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Backpacker Magazine – Online Exclusive
A look back at the sleeping bags and pads we've loved for years that's still at the top of its class.
Eddie Bauer First Ascent Karakoram 20
The Karakoram was deemed the best all-around model in our 2011 three-season bag test, and it’s still one of the kings of the category. The 850-fill down combined with hybrid vertical and horizontal baffles (pulled from Eddie Bauer’s WWII bag design archives) nail the temp rating, and the Pertex Endurance shell’s durability is top-notch. $349; 2 lbs. 4 oz.; 20°F; eddiebauer .com/firstascent