Marmot Plasma 30

2 reviews
5-star:   2
4-star:   0
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

Specs

Regular Long
Weight 1 lb 6.44 oz / 636 g 1 lb 7.86 oz / 676 g
Fill Weight 10.41 oz / 295 g 11.82 oz / 335 g
Sizes 6 ft 0 in 6 ft 6 in
Main Material 10 Denier 100% Nylon Micro Ripstop DWR 0.8 oz / yd 10 Denier 100% Nylon Micro Ripstop DWR 0.8 oz / yd
Lining Material 10 Denier 100% Nylon Micro Ripstop DWR 0.8 oz / yd 10 Denier 100% Nylon Micro Ripstop DWR 0.8 oz / yd
Insulation Material 900+ Fill Power Goose Down 900+ Fill Power Goose Down
Price $419.00 USD $439.00 USD

Reviews

1

Awesome bag for summer, sleeps warm down to temps…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought via a "pro deal"
Price Paid: $160 pro deal

Summary

Awesome bag for summer, sleeps warm down to temps below freezing. Super light, super packable.

Pros

  • Light
  • Warm (for temp range)
  • Nice cut

Cons

  • High price

Awesome bag for summer, sleeps warm down to temps below freezing. Super light, super packable. It is nice to have a draft collar on a 30 degree bag. The fit is nice too, a lot of minimalist bags are claustrophobic. This bag has a full length zipper and I sleep well in it (I'm 6'1" 220).  

I've used it all over the Rockies, mostly just the summertime, but a few nights it got below freezing and I was totally warm. The bag breathes well, one night didn't get below 50 and I was not overheating.  

All in all I'm very happy.  I was hesitant to use a 30 degree bag for a long time because I don't like being cold, but once I switched, I won't add the 2lbs I'm saving back into my pack any time soon.  

0

Super bag, very warm to below freezing. High price…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: pro deal

Summary

Super bag, very warm to below freezing. High price very worth it.

Pros

  • Very warm
  • Comfortable
  • Packs small
  • Light
  • Shoulder collar
  • Full zip
  • Zipper works great

Cons

  • Price

I call this bag the inferno. I bought the Plasma for its weight and its EN rating. I was surprised to find that it was very warm. I use the bag April to October with a variety of thermal underwear and very seldom zip it up all the way in the summer.

I consider myself a middle of the road sleeper for temperature. The only time I recall being cold was in a blizzard when the temperature went to the mid twenties (24 degrees with midweight thermals). Two chemical heat packs about 3 a.m. in the morning brought the temperature to very comfortable inside the bag in minutes.

The Plasma has a wonderful fit for an active sleeper. The zipper works well, only snagging occasionally, making it very easy to get in or out. No need to compress this bag. You can stuff it quite small without a compression sack and the 900 fill is very lofty after stuffing. 

This bag is well made and Marmot has figured out how to keep the down in the bag. The exterior material feels and looks delicate, but appears to be quite hardy. The Plasma is one of my favorite bags and my first choice for most trips.

I cannot think of a negative expect the price, and considering what I got for my money I would not hesitate to buy another one.

Manufacturer's Description

Visit Marmot's Plasma 30 page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Weighing a mere 1 lb. 8 oz. (regular length) and providing warmth down to about 32F, the Marmot Plasma 30 Sleeping Bag can be carried deep into the mountains on your 3-season backpacking trips.

- REI

The Marmot Plasma 30 Sleeping Bag is an amazing 2 season bag that is ultralight and designed to be the most evolved sleeping system on Earth. Pertex(C) fabric forms a breathable water-resistant barrier to protect against the elements. The 875+ fill-power goose down has been updated with a Down Defender treatment offering an extra level of moisture protection.The Plasma uses Insotect Flow vertical baffles, which help bring heat to the wrap-around footbox. Certified 875 fill power down Down Defender to Improve Water-Resistance in Wet Conditions EN tested Two Way Zipper Sliders Heat bump draft tube Hood draw cord positioned for easy access Insotect Flow Vertical Baffle System Reduces Weight and Transfers Heat from the Core of Your Body to Your Extremities Velcro -free Face Muff Wrap Around Foot Box Construction Incorporates Flow Design with Marmot's Classic Trapezoid Shape Stretch tricot baffles provide ultimate strength, durability and bag life Stuff and storage sack included Two hang loops

- OMCgear

Marmot Plasma 30F 900 Down Sleeping Bag Regular Size Left Zipper End your day of hiking or exploration in the Marmot Plasma 30F 900 Down Sleeping Bag Regular Size Left Zipper to get a good night's sleep before the next day's adventure. It's so lightweight you'll hardly notice it even during this most grueling climbs. But don't let its breezy, yet durable Pertex Quantum fabric fool you. Even your extremities will stay toasty warm with the Isotect flow vertical baffle system. You won't have to worry about clumped, uneven down even during a rainstorm in this year's newest enhancement, Down Defender, which improves water resistance. The Marmot Plasma 30F 900 Down Sleeping Bag - Regular Size Left Zipper is a reliable bag even when your environment isn't.

- SunnySports

Don't panic--you didn't forget to pack a sleeping bag. The Marmot Plasma 30 Sleeping Bag is just so compact and lightweight that it may feel like you left it at home. It's not designed for Arctic expeditions, but for summer and moderate shoulder-season trips; its super-high-loft 875-fill down will keep you plenty warm without slowing you down or taking up space in your pack. The insulation's also been treated with Down Defender to improve its water-resistance, and the tough-but-ultralight Pertex Quantum shell has internal and external DWR coatings as well, to shed water and keep your down as fluffy as the day you bought it. It would be tough to make a bag with a traditional design this light, but the Plasma uses Insotect Flow vertical baffles, which help direct heat to the wrap-around footbox, keeping your toes warm without the need for extra down. Leaking and drafts are minimized, too, with help from the insulated draft tube, collar, and face muff, so you don't have to deal with cold air sneaking into your bag and ruining your night.

- Backcountry.com