Detail Images

  • Western Mountaineering - Versalite Sleeping Bag: 10 Degree Down - Green/Black

Current Color

  • Western Mountaineering - Versalite Sleeping Bag: 10 Degree Down - Green/Black

Western Mountaineering Versalite Sleeping Bag: 10 Degree Down

$559.95 - $589.95

Free 2-Day shipping on orders over $50*

Select a Size:

Select options
  • Select options
    • 5ft 6in/Left Zip
    • 5ft 6in/Right Zip
    • 6ft/Left Zip
    • 6ft/Right Zip
    • 6ft 6in/Left Zip
    • 6ft 6in/Right Zip

    Select a Color:

    Select options
  • Select options
    • Green/Black
    5542

    42 Reviews

    Details

    Meticulous craftsmanship and thoughtful design make all the difference.

    Sporting a full draft collar, premium 850-fill goose down, and highly breathable shell fabric, the astonishingly light Western Mountaineering Versalite 10-Degree Down Bag is ideal for three-season trekking, kayaking, and bike-touring. Celery-eating, high-alpine climbers looking to shed a few pounds will appreciate its unmatched warmth-to-weight ratio, and mountaineers looking to push the limits of their shoulder-season gear can glean a bit more insulation from layers thanks to a wider shoulder circumference.
    • Breathable, ultra-light, packable, and high-thread-count ExtremeLite shell fabric encases the insulation without adding unnecessary weight
    • Ultra-premium 850-fill down insulation retains your body’s warmth and provides a higher warmth-to-weight ratio than any synthetic-fill insulation
    • Interlocking draft tubes and a down-filled collar prevent energy-sucking drafts from zapping your slumber
    • Wider shoulder girth allows for extra layering in brutally cold environments
    • Western Mountaineering bags are made in the USA
    • Item #WES0034

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [shell] ExtremeLite, [lining] nylon taffeta
    Insulation
    850+ fill down
    Shape
    mummy
    Max User Height
    (short) 5 ft 6 in, (regular) 6 ft, (long) 6 ft 6 in
    Shoulder Circumference
    (short) 62 in, (regular) 62 in, (long) 63 in
    Hip Circumference
    (short) 53 in, (regular) 53 in, (long) 54 in
    Foot Circumference
    (short) 39 in, (regular) 39 in, (long) 39 in
    Degree
    10 F
    Storage Sack
    yes
    Stuff Sack
    yes
    Claimed Weight
    (short) 1 lb 14 oz, (regular) 2 lb, (long) 2 lb 2 oz
    Recommended Use
    backpacking
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

    What do you think about this product?

    Have questions about this product?

    Treat Yourself

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    The quality of this bag cannot be overstated--this is a sleeping bag you buy once. The craftsmanship and materials are superb, no gimmicks. I just got back from using it for 10 days in Alaska up north near the Brooks Range. Nights got down towards 32 degrees, this bag was a little too warm and I slept with it halfway zipped to stay cool. Sleeping in a bivy, we had one night of rain and some condensation built up on the outside of the WM bag but didn't soak the down or insides.

    I got home and promptly ordered another Western Mountaineering bag for my wife.

    Awesome!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    The best bag I've ever owned. Extremely lightweight and warm, super comfortable during many cold nights in South Iceland. If you can get past the price point, I'd definitely recommend it.

    Awesome!

    Warm and Light

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I used this bag during early June climbs on Mt Adams and Mt Rainier. I am a cold sleeper, so I went with a 10 degree bag vice a 15 or 25 degree bag that is recommended during that time in the Cascades. The conditions varied during our trip usually just dipping below freezing during the night. For the first time in my life, my feet never got cold. I was always comfortable. My brother had a Marmot Helium 15 degree bag and there was no comparison when it came to the amount of loft between the bags (sorry no pic). His bag looked like a 40 degree bad laying next to mine. The bag is super light in the pack and compresses very well. I did use a compression sack to get a little more room in my pack as well as provide a waterproof sack for my bag. If you are considering this bag, you will not be disappointed!

    Compression question

      I am considering getting the versalite bag, but need to know how small I can pack it.
      I cannot find anywhere on the internet exactly how small one of these bags can be cinched down in a compression sack.
      I am hiking the AT next year and am trying to finalize some gear choices.
      I know it comes with an 8x15 stuff sack.
      But could someone post a picture of how small they compress theirs relative to something else?
      And is the anyway to get the regular length versalite with 59in shoulder girth?

      It's doesn't get any better

        Western Mountaineering is where it's at. You won't find a lighter, warmer, better-built bag anywhere. Yes, it's expensive, but this bag will last you 20+ years if you take care of it. Perfect weight, warmth, and cut for a do-it-all bag. This is the first bag I recommend to friends who need a new bag.

        Used once but seems great

          Very lightweight and much more

          Toasty

            I spent a long time reviewing tons and tons of bags to find the perfect long time bag and chose Western Mountaineering as my ultimate choice.

            Lightweight and Warm as heck-what more do you need? I live in WA state and was wanting a good late summer-winter bag that was warm but something I can not be boiling in. For winter nights I add a silk liner and down pants and jacket if it's really nippy. I love this bag as many others do too-just buy it. You'll agree too.

            5ft4 I bought the 5ft6 bag. Did I mention the extra panel of fluff around the neck area!? Just the best purchase.

            Toasty

            One of the best 10* bags out there

            • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

            There's only one other company I know of that makes a 10* bag in this weight, and their boutique, expensive, and it's a quilt anyway.

            Fantastic bag that will last you a lifetime.

            Wow.

            • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

            I did a backpacking trip in the Sierras in August. it got down to 35 degrees. I had just bought a brand new Mountain Hardwear Phantom 15. I was freezing.

            So, I returned that bag and decided to fork over the money for a top of the line bag. I ultimately went with the versalite.

            When I placed the versalite next to the phantom 15 to compare the loft, it was like night and day. The versalite was soooo much loftier than the phantom 15. Since there is only a 5 degree rating difference, I guess that means one of 2 things:

            1. My versalite is going to be way warm, more than 10 degrees.

            or

            2. My phantom was really a 30 degree bag.

            I think its probably a little bit of both as I have read the western mountaineering bags tend to be true to their temp rating or slightly warmer.

            Either way I love this bag and cant wait to try it out. I have complete confidence Ill be warm in it.

            It also comes in 2 ounces lighter than my phantom.

            Here are the only minor gripes:

            1. The fabric is super light and I think it feels very robust and durable, but its a little more plasticy feeling than the phantom. The materials on the phantom were incredible and very soft. I dont think it will be an issue whatsoever as Ill use a lining or wear synthetic underwear and it is very cozy. minor detail.

            2. Lastly, I will give mountain hardwear props on their hood design as that hood was amazing and their neck collar which is very cozy. The versalite hood is beefy and very well filled but seems like a very simple, basic design. Im sure it will do the job though.

            I highly recommend this bag.

            Excellent Bag

            • Familiarity: I've used it several times

            I have had this bag for 2 years now. I have used it from 0 degrees up to about 40 degrees. This is a super versatile bag, for its weight it really helps me through the shoulder seasons up here in New England. For me, the lowest I will go is 0 degrees with it. This is very impressive because most bags get chilly when approaching the temp rating. This past winter I slept in the back yard in a tent on a windy night where the temp was hovering around 0 degrees. I slept on my Thermarest Neoair Xtherm and used a Sea to Summit bag liner. I was perfectly comfy. I had on a wool beanie, mid weight base layers and heavy weight socks. I slept perfectly fine. Another occasion I was sleeping in a cabin in Maine during a snow shoe trip. It was in the negative single digits outside so I volunteered to stay in the room furthest from the wood stove. I slept so comfy! I woke up to a frozen solid nalgene beside me so it was at most 32 degrees. This bag is perfect for people who sleep cold during 3 season use or for people who need a light bag that will take them from early spring through late fall with ease. At 2lbs and its reasonably small packed size, its a deal. Quality bag you will have for many years.

            Love at first sleep

            • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

            I have used this bag for 10 months now and am so happy with it. It is super light and provides a tremendous amount of warmth. It doesn't pack up super small, but the weight savings more than make up for that. I have used it in relatively damp conditions without any serious moisture being soaked into the shell material. I have the regular length and have more than enough room to fit my boot liners and layers in the bag with me on super cold nights in the alpine. <br ></article><br />I have a Montbell and a Marmot bag that I have used for years and honestly I really like both of them. However the quality and comfort of this bag is really in another league. Western Mountaineering bags are not cheap, but with the proper care it will be the only bag you need for the next decade. <br /><br />If you have questions on this bag or any other bag contact me and I would be happy to chat with you.<br /><br /><br />Dan Gates<br />Expert Gearhead<br />801.746.7582<br />dgates@backcountry.com<br /><br />

            It doesn't get any better

            • Familiarity: I've used it several times

            Fantastic bag. The continuous baffles allow you to shift down around (if it's cold, move it all on top of the bag. If it's a warm night, shift it underneath you for extra padding, for less insulation). Super light, super small, and extremely well built. Fantastic bag.

            Whole JMT with this awesome bag

            • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

            the good - silly light, so comfy, fitted 5'6'' size for short people like me.
            the bad - being on the warm side for a 10deg, this bag can be too warm for some in the summer months. It's also not quite warm enough for a full-on winter bag.
            the ugly - there is no ugly with the Versalite

            Shoot me an email with any questions

            Jimmy Elam
            Expert Gearhead
            Jelam@backcountry.com

            Whole JMT with this awesome bag

            Great for Women

            • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

            This bag works great for women and keeps me nice and warm. It's got plenty of room in the hip and knee area so I can wiggle around. It tightens down nicely around my head and shoulders when it gets cold blocking all air from getting in. I'm 5'4" and got the short size.

            Good enough for Kili!

            • Familiarity: I've used it several times

            If it's good enough for Kili, it's good enough for me! It was 7 degrees at the summit, but warm and toasty the night before. Also very comfortable. We used liners that may have added a few degrees, but my old sleeping bag is definitely going to Goodwill now!

            Amazing and truly versatile

            • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

            What's not to like about this bag? Light, versatile, warm, and packs small! The Pertex Quantum fabric used as the face fabric allows the reduction of weight and packed volume in this 2 pound dreambag. The zipper never snags on me!



            I actually wish Western Mountaineering would make the same spec'ed bag in Microfiber fabric. It would probably only weigh one or two ounces more, but the amazing water resistant properties of the MF fabric are worth the upgrade over Pertex Quantum. You won't regret this purchase if you're looking for a lifetime investment in a light 3-season bag.

            Western Mountaineering does it again!!!

            • Familiarity: I've used it several times

            This is possibly the best sleeping bag ever. I have used it many many times in weather ranging from 30 degrees to 5 degrees and have never been cold and I am a very cold sleeper. In addition to the warmth the bag is also quite light so I have never had weight issues with it. It also fits nice and small into a stuff sack so it doesn't take up a lot of room



            WM is also a fantastic company. My Fiance ripped his sleeping bag and they fixed it so well you can hardly tell where the rip was. Sometimes we wonder if they just sent him a new bag.

            In Love With This Bag

            • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

            I've always had issues staying warm while camping, even on early summer trips. I have a 30 degree synthetic bag that did not keep me warm in June OR October. So, when I decided to go backpacking in November in the Red River Gorge I knew I needed a better bag. This one is perfect. It fits in the bottom of my pack and kept me warm and toasty all night long. I highly recommend it.

            Greatest Bag Ever

            • Familiarity: I've used it several times

            I took this bag on a 4 day trip in November with night temps into the 30's. It fit perfectly into the bottom of my backpack and kept me all warm and cozy at night (I only wore shorts/tshirt/no socks to bed). I am extremely happy with my purchase.

            Hi There, I'm a super-cold sleeper and I just bought Western Mountaineering Antelope MF, which seems like an awesome bag, as far as loft, temp rating, construction, non-stick zippers, but the one thing I'm hesitant about is that the inside fabric has a very plastic-y appearance and feel. It seems more like sil-nylon than anything else, and I can't help but think I'll stick to it, and it'll make me sweat. Does anyone have any insight into whether the Versalite has a different fabric on the inside? Maybe I'm totally wrong about the way the fabric on the Antelope will behave, but it just has a sort of cold, plastic feeling I am not sure I am okay with. Thanks!

            The lining will be the same between the Versalite and Antelope. I do think their lining has a plastic look and feel but, Ive never stuck to mine from sweating. Of course when I use the bag in too warm of a climate I sweat but, no different then other bags. If anything the Western Bags breathe really well so you get more of a comfortable temperature range compared to other bags.

            Fabric durability?
            personal experience with this fabric. I typically backpack with my dog and am just a little worried about ripping - I've never had any problems with my past sleeping bags though (marmot plasma and angelfire)!

            Any personal insight would be great!

            Best Answer

            Hannah, This will be as durable as the others.So, if your puppy's claws haven't done damage before, you'll be okay with this, as well. With that said, no sleeping bag companies consider themselves as dog proof, even though most of us take our dogs anyway!

            Hannah, This will be as durable as the others.So, if your puppy's claws haven't done damage before, you'll be okay with this, as well. With that said, no sleeping bag companies consider themselves as dog proof, even though most of us take our dogs anyway!

            Leta, are the ExtremeLite bags still using a Pertex shell? If so what type; Quantum, Microlight, etc. Thanks.

            Hey there - the fabric was Pertex from England about 15 years ago, then a Japanese company bought them and that's who we use, but it is no longer Pertex - looks like the description needs to be updated!



            It is a 12 denier, 450 thread count fabric weighing in at 0.85oz / yard!



            Hope that helps!



            Leta

            Western Mountaineering Rep

            Is the Green/Black color the latest model of this bag? WM's website only shows the lighter green color that is currently out of stock here.

            I'm a woman and my toes tend to get extra cold in bags that aren't women-specific. I've heard it's possible to send Western Mountaineering bags back to their factory and they can pump a little extra down into the feet and hips for better comfort for women, is this true?

            Best Answer

            Hey Megan,



            Western Mountaineering will pump extra down into their bags, but you would have to send the bag to them to get it done. What are you planning to use the sleeping bag for? If you tend to run cold then I would recommend checking out the Antelope GWS Sleeping Bag (Item # WES0035) which will be a bit warmer. Feel free to shoot me any additional questions directly.



            Kyle

            Expert Gearhead

            klivingston@backcountry.com

            801-736-4337

            Hello,

            I am just under 6 feet (71 inches tall) and weight 190lbs. I would say I am average build for a guy and am torn between the versatile and the ultra light as far as fit. I want room to move, while not giving up heat. My only concern is that the versatile would be too warm for me as I tend to be a warmer sleeper.

            3 season trips mostly. I am going on a Winds River trip in Wyoming at the beginning of Sep and this was my main reason for getting a new bag. I really want to get the Alpinlite bag but they are not in stuck and not sure if they will be in time for me to order one before I leave.

            Looking to pick this bag up in the 5'6" size. Any thoughts on when the next order will be?

            Does this bag have the green material on bottom also or black on bottom?

            I own this bag and planing a winter backcountry trip. Temps are going to be around -5F and I wonder if Reactor liner of claimed 20F added comfort will be suffice. Should I get some VBL? Thank you!

            Best Answer

            At those temps, with this bag, I'd take three approaches, and in neither case would I rely on a bag liner:



            1) I'd plan to wear some insulating clothing to bed... more than a baselayer.



            2) I'd pay particular attention to what's under me. I recommend heavy mil plastic for vapor barrier, then a layer of reflectex (but it at home depot), and then an insulating mattress of some type (either close cell foam or something like a Thermarest X-therm).



            3) If I could, I'd avoid sleeping in a tent and instead I'd build a debris hut or quinzee insulated with snow. You'll get about 15-25 degrees of warmth out of a proper snow shelter.



            As for VBLs I have no experience with them, but I think there's a reason why they are so rare. If they work, and you're warm, all's well. If they don't work, you're wet... and that can lead to a very bad place very quickly.



            One "backup plan" that I often keep in mind is a couple mylar blankets. Very light insurance policy. If I experience temps way colder than I planned for, I will cover my sleeping bag with a mylar blanket; this means that my bag will be damp by the morning though, so I do it only when I am confident I will have a chance to dry out (or bug out).

            Be careful about closely parsing temperature ratings. I have had this bag for three years. It is a high quality item, it packs small and it lofts very high. I sleep cold and I start to get uncomfortable in this bag at 25 degrees even when I wear my puffy and long underwear. For me, and this is just me, I would wear my down pants and heavier down jacket not my puffy, and make sure the pad R-value was high, to take this bag into -5 degrees. Main point, even though the consensus is the Western Mountaineering gives "honest" ratings, those ratings are only a helpful baseline, but you still need to know how warm and cold you sleep. And when you look at less reliable manufacturers who make similar claims of warmth with less fill weight and inferior down, it gets even more risky trusting what you read.

            Whether or not a bag will keep you warm to a specific temperature is extremely subjective. We all work differently. That all said, if you plan properly you may not be super comfy at those temps but you will not freeze either. My system would be the SOL sport utility blanket on the ground. This adds a vapor barrier and provides heat reflection like a space blanket. Than I use an insulated pad, think Thermarest Neoair Xtherm. Bag liners do not add that much warmth. For the weight of the Reactor liner I would rather have lightly insulated booties or a jacket. Wear a wool beanie, gloves and sock along with something extra on your core and feet. Like I said, its personal but you will certainly not be in any danger with that system. Ps, I have this bag and sleep comfy down to 0ish degrees providing I am well hydrated and fed before bed. I'm 5'10 215lbs.

            Hello from Spain. After being focused on...

            Hello from Spain. After being focused on a couple of european brands, I have learned bout WM bags. Looks like this is a serious option as far as Weight to warmth ratio is concerned and also in terms of quality and I am really thinking of buying it on my next trip to the US. The only concern being the outer shell, as I live in an island and high moisture is always present at night, which shows on the sleeping bag in the morning... Any comments about it? Thanks.

            Hey Jaime,

            This bag uses a Pertex shell material, which is highly water resistant even though there is no membrane on the shell material. Pertex essentially uses a thinner synthetic fiber and are able to get a tighter weave which allows the bag to repel moisture while staying breathable. I've seen the WM sales rep pour a glass of water onto their bags and try to rub it into the shell. When turned over the water just ran off the side of the bag.

            I'm 5'6 155 lbs. What size should I get?...

            I'm 5'6 155 lbs. What size should I get? thanks!

            I'm 6ft 1" - would I best with a long?

            I'm 6ft 1" - would I best with a long?

            Best Answer

            The Regular and the long in this model are the same length, although the width and shoulder width are an inch or so larger in the long. I own a Western Mountaineering bag and I got the long because i enjoy a little breathing room in my bags. I'm 6'2 by the way.

            Ryan, that is incorrect, the regular is 6' and the long is 6'6", so they are not the same length. Backcountry.com has the specs listed wrong. (I'll notify them.)



            To the OP, I would suggest going with the long. Being a little over 6' means you will be stretching the bag out too much, and will compress some of the insulation around the head and feet, which is not ideal. The long version is what you need.

            Hello -- I am a 5ft 5in woman. Should I...

            Hello -- I am a 5ft 5in woman. Should I get the 5ft 6in bag or go up to the 6ft? I know it's important to have space in your bag especially in colder temperatures. I will be using the bag in mostly colder temps, around 20 and below. Any advice? Thanks!

            Hi. I am writing from Japan. I understand...

            Hi. I am writing from Japan. I understand you have some ristriction to ship Western Mountaineering products to Japan in your policy. Actually I plan to visit San Francisco, CA during March 23 and 27. Is it possible to ship your marchandise to the Hotel (I wll stay at Hotel NIKKO San Franisco), if I settle my payment? I also want to know the size which fits me best. I am 5ft and 8 in. tall. I appreciate it if you respond my question ASAP. Thank you all.

            Best Answer

            Tetsuya,



            For your height, you'll want the Regular size.



            If BC is unable to ship the bag to your hotel, I live about 60 miles north of SF. I'm not certain if your itinerary allows for the time to pick it up it or not, but I would be happy to allow you to have your sleeping bag delivered to my brother's house in Sausalito, just on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge from SF. If this becomes necessary, please don't hesitate to contact me with your email address via a reply to my answer on this page.

            I know the question can be asked a lot,...

            I know the question can be asked a lot, but Right Zip means, laying down, its on MY right? This is important cause I'll be using it in a Black Diamond Bivy, which has the tiny right zipper.

            As Deon said, you are right.

            Being right-handed I find left-zip bags, as do many others, easier to manipulate. Although a little practice will develop the muscle memory needed to negate any real inconvenience of which side the zipper is on.

            i am 6' tall,could i fit into the 6'...

            i am 6' tall,could i fit into the 6' Versalite?

            I'm going to pull the trigger on a 6' WM...

            I'm going to pull the trigger on a 6' WM Versalite bag and want a Sea to Summit dry sack. Can anyone recommend the size of sack needed?

            The volume of the supplied stuff sack is 753.6 cubic inches, or 12.35 liters. And since WM—along with the common consensus among other down bag manufacturers—recommends against over compressing the bag, which can damage the down, I wouldn't get an 8 liter stuff/compression sack. That is around the size supplied for my summer bag, a WM 6' Caribou, which has half the down filling. You would find it rather difficult to compression the Versalite to that volume without unnecessarily cinching down on compression straps.

            If I may suggest an alternative, which is what I do with both my Versalite and Caribou, is to get a larger dry pack liner. Once you have lined your pack you can stuff the bag in the bottom to fill the lower-end volume, and then begin to pack the rest of your non-liquid items in accordingly. Then, once you have packed and sealed the dry bag, place your extra water, fuel, trash, or other liquids outside the pack liner. This will provide a barrier for all the other pack contents, supplementarily fill dead space in your pack, and shave a small bit of weight by avoiding the stuff sack.

            I personally like the OR Ultralight Dry Pack Liner.

            Will the 6 ft version be available anytime...

            Will the 6 ft version be available anytime soon?

            Does anyone know how to get the extra 2oz...

            Does anyone know how to get the extra 2oz fill from Western Mountaineering? How do you contact them? I searched on their website, but I can't find anything about sending them my bag...

            used the above info to call them (number is not generally published i was told) and visit store back in Nov '12; took 3 bags in to get the overfill-got a detailed personalised tour of their operations; helpful and friendly service, told me that generally people just send in the items with instructions on what they want, rarely get visitors for service more than a couple time a year. process was complete in about an hour; overfill pricing is bag dependent and ranged from $30 to $80 (bag design/stitching was more intensive labor-wise to access)

            If I am 5'5", should I get the 5'6" or the...

            If I am 5'5", should I get the 5'6" or the 6'

            Hi Leslie, if you like to pack your jacket and other clothes in the bottom of your sleeping bag while you sleep, I would go with the 6'0. If not the 5'6 should fit you great. Just remember you will have 7" of dead space at the bottom of your bag if you go with a 6'0 bag. I'm 6'0 and a 6'0 bag fits me great as far as the length.