Nuclear physics meets camping.
Deep under Utah's Wasatch Mountains, there's a secret gear lab where
smarter-than-NASA scientists shoot feathers, fabrics, and waterproof treatments
around a track at millions of miles per hour, crashing them together and
observing the products that result. One of the creations is the Marmot Atom 40-Degree Down Sleeping Bag, which spontaneously sprang into being when a gaggle
of 850-fill goose down collided with some light and durable Pertex Microlight fabric, right before the whole thing smashed into a DWR
coating and Down Defender water-repellent treatment.
Once the scientists were able to conduct tests and confirm that the package
was suitable for serious outdoor use in mild conditions, and that no new black holes had been created, the Atom was
ready to be seen by the public. It's been drawing the most interest from backpackers and campers who like to go ultralight during the summer months, and during recent study,
independent researchers have discovered a Nautilus six-baffle hood, insulated draft tube, and stretchy baffles around the head and feet, which seem to allow for comfortable movement during sleep. The Atom has also led to speculation
that, contrary to previous understanding, zippers and zipper guards were created in the initial microseconds of the universe's existence.
- Ultralight summer camping bag
- 850-fill down with Down Defender water-resistant treatment
- Mummy bag with sewn-through baffles
- Pertex Microlight nylon ripstop fabric with DWR treatment
- Six-baffle Nautilus drawcord hood with insulated collar and draft tube
- Trapezoidal footbox construction
- Stretch tricot baffles and head and foot
- Stuff and storage sack included
Share your thoughts
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I bought a Marmot Atom 40 degree down sleeping bag to mate up to an Exped DownMat 7 LW inflatable sleeping pad for my sleep system . The Atom has continuous baffles, so I can move all the down up top and use it more like a quilt for cold weather. My 20-inch wide foam Ridgerest wasn't keeping me warm enough and I was waking up at around 3 or 4 in the morning. The combo worked great on a section hike of the Appalachian Trail in the Smokey Mountains. The Atom is rather wide in the shoulders and spilled over the sides of the Ridgerest. The long/wide version of the DownMat fixed that problem. I love the silky smooth material and the drawstring hood works and fits like a charm.