Wilderness Experience Latok
The Latok was the first non-quilted Gore-Tex sleeping…
Source: Designed it for Jim Donini's expedition to Latok 1 in Pakistan in the late '70s
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.
- Seamless weather protection
- Perfect for ice, snow, and wet conditions
- No longer made!
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 layers that reflects heat back into the bag.
Very light for a synthetic bag and it is cut a bit slim to reduce additional weight-to-warmth ratios. Well ahead of its time, the Latok could be reintroduced today over 35 years later and it would probably win awards for innovation and performance!!
Very good bag. Zipper, loft, and Velcro all are in…
Temperature Rating: ?
Price Paid: $12
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.