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Backpacker Magazine – April 2009

Gear Guide 2009: REI Halo 25 Sleeping Bag Review

Great bag all around that also costs less than most competitors.

by: Steve Howe

REI Halo 25 (www.sethhughes.com)
REI Halo 25 (www.sethhughes.com)

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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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Jugular
Dec 28, 2012

Love this sleeping bag. It's silky inside and out, and I've had it in 20 degree weather without a hint of cold coming through. Weighs in at less that 2 lbs, and packs down to the size of a 6 pack in my GG compression sack. I highly recommend this for backpacking.

Dave
Dec 04, 2011

Love this bag, light and compresses good for moto touring. Kept me warm in the Rockies at Slumulligan Pass when the temp went down into the teens at 11500 ft.

juan
Sep 29, 2011

the sleeping bag is awesome kept me really warm in a 20 degree weather and i got it 4 free as agift

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