Marmot Plasma 30
Awesome bag for summer, sleeps warm down to temps…
Source: bought via a "pro deal"
Price Paid: $160 pro deal
Awesome bag for summer, sleeps warm down to temps below freezing. Super light, super packable.
- Warm (for temp range)
- Nice cut
- 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.
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The Marmot made waves when they introduced the Plasma 30 Sleeping Bag. Thanks to advancements in fabric, insulation, and design, the Plasma weighs a mere 1.5 pounds. It's the fluffiest minimalist hiking bag on the market. 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 Hood draw cord Insulated collar with easy access cord Velcro(R)-free face muff Two hang loops Zipper garage European Norm (EN) independently rates this bag at 42.4deg F (5.8deg C) Comfort, 33.6deg F (0.9deg C) Lower, 6.1deg F (-14.4deg C) Extreme
Weighing a mere 1 lb. 8 oz. (regular length) and providing warmth down to about 32degF, the Marmot Plasma 30 Sleeping Bag can be carried deep into the mountains on your 3-season backpacking trips. With a European Norm (EN) lower-limit rating of 32.5degF, the Plasma 30 sleeping bag is suitable for 3-season use on lightweight backpacking trips. 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 30 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.
Marmot Plasma 30F 900 Down Sleeping Bag - Regular Size - Left Zipper - Spring 2014
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.