Sleep comfortably in warm or cold weather thanks to the versatile Kelty Light Year XP Sleeping Bag.
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This is an awesome bag especially for the sale price I snatched it for! Haven't tested it out in the late fall weather yet but it has been wonderful (almost too warm!) for the summer and an awesome travel companion for those flea bag hotel room beds! Great stuff size and light weight.
I saw this same bag on a different site,...
I saw this same bag on a different site, and the specs are totally different.
Max user height given here: 6' for reg.
Max user height given there: 5'6" for reg.
Weight given here: 1300g for reg. (=approx 2lbs 13oz)
Weight given there: 3lbs 13oz
I don't see model year listed here, but model year there is 2010. I'm assuming this one is 2010 as well. The other site shows "total" weight (which I assume includes the compression sack), but could the compression sack really weight an entire pound?
I definitely trust you BC folks... but 2lbs 13oz just seems too light to be true for this bag. What's the real weight of this bag?
Sounds like the other site had the details for the womens bag.
Good point, I did check the specs of a women's specific bag. I compared specs of the men's bag on the same site, but I'm still seeing the one pound weight discrepancy.
most other sites i've checked have said 3 lbs 13 oz. i think 1300 grams is for the down version of this bag.
This bag is super warm, and although I haven't had a chance to take it out in cold weather yet, it also works excellent to sleep on top of on a warm night. It doen't compact down quite as much as I thought it would, but it hasn't been a problem yet. I would totally recommend this bag.
Great bag, great price
This is a cheap, warm, well thought-out sleeping bag that gets the job done and done well. It has the features of much more pricey bags, like baffles along the zipper and neck, offset layering/stitching, two different draw cords that you can differentiate between just by touch (so when it's dark out you can tell which cord will tighten the hood and which will tighten the chin), hanging loops, sleeping pad loops, and a nifty foot box with a vent which forms a nice little area for your feet to be comfortable and keep your toes from getting smooshed, and also lets you dump excess heat in warmer weather so you don't overheat (which is just as uncomfortable as being cold). And let's not forget that the insulation is top-notch too...ClimaShield XP; warm, very compressible, very lofty. Obviously not as warm, compressible, or lofty as down would be, but it's like a third as expensive as a down bag, and if it gets wet you don't have to worry, unlike down. Plus, it's country of origin is listed as Andorra. Nuff said!
I got the regular at 5'11" and 175lbs, which didn't leave me much wiggle room, but still fit me fine. Kept me warm all night and the foot vent is pretty stellar because I hate getting hot feet. I would say splurge for a down if you have the money. I returned it because I found the down one for cheaper somewhere else.
Long Hike Tested, APPROVED
Loved the bag but does not compact like a down bag. We did a 6 day back packing trip covering 64 miles and it did great.
I bought this sleeping bag for camping in WY. I'm 6'2" and bought the long. I enjoyed it so much I use it as my covers in my dorm room. I've used it in temps from 20-60 and the bag worked awsome. The thing that would be nicer is that when I sleep in my bed I like to spread out a bit. The bag doesn't let me do that(Keep in mind though thats not what it was made for). Overall, a great bag.
Lightweight Without Lightening Your Wallet
Chose this bag for it's lightweight and low cost properties. It has good functionality for a bag at this price point. I am 5'1" and on the blocky side. I don't feel crowded and I don't loose loft to tight quarters. I appreciate the foot vents alot because even at home in my bed I like to hang my feet out. When it's cold and I pull my feet in the footbox does fine keeping the tootsies warm. When I first got it I was disappointed with the loft of the ground side of the bag. The picture looks like alot more loft but it performs well in the outdoors where it counts. Happy Hiking =0)
I used the Kelty LIght Year XP 20 this fall on a Mt. Whitney summit trip. The bag is very light, and compresses nicely for a synthetic bag (although the included stuff sack is a wierd shape).
My only beef is with the foot vents. While they could be nice if you overheat, I seemed to keep pushing aside the baffle in my sleep, causing a lack of insulation for my footsies.
I did use this bag down to 17 degrees F and was warm with my insulating layers on. (except for the feet of course)
I did return the bag, but would still recommend it if you're not pushing the temperature rating to the limit.