User Review: Western Mountaineering AlpinLite
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $300?
This bag works great as a 3-season bag here in Northern MI, and the 20° rating is the REAL thing!
- True to rated temperature
- Generous shoulders
- Light weight
- When drawn tight, the strings around the hood hang in your face
- No pocket
I camp every month of the year, both on my own and with the Boy Scouts. I have used this sleeping bag, primarily in Northern Michigan, for the past 3 years.
It works great as a 3-season bag here, and the 20° rating is a REAL rating when used with a quality ground pad. I have been in the low 20s several times without noticing any cold spots, and is easily vented when the temperatures soar into the 70s.
The shoulders and footbox are generous, by mummy standards, and the draft tubes are well placed. There is very little down "bleed", and it is fairly easy to pull the occasional feather poking through back into the bag. The nylon is lightweight but not nearly as fragile as others I have seen.
Opposing full length zippers make venting as well as getting in and out easy. I am 5'10" tall, and use the 6'0" bag.