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rated 5 of 5 stars Warm and comfy to 30°, survival rating to much lower. I thru hiked the AT with this bag, starting in April and ending in October. I saw snow, ice, hail, frost, to temperatures of 110°. When it was cold I only recall being chilly once, and it was getting caught at high altitude in the Smokies in a storm. When it was hot the bag was used as a pillow or pad top, but even in the hot humid Appalachian summers it gets chilly sometimes in those hollows and sometimes I would zip it up in summer. The only… Full review


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


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


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


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

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Western Mountaineering Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

Q&A: Who Makes the Longest Sleeping Bags?
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December 13, 2006

Choosing a Lightweight Summer Bag
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August 4, 2006


Western Mountaineering
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San Jose, CA 95112

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