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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

Everlite 45

rated 5 of 5 stars Great lightweight, adaptable bag. I've used it by itself in warm and muggy summer camping in Northwest Arkansas and in the Black Hills on very cool nights. Love it! I bought this bag in preparation for a week in the Black Hills, South Dakota. It's my first down bag of any weight and I couldn't wait to use it so I snuck away for a weekend in the heat and humidity of Northwest AR. For the first night I really didn't need it till 2-3 a.m. and just used it unzipped as a blanket which it was perfect… Full review


rated 4.5 of 5 stars I absolutely love my HighLite! I call it my cloud because that is what it feels like you are sleeping in :). I think the temperature rating is accurate — I sleep a little cold so I wear extra socks and clothes to bed but works well for my section hikes on the AT. It's amazingly light and packs down so small in a compression sack. When removed from the compression sack it regains all loft with a few shakes. I got the 5'6" size which works great for a petite woman. The HighLite is well made, in… Full review


rated 4 of 5 stars Well constructed, very light and compressible. The bag weighs close to nothing. If you're looking to save weight and have a bomber bag look no further. Western Mountaineering got it right here. I use this bag year round. When hot I just sleep on top of it. The loft is so sweet. You roll it out and it blows up like a balloon. I've had it for a few years and it keeps on ticking. I think I paid $450 for it, but I did the research, knew what I wanted and pulled the trigger. I'm writing this review because… Full review

Bison GWS

rated 5 of 5 stars Incredible quality in materials and craftsmanship. Packs down very small and is very lightweight (under 5 lbs) for its temp rating of -40F. I have no doubt it will live up to its reputation when put to the test. ***FEB. 3, 2015 UPDATE after field testing the Western Mountaineering Bison GWS****** So last night the temps got down to 23F here in Atlanta, so I set up my tent in the back yard and slept in the WM Bison GWS. WOW!!!  AWESOME BAG!!!! I have added a few photos to show the loft of the bag… Full review

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Western Mountaineering Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

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