Jun 10, 2014 at 9:10 pm #1317801
Maia JordanBPL Member
@maiaLocale: Rocky Mountains
Companion forum thread to:Jun 10, 2014 at 9:40 pm #2110548
@rosyfinchLocale: the mountains
Article states that the Zpacks bag does not have a zipper baffle, but it does indeed have one.
billyJun 10, 2014 at 9:53 pm #2110552
@rosyfinchLocale: the mountains
correction, the Zpacks zipper baffle is an option at time of ordering..
billyJun 11, 2014 at 12:30 am #2110577
carlos fernandez rivasBPL Member
@pitagorinLocale: Galicia -Spain
""""The hoodless PHD Minim 400 will be available soon with 900 EU (936 US) fill-power down."""
"""Both the PHD and ZPacks bags are hoodless, """""
I din´t notice that phd had hodless bags in his range…. thank you for the info ;-)
Maybe including "loft" measures in the comparison chart would be interesting …Jun 11, 2014 at 6:11 am #2110605
Ken T.BPL Member
Glad to see Will has not lost his touch. Excellent review.Jun 11, 2014 at 10:40 pm #2110863
J CBPL Member
PHD are making a hoodless bag? How bizarre.Jun 12, 2014 at 4:53 pm #2111083
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
It's the beard that does it, sticking out of the opening …
CheersJun 12, 2014 at 5:21 pm #2111093
John HarperBPL Member
@johnnyh88Locale: The SouthWest
Good looking sleeping bag.
12 oz of down seems a little low for a 24 oz bag weight. The down shifting makes me think it is barely enough down to fill the bag.Jun 12, 2014 at 11:24 pm #2111186
@andyjarmanLocale: Edge of the World
I've always wondered, are the baffles through-stitched or do they use box-construction with a divider between the inner and outer fabric? The stitching looks very pronounced for box construction.Jun 15, 2014 at 8:50 am #2111644
Gary PikovskyBPL Member
@gosha007Locale: New Hampshire White Mountains
Will and BPL,
I'm very surprised to find that you omitted what is arguably the best and lightest sleeping bag of the bunch – Enlightened Equipment's Enigma Pro. I own the Enigma, Zpacks and Montbell bags and can without a doubt say the EE and Zpacks are easily at the top of the list for warmth comfort and weight. EE bags inches to the top, however – fantastic design a super compressible. I would like to see more attention being paid to cottage makers on this site as they have by far the best gear for what a lot of people on BPL are looking for.
I think many others will agree with me on the above. There is no hood, but that's where a light down/synthetic hat can serve a double purpose for hiking, camp and sleeping.
GaryJun 17, 2014 at 5:48 pm #2112273
Will RietveldBPL Member
@williwabbitLocale: Southwest Colorado
Hi Gary, Sorry for the delay in responding, I have been in MT for a week. I did check Enlightened Equipment, and Katabatic Gear too, and all I found was QUILTS. I didn't think it would be appropriate to compare mummy bags with quilts, so I kept the comparison to comparable products. Perhaps the hoodless bags should have been left out. Some of the bags are made by cottage industries. WillJun 20, 2014 at 9:44 pm #2113276
kevperro .BPL Member
@kevperroLocale: Washington State
I think keeping them in separate categories is important. People who know they like quilts will shop for quilts and those of us who know we want a bag/hood want to see them compared apples to apples.
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