Every backpacker s or travellers ideal sleeping bag is epitomized in 'The Palm'.
Packs down compact and can also be joined to form a double sleeping bag when joining LH and RH zip bags. Currently one of the only brands in Australia to adopt the standard European standard (EN) for testing accurate temp ratings on synthetic sleeping bags. Until now there was no consistency in the way manufacturers temp rated sleeping bags, butwith theseyou know the bag ratings are lab certified and trusted as opposed to other brands that simply guess a bags temp rating...
Now also using Thermaspace lining which is breathable and lightweight. It reflects body heat inside the bag to prevent heat loss. It is carefully positioned between the inner fill and the outer shell to insulate the user, to prevent heat loss and attain and maintain desired warmth rating
The Insufil thermo inner fill is a premium blend of ultra fine fiber and quattro hollow cored fiber bound thermally without use of resin. Forming a high performance insulation with an exceptional combination of softness, lightweight and compactibility
All Roman bags use tough SBS zippers (lifetime zipper warranty) which feature anti-snag systems to stop zippers getting caught, box foot construction and have MP3 pockets.
EN Ratings - setting the standard:
EN13537 is a European standard for sleeping bag temperature ratings.
While any testing method can be questioned, the EN standard has been in use for over 7 years now and is being used in more than 25 countries
Everyone sleeps differently; some people are very warm sleepers while others feel the cold easily. There are many factors that affect your warmth and comfort in a sleeping bag. An important factor is that you use a good insulating mat, so your body heat isn t drawn into the cold ground you are sleeping on. Other factors include your tent or shelter, gender and metabolism, clothing, sleeping bag liner, use of the hood and your daily calorie intake.
Although the EN13537 standard does not identify a single precise temperature a tested sleeping bag is suitable for, it does provide an industry standardised temperature range that a typical user can refer to as a guide for the conditions their bag will be most comfortable in.
The EN13537 standard provides three temperature levels to guide a consumer in their choice
Comfort- This is the rating Roman quote on bags. the temperature at which a standard woman can expect to sleep comfortably in a relaxed position. If you consider yourself a cold sleeper use this rating to decide the coldest temperature the sleeping bag is suitable for.
Lower Limit- the temperature at which a standard man can sleep for eight hours in a curled position without waking. If you consider yourself a warm sleeper you can use this rating to decide the coldest temperature the sleeping bag is suitable for.
Extreme- this is a survival only rating for a standard woman. Between the lower limit and the extreme rating a strong sensation of cold has to be expected and there is a risk of health damage due to hypothermia. This is an extreme survival rating only, we do not recommend you rely on this rating for general use
|Anti-Snag System||Technology to prevent zip getting caught|
|Minimal Size||One of the smallest sleeping bags in the world, ideal for backpackers/travellers|
|Tapered bottom||More warmth at feet|
|Versatile||Can join two to form a double sleeping bag|
|SBS Zips||With life time warranty|
Roman has been making quality camping merchandise for over 55 years, with their range of outdoor products designed to make camping more comfortable and accessible. Their designs are highly practical and made to meet the demands of the great Australian outdoors. Popular products by Roman include large family tents, adventure tents, swags, packs and bags, camping furniture, and sleeping bags.
Warm, lightweight and smallBy: Douglas Sutherland on 4 July 2017I used this on a 4 day hike through the Blackall ranges. The bag was warm, very light weight and the compression bag it comes in allowed me to pack it up very small.
Roman Palm VisaAnonymous 26 August 2015Overall a decent sleeping bag, but just a few things people might want to consider. Only owned it for a while so can't really comment on durability, but it does seem well made. Packs down pretty small but not quite as small as some others I've seen. Would also suggest that if you are a cold sleeper and expect to be in 0 degree conditions then the -5 Roman model may be a better option, as I definitely felt the cold in the lower temperatures.