Western Mountaineering Apache Super DL
Fill: 750 fill down
Temperature Rating: 15 F
Weight: 2 lbs. 8 oz.
Price Paid: $265 secondhand
This bag is the perfect fit, no joke. Sometimes I doubt these reviews because they always seem so positive. But this is a great bag, perhaps perfect for my area, the Northeast AT from Virginia through Vermont. It really comes down to perfection in the cut. The hood cover really well. The Super DL and MF models have draft collars, which are really a necessity. The only thing I would have done differently is getting microfiber instead of dryloft. I got the dry loft model pre-owned, but unused, saving a good deal of $. I would rather have had the microfiber model, just b/c I don't think that the extra water repellency from dryloft is necessary for my use.
I have tried many other bags, and this is the best one by far. But it is expensive, and in recent years all the new manufacturers and new models of bags have become very respectable and adequate for those on tight budgets. A decade ago, good quality could only be found in a few brands. No more. Western Mountaineering just happens to still be the best.
Design: Close -cut mummy
Fill: 700+ fill down
Temperature Rating: 15 F
Weight: 2 lb, 8 oz
Price Paid: $465
The bag is very warm, and stuffs small. Haven't pushed it anywhere near its rated temperature yet, so I don't know how accurate it is. Dryloft fabric is noisy, and makes the bag harder to stuff; microfiber might have been a better choice. Dryloft DOES keep the breeze off though. Fit is close but manageable, just what you'd want in an efficient mummy. Hood is a good fit; have yet to need the down-filled muff. Workmanship is superb.
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To provide our customers with the best sleeping bags possible Western Mountaineering sleeping bags are hand made to order in San Jose, California. Order one today and it will ship in two weeks. It is worth the wait!The Apache Supers are built with attitude! They won't take no for an answer as they willingly push the bounds of a 2-season bag. They have a full 3-Dimensionally sewn down filled collar to seal in heat when your 2-season trip turns a little bitter! The efficient cut lets you heat the bag quickly and gives you a lighter parcel to carry about. 19 oz. of high lofting down pumps up a durable 6in. of loft. The DryLoft shell is very weather resistant while remaining extremely breathable. The Apache Super in DryLoft fabric is an extreme little package that is built like a pint sized winter bag. It's Super Collar and draft tube are made completely with DryLoft fabric. The DryLoft shell is the most water resistant fabric available and our DL 830 is the lightest and most compressible. At a total weight of 2 lbs. 6 oz. you'll be amazed just how much cold these bags will tame. 5 1/4in. Spacing/Continuous Baffles 59in./38in. Shoulder/Foot Girth Full Down Collar 6in. Loft, 15 Degrees F 19 oz. Down Fill 2 lbs. 6 oz. Total Weight Specs: Shape: Mummy (w/collar) Size: 6'0” Rating: 15 Degrees F Loft: 6” Inside Girth shoulder / hip / foot: 59”/51”/38” Fill Wt.: 19 oz Total Wt.: 2 lb 6 oz Stuff Size: 8 x 15