User Review: Wiggy's Super Light
Temperature Rating: 0 F
Price Paid: $166 delivered
I was looking to supplement my venerable Trailwise down bag purchased in 1982. I learned of Wiggy's from Alaskan survival instructor Chris Janowskie of WSI. I purchased the Superlite at less than 1/2 the outlay for my second choice. Upon arrival I repeated Chris's field test by entering the bag in the shallow end of my swimming pool. Once it was thoroughly soaked I climbed out and lay next to a pretty blond. She gave me a cold look and left. The bag however began to warm up to me.
I then washed and dried the bag per instructions and weighed it packed in the substantial stuff sack. My unit is an extra long narrow. A calibrated market scale gave a reading of 4lbs. The same blonde was buying Shittake mushrooms and left quickly. Packed dimensions are @ 19"x10" Yeah, it's big, but I do a lot of horsepacking and my mare (a redhead) likes it better than the buffalo robe or traditional canvas bedroll Granddad used. I was thrown by a green horse (Palomino) and landed badly on my using arm. The wiggie came sailing after me. That huge zipper everybody hates was easy to open and close with my left arm. Local temps were dropping to 40 Fahrenheit when I was found. Thats in the temperature range most people die from hypothermia.
I'm getting the overbag and won't mind that zipper on any warm summer night. Wiggy gives a lifetime garantee. Most merchants have a funny idea of lifetime. My muffler shop got nasty when my 500,000 mile+ Volvo ate 3 mufflers. I'll be quite happy if my wiggys lasts as long as my old Trailwise. I'll probably just buy a new one in 2022.