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Latok 1

rated 5 of 5 stars Purchased the Latok as my first mountaineering bag in 1981 and I still use it today (2018). It has saved me from peril on more than one occasion, also I've slept directly on snow in this bag and was completely comfortable! It's kept in near perfect condition. The quality of Wilderness Experience products are second to none. I grew up in Central Oregon in a little town named Bend. In 1981 I got my first job at Discount Mountain Supply where I worked and spent every penny I made...on Wilderness Experience… Full review

Latok 1

rated 5 of 5 stars The Latok was the first non-quilted Gore-Tex sleeping bag ever made. I designed it for Jim Donini's expedition to Latok 1 in Pakistan in the late '70s. WE didn't make very many, so enjoy your Latok as much as I have. Cheers Greg Thomsen co-Founder Wilderness Experience. The Latok is a very warm sleeping bag because the outer shell is a non-quilted layer of Gore-Tex fabric—so no heat loss through the quilt lines. There is also a layer of aluminized foil sandwiched between the Polarguard insulation… Full review

Solo Glacier Down sleeping bag

rated 5 of 5 stars Used this bag for two weeks in Alaska caribou hunting and several trips to Colorado elk hunting and it worked great. Had a storm in Alaska, temp dropped to 15 and had 60 MPH winds so strong they collapsed a dome tent with fiber glass poles to the floor. Curled up in bag and slept all night while partner laid awake all night cold and uncomfortable. I bought the long one even though I am short, 5'6". It gives me room for clothes in the bottom without interfering with sleeping room. Very warm and comfortable,… Full review


rated 4.5 of 5 stars Purchased my Wilderness Experience Klettersack in 1975-1977? in Chico, California, where they had a cottage industry. I took this-below-picture this morning 6-26-2013: 35 plus years later and it is still going. It is used regularly still, and it has carried books through 9 college campuses over all those years. It was and still is a great product. It could use new shoulder straps but it still is functional the way  it is! Michael Cudak Full review

Latok 1

rated 4 of 5 stars Very good bag. Zipper, loft, and Velcro all are in excellent shape. I just spent three days in the Ozarks, temp in the low 30s, and all was good. The bag was bought at a garage sale by my wife. Any additional info about Wilderness Experience I would like to hear from you. Full review

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