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AlpinLite

rated 5 of 5 stars Great lightweight three-season bag. I bought this bag after taking a nice 30-degree bag on the John Muir Trail in mid-September. We hit some cold weather with nights dipping into the teens. To stay warm, I had to put on every piece of clothing I had and wear it in the sleeping bag. For about 4 oz of additional weight, the Western Mountaineering AlpinLite solved my problem. It is light, super high quality, and fits me great. I got the long version because I am 6'2". One problem I always have with… Full review

HighLite

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This super-lightweight, amazingly compressible, down sleeping bag rated 35 degrees is my go-to bag for just about all of my backpacking trips. While rated at 35 degrees, I'll take it even if it's supposed to get down to 30, and I'll explain that below. I would not take this bag if conditions predicted temps colder than 30 and/or lots and lots of rain. Otherwise, this is a great bag! Since it's a sleeping bag, let's talk about warmth first. I HATE being cold. I like to sleep warm, and I tend to sleep… Full review

Apache MF

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A fabulous bag for summer mountain backpacking. Great 3-season bag. Summary - You can't go wrong with this bag for summer mountain backpacking. Warm with low weight. Anti-snag feature on zipper makes that midnight bathroom run a bit easier. And the way I like to re-hydrate with lots of warm tea after dinner, I cannot say enough about the zipper design. Also the shoulder collar (see pic) which is separate from the hood, does a great job in keeping any cold draft out, and on warmer nights, it can… Full review

Antelope MF

rated 5 of 5 stars One of the highest quality sleeping bags available. Three-season bag that can be used well into early fall or from early spring. Very versatile bag and well worth the price. Introductory comment: This review is different from most of my reviews, in that it is not a review assigned in my capacity as one of the Trailspace Gear Review Corps. Nonetheless, I have included my usual description of the criteria I demand of the product, how I used it, and ways I have found to get the best out of the product. Full review

Bison GWS

rated 5 of 5 stars There's nothing wrong with a little overkill when you're serious about survival. I bought this bag two years ago for dead-of-winter camping in the mountains of East Tennessee and Western North Carolina. I wanted an overkill bag and decided to go all the way. The coldest temps I'm likely to see are maybe -10° on Stratton Bald. The coldest I have actually experienced was around 0° and this bundle of joy handled that with aplomb. I'm 5'9" and bought the regular 6 ft bag.  The zipper is well conceived,… 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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