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The Kelty Light Year XP 20 Degree sleeping bag combines performance and affordability. A mummy cut and lightweight, compressible synthetic fill make the Light Year XP 20 Degree bag ideal for 3-season backpacking.
In an effort to standardize temperature ratings and properly inform consumers, European Norm (EN) testing uses a thermal mannequin to determine the performance of a sleeping bag in a range of temperatures. The Comfort rating is meant to reflect the temperature at which an average adult woman (132 lbs) can enjoy a comfortable night of sleep and a Lower Limit rating is meant to show the temperature at which an average adult male (176 lbs) can enjoy a comfortable night's sleep. A third rating, Extreme, is meant only to show the survival rating for a "standard" woman and is not advisable for use in making buying decisions for general use. NOTE: The testing assumes that the user of the sleeping bag will be using a sleeping pad of 1" thickness and wearing long underwear, a hat and socks. Kelty bases its assigned temperature ratings based on the EN Lower Limit and the assumption that you will be utilizing both a sleeping pad and a tent.
The Light Year XP 20 Degree sleeping bag is insulated with Ecopet Soft synthetic insulation. Ecopet Soft is a lightweight, compressible synthetic fill that maintains its high loft, softness and insulating properties over time. Unlike down fill, Ecopet Soft retains most of its insulating capabilities even when wet, making the Light Year XP 20 Degree bag a good choice for wet climates.
Quilt-through construction with chevron stitching eliminates cold spots, keeping outside air from reaching the inside of the Light Year XP 20 Degree. A contoured hood with an insulated baffle, an insulated top baffle collar and a draft tube behind the hip-length zipper combine to further insulate against the cold. A polyester microfiber liner provides internal comfort.
Other features found on the Light Year XP 20 Degree bag include internal liner loops, a zippered chest pocket and sleeping pad security loops and hanging loops for convenient storage.
The Kelty Light Year XP 20 Degree sleeping bag is available in Short (fits up to 5' 6"), Regular (up to 6'0") and Long (up to 6'6") lengths. An ultra-light compression stuff sack and storage sack are included.
- Two-layer off-set quilt construction
- Efficient, form fitting hood
- Top baffle collar
- Insulated hood baffle
- 58" two-way locking zipper
- Zipper draft tube with anti-snag design
- Internal liner loops
- Sleeping pad security loops
- Hang loops for storage
- Micro FatMan and Ribbon drawcords
- Micro captured cordlock
- Ground-level side seams prevent heat from escaping
- Differential cut to maximize loft and warmth
- Ultralight compression stuff sack and storage sack
- Zippered chest pocket
Best Use Backpacking, Camping Insulation Type Synthetic Warranty Lifetime Type Synthetic Temperature Rating 20 Degrees F Shell Material 40D Nylon Ripstop Packed Size Short: 10" x 15"
Regular: 10" x 15"
Long: 10" x 16"
Other Ultralight Compression Stuff Sack and Storage Sack Liner Material 50D Polyester Micro Pungee Item Weight Short: 3 lb 0 oz
Regular: 3 lb 5 oz
Long: 3 lb 7 oz
Fits to Length Short: 5' 6"
Regular: 6' 0"
Long: 6' 6"
Fits to Girth Short: 58"
Fill Material Ecopet Soft
Likes: Warm and comfy, but have only been in temps down to 25-30 in it. Easy to wash and I like that there is both a cotton sack to store it in at home and the stuff sack for the trail.
Dislikes: It never fails to amaze me that women's sleeping bags are only for women up to 5'6". So to get a women's bag (which I do need the extra space for the hips!), you have to get a long if you're taller, which ups the cost some. At least it is available in this bag.
Likes: Highly recommend! Like the compression size, material, weight, and small zipper chest pocket for keys/phone. My wife and I both enjoy this bag, and it easily kept us warm on several fall car camping trips, even when damp/little wet (which dries quickly). I don't know the exact temps, but it was cold outside at night and we stayed warm in the bags. It's "cozy" and the hood with neck baffle & drawcords traps in the heat and keeps cool air out. Has a double zipper, so you can open bottom half of zipper and hang feet out side of bag if gets too hot (zipper does not go all the way down to feet). Comes with storage sack, so you don't have to store it compressed. Also comes with compression sack.
Dislikes: I highly recommend this bag but should note the following: stuff sack stitching & straps are a little weak/cheap. These bags are not meant to be zipped together to make one big bag. And older year models had a separate foot zipper that this one lacks. (from reading older model reviews i think they took the foot zipper out for better insulation)
Likes: I purchased this for my wife to be used on a late november campout. I was used to using military sleeping bags so I was used to a more bulky bag. When this arrived I was surprised at how well it was made. The zippers don't bind or stick, very comfortable, and very warm. The temperature dropped to 29 degrees one night and she was very comfortable. Overall excellent bag.
Likes: Nice and warm. I like that you can open up the bottom for some ventilation.
Dislikes: Snug around the feet. Not much wiggle room
Likes: The zipper system that allows you stick a leg out while staying zipped up is great. I
Likes: So far this has been great. Kept me warm overnight in the early fall
Dislikes: nothing about the back itself. The the points on the compression sack where the straps meet the seams look like they get a little too strained when you tighten it up.
Likes: My son used this bag on our last backpack trip, says it was very comfortable and warm (although it was only 45 degrees). So far so good!
Likes: Nice fitting bag. Compresses easily in the included stuff sack. Decent size and weight for a cheaper 'cold weather' bag. Does well on camping trips during Michigan fall weather.
Dislikes: This bag had poor quality stitching. The first time I used it I found loose ends that I expect will unravel over continued use. This was my main disappointment with this sleeping bag. Also, as with many sleeping bags, the comfortable temperature range seems to be higher than what this bag is rated for. (Or maybe I'm just more sensitive to lower temperatures?) Overall, I am still satisfied with this purchase. This sleeping bag serves it's purpose.