Thirty-four years later the bag is in excellent shape. Now November 2018...Highly Recommended. So I bought this bag back in the early '80s when I lived in Minnesota as it was rated for -20 degrees I believe. Paid $220 for it new then from Midwest Mountaineering. Slept in my Chevy Van for awhile during -20 degree winter and this thing kept me comfortable.I'm not a climber or anything—just like good gear and to go camping occasionally. Decided to take this thing out of storage and air it out some. Full review
Purchased the Latok as my first mountaineering bag in 1981 and I still use it today (2018). It has saved me from peril on more than one occasion, also I've slept directly on snow in this bag and was completely comfortable! It's kept in near perfect condition. The quality of Wilderness Experience products are second to none. I grew up in Central Oregon in a little town named Bend. In 1981 I got my first job at Discount Mountain Supply where I worked and spent every penny I made...on Wilderness Experience… Full review
The Latok was the first non-quilted Gore-Tex sleeping bag ever made. I designed it for Jim Donini's expedition to Latok 1 in Pakistan in the late '70s. WE didn't make very many, so enjoy your Latok as much as I have. Cheers Greg Thomsen co-Founder Wilderness Experience. The Latok is a very warm sleeping bag because the outer shell is a non-quilted layer of Gore-Tex fabric—so no heat loss through the quilt lines. There is also a layer of aluminized foil sandwiched between the Polarguard insulation… Full review
Used this bag for two weeks in Alaska caribou hunting and several trips to Colorado elk hunting and it worked great. Had a storm in Alaska, temp dropped to 15 and had 60 MPH winds so strong they collapsed a dome tent with fiber glass poles to the floor. Curled up in bag and slept all night while partner laid awake all night cold and uncomfortable. I bought the long one even though I am short, 5'6". It gives me room for clothes in the bottom without interfering with sleeping room. Very warm and comfortable,… Full review
Purchased my Wilderness Experience Klettersack in 1975-1977? in Chico, California, where they had a cottage industry. I took this-below-picture this morning 6-26-2013: 35 plus years later and it is still going. It is used regularly still, and it has carried books through 9 college campuses over all those years. It was and still is a great product. It could use new shoulder straps but it still is functional the way it is! Michael Cudak Full review
Wilderness Experience became part of Dana Design in the late 1980s.