User Review: Slumberjack Kepler +20°F
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $64-ish
Great bag from a good company. Contrary to popular belief, it is warm and the quality merino wool does wick moisture away from your body.
- Merino wool
- Packs small
- No draft collar on the shoulders
- Poor foot box construction
This bag is great. Merino wool is awesome to wick moisture away, and IF the bag does get wet, it dries quick. I've had this bag since spring 2008 and it's still going strong after MUCH use (car camping, backpacking, overnights, etc.).
Folks who complain about sleeping bags not keeping them warm at the rated temp just don't understand how these bags work. They insulate off of your body heat, so if you wear tons of layers of clothes that keep your body heat from reaching the bag, then you might as well not sleep in the bag. In my Kepler I have slept in ~20-30 degree F weather in shorts and a t-shirt with a good sleeping pad for insulation from the ground and been plenty warm. True story.
This bag packs down small, is warm for 3 seasons, is comfortable and just all around great for me. I get excited when I have an excuse to use it.
The only bad things I have to say are the no draft collar on the shoulders and a poor foot box construction. Not deal breakers, and I was aware of them when I bought it, just find myself sometimes saying "Man, I wish..."
Side note, I got this bag on a killer deal from sunnysports.com back in spring 2008