I live in Costa Rica so a down bag is out of the question.
Buying things in the US is sometimes difficult if your credit card and address is foreign.
I had a Wiggy Superlight years ago that I really liked so I gave him a call with my dilemma.
He said "gimme the number and I'll call you back in a minute."
RING. "No problem".
We get to BSing about the climate here and he told me why he invented the Nautilus. It was for Florida and Bahama winters and summers when he had a sailboat.
He talked me out of the mummy ultralight 20 I was wanting since he knew what it is like being wet 24 hours a day and needing space for ventilation and drying. He said "just get the Nautilus. Trust me."
It's rated at 40 but I was on Irazu, a little below freezing, and it did fine in combo with a fleece vest.
I've also used it in the Osa at 75 and raining and was comfortable.
If you mess around in the southern coastal states,islands or the tropics I doubt you'd find a better bag.
I can also say that if you call the majority of companies they won't suggest a bag that is $80 cheaper than the model you first wanted!
Temperature Rating: 40
Weight: 3 lbs.
Price Paid: $120
I had an opportunity to do some camping over a weekend in California this Nov. Since I was out there for training, I packed pretty light. Thinking we would end up somewhere warm, I opted for the Nautilus instead of my normal winter bag, a Wiggy's Ultima Thule.
We ended up in Sequoia National park camping just under the snow line. The temperature was 30F to 35 F, wet and humid. One night my camping buddy shut down all the ventilation in the tent thinking he would be warmer. I woke up in the morning warm and dry, but every other item in the tent was damp. My camping buddy tried to tell me my tent leaked. (only on his side...) But after explaining the effect of body vapor I think I sold him on Wiggy’s products.
It is nice to know that Wiggy’s is still producing quality no nonsense camping gear, now if I could only find a good winter shell not made out of some overpriced material.
Price Paid: $110
I'm a big guy and was looking for a lightweight, quality bag for mild conditions. I sent an email to Wiggy's asking about sizes, custom bags, etc. My phone number was on the email and within a few minutes I had a call from Jerry- Wiggy himself! He said I didn't need a custom size and suggested the Nautilus. So I ordered and had my bag within a few days. I have only used it two nights - mid 30s. It performed well, is well made and has plenty of room for an extra large guy. The heavy duty zipper is nice - no snags.
Just based on Jerry's personal touch, and lifetime guarantee, I am sold on Wiggy's. I just also ordered a Hunter bag for colder weather.
Temperature Rating: lamilite
Weight: 5 lbs?
Price Paid: $112
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