View Full Version : Spend vs difference in these 3 pretty similar sleeping bags, thoughts?

05-19-2016, 14:18

Im looking at these two:

WM Sycamore MF, 2lbs. $489.00, 25 EN, 850 fill down, fill weight 17 oz, quilts out, open foot box

Sea To Summit Trek II, 2lbs, 4oz, $239.00 (on sale) 18 EN, 650 fill down, fill weight 17.6 oz, quilts out, open footbox

Sierra Designs Zissou, 23 EN, 2lbs, 15.6 oz fill weight, 700 down, $199, but not footbox, doesnt quilt out.
So, in specs they seem pretty similar or am I missing something?

4oz more on the SToSUmmit bag, about $150 cheaper.


05-19-2016, 14:58
The WM bag would probably be quite a bit warmer than the zissou at the same weight.

The WM is expensive because it's 850 fill down (typically a lot pricier than 650/700 fill) and the company has a great reputation for quality bags that last

the sale price on the trek is good... so if you want to cut some cost and aren't "super ultra-light, must save all ounces", then that ones seems pretty good to me.

05-19-2016, 14:59
If you're looking at the weight of these bags, you should definitely check out quilts. Enlightened Equipment, Hammock Gear, Zpacks etc

05-19-2016, 20:50
When I was bag shopping awhile back, the Sycamore was on my short list along with the Alpinlite. I stumbled upon a deal on the Alpinlite. I would have been just as happy with the Sycamore.
I also own the WM Antelope.
These are my best pieces of gear. They aren't expensive. They are a lifetime investment.


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05-19-2016, 23:28
So is it a big deal if the WM bag is not water repellant? (I have no clue)

05-20-2016, 12:18
I'd hands down vote for WM bag too. Packs up small, light weight and super high quality. Disclaimer: I own 2 WM bags and have owned 2 others.

So is it a big deal if the WM bag is not water repellant? (I have no clue)
From the WM site, "All of our fabrics are finished with a DWR, (Durable Water Repellent) that is rated as 80/20. This is an industry measure of durability that suggests that 80% DWR is retained after 20 washings. In reality this rating is for laboratory test procedure only and is not realistic for home washing." So yeah, all their bags are water repellant.

05-20-2016, 14:59
thank you!

05-21-2016, 09:36
check out the REI igneo on sale right now as well. on for $220 right now and is comparable. Can't go wrong with the WM bag, but if you are looking to spend less, this is an option

05-21-2016, 10:14
The Igneo is a great bag for the price. No, it is not in the same league as the WM or the cottage industry quilts, but for the price you get a very good quality 20* bag for less than 2 pounds.

05-22-2016, 23:45
These are my best pieces of gear. They aren't expensive. They are a lifetime investment.


Well said. I have the Ultralite. Can't go wrong with a long bag that is 2#.