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How well this item performed in its intended use, and beyond.
Yeah the zipper needs a lot of work. If it is not getting stuck on the "zipper guard" it is stuck on the draft tube. Works best if pulled from the outside of bag (awkward). I think I like Steck's zipper-less prototype.
Used it in the Grand Canyon over 4 days and had it down to 38 degrees with 3 layers on top (T-shirt, mt. Hardware base, and a micro chill) and was ok, thermal tights and piero pant) but not warm. I froze at 33 with the same layers + hat and thick leggings.
Lots of "holes" in the down, they are easy to see as the fabric is opaque.
Weighed in at 15.8 oz after I cut the tags and shorted the draw cords.
Bottom line: steep price @ $400 for a 45 degree bag and even steeper @ the $480 they increased it to as I typed this up review.
I do not recommend this product.
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Fast and Light
Posted April 9, 2013
Crazy small, super light and for 1lb its as warm as you'll get. I really like the super trim fit to not have any cold spots. Used it for the Colorado Trail and was always warm enough but like the other comment, the zipper catches a lot.
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45 degree bag not intended for 33 degree temps
Posted March 14, 2013
Yeah man, its going to be cold in a 45 when its 38 or 33. The 45 temp rating is the minimal temp to stay comfortable and that would likely feel cold if night time temps were 45.