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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 using insulated sleeping clothes. As the Megalite comes from WM it has no left side baffle. This is to allow one to shake down to the top or bottom depending on expected night temperatures. I purchased the Megalite after being very disappointed with the lack of loft in a Mountain Hardwear Phantom 32 bag. I have have slept comfortably (with all my summer… Full review

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). I needed a bag with some extra warmth for colder conditions. I purchased the Versalite and used it for the first time during a week long fall hike around the Tetons. Weather forecast was iffy (trip was squeezed between two storm fronts). In the end, I had everything, rain, sun, snow, and wind, so was glad I had the beefier bag! Compared to the Megalite, the… Full review

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 it perfect for me to use in fall and spring hikes in the Appalachians and most of the year here in Alabama. I have used this sleeping bag on three trips in Alabama and four section hikes on the Appalachian Trail. Temperatures have ranged from 28 to 60 degrees at night on these trips. I use a Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest or a Thermarest NeoAir Trekker sleeping… Full review

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 it to compress into a 5.5 liter stuff sack and then regain full loft for a comfortable night’s sleep into the mid-30s. It is a great choice for someone wanting ultra-light and still have a full sleeping bag. In my pursuits to lighten the load carried for long distance treks, I came across the Highlite and was immediately drawn in by the overall weight. At… Full review

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 far more than a 30 degree REI bag and a 40 degree North Face synthetic bag.  The temps did not go below 40 degrees, but the humidity and rain made it feel cooler at night.  Have used this bag on several other Boy Scout outings and have enjoyed the warm and additional space it provides.  Full review

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Western Mountaineering Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

Q&A: Who Makes the Longest Sleeping Bags?
Read your article on Trailspace about sleeping bags, which gave a mention to extra-long bags. Any idea who makes the longest? Read more
December 13, 2006

Choosing a Lightweight Summer Bag
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August 4, 2006

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