Travel Down +45


Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Travel Down +45
Manufacturer REI
Page By Erik Beeler
Page Type Nov 30, 2004 / Nov 30, 2004
Object ID 1179
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This ultralight +45-degree travel bag is perfect for hostelling, summer camping or as a sleeping bag liner for very cold weather.

Lightweight 600 fill-power goose down is efficiently distributed to maximize warmth with 60% of the goose down on the top and 40% on the bottom

Contoured hood and insulated draft tube keep warmth in and cold out

Insulated draft tube prevents heat loss through zipper

Differentiated drawcords (one round, one flat) let you adjust hood and neck easily in the dark

Anti-snag, 3/4-length zipper helps save weight

Built-in stuff sack in foot box eliminates the added weight of an extra stuff sack

Comes with 10 x 20 inch cotton storage sack


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Erik Beeler - Nov 30, 2004 10:55 am - Voted 4/5

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A nice basic and very light sleeping bag.

At only 1lb 8oz I love how small and light it is. I used it heading up to Long's Peak and combined with my other weight saving pieces of gear I was very happy with my pack weight.

I have slept in 35 degree weather in a tent with a pad and base layers and was fine but when I slept in a bivy with a pad with base and fleece layers I was cold so I would stick with the 45F rating.

Don't expect this bag to stay dry in any type of moist conditions however. There is not one ounce of water resistance designed into this bag.

I have had it for two years an so far so good on durability but of course if you buy it at REI durability is a moot point with their 100 percent warrenty.

verdeleone - Oct 4, 2007 12:10 pm - Voted 3/5

This bag
is excellent if you can sleep without moving your feet or knees a millimeter. Also the zipper is funky. I end up turning the whole thing sideways and using it like a quilt with my feet stuck in the tiny footbox. It is small and light however, and I end up sleeping on top of the bag if it's above freezing anyway, so I keep using it sometimes. It was great for rifugi summer before last.

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