"First bag from the Kelty line. Kelty never disappoints."
7 March 2015
Summary: Warm, a little heavy, not your basic pack able, very comfortable and roomy, love that it opens flat, not the most robust zipper, great value. I'm a Kelty guy. I love the packs and tents. This is my first Kelty bag. They never disappoint.
Bought the LARGE size for sleeping in my toy box with…
28 January 2012
Excerpt: Bought the LARGE size for sleeping in my toy box with the furnace set to 55 to conserve gas and battery or in the back of the pickup when I'm car camping in the desert and it isn't going to get much below 40.
The Mistral was my first mummy bag. I made the purchase…
28 September 2011
Excerpt: The Mistral was my first mummy bag. I made the purchase around 2001 or before (so, I'm guessing it's not the version for sale today). My purchase was based on the fact that I thought I would be getting an inexpensive, do-it-all bag.
I bought this bag because I wanted a cheap synthetic…
24 January 2007
Excerpt: I bought this bag because I wanted a cheap synthetic bag for car camping and heavy abuse. I've owned many very pricey down bags which I use backpacking and climbing, but didn't want to subject to the tortures of car camping: bonfires, muddy dogs, etc. The Mistral was the ticket.
I love this sleeping bag. It's got a real quality…
6 September 2005
Excerpt: I love this sleeping bag. It's got a real quality feel and it's very soft and cozy. It doesn't get that cold here in Texas, but it gets windy and stormy. It kept me warm on a 50 or so degree windy night with lots of wind blowing through the tent.
Good bag..it will keep you warm. There is a downside,…
28 February 2005
Excerpt: Good bag..it will keep you warm. There is a downside, it is a little heavy and larger than you may want. I used on one trip and it go a little damp, but if able to air out, it can dry off quickly.
I recently bought the Kelty Mistral. I have got a…
an anonymous hiker (guest), Trailspace.com
15 November 2004
Excerpt: I recently bought the Kelty Mistral. I have got a chance to use it while backpacking in Grason Highlands, Va. It got down to about 25+- degrees w/windchill. I was plenty warm until my cheap #*&@ tent blew down on me. It got plenty wet, but dried out in the morning while I was hiking.