FAQ

The answers to your qestions

1. Why should I buy a Nahanny sleeping bag?

Because you want and need to get a good sleep when you’re travelling. You need rest and comfort, warmth and health, protection and safety, and good value for money.

2. What do I gain buying a Nahanny bag instead of one from a foreign company?

- you get a „fresh” sleeping bag (down is a natural product), which hasn’t spent a long time stored in containers (factory, transport, warehouse, etc.)

- you get special attention to your needs and your sleeping bag will be personalized 100% for you, to your requirements (materials and down) and size.

- you’ll save money (you won’t pay markup, there are no intermediaries, you’re not paying for the product image, or for publicity, distribution or logistics, etc.)

- instat warranty

3. Why should I give up my old sleeping bag and get a Nahanny-brand one?

Because of our trustworthiness (with results and performance), the testimonials from those who use our products, value for money, and personalisation according to your needs.

4. Who is the manufacturer? (How are the Nahanny products made?)

The manufacturer is... Nahanny. From the first interview with the client for an order, to the stitching, production, quality test, down insulation, finishing, and final quality test.

5. How will your Nahanny sleeping bag meet my expectations? How can I be sure it will be the right sleeping bag?

There is no other way to do this than with custom-made items, which we do at Nahanny.

6. Who pays for delivery?

- The client

7. What are the advantages of a down-filled sleeping bag compared with a synthetic bag?

Reduced weight and volume, combined with excellent insulation. Down is more resistant to compression than synthetic fibre, which can tear if it is compressed radically.

8. Who needs a down-filled sleeping bag or down-filled clothing?

Whoever chooses to spend quality time in nature or travelling, whoever goes hiking in the mountains, those who, due to their job, hobbies or passions end up sleeping or spending time outdoors or in unheated spaces. This includes photographers, reporters, cameramen, fishermen, hunters, bushcrafters, meteorologists, park rangers, maintenance personnel for special machinery / structures, mechanics and off-road drivers, geologists, biologists, archaeologists, builders, monks, window cleaners, etc. Whoever chooses to do alpine sport in their free time (mountaineering, climbing, skiing), those who achieve high levels of performance in these activities, as well as those who just like to go where the wind leads them!

9. If I’m a beginner in mountain hikes and also in spending time in the outdoors, why should I choose down?

Because of the pleasure factor. High-functioning equipment which is extremely light, compressible, very low volume, providing “instant” and natural insulation greatly increases the pleasure of hiking. Also, it increases safety, reducing risks, protecting your back / spine (low weight and volume for transport, high level of heat when you use it). This equipment will treat you well on all your trips, since it is light and compact, without compromising on comfort. It’s impossible (or very difficult) to make trips without this equipment. A shorter trip with light equipment means you need a shorter window of good weather. A technical trip is not possible (or at best it’s difficult and risky) with a heavy, voluminous baggage.

10. How will I recover my investment in down-filled equipment?

By the fact that you’ll use it for a long time, regardless of the frequency of your trips (guaranteed when you use the products carefully).

11. How do you take care of a down-filled sleeping bag?

It’s best if you don’t get it dirty, use an external bivvy sack, an internal liner or protective sheet (when you’re not using a tent or hammock). It’s best to sleep with long trousers and long-sleeved shirt, wear a hat, store it uncompressed, air it well after trips, don’t boil soup when you’re in your sack, don’t sit at the campfire with the sack wrapped around you, don’t lend it out, etc. Buy it with your own hard-earned money and you’ll take care of it.

12. What are the advantages of down-filled equipment?

It’s natural, fluffy, warm, light and small.

13. What are the disadvantages?

It’s expensive, it’s not for everyone. It’s not recommended for people who tend to drop things or not take care of their possessions…

14. How do I order?

By phone or email. We will be your “guide” in choosing Nahanny products. Our sleeping bags and all our products are personalised according to your needs. Call us (or email us) and we’ll sort everything out together. Have a pencil and paper ready when you call. First of all you’ll need to know your height and weight.

15. How do I pay?

Cash on delivery (or almost any other option which suits you).

16. How are products delivered?

Via rapid courier, overnight (I send it today, you receive it tomorrow).

17. How soon are products delivered?

After you give the ok for the order (this means all the details are finalised), we usually need a week or two for production, then we send it.

18. What’s the warranty on the products?

Two years

19. Why is the down so expensive?

Because there are very complicated collection procedures. Because of its remarkable characteristics. Because no one’s found a replacement yet (synthetic down is far from providing the performance of natural down).

20. Is is worth choosing special material and very expensive down?

It depends. I’ll tell you how a friend of mine chooses: “When you buy an object, you first need to know how and where you want to use that object, what you’ll use it for, how often you’ll use it, how much money you would spend on it, etc. If you use something often in tough conditions, it’s good to think about durability, so you’ll need to put more money towards the purchase, you’ll buy something that will last, that won’t let you down when you need it most. The better you know these things, the less chance you have of being tricked. I’m going to the mountains, will I sleep in a cabin, refuge, tent or outside in a hammock, on the ground, on snow, in rain, wind, out in the cold? How often will I use it, each week, once a month? Will I go on long trips of 6-7 days, or shorter? Will I hike with a heavy rucksack on my back or not?”

Now I ask you: do you achieve high performance in what you do? When do you go most often, summer, spring, autumn, winter, or all year round? It can be like choosing a car: your reasons can be one of the following – it won’t break down, it looks good, it represents me, I can afford it, I deserve it, it’s my dream, give me the best one… Some people are brand-hunters, others read up on it, ask questions, compare a lot of products and care a lot about their wallets. Is it worth paying 100 lei or 200 euro extra to get a bag that weighs 300/400g less? If so, then it’s worth investing in sophisticated materials and high-quality down.

21. Why should I get a Nahanny sleeping bag made from medium-fine or extra-fine materials?

Because they’re thin and compressible. They’re automatically lighter. Since they are lighter and thinner, the down doesn’t “work” much and so it doesn’t “get tired” quickly when it expands – in contact with air it puffs up a lot, quickly and well. However these materials are less resistant and more expensive (almost too expensive). Choose them if you want a very light product, if you have money and are not stingy, if you achieve high performance, or if you’ve got sponsors.

22. Why should I get a standard sleeping bag from Nahanny?

Because you need a sleeping bag you can drag around everywhere. You won’t be worried using it in a refuge or in a shepherd’s hut, in a cabin with wooden beds with exposed splinters. Of course, no one will guarantee that your standard bag can’t get a hole or that you can use it without problems in an ironmonger’s workshop! Because the 100-200g extra, compared with an expensive material, don’t keep you at home in front of the TV.

23. Are there optimum combinations of material with the down CUIN?

Yes and no. For a thin material, high-quality down (at least 700 CUIN) should be used, and vice-versa. This doesn’t mean you can’t use medium-weight material with 800 CUIN down. It depends where you’re going and what you expect from the equipment.

24. What kind of down should I choose?

The best you can afford, regardless of the article or the place you’re going and what you’re doing (however don’t get depressed, if the effort is too great to buy the “golden” down). Everything has a beginning, and we’ve all been there… welcome to the club!

25. Why are very thin materials more expensive, even though they are less durable?

Because they are harder to produce, with special requirements, they undergo expensive treatments, they’re used by a narrow corner of the market, they’re “technical” articles. Like climbing shoes… and many other things.

26. What is CUIN?

It’s one of the ways of measuring down. It’s one of the standards for classifying the volume of down expanded in air. It means Cubic Inch. In simpler terms, imagine piles of down on a table. Each pile of down is a different category, ie 1,2,3, etc., and category 1 is the best. Then you see a jar for each pile of down (the jars are identical), and a high-precision scale.

Let’s say you weigh 10 grams of down. You take exactly 10 grams of down from each pile and you put it in a different jar. Then you’ll have 3 or 7 jars, each with 10 grams of down (from different categories) inside. You’ll see that the same 10 grams of down (from different categories) will fill the jars differently: the 400 CUIN down will maybe just cover the bottom of the first jar, the 500 CUIN down will fill a quarter of the second jar, the 650 CUIN will fill half of the third jar, the 700 CUIN will fill ¾ of the fourth jar and the 800 CUIN will overflow from the fifth jar. Do you follow?

The standards are: 30 grams of 650 CUIN = 10.7 litres, 30 grams of 700 CUIN = 11.5 litres, 30 grams of 750 CUIN = 12,3 litres.

27. How do you wash a down-filled sleeping bag?

Each down-filled article will have a label with technical symbols which will tell you what to do.

Do this job when it’s warm outside. The warmer the better. Buy more detergent than you need (special detergent for washing down). There are various different companies that make it. They all use nocar, a specific additive (strong detergent is not good for down, just for material). You need two racks for drying clothes, which you can take apart and put on top of each other. Choose a day in which you don’t have anything “important” to do, a day in which you can be busy with work at home.

Put warm water in the bathtub, put the special detergent in the water, more than you need (look at the label and estimate the water). When there’s 30cm of water in the bath, turn the water off, submerge the bag, get the air out. You’ll need patience and you’ll be asking yourself “why did I get a down-filled bag??” After you’ve finished – as if that wasn’t enough, take your shoes off and get into the bathtub. Put your headphones in and dance on the sleeping bag in the water. Not for long, as you’re on the “soaking” phase. Get out, wash the dishes, vacuum the house, and find some other jobs. You can go shopping too. When you’re out of energy, go back to the bag which is sleeping sodden in the bath, and trample it again. After your heels have frozen or your wife or girlfriend tells you to take the rubbish out or yells “why are you swaying around in the bathtub?” or yells “Why are you treading on your 300-euro sleeping bag, what did it do to you? Get one from Jysk!”, that is to say, after all this, get out. Bend over at 90o and rub together the dirty parts of the bag – the oily hood, the places where you spilled your soup or pasta on it. Empty the bathtub, tread the bag down again to get the water out of it, run the taps again to rinse it. You need to do this 2-3 times because it’s essential to get all the detergent out. The better you do it, the better the down will recover, and the “washing mission” will be a success. You’ll need some painkillers at the ready if you have problems with your back.

Wring the bag out, put it in a washing basket and go to your drying station. Spread it out as well as you can, horizontally. Don’t let any part of it hang down. Look for warm air, but don’t put it in direct sunlight, and begin the drying process. Don’t rush and don’t break up the lumps of down in the bag – you’ll destroy the down. As it dries, the down will gradually unstick from the big lump. You can help it by gently shaking it, and the down will get unstuck from the lump…

Of course, you can also wash it in the washing machine… but it won’t be so much fun. If you do this, choose a programme for curtains. You can put some tennis or table-tennis balls in as well, it will help. Instead of the rack, you can dry it in a dryer. Good luck!

28. What are the advantages of a down-filled sleeping bag compared with a synthetic bag?

Reduced weight and volume, combined with excellent insulation. Down is more resistant to compression than synthetic fibre, which can tear if it is compressed radically.

29. Should I get a sleeping bag that is warmer than the temperature I will usually use it for? In this situation, which temperature (comfort or extreme) would be the one to consider?

It depends. In general, no. The idea would be to „adjust” the temperature inside the sleeping bag by wearing extra clothes, which you have with you anyway. It’s better to have a smaller and lighter bag than one that is heavier, bigger and warmer. However, if you know your own adventure style, you know where you’re going and what you’re doing, and if you think you won’t be safe, or you won’t be comfortable enough, then get a warmer bag.

Always think comfort temperature, plus 2-3 more degrees.

30. What is the average lifespan of a down sleeping bag?

The life of the bag depends a lot from one user to another. Frequent use, putting the sleeping bag in and out of the compression bag, your destination, how you take care of it, how you store it – all of these influence the lifespan of a down sleeping bag. Depending on these things, a bag can last for between 2 and 5 years, or up to 10-12 years.

31. What do I need to be careful of when I use the sleeping bag, what can wear out?

Anything which can pierce or tear any sleeping bag can wear it out. Be careful of fire, cigarettes, nails or splinters if you sleep on wooden slats, misuse of the zip, etc.

32. What can I do if the down in my bag is bunched up and isn’t fluffy any more?

This is a sign that the bag hasn’t been aired or dried completely after it’s been used (several times), even if it didn’t rain. Down is brilliant at absorbing humidity from the air… The solution is to be prepared to clean it, then you can send it to us for a check-up (cleaning, topping up or refilling with down).

33. Is the check-up free?

For Nahanny sleeping bags, the checkup costs 50 lei, and for other bags 100 lei (overall verification of all component parts, rearranging the old down if necessary, labour for putting new down in). Cleaning the bag is not part of the checkup, but can be done at request. Cleaning and drying the bag costs 100 lei per bag. The cost of adding new down (if necessary) is extra.

34. What can I do if I’m cold in a Nahanny sleeping bag? What if I’ve got a bag from a different manufacturer?

This doesn’t usually happen with Nahanny sleeping bags, since we don’t just sell the sleeping bag, we also help you (with our experience and that of others) to make the right choice for your needs. So the chances of that happening are very small. However, if it does happen, we guarantee that we’ll fix things.

If you have a problem with a bag made by a different company, send it to the manufacturer, or you can bring it to us for a checkup.

35. Should I get the zip on the left or the right?

We put the zip on the right side of our bags because it’s easier to use with your right hand when you’re sitting up or lying down. But we can put it on the left if you prefer.

36. Interlocking sleeping bags?

Of course we can do that. Everyone orders the specific details he needs.

37. At Nahanny, can I order the length of the bag to fit my height?

Yes, it’s necessary and very important for us to make you a personalised product. And it’s not just your height we will adjust the measurements to – we take account of weight too, and also other measurements (shoulders, waist, etc.). You should also know that we make down sleeping bags for babies too...

38. In a down sleeping bag, will I still need to sleep as I have up until now, wearing the woolly socks my grandma knitted for me?

It depends on the sleeping bag and on where you’re sleeping.

39. What should I do to improve my resistance to the cold? (so I can use a bag with a lower thermal insulation, which will be lighter)?

Physical training, with air, water, and as much sport as possible! Diet and especially good hydration on your trip.

40. Can I order a sleeping bag with a shorter zip, just half the length?

Yes, we can put in whatever size zip you want.

41. Can I ask Nahanny to make me a sleeping bag without a zip? Or without the thermal collar around the neck? I want a special down sleeping bag, as light as possible.

Of course. You wouldn’t be the first to order that. For what you want, I would recommend using special, thinner material, like Pertex, or even special material designed for flight.

42. What are warm/cold seams, and how do I tell if a bag has cold or warm seams?

A “cold” seam is a seam which is applied directly to two layers of material. A “warm” seam is a way of connecting two materials in such a way that they never touch. It’s the “thermos” method. For this, we use a special, third material, which connects them. In this way, a “honeycomb” structure is formed, in which the empty spaces will be filled with down or air.

You can tell if a seam is “warm” if, when you pull the top layer of material over a seam, the bottom layer remains separate from the top.

43. Is the outer material of the sleeping bag waterproof?

Yes, you could say that. Waterproofing is present in all the special materials used to make sleeping bags. This varies from material to material, and is measured in mm. Depending on its destination and use, materials should breathe more or less.

44. Is the inside of the sleeping bag made out of waterproof material or cotton? Which of these is more comfortable, practical and warm?

Neither of the above. The inside is made from materials with a special fibre, made for specialised use.

45. Should I use a liner inside the sleeping bag, to save making the bag dirty?

It depends where you’re going. If you want to increase the life of your bag, and to have even better insulation, then yes, we warmly recommend this accessory. It’s also known as a pyjama or a “trash bag”. It’s extremely light, its compacts to the size of a fist, and it works wonders. You can find it on our site.

46. Can I connect my sleeping bag with my girlfriend’s, with the zips? Can we just order one bag?

Yes, it can be done. You will have to mention that when you order. It costs 60 lei to get the zip on the left.

47. When I sleep in the bag, will I have to use the bag’s hood?

Yes, you lose body heat through your extremities, so you’ll have much better insulation with the hood.

48. Does the sleeping bag have an interior pocket, where I can keep my money, phone, and batteries in the warm?

Yes, over the chest, it has a generous pocket, which is sealed with a small piece of Velcro.

49. Will the sleeping bag lose its thermal efficiency with age?

Depending on its use and care, yes. You can bring it for a checkup from time to time. You can’t do that with a synthetic bag.

50. How should I store the sleeping bag – in its bag or unrolled? Can I keep it in the garage?

The sleeping bag should be stored uncompressed, out of its compression bag. It should be stored unrolled or suspended (or in its storage bag). Yes, you can keep it in the garage, as long as the garage is well-aired and clean, without smells of oil or fuel, etc.

51. How do I put the sleeping bag in its compression bag – rolled/stuffed? And which part goes towards the bottom of the bag – hood or feet?

Stuffed, with the zip fully open. It’s more efficient if you put the feet area in first, so that the air will come out of the top part as you compress it.

52. The Nahanny Salvamont Jacket or the Nahanny Light Jacket ?

I don’t know what to choose. The Nahanny Salvamont jacket or the Light model? Who is the Nahanny Light vest / jacket meant for?

This model is the most popular for our clients, mountaineers and testers. If you decide to order it, we will help you choose the right material. Because we don’t mass-produce anything. Maybe you want the Light version, but with thinner material, or the opposite, a cross between Nahanny Light and Nahanny Salvamont.

This vest or jacket is a vital piece of equipment which shouldn’t be missing from your rucksack when you rest, drink water or eat a sandwich in your hikes. You will need Nahanny Light when you reach the cold at the top of the mountain, or when you’re kneeling on the peak looking for your camera or chocolate in your bag, or your tea in your thermos, and you’ll need it if you stay there longer than 3 minutes. You’ll feel you need it when you set up your tent, in the morning when you turn the snow yellow…, when you’re boiling your tea, when you’re shivering at the stream, after you change your sweaty T-shirt and you take a breath in the “breeze” of wind. It will be a good friend in your sleeping bag or as a pillow, scrunched up in your hood. Don’t forget that you’ll be hopping around waiting for your friends to arrive with the car keys, you’ll be hunched up in metal reguges or in broken-down shelters, you’ll be waiting in the cold for the “golden light” for photography. Or maybe you’ll lend your Nahanny Light vest or jacket to a special beautiful girl who’s shivering by the fire…

The Nahanny Light model is right for you if these situations sound familiar, whether you choose the vest or the jacket. Don’t forget to order in time, so that we can choose the material and down carefully.

53. Hammock from Nahanny versus tent?

Choose the Nahanny Hammock if you want to have a light rucksack. If you have trees available (ideally 2 trees 5m apart, with trunks 15-20cm thick), then the Nahanny hammock offers a lot of other advantages which you don’t have with a tent (light, small, doesn’t need a flat surface, you’re safe from water – of course together with the hammock cover, etc.).

54. What should I have in my camping set if I’m using the Nahanny hammock?

The Nahanny hammock (preferably the option with the anti-insect net), the cover for the hammock (it’s a special tent for the hammock, which keeps the rain off), thermal-insulated sleeping pad or mat, Nahanny down-filled sleeping bag (a down-filled option from Nahanny), system of securing the hammock and lines from Nahanny, 6 or 8 tent pegs..

55. What do I need to buy from elsewhere, to be able to use the Nahanny hammock?

Nothing. If you want to be sheltered from rain, you need the hammock and the Nahanny cover. We can also offer you the rest of the necessary equipment (even the sleeping mat if you need it). This will save you unnecessary trips and difficult choices, especially if you’re a beginner camping in a hammock or tent.

If, however, you do want to make up your own kit for hammock camping, this is what you’ll need:

- 6-8 tent pegs (for anchoring the lines of the cover)

- Rope, 6mm diameter (2 x 5m lengths) for tying the Nahanny hammock to the tree

- Thin rope, 3mm diameter (6 x 2m lengths), for anchoring the Nahanny cover

- Thin rope, 3mm diameter (1 x 10m length), for stretching the Nahanny cover (optional)

- sleeping bag (compatible with the temperature you’ll be sleeping at)

- sleeping mat or pad with thermal insulation.

56. Why a Nahanny hammock?

The Nahanny hammock is something else. The delicate but complicated reinforcements, the elegant stitching “borrowed” from the techniques used to make sleeping bags, the special materials used for high-altitude mountaineering equipment, all offer more than a normal hammock. Whereas the hammock’s storage bag, which can be fixed to the hammock (where you can leave the beer you haven’t finished yet) just finishes it all off.

The Nahanny hammock isn’t just a hammock. You can use it as a chair or bench, to relax while reading a book, to savour the view after an exhausting climb, because….

the Nahanny hammock can be set up easier and faster than a tent, and…

the Nahanny hammock is lighter and smaller than a tent and…

the Nahanny hammock can be set up where a tent can’t (if there’s uneven ground), and also….

the Nahanny hammock lets you breathe the fresh air of nature, which doesn’t happen in a tent. From the Nahanny hammock, you don’t stare at a sky covered in stars, you dive from earth into them…

57. Won’t I get rained on if I camp in the Nahanny hammock?

No, because the hammock has a waterproof cover (special tent) which covers it (purchased separately)..

58. Won’t I be cold in the Nahanny hammock?

No, because, just like in a tent, you’ll sleep in a sleeping bag on a thermal-insulated sleeping mat. If you want to be sure that you have a good sleeping bag, choose a down-filled sleeping bag from Nahanny..

59. Won’t insects (mosquitos, flies) attack me if I sleep in the Nahanny hammock?

No, the Nahanny hammock has an anti-insect net (optional).

60. What happens if, after correct use, the Nahanny hammock is somehow deteriorated? Can you repair it?

Of course. We produce the Nahanny hammock in Timisoara. You can come to us with the hammock and we can see what the problem is and sort it out there and then. Or you can send us an email with pictures of the problem. If it can be fixed, you can send the hammock by courier and we’ll sort it all out for you. Our products are carefully checked so that you can enjoy a high-quality hammock, but in the unlikely case that we’ve missed something, you’ll have our full support in getting the situation fixed as soon as possible..

61. I’ve never camped in a hammock before, I’d like to try it out / I’d like to learn to camp in a hammock – do you have any suggestions?

The mountaineering equipment we produce at Nahanny, including the hammock, is the same as the equipment we use in our mountaineering trips, so we can teach you ourselves. Send us an email or sign up for one of the courses or workshops that we organise at Nahanny Camp. We also have a collection of short videos which you can use to teach yourself the method we use. If you don’t have time, but want to try out a hammock, get in touch and we can meet in Timisoara, where you’ll be able to try the Nahanny hammock..

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