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Kilo Plus 0 Degree

 
Kilo Plus 0 Degree

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Kilo Plus 0 Degree

Manufacturer: REI

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Page By: Erik Beeler

Created/Edited: Jan 24, 2007 / Jan 24, 2007

Object ID: 2019

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Product Description

This 0° backpacking bag is warm, lightweight and very compressible—an ideal choice for cold climates.
Premium 750-fill-power goose down is efficiently distributed for maximum comfort with 60% of the down on top and 40% on the bottom
Tightly woven, lightweight ripstop polyester and soft taffeta lining are silky, breathable and downproof
Vertical Baffle construction allows the goose down to remain fully lofted and keeps it from shifting and migrating, preventing cold spots
Vertical Baffles also prevent down from shifting to the sides and keeps more down on top of the bag where it keeps you warmer
Contoured hood, roomy foot box and full-length draft tube, draft collar and muffler keep heat in, cold out
Differentiated drawcords (one round, one flat) let you adjust hood and neck easily in the dark
Pad loops provide attachment points to keep your sleeping bag and pad together to avoid rolling off onto the cold ground (straps sold separately)
Includes ultralight compression stuff sack and large cotton storage bag.

Price: $299

Specs

Comfort rating 0 degrees Fahrenheit

Average weight 2 lbs. 10 oz.

Shell Polyester ripstop

Fill 750-fill goose down

Lining Polyester taffeta

Fits up to 6 ft. 6 in.

Shoulder girth 59 inches

Hip girth 53 inches

Stuff sack size 8.25 x 18 inches

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Reviews

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Erik BeelerLove It

Voted 5/5

When I buy gear I do lots of research up front. I narrowed my purchase down to two sleeping bags and the REI offering got the nod due to its lower price and same or slightly lower weight. There were two things I was looking for; a 0 degree bag - that is the easy part, and under three pounds - the hard part. The Kilo Plus is very light.

I had a chance to use it on Liberty Ridge for a early spring ascent and can't find anything to complain about yet. We had an emergency bivy at over 13000 feet in a moderate storm which had temperatures near the rating and I never felt cold. This being said I always have a few things I do when I sleep in a bag to make it warmer - the biggest one being I put extra insulation under my feet. (A fleece jacket works great, a back pack works too.)

If I do manage to find anything about this particular bag I don't like I will be sure to share it here.

I would buy this bag again - in particular considering my experience with it on Liberty Ridge.
Posted Jan 24, 2007 4:02 pm

TorstenWRe: Returning it today ~ worthless!

Voted 5/5

Tina, are you sure you slept "in" the bag, lol? I had the 2006 men's 0 deg version at 17500ft in the Himalayas, and actually got a bit warm on occasion... but maybe I sleep hot
Posted Jun 9, 2007 7:09 pm

mtndonkeySolid Bag

Voted 4/5

I have been very happy with my bag. I used it on Mt. Whitney at Iceberg Lake when it was down around 5 degrees. Sleeping on snow and only a Prolite 3 3/4 length pad and I was very warm all night. I have used several other times with no complaints. It is highly compressible a very light weight for a zero degree bag.

My girlfriend bought the 15 degree womens bag and found it way too cold in 40 degree weather. She returned it to REI for the - 5 degree bag that Tina mentions which should work for her in warmer conditions, however I suspect that anything around 15 degrees and under she will be very cold again. I am not sure of there is a reason the women's bag does not seem as sufficient as the men's, but overall I am very happy with mine.
Posted Jul 23, 2007 12:06 pm

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