Western Mountaineering - Apache MF
Like all of Western Mountaineering's bags, the Apache 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.
International Restrictions Apply
Technical specifications & features
|Weight||Short: 1 lb 14 oz / Reg: 2 lbs / Long: 2 lbs 2 oz|
|Gender||Men's & Unisex|
|Temp Rating º F||15º F|
|Temp Rating º C||-9° C|
|Seasonal Usage||Three Season|
|Insulation||850+ Fill Down|
|Fill Weight||Short: 17 oz / Reg: 19 oz / Long: 21 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 15 in (all lengths)|
|Bag Loft||6 inches|
|Circumference at Chest||Short: 59 in / Reg: 59 in / Long: 60 in|
|Circumference at Hips||Short: 51 in / Reg: 51 in / Long: 51 in|
|Circumference at Foot||Short: 38 in / Reg: 38 in / Long: 38 in|
|Other Features||Narrow cut for maximum heat efficiency
Full down-filled 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
- Bomber Bag.
This bag kept me warm in the snow covered Sierra Nevada range in June, the Canadian Rockies in August, and the Boundary Waters in September.
The hood and draft collar add noticeable warmth to this bag but at the same time don't make the bag feel too clastrophobic.
I slept outside on multiple occasions and woke to a layer of frost covering my bag but was still toasty warm inside. It was on evening such as these as well as when a layer of dew and not frost coated the bag that I noticed the microlite coating that helps repel water. The bag dried out quickly and the down never began to clump. Oh yeah, then there was the time the wind blew it off of a dock where I had it airing out and it landed in the lake, but hardly soaked up any water at all by the time I cursed and ran over to pull it out.
Bottom line, this bag rocks my socks off and I'm stoked for every penny I spent on it. If you like down and you like quality, buy this bag.
Questions & Answers
Thank you for your question.
Unfortunately Western does not provide EN ratings, so we cannot give a specific comfort rating. However, we find Western bag ratings to be quite accurate, and likely somewhere between comfort (women's) and lower limit (men's). For the majority of users the Apache will be a true 15 degree F bag, while the coldest of sleepers may want consider it a 20 degree F bag.
I hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns.
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