A lightweight technical option for warm-weather backpacking, the Kelty SB 35 sleeping bag provides the extreme compressibility of down insulation with the all-weather reliability normally associated only with synthetic fills.
A lightweight technical option for warm-weather backpacking, the Kelty SB 35 sleeping bag provides the extreme compressibility of down insulation with the all-weather reliability normally associated only with synthetic fills. The SB 35 is designed as a member of Kelty’s TraiLogic gear collection.
Renowned for their efficiency in retaining heat and compressible properties, the feathers and fibers of down have an incredibly soft, comfortable feel and, despite advances in synthetic materials, continue to provide the best warmth-to-weight ratio of any insulation available. The one inherent weakness of down insulation is that it loses much of its ability to maintain warmth when it gets wet, but the DriDown featured in the SB 35 bag performs differently. Employing a unique, innovative polymer application, DriDown actually creates a hydrophobic finish on each individual plume of down. This treatment results in insulation that stays dry up to 10 times longer and dries 33% faster, should it become wet, than untreated down bags.
Box-baffle construction in the SB 35 eliminates cold spots, keeping outside air from reaching the interior of the bag. A draft tube behind the 60", two-way locking zipper, an insulated top draft collar and a contoured hood with an insulated hood baffle further enhance the thermal efficiency of the SB 35 bag. The hood utilizes Kelty's patented FatMan and Ribbon drawcords, allowing you to adjust the top or lower sections of the hood by feel even when it's dark outside. A 20D nylon taffeta liner provides internal comfort, and the inclusion of strategically placed extra waterproof protection at hood and foot assures that chill caused by condensation will not be a problem. Other features found on the SB 35 include sleeping pad security loops.
The Kelty SB 35 Degree sleeping bag is available in Regular (fits up to 6' 0") and Long (up to 6' 6") lengths. Each SB 35 bag includes a mesh storage sack and stuff sack.
- Revolutionary DriDown water-resistant down fill
- Box baffle construction
- Thermal-comfort hood fit
- Natural fit toebox
- Waterproof treatment at hood and foot
- 60" dual-slider locking zipper
- Zipper draft tube with anti-snag design
- FatMan and Ribbon drawcords
- Mesh storage sack included
- Stuff sack included
Best Use Backpacking, Camping Insulation Type Down Warranty Lifetime Type Down Temperature Rating 35 Degrees F Shell Material 20D Nylon Ripstop Packed Size 7" x 13" Other Stuff Sack and Storage Sack Included Liner Material 20D Nylon Taffeta Item Weight Regular: 1 lb 9 oz
Long: 1 lb 12 oz
Fits to Length Regular: 6' 0"
Long: 6' 6"
Fits to Girth Regular: 62"
Fill Material 800 Fill-Power DriDown EN Lower Limit Rating 32 Degrees F EN Comfort Rating 41 Degrees F
- Great bag
Dislikes: sticky feel to the bottom of the bag
Likes: Best sleeping bag I ever owned. Everything Kelty says about the design and features are true. I'm 6' 1" and the regular size gives me an extra 3 inches at the top of the bag, so no need to buy a "long" model unless you are over 6' 2" or 3".
I went for the entire Kelty Trail-Logic system (tent, PK50 pack, SB35 bag) based on very knowledgeable customer service advice from Leon at BackCountry Edge and I could not be happier.
Dislikes: There is nothing to dislike.