Montbell Ultra Light Super Spiral Down Hugger #1+ Sleeping Bag

Montbell Ultra Light Super Spiral Down Hugger #1+ Sleeping Bag

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"Not just different. Better." That tester's observation sums up this 15-degree bag from Montbell, whose major tech innovation—spiraled baffles—made it the most comfortable and best-functioning bag we tested this year. Far from a gimmick, the spiral baffles drape more evenly over the body, creating a closer fit. And because the seams are sewn with elastic thread, the bag literally hugs the luxurious, top-shelf 800-fill down insulation to your body at rest, and expands by up to 20 percent when you move around. We could actually sit up and cross our legs inside it—a boon for restless sleepers. Another benefit of the diagonal construction is that the baffles are longer, meaning fewer seams to let heat out. All this in a tiny package: The gossamer-light 12-denier fabric and high-grade down make for a bag that packs to the size of a bread loaf. 2.3 lbs;
Compressibility: 4.6 (out of 5)
Warmth-to-Weight: 4.5

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