Stoic Somnus 15

Jun 1, 2012
Outside Magazine

BEST FOR: Side-sleepers, climbers, iconoclasts. THE TEST: Center-zip bags were designed for climbers, for the ease of threading a rope while zipped up. But even nonclimbing testers loved the simple entry and egress, and side-sleepers appreciated not grinding their hip bones on the zipper all night. Weight savings from the half-zip—combined with top-shelf 850-fill down and diaphanous Pertex Quantum fabric—kept the Somnus’s weight just under the two-pound mark (the four-minute mile of 15-degree-rated bags). And the zippered hot-water-bottle pouch to warm your feet is clever. The downside? The short zipper means fewer venting options. THE VERDICT: A luxurious, incredibly light bag at a great price. 15°; 1.9 lbs


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