Western Mountaineering - Antelope MF
Like all of Western Mountaineering's bags, the Antelope MF is made by hand in San Jose, California. Their down is sourced from free-range mother geese who are never live-plucked or force-fed.
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Technical specifications & features
|Weight||Short: 2 lbs 5 oz / Reg: 2 lbs 7 oz / Long: 2 lbs 9 oz|
|Gender||Men's & Unisex|
|Temp Rating º F||5º F|
|Temp Rating º C||-15° C|
|Seasonal Usage||Three Season|
|Insulation||850+ Fill Down|
|Fill Weight||Short: 24 oz / Reg: 26 oz / Long: 28 oz|
|Bag Shell Material||20-denier MicroLite XP™: highly wind- and water-resistant and incredibly breathable microfiber|
|Bag Length||Short: 5 ft 6 in / Reg: 6 ft / Long: 6 ft 6 in|
|Bag Stuff Size||8 x 17 inches (all lengths)|
|Bag Loft||7 inches|
|Circumference at Chest||Short: 62 in / Reg: 62 in / Long: 63 in|
|Circumference at Hips||Short: 53 in / Reg: 53 in / Long: 54 in|
|Circumference at Foot||Short: 39 in / Reg: 39 in / Long: 39 in|
|Other Features||Full down-filled Super Collar completely surrounds your neck for maximum heat retention
Full-length draft tube seals in heat along the zipper
5.25 inch continuous baffles allow you to shift the down underneath you in warmer temps, or on top of you in cold temps
YKK #7 dual-direction zipper
Stiffening tape along zipper to prevent snags
- Cold sleeper? Not with this bag!
- This sleeping bag was a game changer. I’m an incredibly cold sleeper and this bag is far and away the best thing that’s happened to my backpacking experience. It’s down, so it’s fantastically warm and packs down extremely well. Western Mountaineering’s been in the business for over 30 years and they know the little things that make the difference – like the draft tube and collar. The draft tube runs the length of the zipper and prevents heat from escaping; the collar does the same thing, allowing you to cinch it to your comfort level around your neck while providing maximum heat retention. It’s on the pricy side of things, but when you consider that Western Bags can easily last 30-40 years with the proper care, it’s was a no brainer in my book.
- Very warm, water resistant, amazing bag
- I have used this bag in very cold temperatures and also in snow caves, always warm, always dry.
Questions & Answers
thank you for your question.
For someone an inch or less below the specified height of a bag, it may be best to size up. It depends on a couple of factors; Firstly, how frequently do you plan on using the hood? Secondly, do you prefer a nice tight fit in the footbox for heat efficiency, or a bit more room down there to stretch your feet out? For someone very close maxing out on the bag height, you may find that the hood is a bit snug when worn. But if your extremities run cold, you may like the snug fit provided by the bag, as it will be more thermally efficient for your feet.
We do offer exchanges within 60 days as long as the product is new with tags, so if the size you choose does not work out you can always return it for a different size.
Let me know if you have any other questions or concerns.
Thank you for your question.
In the short length, both bags have the same internal specs, which are on the roomy side for a lightweight mummy-cut bag, so claustrophobia should not be an issue with either. The primary difference is going to be the warmth of the two bags, and the resulting weight difference caused by the varying amounts of down fill. While the temperature rating is only 5 degrees different, the Versalite, short contains 18oz of down fill, while the Antelope, short contains 24 oz of down fill, a 33% increase. So while I do think the Versalite 10 degree rating is accurate, the Antelope may really fall somewhere between a 5 and 0 degree bag, a significant increase in warmth over the Versalite. However, the Antelope is nearly a half pound heavier, so it just depends on whether the trade-off is worth the weight increase for you. If you don't plan on encountering nights with lows below 20, I would say the Versalite should be fine even for someone who sleeps cold. However, if nighttime lows might dip into the teens, I would recommend the Antelope for an increased warmth margin.
I hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns.
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