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Sub Kilo +20
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Sub Kilo +20


Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Sub Kilo +20

Manufacturer: REI

Your Opinion: 
 - 5 Votes


Page By: Erik Beeler

Created/Edited: Nov 16, 2003 / Nov 16, 2003

Object ID: 850

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Weighing under a kilo, this compact three-season bag doesn't compromise warmth or durability.
Features premium 700 fill-power goose down insulation, a downproof Pertex® nylon shell and a soft Pertex nylon taffeta lining
Stretch box baffle construction allows the goose down to remain fully lofted and keeps it from shifting, preventing cold spots
Differential cut between shell and lining ensures maximum loft and warmth
Contoured hood, roomy foot section, locking zipper and full-length draft tube and muffler all keep body heat in, cold air out
Comes with a ultralight nylon compression stuff sack and cotton muslin storage bag


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Erik BeelerUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

I have had this bag for a couple of years and really like it. The light weight and 20 degree rating make this a good three season bag.

I have 17 degrees and found the rating to be good. I was warm when I did not move but any rolling around exposed compressed down and let in some heat out. I had a light weight pad and a four season tent with the large roof vent half open and never got the shivers. The pertex shell is light weight and maybe water resistant but not water proof. Dont get this bag wet if you can help it.

I have heard some people say the fill has been uneven but mine does not have any thin spots and has had no manufacturer defects or problems.

I would recommend this to anyone who wants lower pack weights and does not expect to expose the bag to the elements.

I would give the bag a higher rating if it had a water proof outer shell.
Posted Nov 16, 2003 8:27 pm

dspalUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

Excellent 3 season bag for non-wet conditions. The shell is where I would imagine the bag saves most of its weight as the Pertex seems superthin and ultralight. I can't say that I have really tested its durability but thus far I have no complaints. I am a very cold sleeper and this bag has been just barely enough for me with temps in the low 30's but I suspect it would be fine for most people. Its most impressive aspect is it compressability and light weight. I can get the bag down to near coffee can size and weighs as little as my 300 weight fleece jacket...Overall a high quality, inexpensive bag, great for backpacking...
Posted Nov 13, 2004 7:52 pm

The Defiant OneUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

I've been very happy with this bag. IT's great for three season backpacking. The shell doesn't repel water for long, but for the weight and warmth and price, this is an excellent choice. If there isn't desert sand or snow on the ground, this is probably what's in my pack.

Well made, toasty, compressable, a bargain...versatile.
Posted Apr 1, 2005 4:21 am

Ammon HatchUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

Great bag. took it backpacking in the wind rivers, where it rained every night. I was in an awesome tent, so no water got in. From what I hear that's a good thing. So take it anywhere you want as long as you are confident in your shelter's ability to keep out the wetness. Super light, super compressable, and extremely comfortable.
Posted Apr 13, 2005 3:57 pm


Hasn't voted

got it on sale for $160 and it is light and compressible just as advertised. the one I got was 750fill power since it is a newer model. in just above freezing temps in a tent I had to unzip because it was too hot. Awesome.
Posted May 17, 2007 10:10 pm

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