Marmot Helium EQ
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.
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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.
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.
Free Shipping. Marmot Helium MemBrain 15F Sleeping Bag DECENT 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 The SPECS 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
Marmot Helium EQ Reg Sleeping Bag - In demanding conditions waterproof/breathable fabric preserves the integrity of down. With a MemBrain shell and the highest quality down available, the Helium EQ is a versatile ultra-light bag for mountaineering and backpacking. Classic Trapezoidal Foot Box For More Foot Room. Hood Draw Cord Positioned for Easy Access. Insulated Draft Tube Eliminates Cold Leaks Through the Zipper. Nautilus 6-Baffle Hood 6 Chambers of Down Around Head for Better Down Control and Fit, Hood Cord is Positioned for Easy Access. Stretch Tricot Baffles Provide Ultimate Strength, Durability and Bag Life. Stuff and Storage Sack Included Store and Pack Just Like Your Sleeping Bag. Velcro-free Face Muff Keeps the Drawcord and Zipper Away from Your Face. Zipper Guards Help Repel Biting Zipper Coils. Filled and Finished in Santa Rosa, California. Certified 850+ Fill Goose Down The Best Weight to Warmth Down in the Market; Independently Tested and Certified by International Down and Feather Laboratory in Salt Lake City, Utah. Retested at Fill Time in Santa Rosa to Ensure 850+ Fill Power Every Time. If the Down Does Not Meet Our In-House Test, We Send It Back. EN Tested. Marmot MemBrain Waterproof/Breathable Fabric Marmot MemBrain, Waterproof/Breathable Fabric. Passive Collar. Ideal Uses are Backpacking / Hiking and Mountaineering.
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