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Ultralight, warm, comfortable, tiny pack size, amazing…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: £320 GBP ($422) (Cheapest UK price)

Summary

Ultralight, warm, comfortable, tiny pack size, amazing value for money. Everything a sleeping bag should be!

Pros

  • Ultra-Ultralight...only 506 grams (17.84 oz)!
  • 850+ fill, sterilised Hydrahobic down, coated with "Down Defender"
  • Silky smooth Pertex Quantum GL fabric
  • Cheaper than similar products from other brands.
  • Low-viz Deep Teal/Turf Green colour scheme is perfect for stealth camping
  • Can pack down to a tiny size inside a compression sack

Cons

  • Care must be taken with the zip from inside to avoid snagging
  • EN Rating Lower comfort limit: 30.0°F / -1°C
  • EN Rating Extreme limit: 5.4°F / -14.8°C

I am a ultralight "gram counter" when it comes to camping gear and I wasn't happy with my old sleeping bag, which weighed under 800 grams but only had a 8°C (47°F) comfort rating. Then I discovered the Marmot Phase 30, which was a lot warmer (-1°C / 30°F) comfort rating, but more importantly, was also a lot lighter.

I am 6'1" and I found the Regular version was just long enough for me, but any taller and you will need the Long version, which weighs more. I went for the Regular version because it is only 506 grams (17.84 oz)...making it one of the lightest 30°F comfort rated sleeping bags you can buy.

Although the design looks like it might be constricting on the inside, for someone with a slim to normal sized torso like me (40-42") it isn't tight at all. In fact even with my Regular length Klymit Intertia X-Frame Recon sleeping mat slid inside it, I still have room to move around. There is plenty of room inside the ergonomically designed foot box for my UK size 9 (US size 10) feet too.

The US RRP is $399, but here in the UK it is £399 which is $527! The cheapest supplier I could find here was selling it for £320 ($422), so that is what I paid. In the US you will of course pay a lot less for it.

Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Thanks for the review of your bag, Alf! How long have you had it?


11 months ago
Alf Beharie

About three months.


11 months ago

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