Kelty Cosmic 35 Women’s Mummy Bag
I purchased this bag for our first trip. I found it at Mountian Sports which is a place I found a lot of great, cheap starter gear. They sell a lot of overstock stuff at steep discounts which is what this was. Originally this sleeping bag cost $70.00 I paid $30. for a older model. This bag has a 3/4 length zipper, is supposed to fit a 5′ 6″ person and weighs 2lbs 6oz. The shell material is listed as 70D nylon diamond ripstop and the liner material is 50D polyester taffeta and it is filled with 19oz of Kelty CloudLoft™ Pro.
I would NOT suggest the regular sized bag for anyone who is taller than 5’4″ unless they are 100% certain that they never get claustrophobia ever. I am 5′ 2.5″ and if this bag was any smaller I’d probably have a panic attack. As it is though, I love this bag especially for a starter bag. I have spent several nights in it, but the two nights we were outside were 30-35 degrees at the lowest. It was perfect testing weekend. The first night I tested out several different sleeping methods. Ultimately I fould that the best method was using it unzipped and laid out like a quilt with me sleeping on my side with my midweight REI long underwear, and warm hat on. I felt comfortable laying with the bag situated just like it is intended to be used, but as a side sleeper no ammount of comfort was going to help me sleep on my back.
The first night was the coldest at 30 degrees at the coldest, so eventually I had to throw my fleece pullover and a second pair of of socks on but I feel since the bag is rated to 35 and I wasn’t tecnically using it in the designed manner that this is quite a good result overall. The second night the temp was at 35 exactly and I never had to add anything on and never even woke up at all.