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Best Quality Sleeping Bag out there

I have had an Apache bag for about 2 years now and it is my go to. One feature that I would like to call out is the stiff lip that runs along the inside of the zipper which prevents snags. Snags are probably the #1 way to ruin your bag.

Another thing I would like to mention is that when you buy a new bag, be sure to look at 'fill weight' as opposed to temperature rating which is defined by the manufacturer. You will notice that WM's bags come with a higher fill at a particular temperature rating when compared to North Face or Sierra Designs (note that both make excellent bags as well and offer features that surpass WM in some areas). WM bags also tend to weigh a little less than their competitors even with the extra fill.

One last item worthy of being called out is that if you order directly from Western Mountaineering, you can get a left or right side zipper and add 2 ounces of overfill to your bag.

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How do you contact WM to order directly?

Responded on and I agree this bag and the Apache are the finest, most versatile bag you can buy. WM is a high-end product that's actually worth the clams.

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How do you get the extra fill? I checked on, but I can't find anything on how to send them my bag for an extra fill.... Any ideas?