I've used more than my fair share of sleeping bags…
7 March 2011
Excerpt: I've used more than my fair share of sleeping bags over the years, But this is the first one I didn't find myself wanting to upgrade. I have had this sleeping bag for 7 years. It's is a sub 2lb down (mine actually weighs in under the manufacturers weight) sleeping bag. This thing has been used hard, and keeps coming back for more year after year. It works to the rated temps without issue.
The one line review: A truly great summer backpacking…
18 August 2010
Excerpt: The one line review: A truly great summer backpacking bag. I just returned from a week long trek through Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks using this bag. I was a little apprehensive - I usually like to test out my gear before a long trip - but this one was fresh and brand new for the hike. I couldn't have been more impressed. It packs super light and super small. How small? Roughly, about the size of a football, non-compressed.
I've used my Marmot bag for a few years now and I…
13 October 2006
Excerpt: I've used my Marmot bag for a few years now and I completely love it. It's very well-designed. It's comfy (not too narrow, not too wide), lightweight, true to its temp rating, and packs down very small. The fat draft tube and excellent adjustable hood has kept me toasty a few degrees below it's temp rating - no drafts! It breathes well for warmer nights, too - never clammy.
The initial description list here is wrong. This is…
18 September 2005
Excerpt: The initial description list here is wrong. This is not a 0-30 degree bag, it is a 30 degree bag. I think they are mixing it up with Marmot's Never Summer bag. In any case, for most three-season backpackers this is all the bag you'll ever need. If you normally sleep in a tent, it is all the bag you'll ever need. I've given my two years of pretty hard use (nearly every other weekend during the spring, summer, and early fall) and it sill is in great shape.
Excerpt: Quality construction, feather weight,compresses to football size. On a trip in March where my water bottle froze overnight, I did have cold toes but at it's 30degree rating and above it's fine. I got it mostly for the weight and space savings.
Excerpt: I purchased the Never Winter Bag to be my 3 season bag. I have used it down to 18* even though it is rated for 30*, of course at 18* I had every piece of clothing that I had with me on inside the bag. Light weight 1lb 15oz stuffs down to a loaf of bread size. If you use a compression sack it gets down to a big grapefruit size. Good bag for the money.
Received the regular length bag from REI and found…
4 May 2004
Excerpt: Received the regular length bag from REI and found that it didn’t weight 1 lb 15 oz as listed on REI and Marmot’s web site but 2 lb 4.6 oz. That is 18 percent over specified weight and that didn’t include stuff sack or tags. I sent Marmot 2 emails over a 2 week period with no reply. Since I purchased through REI, I asked if they could verify weight. They measured 2 bags in their warehouse and found the average to be 2 lb 6 oz or 22 percent of weight specifications.
I just got back from a week in the Ansel Adams Wilderness…
10 October 2003
Excerpt: I just got back from a week in the Ansel Adams Wilderness near Mammoth Mountain and took my new Marmot Never Winter bag. The bag packs really small and fit into the bottom of a 2400 cu.in ultralight pack. The stuff sack is appropriately sized and acts like a light duty stuff compresion sack. The bag fits my 5'11", 190 lb frame good. I thought it would be a little tighter fit but the extra room was welcomed.