Mother Nature’s got nothing on the Stoic Vamp 15-Degree Down Sleeping Bag.
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- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Great bag. This was my first down bag and I absolutely love it. I have been comfortable all the way down to 30 degrees and slept in a tshirt and shorts. It compresses down and is great to pack into a carry-on or backpacking.
I got this on S&C for a great price. It was a gift to my wife, but used it for a trip last fall because my bag was a bit stinky. Since then I have used it many, many times. The only bad thing I can say is, you really need to Re-fluff it before every use. Other then that, I think it's a great bag that seems to be a true 15 degree bag. And this is now MY bag, the Mrs. says it smells like feet...
Stoic 4 Life!
I grabbed this on SAC and couldn't resist the discount. I was super impressed when I received this item; it was packaged in a cloth sack and came with a nice little stuff sack as well. The orange color is awesome and the build quality is standard Stoic! I haven't yet taken it down to 15 degrees but look forward to it. :)
I've had this bag for 2 seasons now, I could not be happier with the product. Light weight, compacts small, very warm. Upto 40-degrees I sleep with it open, like a comforter. Under 40 I zip the top up and unzip the feet for a little ventilation. Under 30 zipup all the way. I have never been cold, clammy or concerned. I have not been in 20 degree temps, where I had to use the hot water pocket. I would def recommend.
Now, if I could find the liner for it, it would make me a happy camper.
Hope it's as good as it looks
Can loose it due to color. Current temps in NC hovering in the 93 degree range. I hope this proves to be as warm as it looks with a bit less weight. Nice fill. No apparent loose or full spots. Zips seem to be well designed. Not sure about draft collar or any other features yet. Guess I could go sleep in the freezer at the Grocery
Decent Down Bag
I have had this bag for 6 months or so and have used it 12-15 times. The bag is really comfortable in a variety of temps and has a good weight to warmth ratio. Material seems durable to date. It is my first down bag and now that my wife has commandeered it as her own I am considering buying a second.
I seriously love this bag! It is surprisingly warm for how light it is, and it packs up really small. I have used this winter camping a few times (once in a snow cave, a few times in southern utah on below-freezing nights), and have always been really comfortable as far as temperature. The hood is really comfortable and well-padded. It's actually more comfortable than my little camping pillow. My only complaint would be that it is a little restrictive in the leg area (I like to sprawl out as much as possible), but then again, it's a sleeping bag. This is my favorite bag I've ever owned.
I was wondering if anyone can attest to...
I was wondering if anyone can attest to the the shell material's ability to shed moisture and condensation. Thank very much
Due to tight morning schedules in the backcountry, I have stuffed it slightly damp from rain and condensation. I strapped the compression sack to the outside of my pack and it was completely dry by time I got to camp in the evenings.
I've only used this bag once... but it was late February in Franconia Notch. Wound up being about 8 degrees or so. I had the astronaut blancket just in case, but the bag performed well enough to get me through the night.
Only down side is that the fill has shifted slightly... nothing bad enough to really effect how it functions. Great Bag.
22F and Toasty with the Stoic Vamp 15
Stoic Vamp 15 + military bivy + tarp
I have to say that the material was so soft and the temps were super toasty. I was very pleased with the pack weight and performance of this bag in some crappy conditions. When we set up camp, it was snowing...then it was sleeting...then snowing again.
By the time the temps fully dropped and we were under the tarp, this bag did a great job. Turned out to be 22F that night if I would have had a sleeping pad, I would have been stoked!
Get this bag. Worth the cost.
BTW, it compresses really small in the sack it comes with.
w/ bivy under tarp in snow Stoic Vamp 15
Really cant beat it
To get a 15 degree bag and a decent stuff sack for 120 shipped is a sweet deal. havent had it below 20 but so far so good. And it compresses to the size of a loaf of sourdough and ways close to the same.
does anyone have experience with waterproofing...
does anyone have experience with waterproofing this bag? nikwax, etc? I have read some positive and negative remarks about nikwax down proof and was wondering whether it, or just a DWR spray-on would be a better choice?
Pertex Microlight already is coated with a nice DWR finish, so you don't need to coat it again. Waterproofing the bag is a bad idea. Spray on waterproofing finishes aren't breathable enough for down bags, and so when it's cold outside, moisture won't be able to evaporate out and it will collapse the down.
I just bought this bag, but I don't...
I just bought this bag, but I don't understand why it and so many others aren't mateable. I have a 15 year old 5 degree synthetic bag that has lost nearly all of its loft that I can mate with a 35 degree down turd of a bag. My wife and I rock temps as low as 10 on the front range and are never cold. Its an untapped market some outfitter should take advantage of.
Does anyone know what size a compression...
Does anyone know what size a compression sack would be need for this bag? I was looking at the sea to summit event dry bag (this one: http://www.backcountry.com/sea-to-summit-evac-dry-sack) in the 5L size and I am wondering if that will be big enough. Granite Gear makes a dry bag (http://www.granitegearstore.com/eVent-Sil-Drysacks-P110.aspx#) like it but much lighter. The problem is that the smallest size is a 7L. Anyone have any ideas on a stuff sack size???
It comes with a prety dope compression sack. However, I use the Stoic WTF compression sack (Med). It ensures that my bag will be dry when I need it and it packs the bag Long and skinny instead of short and fat like a cannon ball. (Side note) I own all the sizes of the Stoic compression sacks and it really makes packing easy when everything is in long skinny bags. Example, my MSR Mutha Hubba (W/Footprint and rain fly) fit in a Large sack with room to spare. When its all said and done my tent is three inchs wide and twenty inchs long.
hope this helps.
Thank you for the answer! It looks like the Stoic WTF Compression Sack in med. is 10L in volume. I did not even think about the shape, but it makes sense that long and skinny will fit in a pack better than short and fat. Thanks again for the info!
I was told by Backcountry that 3 liter sack would work and that if you tried you could get it into a 2 liter.
I am 6'5" and i am wondering if ill have...
I am 6'5" and i am wondering if ill have room? Also, what is the significance of draft collar? What is that?
It'll fit like a glove for sure. This will work for you but if you like a little extra wiggle room in the feet you might want to go with something else but at the same time you don't a lot of extra room at the feet that creates dead space. Its a tough choice. You'll definitely fit this but some people don't like to feel too tightly packed into a sleeping bag.
The draft collar basically prevents heat loss from around your neck.
Do they come with left and/or right zippers?...
Do they come with left and/or right zippers? I would like to buy 2 of those and be able to couple them. Greetings from Germany
The Vamp only features zippers on the right side. You won't be able to mate two of them cleanly because of this.
Check out the Pinnacle and Women's Pinnacle from Marmot, they mate to each other quite nicely, as long as you get a combo of RHZ and LHZ. Also, a big step up in quality (and price).
Great deal on a great bag.
I haven't gotten to take this bad boy down below 20 yet, but so far it is super warm and super comfortable. It packs small and light, and regains it's loft quickly. The zipper is good and doesn't hang, and the bag is pretty easy to get in and out of. So far this is exactly what I was looking for, and for a great price.
This sleeping bag is great! Does the job, packs down small, and a lifetime warranty. How can you complain? Keeps me warm. Saw it on SAC for 40 bux less then I paid for it.. bummer but content.. Stuff sac is great and having a storage bag is convenient.