Marmot Helium EQ

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I've owned the plain vanilla model of the Marmot Helium…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Design: mummy
Fill: 850+ down
Temperature Rating: 15
Weight: 2 pounds 2 oz

I've owned the plain vanilla model of the Marmot Helium and recently decided to get this new EQ model in a slightly longer version. Marmot rates both Helium models at 15 degrees and that's a relative figure. Generally I think I sleep a little colder than the ratings of sleeping bags. I really like the full length zipper on the EQ (as opposed to the weight reducing 3/4 length on the standard Helium) as it allows me to open up the bag when in warmer conditions.

Like the Helium the EQ will compress to the size of a loaf of bread (I usually pack mine in a waterproof compression sack) and when it really gets down close to the 15 degree rating of the bag I throw in a Mountain Hardwear Compressor Coat and Pants and put those on. With that combo I'm usually good down to single digit temps with this bag provided I have a good ground pad.

The membrain or whatever Marmot calls the outer covering of this bag really is waterproof - I know I used it in a snow cave and it got a little warm and "drippy" in the cave but no water got through to the down. All in all a fantastic near-four-season bag.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Description of Marmot Helium MemBrain Sleeping BagFilled and Finished in Santa Rosa, California Certified 850 Fill Power Goose Down EN Tested Marmot MemBrain WaterproofBreathable Fabric Passive Collar Classic Trapezoidal Foot Box Hood Draw Cord Insulated Draft Tube Nautilus 6-Baffle Hood Stretch Tricot Baffles Stuff and Storage Sack Included Velcro-free Face Muff Zipper GuardsFeatures2lb 5oz 1050g850 Fill Power Goose DownMemBrain 2L 100 Nylon Ripstop 2.3 ozyd100 Polyester Taffeta DWR 1.0 ozydFilled and Finished in Santa Rosa, CaliforniaCertified 850 Fill Power Goose DownEN TestedMarmot MemBrain WaterproofBreathable FabricPassive CollarClassic Trapezoidal Foot BoxHood Draw CordInsulated Draft TubeREG 60 LONG 66

- US Outdoor Store

Pro alpinist Fabrizio Zangrilli uses the ultralight Marmot Helium MemBrain 15-Degree Sleeping Bag to stay warm and dry at the top of the world, so odds are that this down sleeping bag will work for you, too. Marmot's waterproof breathable MemBrain construction repels snow and water while expelling perspiration so you can take full advantage of the toasty down insulation without worrying about it clumping and leaving you high and wet.

- Backcountry.com

On Sale. Free Shipping. Marmot Helium MemBrain 15F Sleeping Bag FEATURES of the Marmot Helium MemBrain 15F Sleeping Bag Filled and Finished in Santa Rosa, California Certified 850+ Fill Power Goose Down EN Tested Pertex Shield Waterproof/ Breathable Shell Pertex Microlight Lining Fabric Passive Collar Classic Trapezoidal Foot Box Hood Draw Cord Insulated Draft Tube Nautilus 6-Baffle Hood Stretch Tricot Baffles Stuff and Storage Sack Included Velcro-free Face Muff Zipper Guards Zipper Garage SPECIFICATIONS of the Marmot Helium MemBrain 15F Sleeping Bag Temperature Rating: 15deg F / -9deg C EN Tested Comfort: 25.5deg F / -3.6deg C EN Tested Lower Limit: 13.8deg F / -10.1deg C EN Tested Extreme: -19.8deg F / -28.8deg C Zip Option: Left Zip Fill: 850+ Fill Power Goose Down Insulation: 850+ Fill Power Goose Down Lining: 20 Denier 100% Recycled Polyester Mini Ripstop DWR 1.0 oz/yd MemBrain 2L 100% Nylon Ripstop 2.3 oz/yd The SPECS for Regular Weight: 2 lbs 5.05 oz / 1050 g Length: 6'0in. The SPECS for Long Weight: 2 lbs 9 oz / 1162 g

- Moosejaw

Made with a waterproof shell material and sorted 850-fill goose down for exceptional weather protection and warmth-to-weight ratio, the highly efficient Marmot Helium EQ sleeping bag protects you in temperatures down to 15 degrees, packs down incredibly small and is lightweight to keep you on the fast and light track. Shed moisture and stay dry with waterproof and breathable MemBrain laminate fabric, and don't worry about rough and tough conditions as the stretch tricot baffles withstand that environment.

- Mountain Gear

Marmot's Helium Membrane Sleeping bag is an ultra-light bag made for harsh conditions. In demanding conditions waterproof/breathable fabric preserves the integrity of down. With a MemBrain shell and the highest quality down available, the Marmot Helium Membrane is a versatile ultra-light bag for mountaineering and backpacking. Don't need the waterproof shell? Checkout the standard Marmot Helium Sleeping Bag.

- CampSaver.com

Marmot Helium EQ

Discontinued

The Helium EQ has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$306.95 - $488.95

The Marmot Helium EQ is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen May 11, 2014 at Backcountry.com.

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