Backpacker- Light Year Down 20
April 1, 2011 Download PDF Version
Want the space-heater warmth and long-term durability of a down bag–without the, ahem, lofty price? The Light Year delivers. "It was like sleeping in a warm hug," said one tester after a trip to the Rockies, with temps right down to the bag's 20°F rating. Kelty keeps the cost in check by using 600-fill down, which means you'll carry a little extra weight and bulk compared to a premium down bag, but still come out ahead of a similarly rated synthetic bag–and still get the puffy magic that makes down so effective as an insulator.