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Reviewers Paid: $8.00
A nice example of an old expedition bag from the Seattle Outfitter. The bag has some very unique and useful features to give it great versatility.
- Highly convertible
- Great loft
- Heavy by today's down standards (4lb 1oz without hood and flap, 4lb 10oz with)
- Non-water resistant shell
I think when this bag came out (I don't know the date or the make) it was an expensive addition to the gear locker. It has some features that I've seen before but never together in one bag.
Warmth: The bag is very warm. I've used in a range of weather from -20°F (-29°C) to 60°F (16°C).
Anything below 0°, I have to double this bag up with another. This leads me to believe it is a 0° bag.
Fit and comfort: Since it's a square bag, it is great in spring and fall weather. If the weather is below 20°, the lacuna in the foot box leaves room for cold.
Entry & Exit: An excellent zipper that may be a bit heavier but runs smoothly and doesn't snag.
Moisture: I slept in a snow cave with this bag and woke up to some pretty serious condensation on the bag.
Packability: It packs down to about 9 X 12". The photo has a depth flaw so the bag looks a tad bigger than it is.
Loft: Lofts up very well with some minor shaking. Puffs up to about 6".
Ease of use: All parts work well.
Features: The static string draft collar string is 360° which l love. It seals all heat in below the neck.
Brass zipper button as well as velcro. The hood detaches to drop weight. The bag unzips into a down quilt so you can use it in the summer. There is a large flap that you can zip onto the collar. You just wrap this around your neck to add increased heat retention. I've also used it as a mosquito cover. It too detaches.
Construction and Durability: This is an old bag but you'd never know it. It is of very high workpersonship.
Conditions: I found this used at a second hand store about 3 years ago. I've used it about 6-8 times a year in all seasons either myself or lending it to fellow adventurers. Everyone loves it.
Source: bought it used
Price Paid: $8