MontBell U.L. Super Stretch Down Hugger #5
At first I didn't see the need to own a super light…
Fill: 800 fill down (90% goose down, 10% goose feather)
Temperature Rating: 40 deg Farenheight
Weight: 18 ounces
Price Paid: $200
At first I didn't see the need to own a super light sleeping bag. After moving to Northern Virginia and spending a few warm summer nights in the wilderness, my 3lb+ 15 degree sleeping was too hot and uncomfortable to sleep in.
After doing a lot of research and finding the best deal, I came across the MontBell U.L. S.S. Hugger. Before I even hit the trail, I was extremely impressed by the stuff size. This sleeping bag is literally the size of a Nalgene 32 oz water bottle, about 1/6 the size of my 15 degree bag.
After a long humid hike to the camp site, I had my first night in the Hugger. The temperature was a steady 65 degrees. I slept great; not too hot or too cold.
It is thinner for obvious reasons, so having a comfy sleeping pad is a must. I use a Z-Rest which is perfect for myself, but would recommend an air mattress for those who aren't comfortable sleeping on rocky/bumpy ground.
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Count on the MontBell U.L. Super Stretch Hugger #5 40 Degree Down Sleeping Bag to help reduce pack weight for long backpacking trips in mild conditions, or fast and light summer excursions. You'll appreciate this 800-fill down summer sleeping bag's 1lb 2oz weight when you're through-hiking the Appalachian Trail. MontBell used stretch seams to ensure a close fit minus the dead air space. The Super Stretch Hugger's Multi-Box baffled construction eliminates cold spots, and the bottom baffle seals off to provide short backpackers a better fit.
The Montbell U.L. Super Stretch Down Hugger #3 : MontBell’s world patented Super Stretch™ System provides a night’s sleep unlike any other. Durable elastic stitching in the baffles of the sleeping bag provide unmatched freedom of movement while simultaneously drawing the insulation closer to your body minimizing dead space to be heated throughout the night. Montbell U.L. Super Stretch Down Hugger #3 Features: Super Stretch™ System Multi-Box Construction: engineered to maximize the warmth of the insulating material. Partitions have been created inside each baffle to more effectively distribute the down and limit migration. Neck Adjuster: a drawstring adjusts fit around neck Draft Tube: a single draft tube prevents air from circulating through the zipper Foot Adjuster: a drawstring has been added to the last baffle, allowing the user increased adjustability. Auto Locking Zipper: a locking mechanism has been integrated to limit zipper “slip” during the night. Cotton sack included Compare Sleeping Bag Specs. Best viewed in 1280x1024 Click to enlarge Shape: Size: Rating: Loft: Fill: Inside Girth: (shoulder/ hip/foot) Fill Wt.: Total Wt.: Mummy Regular (5'10") 30 o n/a 800 Fill Down 53.2”–70.9”/42.8”–57.1” 10 oz. 1 lb. 7 oz. Mummy Long (6'4") 30 o n/a 800 Fill Down 56.7”–75.6”/47.3”–63” 11 oz. 1 lb. 9 oz.