Model: Alpine LTK 800 Sleeping Bag
Overall Score: 3.7 / 5
This 32°F bag compresses down to water bottle size, which came in handy on a 70-mile trip in the Grand Canyon when our packs were overflowing. Unique: Instead of a stuffsack, an integrated 27-by-14-inch swath of fabric wraps and cinches around the bag. The sharp taper (63 inches at the shoulder and 39 at the feet) also contributes to packability and thermal efficiency, but it polarized our team in terms of comfort; some of us felt pinched at the feet. Test out this bag at home or in the store to make sure the tailored fit is for you.
Millet took an economical approach when selecting the insulation and internal architecture for this bag, but it still performed beyond expectations during testing. The classic box baffle design and 700-fill duck down kept us comfortable down to 30°F (two degrees below the rating) on the Grand Canyon’s South Rim.
The 20-denier ripstop polyester is tougher than it seems. It endured a week of cowboy camping in the Southwest without a hiccup.
The minimalist hood is thin and shallow; pack a warm beanie.