Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer
Likes: Warm, packs down small and is nice and light, a big improvement over my older synthetic bag. I ordered the long as I am 6’-1”. Kept me warm and dry even when our tent leaked in a heavy downpour. Used mostly on Boy Scout overnights in the North East, coldest night attempted was around 25 F.
Dislikes: More expensive than a synthetic bag, but worth it.
– Palm Bay FL
Likes: Have to caveat this that I am a new camper.
Please see what I didn't like. I cannot give the product any kind of bad review. I blame my inexperience.
Outstanding as far as compressibility and ease of packing. Very comfortable. Seemed solid construction although be wary of the zipper as it snagged easily (just need to be cautious).
Dislikes: I am 6'0", 210. The regular is too short for my comfort level. Also, movement in the bag is very restricted (yes, it is a mummy). For the entry level camper I would recommend a less restrictive bag.
– Fairfax VA
Likes: light weight and proper warmth with good price.
Dislikes: left zipper could be better some times.
– Kalamazoo MI
Likes: Great warmth while stil being very compact. Have tent camped several times in 30-35 deg weather and it's kept me very warm. Still fits easily in any pack.
Dislikes: Zipper can get stuck very easily. Just have to be careful when zipping.
– Aliso Viejo CA
Likes: Light weight and packed well into a Kelty 50L pack. Used it for backpacking Yosemite in May where weather changes at altitude and was never cold, even when sleeping in skivvies.
Very Good buy.
Dislikes: Zipper could use some improvement. Had to be careful not to snag the lining.
Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer
Likes: warm, packs small
– San Marcos CA
Likes: A nice lightweight bag that compressed easily to fit in my pack. It doesn't come with a larger storage bag like the Kelty Light Year series, so the down must not need to remain fluffed to be effective.
Dislikes: No compression straps on the stuff sack like you get with the light year bags.
– Braselton GA
Likes: This bag is light and packs well. It has quality construction and the rating seems to be spot on. The new Dri Down seems to work well and for the money you get a quality sleeping bag.
– HOPE VALLEY RI
Likes: Bag was very comfortable and I had plenty of room to move around in. The Temp. rating seemed to be pretty accurate. It packed down pretty well. I took this on a 7 day trip on the Allagash Waterway in Maine in September and wanted the bag warmth of down and not getting it wet and losing the insulating. The dri-down was the reason I got this bag and it perfumed up to expectations.
Dislikes: The zipper does have a tendency to snag but this was a very minor thing.
– Salt Lake City UT
Likes: I used the Kelty DriDown bag for the first time on a 3-nighter in the High Uinta Wilderness. It was cold and rained the entire time so the humidity level was ridiculous for Utah. Two adult men in a Marmot Limelight 2 (tight fit) created enough condensation that the shell of the bag was wet to the touch each morning, but the down remained dry and the bag stayed very warm. In fact, I took a bag liner and ended up crawling out of it in the middle of the night. During the few breaks in the rain we had, I hung the bag out to dry and did so very quickly, even with the humidity. This bag also seems to be as light and compressible as any other down bag I've used. A great deal!
Dislikes: Other reviews have said the the bag is undersized and I agree. I'm 5'9" and I don't see how anyone 6' could sleep comfortably in it. The only other issue I have is that the foot box seems pretty small but at least my feet stayed toasty warm. If you search for reviews on this bag, many mention trouble with the zipper snagging but I had no problems with it.