User Review: Marmot Never Winter
Design: Mummy - but cut roomier than most
Fill: 600 Fill Down
Temperature Rating: EN rated to 30F
Weight: 2.5 pounds
Price Paid: $200
The one line review: A truly great summer backpacking bag.
I just returned from a week long trek through Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks using this bag. I was a little apprehensive - I usually like to test out my gear before a long trip - but this one was fresh and brand new for the hike. I couldn't have been more impressed.
It packs super light and super small. How small? Roughly, about the size of a football, non-compressed. And yet, it's not cut as trim as other mummy-style bags. You really do have room to move around and get comfy - and I'm a big, broad shouldered guy.
What's most important is that it seems very warm - almost warmer than its stated EN rating. There were a couple nights where I had to vent the bag, despite it dropping to the low 30s, near the stated comfort limit.
My only nit was that it seemed cut a bit short (and I had the long version).
Bottom line, if you're looking for a comfortable, great, summer-to-three season backpacking bag pick this one up. Frankly, I cannot imagine what more folks could want...and why this model isn't more popular!