Ok, I admit it. I'm a WM junkie. I can't help myself!
It's only recently that I discovered and started buying this brand.
My son has had a Kodiak for more than 12 years. He's an avid outdoor enthusiast, but I never really tuned in to his bag which he bought while in college. But a few months ago, I bought him some WM booties and a pair of Flight down pants for Christmas.
I was so impressed with the quality of the down, materials and build quality, I bought another set of both for myself.
I just bought this bag in the 7' version. I'm 6'3 and 200 lbs,
so I could have bought the 6'6 version, but wanted the extra room. I can wear my down Flight pants, booties and my HUGE Mountain Hardwear Absolute Zero parka ( "Big Orange") if I need to when the temps get REALLY cold, say well below zero. This bag is so lofty and warm! The zippers have a wide taped area to prevent snags while zipping. I can zip up to the top, secure the hood around my face as needed-something I've had trouble doing easily in my other bags. I'm a bit claustrophobic but this bag solves that nicely. It is really roomy around the shoulders, and then tapers down perfectly to the footbox. The Micro Fiber shell is so light, it allows the down to loft up to its max. Also, although I've yet to try it, the baffles allow you to move the down from top to bottom (or vice versa) for different ambient temperatures.
Also, it's really nice to buy an American made product that is, in my estimation, head and shoulders above most other brands.
I spent more time researching this bag than I did buying my last car. Seriously!
But although I like Feathered Friends too, I settled on this bag. WM offers the 7' version in this model without a special order and backcountry.com had it in stock.
You will be extremely happy if you purchase this or any WM bag. Expensive, but worth every penny.
Also, a shout-out to backcountry.com for being a world class retailer. Customer service is unparalleled in this segment. They shipped 3 hours after I ordered, and I had it in New England 2 days later! If you're like me, you want your order fast and backcountry.com has a new warehouse on the east coast to facilitate things.
Congrats ALL around!!!