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Kelty Cosmic DriDown 20

rated 4.50 of 5 stars
photo: Kelty Cosmic DriDown 20 3-season down sleeping bag

Specs

Men's
short regular long
Price MSRP: $159.95
Current Retail: $139.99-$159.95
Historic Range: $134.93-$179.99
Reviewers Paid: $150.00
Temp Rating 20°F / -7°C
EN Comfort Limit 19°F / -7° C
Insulation 600 fill DriDown
Shell 20D Nylon taffeta shell
Fits to 5 ft 6 in / 167 cm 6 ft / 183 cm 6 ft 6 in / 198 cm
Total weight 2 lb 3.9 oz / 1.019 kg 2 lb 6.6 oz. / 1.093 kg 2 lb 10.7 oz / 0.461 kg
Fill weight 16.26 oz / 0.461 kg 18.2 oz / 0.516 kg 20.88 oz / 1.211 kg
Stuff sack size 7 x 15.5 in / 18 x 39.5 cm 8 x 15.5 in / 20.5 x 39.5 cm 8 x 16.5 in / 20.5 x 42 cm
Women's
Price Current Retail: $168.99
Historic Range: $168.99-$169.95

Reviews

1 review
5-star:   0
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

The Kelty Cosmic 20 is one of the most affordable sleeping bags you can find that's filled with down insulation. Although it's not exceptional in any particular aspect, it provides decent comfort and warmth in a package that is small and light enough for some 3-season backpacking. Unfortunately, its 550-fill power down doesn't offer impressive loft or substantial benefits compared to synthetic insulation.

Pros

  • Comfy
  • Price

Cons

  • Only 3-season, not great for colder weather

Sliding into a fluffy sleeping bag after a long day of hiking is one of the most satisfying experiences on the trail. The daytime is meant for traversing ravines and climbing mountains, but at night all a weary explorer wants is to shimmy into a warm cocoon and catch some Zs, swaddled snugly in a cozy cloud like a little angel baby.

Thing is, sleeping in a cloud would be awful if you think about it. You’d be wet and cold, not to mention hundreds of feet in the air. Feathers are more comfortable, especially DriDown-treated feathers. Trust me. So, rather than clouds, we suggest the Kelty Cosmic Down 20 sleeping bag. For the price, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better bag.

The 600-fill of hydrophobic down is wrapped in a durable 50D polyester taffeta liner and a ripstop shell, all of which is shaped into a mummy-style bag that hugs your body in the right places. Features such as the adjustable hood, draft collar, and draft tube work well to hold in your warmth. Clouds? They just don’t come close.

Experience

Owned it for a year. Finished 3 trips with it.
I have used other bags but not from Kelty.
I only used the product during spring and summer months

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $150

Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Thanks for sharing a review of your Cosmic bag, Daniel! It sounds like you have the DriDown version, right?


1 month ago

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