Historic Range: $249.98-$351.20
Reviewers Paid: $119.00-$220.00
Historic Range: $229.98-$339.00
When EMS was closing Michigan stores I bought this bag on final clearance. Glad I did.
Strengths - Pertex shell - The shell is light weight, sheds light - moderate condensation well, and retains down. It has proven more durable than it looks or feels.
Loft/packed size - The down lofts up quickly after packing down to the small size of the compression sack included. Actually you can minimize the size and still feel you have more compression available than the straps allow. For a zero degree bag you will have a smaller package than a synthetic 20' bag
Cut - My favorite feature of the bag is the cut, it is nicely contoured. Snug in the legs but not tight. Enough wiggle room for arms inside without extra space that saps heat when pushing its limits.
Value - even at its full price it is a good value
Zipper - I need a full length zipper for venting in milder weather when you take a zero degree bag to be sure of sleeping warm
Draft collar - is nicely constructed and adjustable. It can be secured nicely on your colder nights to keep of chilling air. On warmer nights the cinch cord can get in the way.
Opportunities - As with all down bags, insulation underneath must come from your pad as your body weight compresses the down to a thin, cold layer. Use a good pad.
Zipper snag tube/ draft tube - its stiffening fabric still gets some zipper snags on occasion.
Fill: 725 fill down
Temperature Rating: 0
Weight: 2lb 13oz - long
Price Paid: $119
I love this bag! My husband and I started backpacking and wanted to save some space and weight in our packs. We spend summer vacations in Yellowstone at higher altitude where nights can get below freezing. We're not ounce counters, and after purchasing a 15 degree bag for him, seemed still too light for me. I decided to get a 0 degree rated bag and almost bought a $350 one before finding this one.
I liked the idea of a full length zipper so I could vent my feet if I was warm. The outer fabric is great - repels moisture (though I've not spilled anything on it yet.) I can't imagine how a bag could get any better. I would highly recommend this bag to anyone wanting a full zipper and looking to save a little money.
Fill: 725 fill down
Temperature Rating: 0 degrees F
Price Paid: $220