The Kelty Cosmic Down 21 Degree sleeping bag is designed for 3-season backpacking and camping. Hydrophobic DriDown fill and an array of features make the affordable Cosmic Down 21 Degree a real bargain.
The Kelty Cosmic Down 21 Degree Sleeping Bag strikes an excellent balance of performance and affordability. With its durable and compressible insulation and innovative design, this is a great sleeping bag for those who need a compressible, warm bag for camping or backpacking. Let’s take a look at some of its features.
So the first thing to talk about with this sleeping bag is the down insulation in play. We have a 550 fill Dridown insulation. It is a really innovative system that creates a really nice insulation for the whole bag no matter what the conditions. So each individual plume of down is treated with a water resistant coating that helps it to retain its loft even if it were to get wet. So it stays dry longer. It dries out faster should it become wet and it retains its insulation if it becomes wet. So even in the wettest and dampest conditions, traditional down bags tend to fail. The Dridown insulation will still perform as it is supposed to. So you get a really nice finish there, a really nice insulation in play with that Dridown.
We also have a nice abrasion resistant and durable outer shell with a DWR finish. So that is also going to help to add to the life and the durability as well as that water resistance of the whole system here. So you have got nice materials in play that are going to offer some durability, some compressibility and overall warmth, really nice features when it comes to the insulation and materials of the Cosmic Down.
Some other features we have got in play with the sleeping bag are a nice baffled hood. So you have got a really nice hood system at the top here that is insulated throughout and you have got two draw cords, kind of a top and a bottom draw cord to really help to cinch in that system if the weather starts to get colder and you really need to retain that insulation. So cinching up that draw cord will really help to keep the warmth in and keep you nice and cozy.
We do have a nice draft collar. So if I unzip this here you can see that there is a nice draft collar on the inside. That is going to lay nicely around the neck and shoulders and really, again, prevent that cold air from seeping down into the bag and robbing you of the warmth that you want to have. So you have got a really nice feature in play with that draft collar there.
We do have a full length double zipper on the side here. So if I flip that around so you can see it, you have got a double zipper. It goes from the top. So if you need to open up the bag to get into it, you can do so from the top. But if you just want to vent maybe stick a foot out or just dump some of that hot air, you do have a zipper at the bottom with a nice pull tab here, so you can pull that up and vent very easily.
There is a draft tube on the inside of that zipper, so you have really nice weather protection there. The cold air is not going to be able to seep through that zipper and get thorough to you, because you have got that draft tube in play.
And there is a nice snag resistant material on the other side of that zipper as well, so that is going to provide some extra durability and make it much easier to zip this guy open and closed without harming any of the materials in play. So nice feature with the zipper system of the Kelty Sleeping Bag there.
Moving down to the foot box we have got a really nice, kind of trapezoidal foot box. So if you look there, you can see that it is not just stitched top to bottom. There is a nice shaping there. So you have got ample room for your feet. You can really sprawl out and stay warm and comfortable without feeling too claustrophobic. You have also got these two nice hang tabs. So if the bag does get wet, you can hang it up and let it air dry. So that is a nice feature to add to the kind of versatility of the sleeping bag.
You have also got a few other tabs on the bag. Around the zipper here we have got some loops. That is for lashing a sleeping pad to it. So if you tend to roll off of your sleeping pad or you are worried about slipping off, you do have tabs on the outside that you could use some type of accessory cord to lash around your sleeping pad to keep it in place, so a nice benefit there.
This bag does include a stuff sack, you know, a nice compact stuff size so you can pack it away in a backpack or if you are traveling you can throw it in the car. It doesn’t include a storage sack and it is recommended to store these in a loose, uncompressed state. So I wouldn’t include.... I wouldn’t store it in the stuff sack that it comes with. Get a nice separate storage sack or use those hang tabs at the bottom to hang your sleeping bag at home.
You could get a smaller compression sack for this bag to get it down to an even smaller pack size, but it is not included. That would be something that you would have to pick up separately.
And there you have it. Performance and affordability, the Kelty Cosmic Down 21 Degree Sleeping Bag is a great option for backpacking or camping in those colder temperatures.