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Western Mountaineering - Bristlecone MF

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A bag for a winter wonderland.
Bristlecone MF
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The Bristlecone MF is a great, comfortable bag that will keep you warm up to -10. It has a nice wide 69" shoulder girth, so just about anyone will have plenty of room to roll around. Its 8 1/2" down loft will keep the cold out with 42 oz. of down fill. No cold can turn you away when you're hunkered down in your Bristlecone.

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Specifications
Manufacturer Western Mountaineering
Weight 4 lbs. 2 oz.
Gender Men's & Unisex
Color Green
Made in USA
Temp Rating º F -10º F
Temp Rating º C -23° C
Bag Style Semi-Rectangular
Seasonal Usage Four Season
Insulation 850+ Fill Down
Bag Shell Material Microfiber
Bag Length Reg: 6 ft. Long: 6 ft. 6 in.
Bag Stuff Size 10" x 20"
Bag Loft 8 in.
Diameter at Chest 69 in.
Diameter at Hips 63 in.
Diameter at Foot 48 in.
Waterproof No
Other Features Full Down Filled Super Collar
42 oz. Down fill
Loft of 8.5 in.
6 in. Spacing/ Side Block Baffle
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Does pride of ownership mean anything to you? Does being warm no
matter what mother nature throws at you sound appealing? Does the ability to toss and turn inside your bag sound like a better way to sleep? Are you willing to pay a bit more for an exponential gain in quality and substance?

If you found yourself answering yes to the above then look no
further than the Western Mountaineering Bristlecone MF. In my opinion this is the Da Vinci of sleeping bag design and execution. Rated for -10 F this bag is uber warm and adaptable. Various zipper configurations allow you to tailor the bag to your requirements from wide open like a comforter to zipped tighter than a can of tuna.

The Micro Fiber shell and interior is ultra soft and comfortable,
beefy draft tubes cover all zippers and an adjustable draft collar and hood insure you can seal out the elements and seal in the heat. The zippers are backed by the most fail safe snag free tape I have seen on a sleeping bag. No midnight fears of the dreaded zipper snafu when its dark, you’re tired, and mother nature calls.

I have the long model at 6-6 which leaves plenty of space for
clothes or other items at the foot for warm wear in the mornings. I am not overly large. At 5-10 215lbs however, I found my old bag was just too narrow for ultimate comfort. With the Bristlecone, there is plenty of room to move comfortably inside the bag without the claustrophobia that many bags exhibit.

Granted, this bag is not ultra light and its stuff dimensions are
not the size of a water bottle but the trade off in size delivers in spades on the comfort and warmth level.

While my backpacking days are over, I would still carry this bag
in a pack if warmth and comfort were my goal. Currently I use the bag for car camping, paired with a cot and dream time air/foam mattress from Cascade. The only thing missing is a cover turn down and mint on the pillow at bed time.

If you can afford it, I encourage you to purchase this bag for
your cold weather adventures. It will not only keep you toasty warm, it will make you smile with pride every time you crawl into it. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself sleeping in a little longer in what is truly the benchmark by which all other bags should be judged.


(Posted on 12/3/11)

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