User Review: Western Mountaineering AlpinLite (Long)
Temperature Rating: 20 degrees
Weight: 2 pounds 2 ounces (6' 6" model)
Price Paid: $425
I love this bag. I've used it in the damp Southeast during fall and most of winter for over two years.
It is conservatively rated, lightweight, packs small, breathes well, and dries quickly. This bag is rated for 20* and will go a little below that for me- an average sleeper.
The bag has continuous baffles, plenty of down for the rating, the baffles loft well and hold the down in position, the zipper and down collar work very well. The zipper is almost full length, the hood closes well - so tightening it up in the cold or opening it for warmer nights is good to go.
The fabric and price are the only downsides. If you really want to shave ounces the fabric is a good trade off, but if you want your investment to last a long time this fabric needs to be treated gently.
The cost - well I think it is overpriced for what it is- but the market bears the price so I had no choice but to pay the big bucks for it. The score of 4 is based on the price - otherwise it would have gotten a 5.
I would recommend it. It is expensive, but it is the best bag I have ever owned in thirty some odd years.