Kelty Mistral 0

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Regular Long
Total Weight 4 lb 14 oz / 2.18 kg 5 lb 5 oz / 2.38 kg
Fill Weight 60 oz / 1.68 kg 64 oz / 1.79 kg
Length 80 in / 203 cm 86 in / 218 cm
Fits to 6 ft / 183 cm 6 ft 6 in / 198 cm
Shoulder Girth 64 in / 163 cm 66 in / 168 cm
Stuffed Diameter 12 in / 30 cm 12 in / 30 cm
Stuffed Length 24 in / 61 cm 24 in / 61 cm
Shape Mummy Mummy
Temp Rating 0° / - 18° C 0° / - 18° C
Insulation Cloudloft™ Cloudloft™
Shell Material 50D Polyester Taffeta 50D Polyester Taffeta
Liner Material 66D Polyester Taffeta 50D Polyester Taffeta
Price $69.95 USD $79.95 USD



Synthetic bags retain more heat when wet, dry faster…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
Design: Mummy
Fill: Synthetic
Temperature Rating: 0 degrees
Weight: 6 lbs, 3oz
Price Paid: Pro deal from Kelty

Synthetic bags retain more heat when wet, dry faster and they’re easier to clean and the Kelty Mistral zero-degree bag is ideal for campers who have less than $70 to spend.

Inside, the Kelty Mistral has CloudLoft insulation over the chest and ground-level side seams to prevent heat from escaping. The Mistral can even be unzipped and opened flat for use as blanket and it has a zippered foot box for ventilation.

This is a good bag for the price. It retails for $69 but you really need to think about when and where you plan to use it because it’s big. It stuffs down to the size of a beer keg (a slight exaggeration but you get the point), making it not the ideal bag for a backpacking trip. It’s also fairly heavy at six pounds, three ounces. For car camping though, the Mistral works fine.

When I tested this bag this winter, the nighttime temperatures plunged to the mid-teens. I didn’t freeze, but I wasn’t comfortable either. The hood cinches around the face but I had to put muscle into it. Even fully cinched, too much of my face was exposed and I had a few gaps between my neck that let in the cold air. The Mistral has a draw cord on the baffle that helped, but it didn’t entirely seal the bag.

One key to a sleeping bag’s warmth lies in its size. If it’s too roomy, you’ll lose much of the heat you generate in the excess air. The Mistral was a little too roomy for me. If you have at least 160 pounds of girth, the Mistral will definitely work better.

I ended up pulling my down bag out and stuffing it inside the Mistral. The next morning, the top of the bag was saturated with condensation—but fully dried after an hour of sitting in the open air the next day. Therein lays the beauty of the synthetic bag.

For the price, it’s a great bag for car camping in the spring, summer and fall. If you plan to take it winter camping, I recommend bringing a warm fleece bag liner and your warmest sleeping jammies.

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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Kelty's Mistral 0 page.

Retailers' Descriptions

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You don't need to spend a fortune for a warm, full-featured sleeping bag. The Kelty Mistral 0-Degree Synthetic Sleeping Bag will get you through your chilliest nights at camp without forcing you to pawn your tent.


On Sale. Free Shipping. Kelty Mistral 0 Sleeping Bag FEATURES of the Kelty Mistral 0 Sleeping Bag Layered, offset, quilt construction Full draft collar Flip over hood, contours or lays flat Dual slider locking blanket zipper Zipper draft tube with anti-snag design Pillow pocket Zippered chest pocket FatMan and Ribbon drawcords Stuff sack included SPECIFICATIONS of the Kelty Mistral 0 Sleeping Bag Temperature Rating: 0deg F / -18deg C Shape: Mummy Stuffed Diameter: 12in. / 30 cm Stuffed Length: 21in. / 53 cm Insulation: CloudLoft Shell Material: 68D Polyester Ripstop Liner Material: 66D Polyester Taffeta SPECIFICATIONS for Regular Fits to: 6' / 183 cm Length: 80in. / 203 cm Shoulder Girth: 64in. / 163 cm Fill Weight: 53 oz / 1.48 kg Total Weight: 5 lbs / 2.24 kg SPECIFICATIONS for Long Fits to: 6' 6in. / 198 cm Length: 86in. / 218 cm Shoulder Girth: 66in. / 168 cm Fill Weight: 57 oz / 1.60 kg Total Weight: 5 lbs 8 oz / 2.46 kg

- Moosejaw

The Kelty Mistral 0 Sleeping Bag is ideal for budget-conscious campers seeking a lot of value. It is loaded with comfort-oriented features such as a pillow pocket (that fits the Kelty Camp Pillow perfectly!) and a conveniently positioned zippered chest pocket.


The Mistral 0o offers everything needed to enjoy the cold in comfort: extra insulation over the chest area along with a zipper and collar baffle so you will remain toasty warm. Use your Mistral as a blanket to remain warm while stargazing. Backpacking doesn't have to be a three-season adventure anymore.

- Rocky Mountain Trail