Rated 5 out of 5áby kathyrb Warm
I brought this sleeping bag because I needed a warmer one. It worked. I've used it several times and it kept me warm and toasty. On occasion, the zipper gets stuck in the material when pulling it up. I haven't washed it yet so, I don't know how it will be when I do.
August 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby Tuscarora First outing gear test---so far, so good
After happily owning a LL Bean women's specific Katahdin 0 degree bag with synthetic fill for several years, I was looking for a smaller bag for summer backpacking. I was reluctant to go with down since I camp in the damp, rainy Northeast. However, this new downtek bag seemed to be a good solution. So with the superior Bean satisfaction guarantee, I figured I had nothing to lose by giving it a try...
When the bag arrived, I was pleased with its small size and weight. (Not fond of the color---would prefer a subtle green).
First trip report: Vermont (Mt. Mansfield---3 days), last week of June 2013, very damp, frequent thunderstorms, some tent leakage during heavy downpours, night time temperatures in the 50's to 60's. The bag definitely got damp, but continued to have some loft and warmth. Overall, I was satisfied with its performance. One negative is that it developed a funky smell---wet feathers. After returning home, I hung it out in the sun and fresh air and the smell is not as strong.
July 9, 2013