Kelty Tundra 15
Temperature Rating: +15 F
Weight: about 2
Price Paid: $60
Me and my Kelty Tundra +15 have been through a lot together, from three thunderstorms (two spent in a leaky tent, one out in the open on the top of a mountain), a nor-easter (for those of you not from the east coast, a nor-easter is a deadly combo of blistering rain, biting cold, and gusting wind), and calm summer days.
Let me say that in a good tent that keeps the rain out, it will keep you warm when you are dry, although when the temps start dipping into the teens I have to put on some extra clothes to sleep in, though maybe that's just because i'm not used to cold, being from Virginia Beach. As for when it's wet, it loses a LOT of effectiveness when it gets wet. The night that I spent in a thunderstorm in a leaky tent, I was miserable sleeping in a puddle. It might have worked a little better if I hadn't forgotten my sleeping pad. I don't know. All I know is, when this thing gets wet, it loses ALL of its warmth.
WHY DOESN'T MSR MAKE SLEEPING BAGS?
Fill: Hollofil II
Temperature Rating: 15 deg. F
Weight: 4 lbs.
Price Paid: $50
For the price, you cannot beat this bag. It is very warm. I slept in it on a 20 degF night and was perfectly warm. Key to this of course are a good pad underneath, and keeping the hood cinched snugly around your face. The construction quality is very good.
Down is lighter and more compressible, but I won't carry it because I need to know that I've got warmth available, even if my stuff gets wet (and it is likely to at some point on the trail).
Temperature Rating: 15
Price Paid: $49.95
I stayed really warm but felt confined. I like to sleep on my side with my legs pulled up and I couldn't do that in this bag. I am a woman and I am 5'6" and it was definitely long enough. I just like a roomier sleeping bag than this one was. Other than that I would definitely recommend this bag to anyone who doesn't mind the slenderness of a regular mummy bag.
Temperature Rating: 15 Degrees Farenheight
Weight: 2-3 lbs.
Price Paid: $55
For the money, the Kelty Tundra 15 is an excellent investment. It is warm, comfortable, and light on the trail. Why spend $100+ on a bag that is a pound lighter??? This bag is the real deal and I recommend it to any backpacker or camper who loves the cold.
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