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Marmot Helium

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I'm on my third winter with the Helium. It's a great…

Trailspace.com
25 January 2009
  • Summary: I'm on my third winter with the Helium. It's a great bag for sub-freezing nights, but much too warm for warmer autumn temps. I use a lighter synthetic bag (Kelty Lightyear 3D) for warmer nights in damp weather. My coldest night so far in the Helium was 10F (-12C) and wearing only briefs and t-shirt I experienced no cold spots even rolling around a bit. I'm sure I could manage sub-zero temps in the Helium wearing mid-weight thermals or microfleece.
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This is just a "first impression" of the Helium as…

Trailspace.com
13 December 2008
  • Summary: This is just a "first impression" of the Helium as I am returning it unused. This is a 2008 model, full zip. I find the "snag free" zipper and draft tube interface unsuitable. The zipper backing is too stiff and the tube too small. Though only a few reviewers have found this a source of cold spots I judged it to be inadequate and didn't want to stuck with an nonreturnable bag.
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I was so excited about my Marmot Helium, the weight,…

Cindy M, Trailspace.com
25 June 2008
  • Summary: I was so excited about my Marmot Helium, the weight, the fit, and the size of it. It worked well for me on the first few trips out and nearly for the first year. I began to notice that some feathers were coming out, although I couldn't find a hole. I called customer service, and they weren't much help. Told me to wash it and how, which I did, following their directions.
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Just got back from a trip in the Black River wilderness…

Trailspace.com
1 April 2008
  • Summary: Just got back from a trip in the Black River wilderness in central Wisconsin, after sleeping a couple of nights in 2-foot snow drifts. The bag was awesome; any condensation on the bag the morning after was easily wiped up, with no noticeable decrease in loft after 2 consecutive nights in the high teens, wearing a thin fleece base layer and a hat to sleep. I slept with my wet clothes to dry them, and indeed, much of my gear came out dry the following morning.
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Great bag, tougher then it looks, but was too warm…

Forrest, Trailspace.com
1 February 2008
  • Summary: Great bag, tougher then it looks, but was too warm for me. Have only zipped it up once at 13,000 feet and would wake up sweating in the middle of the night anyway. Never knew I was a warm sleeper until I bought this bag.
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Had mine over 4 years now. Just hit 150 nights in…

Trailspace.com
12 September 2007
  • Summary: Had mine over 4 years now. Just hit 150 nights in it (6 washings). Dang bag looks new. Still as warm as ever when I need it and have managed to keep it dry. I'm impressed enough to actually recommend it. Big price but well worth it.
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Took this bag on a damp, lower apps trip in 20 F temps.…

Trailspace.com
9 April 2007
  • Summary: Took this bag on a damp, lower apps trip in 20 F temps. The bag was phenomenal!! Super light, comfortable yet the price is worth it on the trail. Worth every penny. No regrets with this bag!
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I have primarily used this bag in northern summers,…

Trailspace.com
13 February 2007
  • Summary: I have primarily used this bag in northern summers, as an all purpose bag. I have spent two summers of trip leading sleeping it it all summer in Maine and Wisconsin/Minnesota, while also pushed its limits in October in northern MN and January in the Grand Canyon. I recently got a Sea to Sumit 8L dry sack for it, which it fits in perfectly. These bags are not submersible, and take the place of the garbage-bag-in-a-stuff-sack combo in my pack.
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User Review

Thomas kish, TheBackpacker.com
8 January 2007
  • Excerpt: The marmot helium is an incredible sleeping bag, It only weighs two pounds, and it goes down to 15 degrees, the only downside is the hefty price tag, but I think it is well worth the price
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As the five star rating indicates, I seldom leave…

schifferj, Trailspace.com
6 October 2006
  • Summary: As the five star rating indicates, I seldom leave home without this bag. I've used it in temperatures hovering around zero and all the way up to 35 degrees. Invariably I'll throw this one in the car and make a final decision at the trailhead as to which to carry, but the Helium is almost always it.
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