kennonwrote a review of Stoic Somnus 15 Sleeping Bag: 15 Degree Down on October 15, 2012
Familiarity: I've used it several times
The title says it all. If you have the money, buy the Western Mountaineering Versalite. It's warmer, same weight, and probably higher quality, but way more expensive. Nonetheless, this bag is killer. Mine weighs in at two pounds. For a 15 degree bag, this is one of the lightest I have found, and believe me, I did my research. It has 19 oz of fill, compared to the Marmot Helium with 19.5. This bag weighs 32 ounces, and the Helium weighs 34. One of the dumbest things that Stoic did is give an about 4 oz stuff sack for this ultralight bag. It doesn't even cinch down as much as the bag compresses. I used a Marmot Helium bag with the somnus and it worked great. The bag is warm, and while it doesnt have a draft guard, the face cinches up very tight if you need. The bottom water bottle pocket is nice, and though I've never used it, I put the stuff sack in there when I am sleeping. Occasionally feathers will poke out, I simply grab it from the inside and pull it back in, massage the fabric, and it's good as new. Once my tent blew into a stream and my bag got wet for who knows how long. I put it out in the sun for a few hours, and it was almost dry. Not only that, but I had a warm nights rest all the same. The center zip is nice and it saves a lot of weight and packing issues. I got mine on sale for 210$, and for that price, you will never find a better down bag. If you have the money, again, the Versalite, but if you are like the rest of us, buy this.