User Review: Western Mountaineering VersaLite
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: ~$500
Best bag EVER for shoulder season activities in the Canadian Rockies.
- Very light and compact
- Very warm
- None noticed yet
I have three WM sleeping bags. I use this bag for shoulder season activities [late fall and early spring] here in the Canadian Rockies. I also use it in the winter when I'm using mountain huts and shelters when I'm ski touring.
IT ROCKS! It's so light, and it's so comfy and warm. You seriously CANNOT do better than Western Mountaineering when it comes to down sleeping bags. They are the best.
This one, like all of them, is true to its temp rating. It's rated to -12°C, and I've been in it to -16°C [as read off my keychain thermometer I keep on my pack] in just my undies, and been toasty warm.
With some layering clothing [and of course making sure you're on a good insulated sleeping pad] this bag would be good down to -20°C.
I find it to be nice and roomy... a bit more room than the Ultralite [another more popular bag from WM] but not so much room as to create drafts.
This bag is the bomb! The best product on the market for a bag of this temp rating. I swear by WM bags. Yes, they're very expensive, but you buy them for LIFE!