User Review: Wiggy's Ultra Light
Temperature Rating: +20F
Price Paid: ~$140?
I've owned my pair of mate-able Ultra Light Wiggy bags for several years and am nothing but TOTALLY satisfied with them. For me, they have been everything as advertised and not one iota less. Their construction, quality, and perdurability have been unsurpassed by anything I've ever used -or- seen in the field. I've been nothing but happy (besides maybe warm and dry) that I chose them as a mainstay of my camping/hiking gear.
After reading several other reviews about Wiggy's here (and being somewhat surprised), I felt it only proper to jump in and at least tell of my own experiences in dealing with him. I don't doubt the truth or sincerity of the other reviews posted, after all Jerry Wigutow is opinionated.
I've probably had half a dozen conversations with Jerry yet he's always been very knowledgable, as well as helpful, and yes...at times even blunt or short with me. But my contact with him has always remained civil, as well as educational and informative. I mean where else can you dial up the owner of an Outfitters Manufacturing facility and discuss what you'd "like" made or changed about an item, and then have them create/customize it for you?
In my opinion, Wiggy's has manufacturered top-notch products for years that have performed better than claimed, and are certainly some of the longest lasting items I've had the pleasure to utilize in the field. As I've purchased more and more of his products through the years, I've continued to be impressed with each of them.(Ref: www.wiggys.com)
On the subject of Loft, Wiggy's openly suggests "Keeping the fiber clean will allow it to retain its original loft." All of Wiggy's bags are machine washable and dryable, using gentle wash and low heat settings.
On the subject of weight, the use of the oversize zippers (#10 YKK) may not be lightweight, but per his literature he's not had a zipper failure in over 10 years since going to them.