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  • From red at 3/16/12 1:35 PM
    • I am a 5'6" male. Maybe 5'7" after chiropractic visit... Will the short fit me? Or should i go with regular?
    • Thanks for the question. The 5'6" bag is made to fit a person up to 5'6" tall, so you should be fine with the short. I'm 6'1" and I have regular and long length bags. I find I prefer my 6' bag because my feet don't seem to get as cold. Lots of folks opt for the longer bag when they're between sizes just so they have the extra room to sink down into the bag. For you, it would come down to preference. I suggest trying out a short bag in your local gear shop to get an idea of the dimensions. Thanks!
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  • From David at 11/28/12 2:40 PM
    • I was wondering if you can zip 2 sleeping bags together to make one big sleeping bag for two people
    • Thank you for the question. Yes, you can zip it to another bag to make a "double" bag. Since the SummerLite has a hood, you will need one right zip and one left zip bag.

      Any of Western's "Extremelite Series" bag (bags that have "lite" in the name) can be zipped together, so if one of you sleeps cold, you can pair mismatched bags for the perfect temperature. Thanks!
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  • From Jeffo at 5/15/13 4:16 PM
    • Can you zip two bags of different sizes together?
    • Thank you for the question. Yes, you can zip two bags together. If they're different lengths you'll end up with an extra six inches of zipper at the top, which can be less than ideal (it comes down to preference). Also, you will need one in "Left Zip" and the other in "Right Zip". Otherwise one bag will be upside down. Thanks!
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Western Mountaineering - SummerLite

Price: $380.00

Quick Overview

Fully featured and super-light; 32° F
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Weighing in at just 1 lb 3 oz, the SummerLite is the lightest continuous-baffle sleeping bag that Western Mountaineering makes. These baffles allow you to regulate the temperature of the bag by shifting the down on top of you in colder temperatures, or underneath you when things warm up, making for a very versatile summer bag. Hard to believe in a bag this light, but the SummerLite even comes with a full length zipper and an insulated draft tube for extra protection from the elements. Western Mountaineering designed this bag for the lightweight fanatics who have provided them with feedback, criticism, and motivation to continue producing the lightest down products available.
Like all of Western Mountaineering's bags, the SummerLite is made by hand in San Jose, California.

International Restrictions Apply
Manufacturer Western Mountaineering
Weight Short: 1 lb 2 oz / Reg: 1 lb 3 oz / Long: 1 lb 5 oz
Gender Men's & Unisex
Color Red
Made in USA
Temp Rating º F 32º F
Temp Rating º C 0° C
Bag Style Mummy
Seasonal Usage Three Season
Insulation 850+ Fill Down
Fill Weight Short: 8 oz / Reg: 9 oz / Long: 10 oz
Bag Shell Material 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: 6 x 10 in / Reg & Long: 6 x 12 in
Bag Loft 4 inches
Circumference at Chest Short: 59 in / Reg: 59 in / Long: 60 in
Circumference at Hips Short: 51 in / Reg: 51 in / Long: 62 in
Circumference at Foot Short: 38 in / Reg: 38 in / Long: 38 in
Waterproof No
Other Features Narrow mummy cut for maximum heat efficiency
Continuous baffles for unmatched versatility
Full-length zipper
Full-length insulated draft tube seals in heat along the zipper
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 SummerLite will provide years of use!
Product Reviews
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You get what you pay for. Review by Matt W

I've used my Summerlite on numerous trips and have been completely satisfied. The only negative thing I hear from other people about Western Mountaineering products is the price. Well yes they are expensive, but they are worth it. The bag is extremely high quality and the warmth to weight ratio is outstanding. I have spent numerous nights in this 32 degree bag when the temp. was that or a little lower and stayed toasty warm, while only wearing a light base layer and a pair of wool socks inside the bag. The continuous baffles they use allow you to shift the down easily from the bottom of the bag to the top to make it warmer and back again if the temp. is higher. Go to Western's website to get the details on this great feature. At 19 oz. and a packed size of 6x12 it is fantastic. Also the stiffeners along the full length zipper have made snagged and stuck zippers a thing of the past for me.

(Posted on 1/23/15)

well made ultralight summer sleeping bag, heavier than advertised Review by Henriette B

NOTE: bag was 25g heavier than advertised on Western Mountaineering's website. Disappointing for ultralight folk!

Bag looks very well made and should be warm enough for summer trips. Look forward to some speed missions and also longer summer trips in the hills this season!

It's nice to have a traditional shaped bag rather than a quilt, as I turn a lot at nights (so a zip and draught tube are better for me than a quilt). I also lose a lot of heat through my head (hood is good!) .

(Posted on 10/3/13)

great bag Review by michael

excellent bag. I love it. Fits me great - at 5ft 10in and 150lbs. Go for it.

(Posted on 9/9/13)

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