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Western Mountaineering MityLite

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
photo: Western Mountaineering MityLite warm weather down sleeping bag

A good bag for its intended use: 40 degree evenings. If it's a bit colder outside than that, you might want a baffled design sleeping bag. If the temperature is 30 degrees or less, you will really want more down in a baffled bag unless you have the metabolism of a squirrel. Admittedly, I tend to "sleep cold".

The bag is rated to fit people up to 6'3". I am 6'0" and wouldn't want the length to be any shorter.

Build quality is as good as any other premium brand. The fabric used for the shell requires some extra care, as it is an extremely light ripstop. Expect to see some down migrating out of the shell from time to time. Pull the plumules back into the bag. If you pull them out, most likely more down will try to escape.

If light weight is a prime concern, you'll probably like this bag. If you want a little more flexibility in temperature rating, look for a baffle design bag where you can adjust the down from top to bottom.

The folks at Western Mountaineering are proud of their products and price them accordingly. I think if you shop around, you can find other brands that will fit your needs just as well for less money. Most will probably be somewhat heavier and not have quite the snob appeal and drooling print reviews Western Mountaineering bags have.

In other words, you pays your money and takes your pick.

Design: stiched-through semi rectangular
Fill: 775 fill down
Temperature Rating: 40 Fahrenheit
Weight: 1 lb, 10 oz.
Price Paid: $210

Unparalleled design and construction. It's like "old world" craftsmanship has suddenly reappeared manifest in the modern manufacture of sleeping bags in the California factory of Western Mountaineering. This bag clearly illustrates the adage, "you get what you pay for...".

I purchased mine mainly for exotic travel, as a way to increase my comfort in sparsely blanketed and cold guest houses. I wanted extreme light weight, extreme compressabiliy and wide temperature range... I got all three with this bag. In addition, it completely unzips to open fully as a down comforter. It is constructed of a special extremely thin and light weight ripstop nylin fabric, unlike other bags on the market, and 750 fill down, hence the light weight of the bag itself.

There is NO OTHER BAG like it on the market.

Design: Rectangular
Fill: 750+ fill down
Temperature Rating: 40F
Weight: 1lb. 10oz
Price Paid: $210

I am a cold sleeper and after 2 nights at 41F I know it's rating is good. I got it particularly because of the zippers. It works well in any type of shelter. It comes with a small stuff sack but I'm using a medium so it fills the sleeping bag compartment in both packs better.

Design: semirectangular
Fill: 750 fill down
Temperature Rating: 40 F
Weight: 1lb 10oz
Price Paid: $220

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Price Current Retail: $430.00-$460.00
Historic Range: $227.99-$460.00
Reviewers Paid: $210.00-$220.00
Weight 1 lb 10 oz /  740 g
Fill weight 12 oz  / 340 g
Loft 3 in / 7.5 cm
Temperature rating 40 F / 4 C
Fill 850 fill-power down
Shape Semi-Rectangular
Max user height 6 ft 3 in / 190 cm
Shoulder girth 62 in / 157 cm
Hip girth 59 in / 150 cm
Foot girth 46  in / 117 cm
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