Kelty Light Year Down 20

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Total Weight 2 lb 13 oz / 1.26 kg
Fill Weight 23 oz / .64 kg
Length 72 in / 183 cm
Fits to 5 ft 6 in / 168 cm
Shoulder Girth 58 in / 147 cm
Stuffed Diameter 8 in / 20 cm
Stuffed Length 14 in / 36 cm
Shape Mummy
Temp Rating 20° / - 7° C
EN Comfort Limit 32° F / 0° C
EN Lower Limit 21° F / - 6° C
EN Extreme Limit - 11° F / - 24° C
Insulation 600-Fill-Power Down
Shell Material 40D Nylon Ripstop
Liner Material 50D Polyester Micro Pongee



I have taken this bag backpacking in March when the…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $79.95


I have taken this bag backpacking in March when the nights got down in the high 30s. I was nice and warm, but even with the compression bag it only gets down to a soccer ball size. I loved that you could unzip from the bottom or top—was able to air out my feet this way. I'm only 5' 4" and this bag was just my size. Total weight is 2 pounds 13 oz. Overall, a really nice bag.


  • Two zippers
  • Soft and has good insulation
  • Comes with a storage bag and a compression sack
  • Fairly inexpensive
  • Perfect size


  • Wish it could be compressed to a smaller size for easier packing

I haven't had an opportunity to test this bag below 38 degrees, but I believe it would do a fine job. I liked that the bag was shaped for a woman with extra room in the hips. The bag was exposed to some condensation from the inside of the tent and did not absorb it. It beaded up on the foot of the bag.

Although the bag doesn't pack down very small, it puffs right back up after removal from the bag. I had a small problem with the zipper at the foot of the bag jumping off of the track, but this was easy to fix. I really like this sleeping bag and am looking forward to using it for many years to come!

rated 4.50 of 5 stars All Light Year Down 20 versions

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The feature rich Kelty Women's Light Year 20 Degree Sleeping Bag is the perfect bag for minimalists who demand quality. This threeseason 600 fill down bag offers all the features without all the weight.Insulation: 600fillpower downShell material: 40D nylon ripstopLiner material: 50D polyester microfiber pongeeSlantbaffle constructionDifferential cut to maximize loft and warmthWave stitchingGroundlevel side seams prevent heat from escapingEfficient, formfitting hoodTop baffle collarInsulated hood baffle58", twoway locking zipperZipper draft tube with antisnag designZippered chest pocketInternal liner loopsSleeping pad security loopsHang loops for storageMicro FatMan and Ribbon drawcordsMicro captured cordlockUltralight compression stuff sack includedStorage sack included

- Campmor

Your winding scree trail leads to a sheltered camp around 8,000 feet and, thanks to the Kelty Women's Light Year 20-Degree Sleeping Bag, you get some sleep despite the cold winds pummeling your tent. Engineered with a women-specific fit, this mummy bag surrounds you with 600-fill down to hold in your body heat during those chilly summer nights in the mountains.


The feature rich Kelty Light Year 20 is the perfect bag for minimalists who demand quality. This three-season 600 fill down bag offers all the features without all the weight.


The Women's Light Year 20deg doesn't skimp on features. You'll stay warm and cozy all night thanks to the 600-fill-power down and slant-baffle construction. with wave stitching. When the air gets chilly on your face cinch up the form fitting hood. The insulated hood baffle and ground-level side seams will make sure that drafts don't get in and heat doesn't get out. If it's so frosty that you need to use a liner, don't fret because the Light Year has internal liner loops, you'll never wake up all twisted again. And if you're worried about slipping off your sleeping pad, worry no more because that will never be a problem with the sleeping pad security loops. There's even a zippered chest pocket and it comes with it's own handy compression sack. Through a series of laboratory tests, EN-testing sets a comfort rating standard for all tested sleeping bags, helping everyone from hardcore mountaineers to weekend family campers select the right sleeping bag for any overnight situation. EN Comfort Limit: 32degF / 0degC EN Lower Limit: 21degF / -6degC EN Extreme Limit: -11degF / -24degC

- Rocky Mountain Trail

Kelty Women's Light Year Down 20


The Kelty Women's Light Year Down 20 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen October 30, 2013 at Sierra Trading Post.

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