Two hundred bucks for an ordinary down sleeping bag would be a killer deal. It’s even better when that bag is made of water-resistant down, weighs less than three pounds, and packs to the size of a football. That, in a stuffsack, is why the Ignite DriDown is our favorite bag this year. Kelty cut costs—but little, if any, performance—by using 600-fill duck down instead of pricier goose feathers. “It felt warmer than its 20-degree rating,” said one tester. Draft collars around the hood and along the full-length, two-way zipper helped. To trim weight, Kelty employed ripstop nylon on the exterior, which is thin enough that it should be handled with care. But that’s a minor inconvenience for this much value. 20˚; 2.8 lbs.
Warmth-to-Weight Ratio: 4.5