I’m a teacher so buying the correct equipment for me the first time is very important since I don’t have a lot of money. I do quite a bit of research before I make a purchase. I’ve been using my Ozark Trail 30 degree Thinsulate Sleeping Bag for years. I had one cold night with the bag (29 degrees) and thought I was going to die. As soon as I got back from the hiking trip, I went out and bought a fleece sleeping bag liner and a silk liner. I NEVER wanted to be cold again! However, these items were bulky and weighed a ton. So, I stole my husbands down sleeping bag. His bag is really old but it was warm. It didn’t pack down very well but it was smaller and lighter than all the stuff I had… This past Christmas I decided I needed a better sleeping bag.
I started reading sleeping bag reviews online. Outdoor Gearlab was the first place I looked. I watched the video and was so excited. Then I saw the price tag 🙁 The lowest price on their recomendations was $549.00. There is NO WAY I’m spending this much on a sleeping bag. I continued looking at reviews… I zerod in on The North Face Cat’s Meow 22 Sleeping Bag, Therm-a-Rest Saros Sleeping Bag, and Kelty Cosmic Down 20 Sleeping Bag. I was still in the process of “thinking” when I found myself at Gander Mountian. I wasn’t looking for a sleeping bag but I couldn’t find a sales person to help me with the DeLorme inReach SE and, when I did, he didn’t seem to want to help me or know anything about the product – another story. So, I wandered over to the sleeping bags. They had a Kelty Cosmic so I started looking at it. It felt GREAT! I was sold! Once again, I started looking for a sells person… no luck. Gander Mountain you lost two sales that day! I went home and bought the Kelty Cosmic DriDown 20 degree sleeping bag offline! I got a great price at The-House.com.
The bag arrived two days before I was leaving on a hiking trip to Cheaha State Park. I didn’t have a lot of time to play with the bag but I quickly realized I didn’t want to use the stuff sack that came with the bag. I found an old compression sack that I had in the closet. I didn’t think the bag would fit into it but it did! The packed size of the bag was 6″x8″ SUPER!
My hiking trip was wonderful and the sleeping bag is GREAT! The low while I was on the trail was 33 degrees and I was sweating in the sleeping bag. The second night, I decided to unzip the bag and use it as a blanket – worked much better. All in all, I LOVE this bag! If you want a nice inexpensive warm sleeping bag, you’d better hurry. Most of the sites I’ve seen have a “low stock” which makes me think the bags are being discontinued.
Kelty Cosmic 20 Dridown Sleeping Bag Description
This bag is hotter than ever. Seriously. The Cosmic down 20°F sleeping bag has been restyled for 2016 and now features the exceptional warmth of 600-fill hydrophobic DriDown™ for higher performance. That means more moisture defense and quicker drying in the cold and wet. Versatile enough to use in 3 seasons, with great features like a thermal comfort hood and top draft collar, it’s a no-brainer for backpackers who love to be outside in rain, snow or shine.
- 50D polyester taffeta liner
- 50D Down Proof Polyester Ripstop shell
- 600 fill power DriDown™
- 60 in. dual-slider, locking zipper
- FatMan and Ribbon™ drawcords
- Draft collar
- Quilt through construction
- Stuff sack included
- Thermal-comfort hood and natural fit footbox
- Zipper draft tube with antisnag design
- Fits to: 6 ft / 183 cm
- Fill weight: 18 oz / .516 kg
- Total weight: 2 lbs 13 oz / 1.266 kg
- Stuffed size: 8 x 14 in / 20 x 36 cm
600 fill power DriDown™
50D Polyester Ripstop
50D Polyester Taffeta
Kelty Cosmic 20 Dridown Sleeping Bag Video