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Marmot Pinnacle DryLoft

rated 4.5 of 5 stars

The Pinnacle DryLoft has been discontinued. If you're looking for something new, check out the best 3-season down sleeping bags for 2024.

photo: Marmot Pinnacle DryLoft 3-season down sleeping bag

I could live in this bag. Marmot has redesigned the Pinnacle - whereas it used to be a wide-cut mummy bag, it now has a narrower profile, and is stuffed with 800 loft down. Marmot downgraded some of its bags to 775 loft (talk about integrity!), but I doubt the extra 25 makes much difference). I lucked out and got one of the 800 loft ones from AAI in Bellingham.

Supposedly, the Dryloft shell knocks the temp rating down another 5-10 degrees (or have I been brainwashed by the folks at Feathered Friends?), though it doesn't stuff quite as small. It comes with all the gadgets - draft collar, draft tube stiffener, trapezoidal everything... but the best thing about this bag is that it is the MOST comfortable bag I have ever slept in. The inner nylon shell is like satin - sometimes at home I throw my blankets on the floor and crawl inside for an afternoon nap (much to the curiosity of my roommate).


Design: mummy
Fill: 800 fill down (some bags downgraded to 775)
Temperature Rating: 15-25
Weight: 2 lbs. 5 oz.
Price Paid: $360 (on sale)

Cumfy Wumfy! I'v used it from 30 deg C to -10 deg C and love it. The zipper is no-run in both directions, so you can perfectly custom-tune your venting without worrying about waking up freezing with nothing covering you. It drapes wonderfully over you, feeling better than a home duvet. When needed, the hood and draft collar work beautifully and keep you warm. The only drawbacks are the cost (still worth it in my opinion considering it's Dryloft and 725 fill down!) and the inevitable plume or two which escape each time I use the bag - that really bugs me.

Design: Mummy
Fill: 725 fill down
Temperature Rating: -12 deg C
Weight: 3 lbs / 1.36 kg
Price Paid: $550 CDN

Incredible bag, I used it all summer guiding backpacking trips in Colorado and loved it. Even with the Dryloft I used it with a bivy because we just use flys and I would have been soaked a few times. I was never cold, and it compresses so small even with a bivy I have more room in my pack, and a lot less weight compared to a synthetic.

Design: Mummy
Fill: 775 fill down
Temperature Rating: 15-25 F
Weight: 2 lbs
Price Paid: around $300

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