Vic Hanson wrote:I have the Helium and have been very happy with it, although it does get damp from condensation. I know the regular version (mens) comes in an EQ (waterproof) version, but that brings the weight up to 2 lb 5 oz and adds $70 to the price. I don't know if the women's version comes in EQ or not.
By the way Chief, MountaingirlBC is from Canada, so why should she buy something made in the U.S.? By your reasoning, she should only buy something made in Canada, or at the very least only with down from Canadian Honkers! edit - Oops, just noticed she mentioned buying something made locally too, so is the U.S. 'local' to a Canadian?
http://www.backcountrygear.com/catalog/bagdetail.cfm/MA1810 Helium EQ
8kclimber wrote:Keep in mind that synthetic while it is cheaper a good down bag will out last a good synthetic bag by 10 years plus, or 3:1, so your still dollars ahead with a warmer, lighter, and more packable bag with a down bag.
If you don't need water proof but want almost water proof than Epic is the best outer fabric as it vents best. However, if you need or want water proof for high moisture and/or snow Event breaths better than Gore Dry loft and Dry Loft has a tendency to delaminate which is why several manufactures quit making bags ion Dry Loft including FF.
I have 2, used 5 days in perfect condition, -10 degree down bags with Dr Loft fabric, in long for storing stuff in the bottom, purple with black interior that I would consider selling. Opposing zippers so they zip together.
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