Mradford wrote:I purchased a Western Mountaineering Ultralight 20 degree down bag...amazing!
Very few gear purchases elicit this type of satisfied response…
Still remember my first WM bag – the Apache. I had a POS Sierra Design down before…was OK but always wondered what the deal was with those expensive WM bags.
Thought that no way could any bag be worth the big dollars they asked…so I froze a few years more.
One day soon enough I pulled the trigger, just one night in that bag, and I could kick myself for not buying earlier. Agree, yes, amazing. Trouble is – now you are bag spoiled. After my Apache was “borrowed” from Camp 4 a few years back, I tried to make do for a few seasons with first a Cat’s Meow, and then the Helium…both good down bags but not the same.
My Badger is my favorite piece of gear…the first night and every night spent inside since it was bought.
Buy the best…once. If you are considering purchasing a new sleeping bag, never compromise… you will always regret not spending a few more dollars now and settling for something less on the trail.