Gear Review

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Marmot for Life

The Helium was the first Marmot bag I bought, but not the last. I was so impressed with it that I rounded out my bag arsenal with the Atom for summer work and the Col EQ for extreme cold applications. Nobody does sleeping bags better than Marmot in my opinion, well worth the investment. Helium is VERY warm, I find its 15-degree rating conservative (but I do sleep warm). Great features, top-quality workmanship, best materials available. Compresses down to a ridiculously small size, lofts back up in no time, the Pertex Quantum shell sheds light moisture without a problem and dries fast. The weight is unbelievable; my Long weighs precisely 2.23 lbs in a small compression stuff sack. People often complain about the stuff sacks Marmot includes with their bags. They are a bit average; a good-quality compression stuff sack is my preferred method, easier on the hands and the bag.