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Exped Comfort 600

Price:

$519

Our Rating:

This sleeping bag is well named: from the extremely soft microfibre ripstop nylon fabric, to its zip options and overall interior space, comfort is a major feature.

I put the bag to the test in the foothills of Canterbury and slept out in it under the stars. It was reassuring to be able to pull the 840-loft goose down around my neck and shoulders. The roomy fit meant no tight spots against my body for heat to escape.

The bag has a limit rating to -5°C and weighs in at around 1000g, which is pretty good for a bag at this level of comfort and service. It comes with a waterproof compression stuff sac, in which it packs down quite well and could perhaps be crammed into a smaller space by using a smaller sac.

The zippers are innovative and have a nice cross-over feature which allows for the bottom of the bag to be fully zipped open on warm nights but also removes that rather annoying point of butted zips which are fiddly to reinsert and also a potential heat loss area.

The draw cords for the hood are both brightly coloured and the toggled ends glow in the dark, which is a really great feature. Inside the bag there is even a zippered pocket, which I am still wondering what you would put in there. It would take cash and valuables like a passport for when you are travelling.

I really liked the feel of this bag and the room it has inside. A nice option for three season trips.