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Weight: 4 lbs. 2 oz. / 1.862 kg
Temp. Rating: 0° / -18°C
Length: 6 ft / 183 cm
Packed Dim: 9 x 18 in / 23 x 45 cm
Fill Power / Type: 600 fill power DriDown™
Zip Side: 60 in. dual-slider, locking zipper
Duraflex Eyelok Hood Adjustment
50D Down Proof Polyester Ripstop shell
Full Draft Collar
Zipper draft tube with antisnag design
Mummy Shape with Natural fit footbox
The Good: Super insulated for a warm night in the cold outdoors with plenty of insulation in all the right spots.
The Bad: A bit heavier than comparable bags, but with all that warmth it’s worth a bit of bulk.
The Awesome: At this price point, it’s hard to beat such a warm and durable bag.
We’ve spent a lot of days in the woods over the past few years, and a lot of nights out there as well. Most of the time, you can find me happily waking up in a hammock when the weather allows, but when it’s frigid out there I definitely burrow into a nice warm bag in the tent. With my lack of natural insulation (there’s a reason they call me Skinny), I need all the help I can get to sleep well. That’s where a nice bag of down comes in handy. We just got in the Kelty Cosmic 0 bag, with a durable 50D Polyester shell and 600 fill power DriDown™ and I’m definitely the guy to check this one out (once this current wet storm goes away. Because I love the outdoors, but let’s be honest, it’s really wet out there right now).
The bag does weigh in on the heavier side of the scale of comparables, (we’re talking about 5-10oz heavier, so not a huge difference), and it doesn’t stuff down as compact (wider than most by 3-9″ in diameter when packed down) but at this price point I’m not sure much can touch it on the value front. Also, the more robust 50D Polyester material means it doesn’t need to be handled with care when you’re trying to pack up and head back to civilization.
Overall, if you’re looking for the most warmth and durability you can get at a price point that will leave you room for the fancy backcountry meals, the Kelty Cosmic is a great choice. Stay tuned for a more in-depth review once we can get it out for a few nights in the woods.
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