Model: Forclaz Trek 900 Bag
Our take The only thing cheap about this bag is its price tag. It doesn’t perform like a budget pick and excels in shoulder-season temps. Decathlon—a European outdoor goods retailer—doesn’t skimp on materials or features for its in-house brands, and relies on volume to make up the difference. That’s why you still get luxuries like 800-fill down and the fitted hood that our tester praised for its snug, toasty fit.
The details The alpine cut (59 inches around at the shoulder and 34 inches in the footbox) saves weight and snuffs out cold spots, and the Trek 900 packs down to the size of a large loaf of bread. Caveat: The regular fit (especially in the footbox) is tight for some; our 6’ tester sized up to an XL for only 3 ounces more.
Trail cred “After a grueling day of hiking through willows in Denali, I didn’t stir once in the subfreezing spring temps,” one tester says.
1 lb. 15 oz.; 23°F