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Marmot Helium Sleeping Bag: 15 Degree Down


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If helium's good enough for balloons, it's good enough for you. That's the theory behind Marmot's Helium 15-Degree Down Sleeping Bag, which, though it isn't actually filled with lighter-than-air gas, still weighs a miraculous two pounds, putting it squarely in the "ultralight" category. You can't make a bag that light and warm by mistake, and it's clear Marmot put some serious work into the Heliumit's filled with super-lofty 850-fill goose down, and the Pertex Microlight fabric is ultralight and treated with a DWR coating to repel water and keep your bag warm through spring, summer, and fall. The down's high-tech, too, seeing as it's been treated with Down Defender, a water-repellent technology that helps it maintain loft even if some water sneaks through the shell. Cold air won't be able to get near you either, thanks to the Helium's insulated collar, draft tube, and six-baffle Nautilus hood that seals around your face to keep all your hard-earned warmth from escaping into the night. There are stretchy tricot baffles around the head and feet, too, to give you a little extra space without the need for extra material and weight.

Price : $ 468.95


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Three Season Sleeping Bags Checklist

Down vs. Synthetic. The age-old question. Down bags pack down tighter and are a few ounces lighter. On the negative side, they are useless when wet, often take forever to dry (and many can't be tossed into a dryer), and tend to be more expensive.
Heading Out in Wet Weather? Then get a synthetic sleeping bag...period. This way, if your bag gets wet, you won't have a useless sleeping bag for the rest of your trip.
Float Camping? Again...get a synthetic bag. Be a bummer to have your bag end up in the water and become useless for the rest of your float trip.
Where Ounces and Packability Matter. Then go with a goose down bag. This is especially true if you are a bike camper, climber or camp in the desert.

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