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Western Mountaineering Camping Sleeping Bags

Whether you're planning a casual camping trip, a rugged backcountry adventure, or intend to thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail, selecting a sleeping bag is an important decision. Seasons, hiking distance, and preference in personal gear are all important factors in choosing Western Mountaineering camping sleeping bags that will see you through your journey.

What are the important features of a Western Mountaineering sleeping bag?

Some considerations in purchasing a sleeping bag are fill, the overall bag weight, loft, and the seasons you intend to sleep outdoors. Other features such as collars, baffles, and stuff size will affect your choice of gear, as well. While comparable, Western Mountaineering UltraLite and Versalite sleeping bags are designed for different needs.

  • Fill: Down or synthetic are the two most common fills. Down fill has a higher warmth-to-weight ratio while synthetics tend to be a little heavier. The Western Mountaineering Versalite and Western Mountaineering UltraLite bags both feature light down fill and a down collar.
  • Weight: The Western Mountaineering Versalite weighs two pounds while the full weight of the UltraLite is one pound 13 ounces.
  • Loft: The higher the loft, the more air the sleeping bag will retain. The Versalite bag has a six-inch loft, and the UltraLite measures five inches.
  • Season: Western Mountaineering bags come in winter, summer, and three-season options. The Western Mountaineering Versalite is a three-season sleeping bag. The slimmer Western Mountaineering UltraLite is a summer sleeping bag. Both the UltraLite and Versalite sleeping bags offer a down collar.
What temperature rating should the Western Mountaineering bag have?

Besides season and climate considerations, personal needs can also affect your choice of Western Mountaineering gear. When looking for sleeping bags, it's important to find one with high warmth-to-weight ratios. The Western Mountaineering Versalite sleeping bag is filled with goose down and rated to 10 degrees Fahrenheit while the lighter Western Mountaineering UltraLite is rated to 20. The Versalite and UltraLite bags both include continuous baffles and a full down collar.

What shape of Western Mountaineering bags are available?

Sleeping bags are either rectangular or mummy-shaped. The mummy bag is tapered at the legs. The Western Mountaineering Versalite and UltraLite models are both: rectangular and mummy-shaped.

What are important details of Western Mountaineering sleeping bag's construction?
  • Zippers: Both the Western Mountaineering Versalite and UltraLite come with YKK zippers and Dacron stiffening tape.
  • Double Draft Tubes: Both the Versalite and UltraLite come with interlocking draft tubes to keep the bag's full loft from being compressed.
  • Pack Size: Both the Versalite and UltraLite can be packed down to small bundles. The Western Mountaineering VersaLite packs to 8x15 inches while the UltraLite packs to 7x13 inches.
  • Continuous Baffles: Both Western Mountaineering bags feature continuous baffles. Continuous baffles lets you shift the down material from the top to the bottom of the sleeping bag.