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Gear Guide 2009: REI Halo 25 Sleeping Bag Review

Great bag all around that also costs less than most competitors.
REI, Sleeping bag, camping, gear guideREI Halo 25 (www.sethhughes.com)

Best Buy
It’s easy to find a legit three-season bag that weighs less than two pounds. But one that also costs less than $300? Now that’s a score. The Halo manages the feat with 750-fill down and a light-but-durable polyester ripstop shell. It’s basically an updated version of REI’s venerable Sub Kilo, and we found it to be considerably warmer–even during a late-season trip through Escalante, with temps that dipped into the low 20s.

It comes in men’s and women’s versions, with plenty of room in the torso and a snugger cut in the legs that’s efficient without causing midnight tangles. Cold sleepers and hikers who routinely push their three-season trips into the teens will want something warmer, but everyone else should get the Halo and pocket the change. $259; 1 lb. 15 oz.; 25°F

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