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  • From Tomislav K. at 10/10/13 5:55 AM
    • Dear Backcountry Gear,

      I have a few questions:
      1. Is the hood calculated in the length of the sleeping bag?
      2. Is the sleeping bag water resistant? How much moisture can the sleeping bag resist?
      3. Can the temperature rating of 20 degrees be classified as comfort, maximum or extreme?
      4. I'm 5'9'' tall and I weigh 187 pounds, should I buy size "Regular" or "Extra long"?

      Thank you in advance!
    • Western Mountaineering Alpinlite

      1. the hood is part of the length measurement of the sleeping bag
      2. the bag is not water resistant, however, it will dry extremely fast. If you would like a bag with water resistant properties, I recommend the Western Mountaineering Apache MF or any of the MF bags which have the MicroLite XP fabric and are extremely weather resistant and breathable.
      3. the temperature rating should be used as an estimation, depending on how efficient your own body is at regulating heat. I would say that the rating is usually a "maximum" even though some companies might say that's their "comfort" rating.
      4. size "Regular" goes up to 6" which will be long enough for you.

      Thank you.
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  • From Larry from Longview at 5/10/15 1:52 PM
    • Does the Alpenlite come with a storage bag?
    • Hey Larry,

      Thank you for your question.

      The Alpinlite, along with all Western bags, come with both a large cotton storage sack, and small nylon stuff sack.

      Please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns.

      Best regards,

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Western Mountaineering - Alpinlite

Price: $525.00

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Roomy, warm and packed with features; 20° F
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Roomy, warm, and packed with features, Western Mountaineering's AlpinLite is a wider version of the ever-popular UltraLite. If your summer bike tour or backpacking trip is going to take you through different climates, the AlpinLite is the way to go; its continuous baffles allow you to shift the down on top of you in cold temps, or underneath you when the weather warms up. With a generous 64 inch shoulder girth and 5 inches of high-lofting 850+ down, this comfortable bag is good to 20° F. The full down collar helps to seal in heat around your neck without adding excess bulk, and the full length draft tube seals in heat along the zipper. The total weight of this very compressible bag is right around 2 lbs, so you can take the AlpinLite anywhere.
Like all of Western Mountaineering's bags, the AlpinLite is made by hand in San Jose, California.
Winner of Backpacker Magazine's Editor's Choice Award 2014

International Restrictions Apply
Manufacturer Western Mountaineering
Weight Short: 1 lb 13 oz / Reg: 1 lb 15 oz / Long: 2 lbs 1 oz
Gender Men's & Unisex
Color Red
Made in USA
Temp Rating º F 20º F
Temp Rating º C -7° C
Bag Style Mummy
Seasonal Usage Three Season
Insulation 850+ fill goose down
Fill Weight Short: 17 oz / Reg: 19 oz / Long 21 oz
Bag Shell Material 0.9 oz ExtremeLite™ proprietary fabric: extremely high thread count and ultra-lightweight
Bag Length Short: 5 ft 6 in / Reg: 6 ft / Long: 6 ft 6 in
Bag Stuff Size Short: 7 x 13 in / Reg & Long: 8 x 15 in
Bag Loft 5 inches
Circumference at Chest Short: 63 in / Reg: 64 in / Long: 65 in
Circumference at Hips Short: 56 in / Reg: 55 in / Long: 56 in
Circumference at Foot Short: 39 in / Reg: 39 in / Long: 39 in
Waterproof No
Other Features 5.25 inch continuous baffles allow you to shift the down underneath you in warmer temps, or on top of you in cold temps
ExtremeLite™ fabric: No other shell fabric is this light or packed with so many threads per square inch
Split Full collar completely surrounds your neck for maximum heat retention
Full-length draft tube seals in heat along the zipper
Full-length YKK #5 zipper
Stiffening tape along zippers to prevent snags.
Please note, special care should be taken to avoid abrading the shell fabric; it is designed to be ultralight and super-compressible. Treat it right and your AlpinLite will provide years of use!
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