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Marmot Massif Semi Rec

rated 4.0 of 5 stars

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photo: Marmot Massif Semi Rec 3-season down sleeping bag

Great summer bag with room to spare. I have used this bag for seasonal trail work (USFS) for over three years now. Bag is used for 10-day hitches in the Frank Church wilderness.

Packs down to a small ball in my pack yet offers enough room to wear a sweatshirt and long johns on colder nights.

One drawback (true for any rectangular bag) is that you have a lot of space to heat. The 20-degree rating is fair for low humidity-no wind conditions but stormy, wet cold fronts will have you cowering at the bottom of the bag for warmth. Draft tube is lightly “stuffed” and zipper snags the draft tube and can be a real pain to remove fabric from the zip.

Shell fabric does not repel tent condensation very well but bag dries quickly if laid open in the sun.
Lining fabric can feel sticky when damp.

All in all this is a good bag for short, summer situations. Perfect for motorcycling camping. Too light for Washington’s notoriously wet Cascades or early spring use.

Design: rectangular
Fill: 750 down
Temperature Rating: +20
Weight: 3.3 pounds
Price Paid: $225 MOL

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