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Kelty Ignite DriDown 16

1 review
5-star:   1
4-star:   0
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

If you look for a sale, you can get this down bag…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $110 USD on sale


If you look for a sale, you can get this down bag for an incredible price! It's accurately rated to 16° F (men's EN lower limit). It's a high quality down bag for under $200 — something that's almost impossible to find. Best of all is the fact that the DriDown is as moisture resistant as the manufacturer claims.


  • Relatively lightweight
  • Compressible
  • Truly moisture resistant
  • True-to-spec temperature rating
  • Adjustable hood
  • Quality construction
  • Breathable


  • Too heavy for ultralighters
  • Too short for anyone over about 5'10"

Okay, this is one of those products that almost seems too good to be true. First, if you wait for a sale, you can find this bag for around $100 bucks — something nearly impossible for a high-quality down bag! Second, DriDown really is as moisture resistant as the manufacturer claims, while still being breathable. Third, it's really warm!  Fourth.... well, if I keep going you'll be reading this review all day.

So, even the best products are rarely perfect but the only two drawbacks I can see with this bag are, 1) at 2 lb. 7 oz., it's too heavy for anyone looking for ultralight, and 2) it specs at 72" but I'm 5'9" and I don't know how anyone more than an inch or two taller would fit comfortably. Even with these two minor character flaws I couldn't bring myself to rate it anything other than a perfect 5 stars.

I'm a cold sleeper and have a Sea-to-Summit bag liner (separate review) that I carry into the backcountry even during the warmest part of the year. On my first trip out with this bag, the temperature dropped well below freezing and I still needed to ditch the bag liner.

The loft, draft tubes, and hood surpassed my expectations and I didn't have a single cold spot — something I can't say about my other bag. I also had a lot of condensation and while the shell appeared to be wet, the down stayed completely dry (the shell was totally dry after about 5 minutes in the sun).

Other online reviewers seem to have issues with the zipper snagging so I'm either exceptionally gifted (NOT!), or a lot of people seem a bit inept. I haven't had a single issue, even during that desperate OMG-I-gotta-go-now pee trip in the middle of the night.

I honestly don't know how anyone who's done their homework on down bags could go wrong with this one.  Everything about it is exceptional as far as I'm concerned!

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