Another detail of the Diadem Warm is the inside pocket, which allows you to keep your valuables close to you even at night.
In order to test the thermal output of the Salewa Diadem Warm, we warmed up the sleeping bag and used a thermal imaging camera to see how much heat the sleeping bag emits and where cold bridges occur. First, we spread out the sleeping bag so that the down can be puffed up properly and maximum isolation can be achieved. To warm up the sleeping bag, we placed three hot water bottles, which we filled with hot water, in the body area of the sleeping bag, as well as a hot water bottle in the head area. We put two glasses between the hot water bottles so that the warm air can be distributed throughout the sleeping bag.
The Salewa Diadem Warm is right in the middle between the perfect touring sleeping bag for the winter and the winter sleeping bag, where weight and pack size are irrelevant. On the one hand, it is one of the lighter sleeping bags but on the other hand, the packing size is more in the larger area. The same picture emerges with the thermal insulation and the price, here too the Diadem Warm is right in the middle if you compare it with other sleeping bags.
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