User Review: Wiggy's Super Light FTRSS
Temperature Rating: 32, 0, & -40 F
Save your money! I bought this system last year in hopes of doing some late winter camping. I lived in the northern Adirondacks and had weeks on end of sub 0 temps. Fortunately, I decided to test the bags first before taking them afield. I first tried the the 32 degree bag in a cold storage room off of our garage. The temperature was 28 degrees F and I was lying on a ridge rest ground mat and shag carpeting, well it didn't take long until my feet were freezing and I could not get them warm.
I didn't give up here though, I still wanted to test the rest of the system so I moved outdoors with the 0 degree bag. I tested this bag at temps from 10 above down to zero and the bag always seemed to lose heat in the foot region extremely quickly and it didn't matter if I wore wool socks or not. One night while laying outside at 3 below zero I started to wonder if I was just getting soft and couldn't take the cold as well as I thought could so I packed up my stuff and went into the house with my painfully frozen feet. My wife, thinking I had finally come to my senses, was relieved to see me come back indoors. Her relief was only temporary as I grabbed my old down 10 degree marmot bag and went back outside. As expected, sliding into the ice cold nylon was not fun but the bag quickly heated up and even warmed my hurting feet. I layed there for some time and remained extremely comfortable.
I read a lot of good reviews about Wiggy's before buying it and I wonder if these people really test their gear. I should have believed the one review I read by a gentleman who teaches mountain search and rescue and spends many nights in the cold. He said he almost froze to death in his and he uses it in his classes to show what not to buy. Anyways, I've always been an individual who sleeps hot and if this bag did not work for me during numerous test nights I don't think many people will be happy with it. It also packs large and weighs more than stated. This bag went back in a hurry and I purchased a Cabela's XPG goose down -40, this bag is a nylon oven. I'm a gear fanatic and between my wife and I, own bags from the North Face, Sierra Design, Marmot, L.L. Bean and a few others that are so old the name is history and no bag has impressed me less.