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Kelty Light Year XP 20

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

This bag is a good deal for the budget conscious.

Rating: rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $65

Summary

This bag is a good deal for the budget conscious. It's a bit bulky for a backpack, but if you're concerned about staying warm and cozy, it'll do the job. I'm an adventure cyclist and I love this bag, however, I had to buy a different compression sack to get the bag down to a more manageable size. I would recommend it for backpackers/cyclists/day hikers who want a good bag for a good deal.

Pros

  • Warm
  • Good padding underneath
  • Long enough for a tall guy
  • Synthetic, so it dries quickly if it gets wet
  • Relatively light
  • Good deal

Cons

  • Bulky

Coming from a very old and cold sleeping bag, this bag exceeds my expectations. I've slept in the low 30's, in a tent, with no sleeping pad or any clothes (except underwear and socks) and stayed very warm.  

It's pretty bulky for an adventure cyclist/backpacker but it can be compressed far more than the compression sack (that comes with it) can get it. I would suggest using a different compression sack for this bag if you're concerned about space.

I also bought the long, since I'm 6'4" and it's plenty of room!

1

Great bag! Comes in long length for women!! I purchased…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $69

Summary

Great bag! Comes in long length for women!!

Pros

  • Light weight
  • Comes in Long lengths for women
  • Stuff sack included and small pack size

Cons

  • Really hard to stuff in sack provided
  • Wish zipper length was longer

I purchased this bag for a hiking trip as I needed one that was very lightweight and that could be compressed to a very small size but that was rated to 20 degrees.  I was very glad to find a women's bag that came in a Long length! 

It was extremely comfortable and I like that it had the zippered opening at the feet. I do wish that the entry zipper had been longer, however, so that I had more options as to how far down I wanted to unzip it because of the weather being a bit warmer then anticipated.

I appreciated that it came with its own stuff sack and it compressed very well. I only wish the stuff sack were just a tiny bit larger because it was a bit like a wrestling match to get it into the sack :)  Once in the stuff sack, it fit into the bottom of my backpack well. 

The bag puffed up great when removed from the sack and was very soft an comfortable to sleep in, which was a real treat out on the trail! The construction of the bag and the sturdiness of the zipper is very good, with no problem with the zipper getting stuck on the fabric! 

Great bag! Wish I had a chance to get out and use it more often! I did get a really great price because I bought a prior year model on clearance!

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Great bag, warm and comfortable. Used it many times…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $140

Summary

Great bag, warm and comfortable. Used it many times with no issues.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Small
  • Warm

Cons

  • Expensive

Very warm bag that compresses into a nice lightweight package. Stuff sack included and gear pack included.

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Kelty Light Year XP 20

currently retails for:
$77.73 - $119.95
MSRP: $129.95 (men's)

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Specs

men's Short Regular Long
Total Weight 3 lb 0 oz / 1.34 kg 3 lb 5 oz / 1.48 kg 3 lb 7 oz / 1.54 kg
Fill Weight 29 oz / .81 kg 36 oz / 1.01 kg 36 oz / 1.01 kg
Length 72 in / 183 cm 78 in / 198 cm 84 in / 213 cm
Fits to 5 ft 6 in / 168 cm 6 ft / 183 cm 6 ft 6 in / 198 cm
Shoulder Girth 58 in / 147 cm 62 in / 157 cm 64 in / 163 cm
Stuffed Diameter 10 in / 25 cm 10 in / 25 cm 10 in / 25 cm
Stuffed Length 15 in / 38 cm 15 in / 38 cm 16 in / 41 cm
Shape Mummy Mummy Mummy
Temp Rating 20° / - 7° C 20° / - 7° C 20° / - 7° C
EN Comfort Limit 36° F / 2° C 36° F / 2° C 36° F / 2° C
EN Lower Limit 25° F / -4° C 25° F / -4° C 25° F / -4° C
EN Extreme Limit -4° F / -20° C -4° F / -20° C -4° F / -20° C
Insulation Ecopet™ Soft Ecopet™ Soft Ecopet™ Soft
Shell Material 40D Nylon Ripstop 40D Nylon Ripstop 40D Nylon Ripstop
Liner Material 50D Polyester Micro Pongee 50D Polyester Micro Pongee 50D Polyester Micro Pongee
Price $129.95 USd $139.95 USD $149.95 USD