Feathered Friends Osprey - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

Nov 1, 2010
Outside Magazine
Feathered Friends Osprey  -  Sleeping Bags: Reveiws

   Photo: Nigel Cox

Why It RulesAs a custom shop, Feathered Friends tailors each of its bags exactly to your specifications, meaning you get your choice of fabrics, color, and even zipper location. I picked the Pertex Quantum interior for breathability and the Epic exterior for water resistance—the combo tipped the scales at just one pound nine ounces, yet the price is competitive with off-the-shelf models. » There are no flashy, newfangled design twists here. Instead, what defines this bag is the craftsmanship. From the quality of the materials to the roominess of the shoulders to the smoothness of the zipper, I felt like it was made precisely for me. (Oh, yeah, it was.) » Though my first evening with the Osprey was rainy, with the temp approaching freezing, sleep came quickly and stayed all night long. Indeed, the 750-fill down kept me warm even when the mercury dipped into the mid-twenties. » My bag was tapered at the legs with a full zip—good for easy entry/exit and heat conservation.

Hmmm . . .A single drawcord tightens the collar and the hood simultaneously—which prevents either one from cinching perfectly. Two drawcords would allow less warmth to escape.

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