MontBell U.L. Super Spiral Down Hugger #3

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Specs

regular long
Weight 1 lb 5 oz / 600 g 1 lb 8 oz / 680 g
Fill weight 10 oz / 280 g 11 oz / 310 g
Temperature rating 30 F / -1.1 C 30 F / -1.1 C
Fill 800 fill-power down 800 fill-power down
Shape mummy mummy
Max user height 6 ft 0 in / 180 cm 6 ft 6 in / 200 cm
Shoulder girth 53 - 75 in / 130 - 190 cm 57 - 81 in / 140 - 210 cm
Knee girth 44 - 62 in / 110 - 160 cm 47 - 67 in / 120 - 170 cm
Price $294.00 USD $314.00 USD

Reviews

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Lightweight bag that's best for fall backpacking,…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $199 USD (on sale)

Summary

Lightweight bag that's best for fall backpacking, although you can definitely stretch the usage of this versatile bag.

Pros

  • Super light
  • Awesome fit
  • Full body zip

Cons

  • Fabric is kinda sticky to the touch
  • Entry/exit is kinda weird

As with all Montbell products, there are no bells and whistles. They include what you need and leave off all the frills. This bag is a perfect example of that mentality. 

Montbell states that the temperature specs for the bag are: 40°F/ 4°C (Comfort), 30°F/ -1°C (Lower Limit), 3°F/ -16°C (Extreme). The bag stays true to its 30° temperature rating. With a liner and the right clothing, I've stretched this bag's rating down into the mid 20s. But as for the 30° rating, this bag certainly does its job.

I am 6'0'' and I ordered the Regular and I fit perfectly in this bag. Any taller though, and you would have a problem fitting. As with any mummy-style bag, you are usually cramped for leg and foot room, but Montbell has kept the bag super light but also spacious feeling. I don't ever find myself moving my feet around to get a good fit. I also have super wide shoulders but am not squished. It honestly feels like they've personally molded this bag to my body.

Entry and exit is relatively easy. It has a full zip with the option of the zip being on the right or left. The only problem I have entry-wise is the fact that its hard to zip up the bag all the way and then put your arms back into the bag. You can remedy this by using the inside zipper to zip yourself in.

Moisture protection is great. haven't ever woken up wet in this bag, although I have woken up to dew ON the bag due to a poorly ventilated tent. It has not soaked through. It is coated with Polkatex Durable Water Repellant.

The bag packs down to an amazingly small 5.5'' x 11''! You are hard pressed to find a smaller packed sleeping bag. It comes with a cotton stuff sack and a nylon stuff sack with cinches. The goose down the bag is filled with puffs up like a marshmallow when you take it out of the stuff sack. 

I have used this bag in mostly fall weather as it's too warm to even consider using it during the summer or late spring. I have also used this bag while it's snowing and down into the mid 20s with success and warmth. It has been with my on two 80-mile treks on the AT, 33.4 miles in the Cohutta Wilderness and 42 miles in the Smokies in the late fall. It has held up well over all this time of having it (about a year now).

Manufacturer's Description

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Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

A great combination of high quality goose down, light weight materials, and the supreme comfort of the Super Spiral-Stretch System. SUPER SPIRAL-STRETCHTMSYSTEM (Pat. Pending) MontBell has adapted a classic tailor's trick by integrating a woven fabric "cut on the bias". By orienting the fabric's warp and weft threads at 45 degrees to most major seam lines the sleeping bag becomes more fluid or elastic in nature. Additionally, coiled or crimped fibers are used in the fabric weave to capitalize on their inherent stretch properties. To create an even more comfortable system we utilize an elastic stitch technique to create small "gathers" in the quilting. By combining this stretchy fabric, strategic seam orientation, and the elasticized gathers we offer unrivaled fit and comfort. These innovations allow the sleeping bag to stretch with you as you change positions throughout the night, drawing the insulation closer to your body and eliminating drafty dead spaces. Keep body heat inside your sleeping bag, where it belongs. 800Fill Power Goose Down 12-denier Ballistic Airlight Elite water-repellent performance Size: R/ZIP/ L/ZIP Color: BASM(Balsam) Weight: 1 lb. 5 oz. Max User Height: 6 ft. Inside Shoulder Girth: 53"~75" Inside Knee Girth: 44"~62" Stuffed Size: 5.5" x 10.9" LONG SPECS - Max User Height: 6 ft. 6 in. Inside Shoulder Girth: 57 ~81 Inside Knee Girth: 47 ~67 Stuffed Size: 5.9 x 11.7 Color: BASM(Balsam) Weight: 1 lb. 8 oz. Fill Weight: 11 oz.

- Vargo Outdoors

Free Shipping. MontBell U.L. Super Spiral Down Hugger 30 Degree Sleeping Bag DECENT FEATURES of the Montbell U.L. Super Spiral Down Hugger 30 Degree Sleeping Bag Super Spiral Stretch System Multi-Tube Construction with Flow Gate technology Draw cord for face hole adjustment 67in. mating right and left hand zippers Auto Locking Zipper to limit zipper in.slipin. during the night Single insulated zipper draft tube Tapered, bias stretch stuff sack for easier packing Cotton storage sack included The SPECS of the Montbell U.L. Super Spiral Down Hugger 30 Degree Sleeping Bag Weight: 1 lb 6 oz Fill Weight: 11.0 oz Temperature Rating: Comfort: 40deg F / 4deg C Lower Limit: 30deg F / -1deg C Extreme: 3deg F / 16deg C Zipper: Right / Left Maximum User Height: 6' Inside Shoulder Girth: 53in.~75in. Inside Knee Girth: 44in.~62in. Stuffed Size: 5.5in. x 10.9in. Fabric: 800 Fill Power Goose Down 12-denier Ballistic Air light Nylon 100 wash rated Polkatex Durable Water Repellant OVERSIZE ITEM: We cannot ship this product by any expedited shipping method (3-Day, 2-Day or Next Day). Even if you pick that option, it will still go Ground Shipping. Sorry for being so mean. ALL CLIMBING SALES ARE FINAL. This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us. We cannot ship MontBell products outside the United States or Canada. Sorry about everything.

- Moosejaw

The Montbell U.L. Super Spiral Down Hugger #3 is a feather light summer bag. Super Spiral Stretch allows this mummy to perform like a bigger (and heavier) sleeping bag. Phenomenal stretch allows you to change positions, even sit crossed legged, while minimizing chilly dead air pockets by drawing the insulation closer to your body Super Spiral Stretch System offers even more stretch than the Spiral, in addition to orienting the fabric 's warp and weft threads at a 45deg angle, the Super Spiral utilizes an elastic stitch technique to create small ''gathers'' in the quilting Sprawling or claustrophobic sleepers will find refuge in the elasticity of this mummy bag Multi-box Construction with Flow Gate(TM) partitions ensure even heat distribution, limit down migration and add to the overall life of the bag Polkatex(TM) 100 wash rated DWR finish keeps drink spills or humidity from ruining your trip 2-way full-length (67 in) zippers allow the bag to be used as a blanket or joined with another MontBell bag Draft tube flap prevents air from exiting through the zipper Tapered, bias stretch stuff sack offers easy packing Cotton storage sack included Reg - 6'0'' Long - 6'6'' European Norm (EN) independently rates this bag at 40F/ 4C (Comfort), 30F/ -1C (Lower), 3F/ -16C (Extreme)

- OMCgear

MontBell has adapted a classic tailor's trick by integrating a woven fabric "cut on the bias". By orienting the fabric's warp and weft threads at 45 degrees to most major seam lines the sleeping bag becomes more fluid or elastic in nature. Additionally, coiled or crimped fibers are used in the fabric weave to capitalize on their inherent stretch properties. To create an even more comfortable system we utilize an elastic stitch technique to create small "gathers" in the quilting. By combining this stretchy fabric, strategic seam orientation, and the elasticized gathers we offer unrivaled fit and comfort. These innovations allow the sleeping bag to stretch with you as you change positions throughout the night, drawing the insulation closer to your body and eliminating drafty dead spaces. Keep body heat inside your sleeping bag, where it belongs.

- CampSaver.com

MontBell U.L. Super Spiral Down Hugger #3

MSRP:
$294.00

The MontBell U.L. Super Spiral Down Hugger #3 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen April 14, 2014 at Moosejaw.

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