Marmot Plasma 0
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When it comes to maximizing durability while minimizing weight, Marmot's Plasma 0 is an industry favorite, and Marmot has got the awards to prove it. Made of the highest quality, best fill-power goose down available, this bag is rated to 0F and weighs in at just over two pounds. Featuring Pertex Quantum face fabric, its durable enough to resist rips and punctures, while also being highly breathable. Perfect for hiking or backpacking in transition seasons.
The Marmot Plasma 0 is a staff favorite and it's earned enough awards to back up our choice. Made of the highest quality, best fill-power goose down available, this bag is rated to 0degF and weighs in at just over two pounds. EN Tested Insotect Flow(TM) vertical baffle system reduces weight and transfers heat from the core of your body to your extremities Designed to increase thermal value without adding weight Wrap around foot box construction incorporates flow design with Marmot's classic trapezoid shape Full length zipper Insulated draft tube eliminates cold leaks through the zipper Hood draw cord positioned for easy access Insulated collar with easy access cord engineered to close without Velcro and keeps warm air trapped in your bag Velcro(R)-free face muff keeps the drawcord and zipper away from your face Two way zipper sliders for venting and mating of bags Two hang loops on the outside of foot box for airing out your bag Zipper garage
The Marmot Plasma 0 Sleeping Bag weighs in at 2 lbs. 9 oz. (regular length) and is stuffed with 875-fill-power, water-resistant goose down for warmth on cold nights in snow caves and on mountaintops. With a European Norm (EN) lower-limit rating of 5.5degF, the Plasma 0 sleeping bag is suitable for 4-season use when temperatures dip into single digits. Filled with certified, super-lofty, ultralight, 875-fill-power goose down (the largest down cluster with the lowest trace of feather) for an unsurpassed warmth-to weight ratio. Down is treated to resist moisture to maintain warmth; treated down stays drier 10 times longer, maintains 150% more loft and dries 30% faster than untreated down. Pertex(R) Quantum nylon ripstop shell is lightweight, durable and silky soft. Shell is treated with a durable water repellent finish that causes moisture to bead up and roll off. Hood drawcord and insulated collar envelop your head and shoulders in warmth; down gasket face muff lets you cinch the hood snug without it digging into your face. Vertical baffles prevent cold spots by keeping the goose down fully lofted and in place. Down-insulated draft tube backs the 2-way, full-length zipper to keep the cold out. Wrap-around footbox construction reduces down compression; Flow design with the classic trapezoidal foot box shape lets feet move freely and keeps down lofted for warmth. Zipper guard runs the entire length of the draft tube to prevent fabric from getting caught in zipper. Marmot Plasma 0 Sleeping Bag features an ultralight stuff sack and storage bag. European Norm (EN) is an independent third-party temperature rating, allowing accurate comparisons across brands with other EN-rated bags.
Frankly, ultralight cold-weather bags don't come any lighter than the Marmot Plasma 0-Degree Down Sleeping Bag. If 2. 5 pounds seems like a lot to you, just remember that the burrito you ate for lunch yesterday probably weighed more than that, and wouldn't keep you warm nearly as efficiently. The ultralight Plasma's secret, aside from 875-fill goose down, is its vertical Insotect Flow baffle design, which keeps down in place and maximizes the efficiency of the bag, keeping you warmer with less insulation. Of course, down also has to remain dry to function correctly, so both the inside and outside of the rugged Pertex Quantum bag have a DWR coating, and the down itself is treated with Down Defender, the better to maintain loft it does end up slightly soggy. If you read all that and thought "meh", don't worry, there's more--the Plasma has a wrap-around footbox to minimize weight while maximizing warmth for your toes, and insulated draft tube and collar, and a face muff to stop drafts in their sneaky tracks. Toss in the fact that it compresses down to the size of a baby mouse (approximately) and has hang loops to aid with drying and lofting, and it's easy to see why the Plasma's one of the best bags out there.