WTB: 0 degree down bag
looking to pick one these up, not looking to spend over 120 on it though. Looking for down so it compresses better.
Email me if ya got one for sale at email@example.com
with 40% off you can get this close to $130
Last edited by Chubbs4U; 12-29-2011 at 13:45.
You can buy a brand new kelty cosmic 0 degree down bag for about that price or less, i just got one for $108 including shipping. Its not the lightest or smallest thing, but with a 15 l compression sack it gets decently small and you can't beat the price.
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The problem with Kelty and Marmot is that their "0" degree bags really wouldn't be close to comfortable at all at even 10 degrees. The only bags that don't "sandbag" their ratings (pardon the pun) are as follows:
That Kelty bag has 42 ounces of down. The WM Kodiak has 30 ounces of down. Kelty would have to screw up their design badly to miss that rating with that much down, or be lying outright about how much down fill there is.
Originally Posted by Papa D
Oops, I was looking at the synthetic version. The down version has 34 ounces of down, which isn't as much as I'd like to see since they're only using 550 fp down, and probably cheap duck down. That said, they have had this bag EN tested. Here are the results:
EN Comfort Limit: 17°F / -8°C
EN Lower Limit: 4°F / -16°C
EN Extreme Limit: -33°F / -36°C
hmmmm - you'd flat out DIE at the lower limit in the Marmot bag - I've actually slept in my Sherpa -15 degree bag AT -15 degrees - yes, slept for like 7 hours - that is awesome at that sort of ambient temperature
Originally Posted by leaftye
So are you saying that Kelty has lied about getting their bag EN tested, that the lab lied about the rating the issued for this bag, or that Kelty has lied about the rating that was issued for this bag by the lab?
Originally Posted by Papa D
Btw, I don't see that Sherpa Mountaineering makes any sleeping bags. I see that Vaude makes two bags named the Sherpa, but neither are -15°F bags.
Mine is a Sherpa Adventure Gear Bag - not sure the model but it's -15 - had it about 3 years - - also check out Feathered Friends "snow bunting" and snowy owl" - Mont Bell stuff is also pretty good - no, I don't "trust" Kelty or Marmot - just big companies selling stuff (which I have a bit of) the bags I suggest are clearly not for everyone - certainly not the casual camper -- my passion is long distance trekking and sleeping outside in (sometimes) the coldest weather imaginable - when most folks are inside and their pipes are still bursting - next time it's super super cold, think about me - I'm likely out - sleeping warm - and yes, $700 to $900 is a lot of money but when you are warm and it's really really really cold you'll appreciate the mottto, "the cheap man spends the most"
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