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Western Mountaineering Kodiak MF Sleeping Bag: 0 Degree Down

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    All the warmth without the weight.

    The Western Mountaineering Kodiak MF 0 Degree Down Sleeping Bag is a backpacker's dream. This mummy bag uses lightweight 30-ounce 850+ down fill insulation that provides a full 7 inches of loft. While the down brings the warmth, the sleeping bag weighs in at a modest 2lb 15 oz (regular size) so it isn't also bringing the weight. Its MicroLite XP shell is surprisingly durable despite its lightweight appeal. It's also very breathable and highly water-resistant so you get a restful recovery during the cold nights of your backpacking adventures. Its abrasion-resistant taffeta lining won't tear up if you have to sleep with some gear in your bag.

    Western Mountaineering sewed the Kodiak's full-length down collar three-dimensionally so your neck remains snug and warm all night long. The draft tube also has a three-dimensional design to ensure you stay warm. The 5 1/4-in spacing and continuous baffle construction allows for easy compressibility and packing.

    • Mummy bag design
    • 850+ down fill insulation
    • MicroLite XP (polyester microfiber) shell
    • Taffeta lining
    • 3-dimensionally sewn draft tube and full down collar
    • Continuous baffles
    • Item #WES0062

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [shell] MicroLite XP (polyester microfiber), [lining] taffeta
    Insulation
    850-fill goose down
    Shape
    mummy
    Draft Collar
    yes, full down
    Max User Height
    7 ft
    Shoulder Circumference
    [short] 5 ft 6 in, [regular, long] 5 ft 7 in
    Hip Circumference
    [short] 4 ft 9 in, [regular, long] 4 ft 10 in
    Foot Circumference
    [short, regular, long] 3 ft 5 in
    Stuff Size
    [short, regular, long] 9 x 18 in
    Stuff Sack
    yes
    Storage Sack
    yes
    Bag Length
    [short] 6 ft, [regular] 6 ft 6 in, [long] 7 ft
    Fill Weight
    [short] 30 oz, [regular] 32 oz, [long] 34 oz
    Degree
    0 F
    Claimed Weight
    [short] 2 lbs 12 oz, [regular] 2 lbs 15 oz, [long] 3 lbs 1 oz
    Recommended Use
    mountaineering, three-season backpacking and camping, alpine climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    How stuffed can this get

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I was wanting this bag to fit well into my backpack with the new stuff pods. If anyone is wondering about this fitting it does. The zipper may bite the bag with it being so stuffed but it works with the hyperlite large 4400 stuff pods. I wouldn't leave this sleeping bag in this pod mote than a day however however. May ware the fluff out.

    How stuffed can this get

    Great winter bag

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I bought this bag specifically for winter camping. I own a lighter 30 degree bag from Western Mountaineering which works great. I used this bag on a 8 night ski mountaineering trip were the temps definitely dropped below 0 F. It compresses down well, although I had to use a separately purchased compression sack. I stayed warm the whole trip. The hood closures are simple, but effective. These guys make great bags.

    Can't Wait to Test This!

      I am very cold natured and wanted to upgrade my sleeping bag. I wanted the best of the best and Western Mountaineering delivers. The bag is high quality design and craftsmanship. I can't wait to test this in the field. I am sure I will be sleeping warm all winter long.

      Finally, I think I found the right bag!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I bought a big agnes 0 bag and Qcore pad thinking that was going to be the way to go for my back pack archery elk hunt in Co. I sleep cold and claustrophobic so not just any bag works for me, unfortunately. Though roomy for my 6'2", 200lb frame, too many cold spots in the BA bag, especially at the pad's edges, on a 28* test night. I had to return it, disappointed. The Kodiak MF, was pricey, yes! But my experience on an uninsulated Klymit pad at 11000ft on a couple 27* Sept nights in Colorado was what I had hoped for. It's easily vented at the legs or great for burrowing. I've even week-long hammock camped with it down to 30* most nights (july Co Mtns) with only a sliver of that reflective bubble insulation from home depot.

      I can jam this bag into a10L Outdoor Research Airpurge Dry compression stuff sack.

      BTW - BackCountry really took care of me on my exchange. Like their service! They've kind of become my specialty sport gear outfitter!

      This is good to hear, I'm 6'3" 225, recently returned my BA bag to a camping chain that touts "no hassle refunds for any reason", and hassled the crap out of me for my return. My 15 degree BA bag looked nice, the sleeping system was nice, but I was cold all night in 37 degrees. I found WM out of internet search for a bag with a true EN rating, the guessing is frustrating. I plan on sliding into an Alpinlite, and this bag next week and purchasing the better fit of the two. I hear the En ratings on these bags are excellent, and very accurate.

      Uncompromised Excellence

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      From a small independent company, WM delivers an outstanding product from their factory in San Jose, CA. They pride themselves in the highest quality product, material and customer experience - all right here in the USA!



      I have been using the Kodiak GWS for a few seasons, outstanding product. the GWS varies a little from the MF model, basically shell weight. The GWS version is a perfect/true 0 degree bag that I have stretched into -10 range w/out issue. I am 6'3" and needed a long/broad bag to accommodate extra clothing and touring liners. at 7', the long is 67x58x41 with 34 oz of the highest quality down available. Weighing in at 3.8 lb's, this bag can easily be compressed into a compression sack and alleviating space concerns found with most winter bags (try stuffing a GWS bag inside out to get more compression and simplify the process).



      I have used this bag, on snow, w/out a tent, w a tarp and inside a 4 season tent - excels in all situations. The GWS shell sheds precipitation and is windproof. A friend and I were skiing off Wheeler Peak last year and temps were definitely below 0 - basically wore my mid-layers at night and was plenty warm. That said, there is more than enough room to wear down clothing and increase the temp range. Mind the size, this is really well suited for broad shoulders.



      Details: draft tube and collar are down and capped with Gore's Windstopper fabric (GWS shell). I have other MF shelled bags from Western and they do a very good job with moisture, but love the options with the GWS shell.



      Not for shallow pockets, but an outstanding product that is well worth the price when you need to rely on a winter bag. WM also offers overstuff options if you need to pack a little extra down into the foot box.

      I have a Kodiak MF roughly 6 years old love the dimensions as I sleep on my side and like to spread out. This bag is roomy and warm however my experience with the MF water repellency has been pretty bad. Every time I used it, condensation soaked the fabric and on one occasion actually penetrated the fabric soaking the down. I also have the badger with gore WS just throw a liner in it and no problem. So for me unless they have changed the MF fabric or DWR treatment if I go for another 0 degree bag or lower I will have to suck it up and pay for the Gore WS fabric.

      Is this down hydrophobic?

      Best Answer

      Hey Matthew, it isn't.



      Western Mountaineering doesn't do hydrophobic treatments on any of their down-- their position, as it has been related to me by our rep, is that they are certainly interested in the technology, but they have not yet completed any in-house testing for longevity or reasonable short term performance in a wide enough range of conditions to make a decision on whether or not it is superior to the down they're currently are sourcing that is not treated. My understanding is that they are currently testing hydrophobic down in a few different products.



      If you'd like some help finding the perfect sleeping bag to fit your needs, feel free to contact me directly! llabar@backcountry.com or 801-736-6399.

      Hey Matthew (and Lara),



      Lara, thank you for the answer. We are testing the hydrophobic down only to show that it is, in our opinion, negatively affected by this toxic synthetic treatment. The aspect that makes down awesome is it's natural properties of loft. When you apply a treatment to this product, you reduce its loft and its ability to move your body's heat. It's the same reason that down insulation feels more comfortable than synthetic insulation in regulating body heat... and then you apply a synthetic treatment to it? No thank you!



      So although Lara is correct, we are testing it, we are not doing so with ANY desire to use this coated down.



      The other reason why we stay away is that no one really knows how long it lasts... we don't want to give you a false sense of security that your bag or jacket is "waterproof" when any coating eventually wears off.



      So, Western's take on this hydrophobic down - we won't use it, for lots of reasons, some that are listed above. If you are in wet conditions, use a tent, go with our Gore Windstopper products, and treat your bag right. And I PROMISE you. It will treat you right in return.



      Thank you for the question, and to Lara for the answer!



      Leta

      Western Mountaineering Rep

      I'm 5' 115lb petit size, and I really love what I hear about WM. But I'm very worried that even the SMALL size might be too big for me. I have a regular width shoulder for 5' woman, and this bag's girth is 66" around shoulder. Would that be too wide for me? And is this bag too long for me? Too much air moving around killing the great temp rating?

      Best Answer

      Hi there - it's Leta with Western Mountaineering. You are exactly right. I would not recommend this bag for you - too big! What you CAN do from Western is get the 5'6" Antelope, with a 62" girth at the shoulders. That is 5 degrees. OR, if you want more warmth, go with the Western Mountaineering Lynx at -10 degrees. They make it in a 5'6" with a 61" shoulder girth. Backcountry.com Gear Heads can order that for you.



      I hope this was helpful!



      Leta