Western Mountaineering Antelope
Fill: 750+ fill down
Temperature Rating: 0 F degrees?
Weight: Just under 3lbs
Price Paid: don't remember
I am not sure what model this bag is sense I purchased it in 1980. However, in looking at the most recent WM catalog it shares similar features such as weight, loft, super collar, dual draft tubes and dimensions of the Antelope Super, save for the MF/DL shell (mine has a taffeta shell). The bag continues to deliver 20+ years after the purchase. The bag has maintained its original loft even after numerous washings. I haven't experienced a night where I was chilled in the bag. However, I have been overheated on a number of occasions during warm summer nights. I have primarily used the bag in the Sierra in winter, spring and fall.
The construction, materials and craftsmanship of the bag is superior to and other bag manufacture I have seen (this includes bags by Feathered Friends, and Intergral Designs, both of which make superb bags as well). You simple cannot go wrong with a bag made by Western Mountaineering. They are expensive but as others have mentioned in these reviews you get what you pay for. I am confident had I purchased a lower quality bag for less money that I would've had to buy several new bags over the last 20 years which would have added up to much more than what I paid for my WM. Do your due diligence and you will arrive at the same conclusion. Over and out!
Fill: 700+ fill down
Temperature Rating: 10 F
Weight: 2 lbs
Price Paid: $330
An excelent bag. I love it. Compresses easily, lofts quickly and is extremely comfortable. I have used this bag at 14,000 feet in late fall and was still very warm. It is roomy but not so much that you can't easily warm it up.
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Ideal for cold weather in the backcountry, the Western Mountaineering Antelope 5? features roomy shoulder girth, high-loft down fill, and a weather-resistant shell.
Western Mountaineering 6'0 Antelope MF 5 DegWhen the Sierras or the Rockies are your usual destinations and you need the maximum protection from your 3-season bag, leave nothing to chance with our Antelope. Its roomy 62" shoulder girth allows for comfort and the 7" loft from 26 ounces of high lofting down provides warmth to 5deg. The security of this bag is sealed with a full 3-Dimensional down filled collar and a robust draft tube. While extremely weather resistant the MicroLite XP(TM) shell retains maximum breathability and its down filled collar is sewn with MicroLite XP(TM) fabric. These Antelopes take over in early spring and last through late fall. At a total weight of 2 lbs. 7 oz., they are the most substantial 3-season bag available. They are also available in 5'6" length.Specs * 5 1/4" Spacing/Continuous Baffles * 62"/39" Shoulder/Foot Girth * Full Down Collar * 7" Loft, 5deg F * 26 oz. Do
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