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  • From Jon at 3/12/12 9:04 AM
    • does the western mountaineering highlite come with a stuff sack and a storage sack?
    • Thanks for the question. Yes, all Western Mountaineering bags come with a nylon stuff sack and a large cotton storage sack.
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Western Mountaineering - Highlite

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Light as a feather summer bag
Highlite
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The Western Highlite is a beautiful summer bag that is as light as a feather. The Highlite has been the choice of ultralight hikers and thru-hikers for years. The Highlite utilizes box construction with sewn through cross stiching for maximum down control. Western Mountaineering has utilized ExtremeLite fabric and a half length zipper to reduce the weight. This weight savings does reduce the durability of the bag. Western's Ultralite bags are meant to be used by experienced people who are skilled in the care of their equipment.

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Specifications
Manufacturer Western Mountaineering
Weight Short: 15 oz. / Reg: 16 oz. / Long: 17 oz.
Gender Men's & Unisex
Color Burgundy
Made in USA
Temp Rating º F 35º F
Temp Rating º C 2° C
Bag Style Mummy
Seasonal Usage Three Season
Insulation 850+ Fill Down
Bag Shell Material ExtremeLite™
Bag Length Short: 5 ft. 6 in.
Bag Stuff Size 6 x 12 in.
Diameter at Chest 59 in.
Diameter at Hips 51 in.
Diameter at Foot 38 in.
Waterproof No
Other Features 0.9 oz. ExtremeLite fabric shell
Sewn-thru box and baffls construction
Filled with 8 oz. of down
3.5 in. Loft
Half length YKK #4 zipper (36 inches long)
Stiffening tape along zippers to prevent snags
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