L.L. Bean Katahdin

Jun 1, 2012
Outside Magazine

BEST FOR: Bigger guys, restless sleepers. THE TEST: L.L. Bean, which turns 100 this year, knows a few things about durability, so it’s fitting that its bag was the toughest we tried. The interior shell was as buttery as any, but testers above Crested Butte didn’t sweat a few dog claws across the Katahdin’s tough shell. PrimaLoft’s new Synergy fill is water-repellent and offers the best warmth-to-weight ratio of any synthetic out there. And our beefiest tester loved the generous cut and spacious footbox. Comfort, however, does come at the cost of weight. THE VERDICT: One tester noted, “You don’t have to spend a million bucks for a good night’s sleep.” 20°; 3.2 lbs


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