Western Mountaineering Reviews

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Western Mountaineering MegaLite

rated 5 of 5 stars This larger 3-season down bag can become a 4-season bag. The main selling point for this bag is its larger girth for expanding the comfort range…
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Western Mountaineering VersaLite

rated 5 of 5 stars Warm, light, and super comfy... WM does it right! This is my second WM bag (my first was a summer-oriented Megalite, that I like very much).
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Western Mountaineering MegaLite

rated 5 of 5 stars The MegaLite is an overachieving 30 degree sleeping bag. Its small packed size, wide body, 1 lb 8oz weight, warmth and breathable material make…
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Western Mountaineering HighLite

rated 4.5 of 5 stars As one of the lightest sleeping bags available, the WM Highlite has high quality construction and a unique sewn-through design that enables…
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Western Mountaineering MegaLite

rated 5 of 5 stars Best three-season bag I have ever used. Purchased this sleeping back for a summer canoe trip on the Allagash River in Maine. This packed down…
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Western Mountaineering Tamarak

rated 5 of 5 stars I have this sleeping bag on trial from the local retailer to give him my feedback on its suitability for Australian conditions. First off it…
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Western Mountaineering UltraLite

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight, comfortable bag that's super warm. Highly recommended. I've had this bag for about 6 months and have used it extensively on every…
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Western Mountaineering MegaLite

rated 5 of 5 stars Roomy, light, warm. High quality sleeping bag. Packs small. Was using this bag on couple of trips, one in particular in Utah and Arizona. While…
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Western Mountaineering HighLite

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I really wanted this bag to work out since it was made in the USA and at 16 oz along with small size would make it perfect for lightweight backpacking.
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Western Mountaineering UltraLite

rated 1 of 5 stars The coldest 20-degree bag ever sold I've never been so disappointed in a product.....ANY product by ANY manufacturer. Previously had a nice…
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Western Mountaineering Apache MF

rated 5 of 5 stars Warm, lightweight, compact, and luxurious: this is one of my favorite pieces of gear! The Apache MF was a large investment. At $450 MSRP ($200…
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Western Mountaineering Caribou MF

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight and simple. Over two years in use. Great simple bag. Reliable YKK main zipper. Plenty of room for "squirmers" and side/belly sleepers.
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Western Mountaineering MegaLite

rated 5 of 5 stars Super light, comfortably warm bag has you covered from early spring to early winter. At just 24 ounces the WM MegaLite qualifies as an ultralight…
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Western Mountaineering MegaLite

rated 5 of 5 stars Quality construction, Excellent comfort, roomy and made in the U.S.A. Good to 20 degrees in a tent with light thermals and wool socks. I am…
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Western Mountaineering SummerLite

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the bag, look no further. I read the reviews, and knew this was the bag, but I had to be sure I suppose... I ended up returning the…
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Western Mountaineering Puma GWS

rated 5 of 5 stars If you're not willing to compromise, this is the bag to get. True to its temperature rating, and the GWS shell keeps moisture out while allowing…
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Western Mountaineering AlpinLite

rated 5 of 5 stars This bag works great as a 3-season bag here in Northern MI, and the 20° rating is the REAL thing! I camp every month of the year, both on my…
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Western Mountaineering VersaLite

rated 5 of 5 stars Best bag EVER for shoulder season activities in the Canadian Rockies. I have three WM sleeping bags. I use this bag for shoulder season activities…
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Western Mountaineering AlpinLite

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a premium down sleeping bag. It is a mummy style, but it is a "wide mummy," which I like. It is also very warm, yet light weight. See…
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Western Mountaineering Apache MF

rated 5 of 5 stars The Western Mountaineering Apache is an outstanding all purpose bag. Rated for 15 degree 3 season bag. I tested it on a trip to Jefferson National…
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Western Mountaineering UltraLite

rated 5 of 5 stars I purchased this bag as I found my other high quality down bag -1'C not to warm enough in 4'C temp in my bivy with merinos on. The WM Ultralite…
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Western Mountaineering VersaLite

rated 5 of 5 stars The Best Sleeping bag I have ever owned! Western Mountaineering still makes their stuff in the USA. I have tried many other bags that claim…
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Western Mountaineering SummerLite

rated 4 of 5 stars The SummerLite is a great summer bag.  It's a little light to be a true three-season bag in Oregon.  I wrote a detailed review of the bag…
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Western Mountaineering Bison GWS

rated 5 of 5 stars I got this bag at the end of Feb. 2011. I ordered it with overfill. I can't believe the loft it has, easily a full 12" all the way from head…
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Western Mountaineering Antelope Super MF

rated 5 of 5 stars Great bag, superb workmanship, rather dew and wind-resistant outer fabric. Only gripe is that at 6'1" I sometimes wish I'd bought a long, and…
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Western Mountaineering HotSac VBL

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A very useful 6 oz. to extend temperature rating of Western Mtneering Antelope MF by maybe 10F. I really like how it keeps the down much, much…
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Western Mountaineering Badger Super MF

rated 5 of 5 stars This is an awesome bag. I do a lot of research and trial and error in order to purchase gear. The Badger replaced a Marmot Pinnacle (15f) bag…
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Western Mountaineering Puma Super MF

rated 5 of 5 stars I've taken this bag on many winter camp outs. Along the Utah Wasatch at 0 degrees F and worse. At 0 degrees, I felt like I had to open the bag…
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Western Mountaineering Puma GWS

rated 5 of 5 stars This is without question the best bag I`ve owned. The loft is incredible, also have a LITHIOM 0 that is a good bag but can't touch the PUMA…
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Western Mountaineering Bristlecone Super MF

rated 5 of 5 stars Once you go Western you won't go back. This is by far the most comfortable bag I have ever owned. I have slept in 20 below with a BA pad and…
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Western Mountaineering AlpinLite

rated 4 of 5 stars I love this bag. I've used it in the damp Southeast during fall and most of winter for over two years. It is conservatively rated, lightweight,…
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Western Mountaineering Caribou MF

rated 5 of 5 stars For a warm weather bag, it's pretty much perfect. I can't think of a single complaint I have with the bag after hundreds of nights in it. It's…
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Western Mountaineering MegaLite

rated 5 of 5 stars Have used this bag for several years and it's still going strong. It's the standard I use for a light, quality-made, and a not overly constricting…
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Western Mountaineering VersaLite

rated 5 of 5 stars You will not find a better bag in this temp rating category! Super comfy .. Extremely well made .. super light .. super compressible and good…
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Western Mountaineering UltraLite

rated 1 of 5 stars I have a lot of bags... This is the worst one. All my bags the temperature rating tends to be conservative, but in this WM bag the rating is…
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Western Mountaineering Hooded Aspen MF

rated 5 of 5 stars See my review of the Sycamore (it is the exact same bag just renamed).
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Western Mountaineering Sycamore MF

rated 5 of 5 stars This bag is like sleeping in a cloud. It is semirectangular to give people like me who hate mummy bags a little extra room. It is extremely…
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Western Mountaineering Bison Super DL

rated 5 of 5 stars I just got a Bison GWS 6'6" from Travel Country Outdoors out of Orlando and this bag rocks. I had requested an overfill as well. There is no…
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Western Mountaineering VersaLite

rated 5 of 5 stars I purchased this bag because I was tired of being cold and the sales person at Midwest Mountaineering said that this was the bag to buy. I also…
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Western Mountaineering AlpinLite Super

rated 3 of 5 stars This bag is not what it is said to be with warmth. I got stuck in a storm on the AT and it did not perform to its temperature rating. The weather…
 
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Western Mountaineering Bison Super DL

I rated the bag useless due the fact it must have slipped by quality checks in the factory. The hood was flat, almost devoid of fill, the top…
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Western Mountaineering Alder

rated 5 of 5 stars I'm a "wide body" and I don't sleep well when my legs are constricted. This bag was a good choice for me, enough to use as a comforter in warm…
 
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Western Mountaineering SummerLite

rated 1.5 of 5 stars Purchased a Western Mountaineering Summerlite as light bag for backpacking. It is indeed very lightweight and well put together. But major drawbacks:…
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Western Mountaineering Bison Super DL

rated 5 of 5 stars A great bag. Used multiple times in the Canadian Ski Marathon where you have to bivy in the Quebec woods in Feb. Spent comfortable nights in…
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Western Mountaineering Bristlecone Super MF

rated 5 of 5 stars This is hands down the best bag I've owned. I'm a big guy as well and it is extremely comfortable and warm down to 15 below. It can be used…
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Western Mountaineering Badger Super MF

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Very happy with this purchase. Very light and roomy. I'm a little over 6'and 230 lbs. so I paid close attention to the sizing (girth and foot…
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Western Mountaineering UltraLite

rated 5 of 5 stars I use a WM Antelope for fall and early winter camping and the UltraLite for everything else. Lightest and warmest 20 degree bag I've ever experienced.
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Western Mountaineering UltraLite Super

rated 1.5 of 5 stars I got the 6' version. There is one size shorter and one size taller. I got this sleeping bag so I can put together an ultra light backpack gear.
 
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Western Mountaineering Puma Super DL

rated 5 of 5 stars Bought this bag in college about 13 yrs ago; best money I've ever spent, and I've spent a lot of it ;) This bag is absolutely bullet-proof and…
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Western Mountaineering Antelope Super MF

rated 5 of 5 stars Western Mountaineering should be at the top of anybody's list when looking for sleeping bags. They aren't the cheapest, but as always you get…
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Western Mountaineering AlpinLite Super

rated 5 of 5 stars This bag is superb! I am a very restless sleeper, tossing and turning all night long. My previous bag did not allow me to turn without a major…
 
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Western Mountaineering Cloudrest

rated 5 of 5 stars The Western Mountaineering Cloudrest was named Trailspace's Pick for Backpacking Comfort in our “Backpacking and Camping Pillow Comparison.”…
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Western Mountaineering Puma Super MF

rated 5 of 5 stars I purchased this bag to replace a Wiggy Ultima Thule, which I froze in at 20f (above zero). This past year we spent 12 nights in temperatures…
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Western Mountaineering Puma Super DL

rated 5 of 5 stars This bag works really well for brutally cold conditions. I originally purchased this bag about 5 years ago, looking to replace a 5 degree North…
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Western Mountaineering SummerLite

rated 5 of 5 stars I used the bag for the first time backpacking in northern Minnesota in the fall. I decided to bring this bag based on weather forcasts predicting…
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Western Mountaineering Kodiak SDL

rated 5 of 5 stars I tried a variety of cold-weather sleeping bags, North Face, Rab, Mountain Hardwear, etc. And now, I finally have a Western Mountaineering Kodiak…
 
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Western Mountaineering Pod 30

rated 3 of 5 stars This bag is an interesting attempt at compromise between weight and warmth. It is very light. Mine weighs in right at 16 oz in its stuff sack.
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Western Mountaineering Caribou MF

rated 5 of 5 stars What can I say about Western Mountaineering, I first heard about these products through an online talk group and I must say I'm impressed. To…
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Western Mountaineering Pod 15

rated 4 of 5 stars I picked this bag to take to Argentina backpacking in the Andes. Firstly, the bag is way puffy all up and down on the top but the bag has no…
 
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Western Mountaineering Bristlecone Super MF

rated 5 of 5 stars I purchased this wonderful bag for my son who is 6'2" tall and weighs 225. He loves it, but never gets to use it because I'm using it. I have…
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Western Mountaineering MegaLite

rated 5 of 5 stars Overall a good sleepinging bag. Very light, comfortable, and compactable. But, if you are looking at buying this bag check out the North Face…
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Western Mountaineering Antelope Super MF

rated 5 of 5 stars Western Mountaineering sleeping bags are simply the best. In October of 2002 I went to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in the Upper Peninsula…
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Western Mountaineering Apache Super MF

rated 5 of 5 stars This is truly an excellent bag. Far warmer than its temperature rating. Indeed as mentioned by "Roger," the loft is 7 inches at this bag. It…
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Western Mountaineering Apache Super MF

rated 5 of 5 stars Western Mountaineering LIED! They claim 6 inches of loft, it's more like 7… This is the most amazing bag as far as weight, warmth, and overall…
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Western Mountaineering UltraLite

rated 5 of 5 stars Just got mine used and I'm super impressed. So light, well made, a bit tight at five nine, one fifty five. It's my new three-season bag. The…
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Western Mountaineering Badger

rated 5 of 5 stars Okay, I love nice bags and would not have bought a Badger except the price was sooo great. I thought I would be swimming in it, but it's not…
 
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Western Mountaineering Antelope Super MF

rated 4 of 5 stars Best bag manufacturer anywhere. Only complaint about the bag is that fits like a pair of Levi's right out of the dryer. I like room to move…
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Western Mountaineering MegaLite

rated 5 of 5 stars I used this bag in late September at Mt Columbia in Colorado. Temps diped below 15 degrees and all was well with my fleece on. Using the bag…
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Western Mountaineering Iroquois

rated 5 of 5 stars Love it. I have used it down to 28 degrees wearing fleece inside but it was a tad cool. Suggest 40 degrees minimum - I think that's its rating.
 
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Western Mountaineering MityLite

rated 4 of 5 stars A good bag for its intended use: 40 degree evenings. If it's a bit colder outside than that, you might want a baffled design sleeping bag. If…
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Western Mountaineering HighLite

rated 5 of 5 stars amazing bag. highly specialized fringe product. not for everyone. under one pound and small enough to fit in a fanny pack!! 1/2 zipper. combination…
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Western Mountaineering Badger

rated 5 of 5 stars This is an excellent bag. It is oversized in the shoulder and chest areas, so it is a good choice for bigger guys. The shell fabric has done…
 
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Western Mountaineering Apache Super DL

rated 5 of 5 stars This bag is the perfect fit, no joke. Sometimes I doubt these reviews because they always seem so positive. But this is a great bag, perhaps…
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Western Mountaineering Antelope Super MF

rated 4 of 5 stars I've been hiking with this bag for the last 3 weeks with nightime temps. ranging from 10 f to 35 f. On the colder nights I was warm enough without…
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Western Mountaineering Antelope Super MF

rated 5 of 5 stars Just a great bag. I sleep cold and have used the bag to 15 with no tent, slept in skivvies. No problem, warm as toast, and was dry after a dusting…
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Western Mountaineering Puma Super DL

rated 4 of 5 stars A great bag with immaculate build quality, a ton of loft, double draft tubes and a comfortable hood. Haven't exposed it to anything colder than…
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Western Mountaineering MegaLite

rated 5 of 5 stars Nearly $300 for a mild temperature bag? R U nuts? Not when were talking about this baby. For late spring to early fall backpacking (or even…
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Western Mountaineering Apache Super MF

rated 5 of 5 stars I used this bag for my hike of the Appalachian Trail back in 1998. Did the job perfectly. On the first two nights of my trip, the temp dropped…
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Western Mountaineering HighLite

rated 4 of 5 stars I already had a sturdy Polarguard for colder temperatures, but it is bulky for most of my hiking in Florida. I chose this bag because it was…
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Western Mountaineering MityLite

rated 5 of 5 stars Unparalleled design and construction. It's like "old world" craftsmanship has suddenly reappeared manifest in the modern manufacture of sleeping…
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Western Mountaineering MityLite

rated 5 of 5 stars I am a cold sleeper and after 2 nights at 41F I know it's rating is good. I got it particularly because of the zippers. It works well in any…
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Western Mountaineering Antelope

rated 5 of 5 stars I am not sure what model this bag is sense I purchased it in 1980. However, in looking at the most recent WM catalog it shares similar features…
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Western Mountaineering Big Horn Super MF

rated 4 of 5 stars Was out Saturday at 7 below and was WARM all night. (And isn't that the real function of a winter bag?) Not cheap, but fits in my sleeping bag…
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Western Mountaineering -40° mummy

rated 4 of 5 stars FREAKING WARM, FREAKING LIGHT, FRICKING EXPENSIVE!
 
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Western Mountaineering UltraLite

rated 5 of 5 stars WM makes a great bag. The ultralight series is pretty amazing, makes you feel warm just pulling it from the stuff sack. It keeps me warm at…
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Western Mountaineering Antelope Super MF

rated 5 of 5 stars Probably the only piece of gear I ever bought that wasn't on sale. Probably my favorite piece of gear and maybe the best value. Workmanship…
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Western Mountaineering Antelope Super MF

rated 5 of 5 stars Outstanding bag. The difference between WM's down and others I've used is tremendous. It drapes over your body, but doesn't feel like it weighs…
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Western Mountaineering Antelope Super DL

rated 5 of 5 stars After months and months of doing my research and trying bags from just about every reputable high-end manufacturer, I decided on the WM Antelope…
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Western Mountaineering HighLite

rated 5 of 5 stars People might call me nuts, but I haven't used the Highlite at or above its temp rating yet. I've been using it from 28 to 40F on every trip.
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Western Mountaineering Puma Super DL

rated 4 of 5 stars Not fully tested yet under very cold conditions, but at 15F.... Just roomy enough to be warm and comfortable. I can flop side to side without…
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Western Mountaineering Antelope Super MF

rated 5 of 5 stars Buy this bag... felt warm and cosy from quebec (winter camping in march) to the everest base camp. Nothing could compare to this bag stuffability…
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Western Mountaineering Big Horn Super DL

rated 5 of 5 stars I would give up my truck before I gave up this bag! I intentionally bivy on the coldest, nastiest nights winter can throw at us in the White…
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Western Mountaineering Apache Super MF

rated 5 of 5 stars Well, same as my old camp trails pack, the no-name synthetic bag I'd had since high school just wasn't cutting it anymore, so I saved up (by…
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Western Mountaineering Iroquois

rated 5 of 5 stars The quality of this bag is outstanding. When the box first came by UPS, I thought it must be empty, it was so light. It packs down very, very…
 
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Western Mountaineering Kodiak Super DL

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a serious cold weather bag, nominally rated to -5F. Mine is the 6'6" version, with a four ounce overfill, which probably brings the…
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Western Mountaineering Iroquois

rated 5 of 5 stars This is by far the most beautiful bag I've ever seen. The fact that it weighs a pound and a half makes it even nicer. The bag is not baffled,…
 
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Western Mountaineering Antelope Super

rated 5 of 5 stars I have loved this bag since my first backcountry ski tour with it. Perhaps a little pricey, but well worth the money knowing that I will never…
 
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Western Mountaineering NorthLite Super

rated 5 of 5 stars I love this bag! It is very light and compressible because of the light 1.2oz ripstop fabric and quality down but lofts up to a full 8" at the…
 
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Western Mountaineering UltraLite

rated 5 of 5 stars This incredibly light bag is super warm, and compact. I think it's THE summer bag to own, especially if you usually camp in dry climates. Very…
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Western Mountaineering Apache Super MF

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the best three season bag I've ever owned. Compresses to the size of a volleyball and has a COMFORTABLE temp range of 50? to 10F. Granted,…
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