Are you sure about this trip?
So, you've decided to tackle a multi-day backcountry expedition in the dead of winter. Nobody in their right mind would do such a thing. We're proud of you. You'll need a little extra insulation to keep you from freezing to death, though. The Mountain Hardwear Wraith Goose Down Sleeping Bag is designed for just such an outrageous undertaking. This waterproof breathable down bag is rated to -20 degrees and features Mountain Hardwear's Q.Shield Technology, which allows the down to maintain its insulating properties even if it gets wet.
- -20 degree rating for high-altitude and deep winter expeditions
- Top-shelf 800 fill-power goose down for unmatched insulation and packability
- Mummy shape for efficient insulation, low weight, and tiny pack size
- Roomy footbox designed around the natural position of the foot for increased comfort
- Waterproof, windproof, breathable Dry.Q shell fabric for total weather protection
- Q.Shield water-repellent infused down fibers maintain insulating properties even after they are exposed to moisture
- Six-chamber hood design for consistent insulation around your head
- Item #MHW2505
- Q & A
Mountain Hardwear Dry.Q Elite
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I have used this bag 3 times and have been so frustrated with the zipper that I was either going to just sell it or contact MH for a possible solution. I happened to find a review where another owner said to make sure these very small flaps are in the correct place. Here is his explanation and thanks again Justin!!
"When I was putting this bag through a trial run I noticed the zipper getting stuck too. Every time. After really looking at what was going on, I figured it out.
On the back side of the zipper, there are two very narrow pieces of fabric that are supposed to keep the zipper from snagging on the draft tubes. On other designs these strips are sewn directly onto the draft tubes.
The issue is that when my bag arrived, the zipper was already running over these strips and causing the zipper to stick. carefully running the zipper forward while pulling the strips away from the zipper freed it up.
Now the zipper slides freely, and these two strips do exactly what they're supposed to do, cover up the zipper and keep the draft tube out of the way.
I've done a lot of test zipping to see if the zipper will eat those strips again, but it hasn't yet. "
I have tried it at home and its seems to work fine will be testing it again this weekend.