Brand: Feathered Friends Gear Reviews
Model: Condor 20
Despite its light weight, this 15°F bag is not the best choice for alpine starts, as our tester learned the hard way. “I’ve never had such a hard time getting out of a sleeping bag,” he says. “I was just too cozy.” With stretchy nylon shell fabric, diagonal baffles, and seams sewn with elasticized thread, the Hugger has the roominess of a big-boy bag, but the weight and quick heat-up time of an ultralight cocoon (an earlier version won our Editors’ Choice Award in 2009). And the 800-fill down bag has an incredible comfort range.
The overstuffed draft collar, double draft tubes, and snug hood kept testers warm in the teens (no surprise). Yet the breathability of the 12-denier nylon shell and the ventability of the three-quarter-length, two-way zipper let one tester sleep sweat-free in the low 60s in humid Vermont (nice surprise). And the DWR-treated shell is effective, says a tester: “I spent a gusty night in a floorless tent on Colorado’s St. Mary’s Glacier. Spindrift melted and pooled on the bag all night, but not a drop came through.” $379; 2 lbs. 7 oz. (long); reg. and long; montbell.us A rectangular bag that is warm and light. The Condor has a zipper that goes down one side and across the bottom. It may be zipped out flat and zipped to a groundsheet to make a comfy bag for two people.
It comes standard with thick zipper draft flaps on both top and bottom.
A zip-off hood is available; the hood/s will zip to the optional groundsheet when used by two people. It is available in an extra wide model, in a laminated fabric, and with extra down for lower temperatures. Popular with backpackers and campers that want the extra legroom or a bag for two.