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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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Western Mountaineering - Alpinlite

Price: $525.00

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Wide, warm and packed with features
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Western has utilized it's ExtremeLite fabric yet again to create a bag that is similar to their super popular Ultralite, but with a wider cut. This bag proves that it is possible to have a wider cut 20 degree mummy bag at under 2 lbs. and still have a full length zipper.

Winner of the Backpacker Magazine's Editor's Choice Award for 2014.

International Restrictions Apply
Manufacturer Western Mountaineering
Weight 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 Down
Bag Shell Material ExtremeLite™
Bag Stuff Size 8 x 15 in.
Bag Loft 5"
Diameter at Chest 64 in.
Diameter at Hips 55 in.
Diameter at Foot 39 in.
Waterproof No
Other Features 0.9 oz. ExtremeLite fabric shell.
5.25 in. Spacning/continuous Baffles.
Filled with 19 oz. of down.
5 in. Loft
Split-Full collar
Full Length YKK #5 zipper.
Stiffening tape along zippers to prevent snags.
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