Snowgum Leichardt Sleeping Bag - The Scout Shop
Snowgum Leichardt -5c Sleeping Bag (RRP $179.95)
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Snowgum Leichardt -5c Sleeping Bag (RRP $179.95)

The Snowgum Leichardt is our warmest, lightest and most compact synthetic sleeping bag. Only our down sleeping bags are lighter and warmer than the Leichardt - check out the Goose Down Stirling here

The Leichardt is suitable for Snow camping and any cold weather Australia is likely to dish up. It's also very affordable at under $120 for Club Members - making it one of the best value sleeping bags in the country - and our best seller - used by Scouts and School Groups across the nation.

Two thick 125g/m2 layers of Polarfil polyester fill, this sleeping bag is good to -5°C when coupled with an insulating mat. Add an inner sheet for extra warmth and to keep your sleeping bag clean.

The shell is a lightweight polyester microfibre, ripstop on the outside, soft peach finish on the insde.

Drawcord hood and neck baffle inside, with a small internal pocket for valuables. It has a velcro closed pocket under the hood for you to stuff your fleece jacket into to use as a pillow.

One single full length SBS nylon zipper - you can completely open out the bag to use as a quilt. Only comes in left hand zipper, we do not sell left and rights in this model. But you can zip two bags together, one on top of the other (let your partner sleep on the side with the hood on top :)


  • Compression stuff sack
  • Hood draw cord
  • Single double ended SBS zipper with auto-lock sliders so they don't unzip when you don't want them to - and two-way puller on the access slider for easy adjustment. 
  • Unzips fully flat and two sleeping bags can be zipped together (one on top of the other).
  • 3D Draft Tubes down length of zipper and across foot to reduce drafts and aid insulation
  • Small internal valuables storage pocket
  • Internal Neck Draft Tube
  • Hood pillow pocket

Rating/Season: Winter/Snow (-5ºC)

Shape: Semi-Rectangular

Ideal for these uses:
All weather camping including snow. Camping, hiking, travel, overnight transport or spare bedding

Outer Fabric: 40D 300T Ripstop Polyester Microfibre 
Inner Lining: 40D 300T Polyester Soft Touch Microfibre (Peach Finish) 
Fill Type: Polarfl® HollowFibre Polyester filling
Fill Amount (Top): 2 x 125g/m2
Fill Amount (Bottom): 2 x 125g/m2

Snowgum uses synthetic fillings that have been created to emulate the air trapping characteristics of down.

Our synthetic fillings are made from Polarfil® polyester hollow fibre about the size of a strand of hair and have seven hollow channels in them. These are too small for the naked eye to see but they are very effective at trapping warm air and thus keeping your body warm. The fibres loft well (fluff up when removed from the stuff sack). There are two separate layers of Polarfil® on the top and the bottom of the bag. The stitching on each layer therefore doesn't go all the way through which makes this bag much warmer than many other synthetic bags on the market.

Synthetic bags are not as warm as down bags for the same weight of filling but they do maintain their warmth when wet, and dry quickly - this is a significant advantage over down. They are also much less expensive.

Dimensions for the Regular sized bag are:
Length (including Hood): 215cm
Length (from Shoulder): 183cm
Width (at Shoulder): 78cm
Width (at Feet): 58cm

Packaged Size for regular size bag is: 24cm Diameter, 38cm Length (relaxed) or 28cm long when compressed.

Weight (including Stuff Sac) for Regular size bag is: 1.75kg

*We suggest if you are over 185cm tall and over 110cm chest measurement you would be more comfortable in the XL size which is 10cm longer and 10cm wider than the above measurements:

Dimensions for XL are:

Length (including Hood): 225cm
Length (from Shoulder): 193cm
Width (at Shoulder): 88cm
Width (at Feet): 68cm

Packaged Size for XL bag is: 26cm Diameter, 44cm Length (relaxed) or 32cm long when compressed.

Weight (including Stuff Sac) for the XL bag is: 2.1kg (350g heavier than the standard bag)



To ensure a long life and prolonged warmth of your sleeping bag, please follow these care instructions.
1. For long term storage use a large open weave sack.
2. Wash by hand with a soft soap or by machine on very low heat and gentle cycle. 
3. Dry clean at low temperatures. 
4. Air and fluff the bag prior to use. 
5. Use a liner (inner sheet
6. Always air after use and keep as dry as possible.