Mountain Hardwear Ratio 45

Reviews

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Very good warm weather bag. It packs down small, and…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $100

Summary

Very good warm weather bag. It packs down small, and has good loft for a lightweight summer bag. The zipper only allows it to be used as a quilt for one, as it doesn't extend to the bottom of the bag.

Pros

  • Relatively low weight
  • Packability
  • Mesh storage bag included

Cons

  • A bit pricey without the discount for 650 down
  • Zipper could be longer

Purchased this bag deeply discounted at $100; the regular retails for $199 and the long for $219. As of June 2017 it is still available with big discounts on many websites.

I sleep warm, so this bag allows me to sleep comfortably down to 40 degrees in wool 150 weight base layer shirt and long johns.

I have the Ratio 45 long left zipper, and I carry it in a Sea to Summit XS eVent dry compression sack. 

Below: the Ratio 45 packed in dry compression bag, and the Ratio 45 being removed from dry compression bag.

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The bag is a summer bag. It weighs in at less than two pounds (the long comes in at 1 lb 11 oz). It is available in left or right zipper. I chose left because the door on my Kelty Gunnison 1.3 is on that side.

0616170006a_HDR.jpgAbove is the Ratio in its mesh storage sack.

This is my late spring/early fall bag. I use The North Face Aleutian 55 in hot weather when I know I will be sweating in the morning; it is synthetic and therefore allows for machine washing. My cold weather bag is the Kelty Cosmic down 21.

The bag is well made with good loft.

I would recommend it for backpacking in warm weather when carrying a true three season bag provides too much insulation to sleep comfortably.

Alicia TRAILSPACE STAFF

Thanks for the review, Jerry. Do you think the Ratio's temp rating is accurate?


11 months ago

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