Backpacking

Western Mountaineering Ultralite 20

Western Mountaineering Ultralite 20

As far as backpack style sleeping bags are concerned, the Ultralite 20 from Western Mountaineering is at the top of it’s game. Nothing was overlooked in the design from the stitching down to the premium 850+ European goose down fill. It has a nice five inch loft which is more than most bags in the same class. In terms of carrying it around, a buyer would be hard pressed to ask for anything better. The Ultralite breaks down to an ultra slim size and weight of just under two pounds. Continuous baffles make compressing and storing the Ultralite a breeze after using. Praised by several highly credible gear reviewers as one of the best three season bags on the market, it certainly isn’t flying under any radar. Made in the U.S. with top quality fabrics and carrying a lifetime guarantee, the Ultralight 20 from Western Mountaineering is a standout in the sleeping bag market. Read More »

Feather Friends Hummingbird 20

Feather Friends Hummingbird 20

The Hummingbird 20 is a versatile solution to a good night’s rest that any hiker can enjoy in less than ideal temperatures. For it’s size and weight, this sleeping bag carries a lot of luxury. Unlike bulkier bags with a cheap cotton fill, the Hummingbird has a down stuffing that compresses tightly and expands easily. Combine this with the premium fabric construction and it starts to become clear why the Hummingbird is among the top rated bags on the market today. Perfect for the avid hiker, this bag can be easily compacted, secured, and stored along with the rest of the gear with an extremely minimal amount of area needed. A hood with snapping closure and a passive draft collar that protects the user’s body are just a couple of ways that the Hummingbird does it’s job, and does it well. It’s available in several sizes and colors, and it’s manufactured in the U.S.A. Simple and narrow in design yet exceedingly warm and comfortable, the Hummingbird 20 is all business. Read More »

Kelty Cosmic Down 20

Kelty Cosmic Down 20

The Kelty Cosmic Down 20 is a well-built and highly functional sleeping bag with a very affordable price tag considering the level of quality. At right around $100 U.S.D., almost any overnighting enthusiast can get their hands on one. Secured within the included stuff sack, it’s small enough to fit into almost any pack, and light enough in weight to almost go unnoticed. The adjustable hood and unzipping side entry allow the bag to effectively trap heat or air out if the user wishes. Suitable for a pretty wide range of temperatures, the Cosmic Down offers cozy confinement from the world around. Anti-snag draft tubes that line the inside of the zippers are just one of the ways this bag keeps the cold out on those chilly nights. Kelty put much of the same technology into this bag that one will find in many of their high-end models. As far as affordable alternatives to expensive sleeping bags go, the Kelty Cosmic Down 20 stands out from the rest. Read More »