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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


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

K2 Moriane

rated 5 of 5 stars GREAT PACK. I got mine off of ebay from a fabric outlet that got a bunch when Dana Design packed up and moved out of the country. This pack got an editors choice award from Backpacker magazine in '97. It is a top loader with a single long side access zipper, two aluminum stays that can be shaped to your back, an HDPE framesheet and a delrin hoop that transfers weight from the pack to the waistbelt. This is simply the most comfortable pack midsize pack I have ever owned. Over the years I have owned… Full review

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