Western Mountaineering Summerlite – Sleeping Bags: Reviews
Outside's long reads email newsletter features our strongest writing, most ambitious reporting, and award-winning storytelling about the outdoors. Sign up today.
The Summerlite vanishes into a stuffsack too puny to accommodate a few hoagies I’ve eaten. Yet it’s not claustrophobic like some ultralights. Designers achieved the feat by stuffing a gossamer 20-denier nylon shell with 850-fill down and paring back everything else—except warmth. It proved itself a choice summer-plus bag on near-freezing nights in the Puget Sound lowlands. 32°F, 1.2 lbs; www.westernmountaineering.com
Bonus: A full-length zip—unheard of on a bag this light.
Bummer: The hood drawcord hangs in your face when cinched.