REI Kilo Flash +40 - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

Nov 1, 2010
Outside Magazine
REI Kilo Flash +40 - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

   Photo: Mark Wiens


You tend to pay more to carry less in the rarefied class of one-pound, down summer sacks. That's why the barely-over-a-pound Flash is such a surprise: For packability, weight, and warmth it rivals bags that cost much more. And there's nothing cheap about its silky shell and 750-fill feathers. A three-quarter-length zipper and narrow cut keep weight down but restrict roll-around. 40°F, 1.2 lbs;

Bonus: Compresses smaller than most down jackets.

Bummer: The nylon shell isn't particularly water-resistant.

Filed To: Men's, Sleeping Bags

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