User Review: Marmot Men's Helium
Fill: 800 fill down
Temperature Rating: +15
Weight: 2lbs 0oz
Price Paid: $300
First off the most important question.....Does the bag live up to its +15 degree rating? Absolutely not. This bag is comparable in performance to most of your +30 degree bags. The loft isn't nearly as thick as I would like. All this comes as a result of trying to make a cold weather bag out of a two pound package.
The construction and stitching is well done. The shell is not that effective in keeping the down in. However this is my first down bag so this could be the norm with down. It has a draft tube running the length of the zipper to help trap heat in. There are no frills as this is a minimal approach bag. It compresses down to a very small size.
I guess overall I am happy with the bag and for the most part has kept me warm. I just expected to be a little more toasty in a +15 bag put out by Marmot. The company has an excellent reputation so maybe I am one of the few who may be less than thrilled with what they got.
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