Model: Coda 0
Overall Score: 4.4 / 5
VERSATILITY Unzipping the 29-inch torso gills exposes the inner nylon liner, which allows warm air to escape. “I spent a month in the Wind River Range, and not every night was at zero degrees,” one tester says. “The gills meant I didn’t feel like I was in a sweatbox in the mid-40s. I found it more effective than the traditional method of venting from the feet, which usually gives me cold feet and a warm torso.”
LIGHT-BUT-TOUGH The combo of 850-fill goose down and the 15-denier nylon shell fabric (which includes NEMO’s proprietary waterproof/breathable membrane) keeps the weight under 3 pounds, despite all the extra features. Through a 45-day Himalaya trek, a four-week NOLS course, and a month-long dog-sledding trip in Canada, this bag took some serious abuse. “I was the third one to use it, and it still looks new,” one tester says.
FEATURES The hood is snug and overstuffed, but testers griped about a fumbly drawcord system that was hard to cinch, resulting in gaps and drafts. Annoying: The side zip constantly jammed. And it’s not cheap.
$700; 2 lbs. 14 oz.; 0°F; nemoequipment.com
The Coda™ series of sleeping bags are built to put a smile on your face when the cold weather is keeping most people out of the mountains. We’ve used all the best ingredients of high-end fabrics and 850 fill power goose down insulation paired with a stretch construction at the knees for side sleeping. – See more at: http://www.nemoequipment.com/product/?p=Coda+0+Reg#sthash.TL9v43kz.dpuf