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Ryan Klym
(breaks) - F

Locale: Flat Ohio
REI Kilo Flash on 12/04/2008 21:37:50 MST Print View

If you've been looking for a lightweight bag that is lightweight on your wallet, REI has their kilo flash clearanced at $90. I picked one up tonight for my 8 yr old as it's a great value for a down bag for my son. I picked up the women's version as its shorter and warmer, so I'm hoping he doesn't kill me. Maybe I'll say its from Santa.

Paul Tree
(Paul_Tree) - F

Locale: Wowwww
Men's Reg 40F Sleeping Bag - 19 oz - $90 on 12/05/2008 10:20:03 MST Print View

This is a great deal! Great for scouts! 750 fp down.
Note the men's is lighter and 5 degrees colder

Men's version

They also have Long for 100.

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Flash on 12/05/2008 14:15:01 MST Print View

Wow. I paid more for used Marmot Atom, that weighs more.

Craig Shelley
(craig_shelley) - F

Locale: Rocky Mountains
REI Kilo on 12/05/2008 15:42:00 MST Print View

It looks like you can use the $20 off, HOLIDAY8, on a purchase of $100 or more by buying something small in addition to the bag.

It's probably a good deal for someone that wants value.


Paul Tree
(Paul_Tree) - F

Locale: Wowwww
rei: 35 deg 21 oz, or 40 deg 19 oz, $80 on 12/05/2008 19:01:35 MST Print View

! Oh nooooooooooooo
89.83 + 10.17 = 100 - 20 (code) = $80

The worst part is, if that 10.17 of filler is stuff you'd buy anyhow,
you could talk yourself into imagining the price to be that much lower. 19 oz 40 degree bag 70$.

Edited by Paul_Tree on 12/05/2008 19:33:10 MST.

First Last
(snusmumriken) - F

Locale: SF Bay Area
Yup, I just bought one on 12/05/2008 19:37:14 MST Print View

Couldn't resist that price!
$70 for a 20 ounce down bag!

However be aware that this is a tight fitting bag. When I was looking at the Women's Regular at REI a lady walked by and said: "That is such a cute kids bag." Well, I fit - I think :)

Joe Geib
(joegeib) - F

Locale: Delaware & Lehigh Valleys
What to do? on 12/05/2008 19:50:18 MST Print View

Jeez, either this one or the JRB No Sniv on sale.

Any input?

Joe Geib
(joegeib) - F

Locale: Delaware & Lehigh Valleys
answered my own Q on 12/05/2008 20:02:01 MST Print View

It seems that this is a little narrow/tight of a fit. Knowing that, a quilt may be the better choice for me.

John Adams
(scsjohn) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
Tight fit on 12/05/2008 23:06:03 MST Print View

You should notice that the girth is 59 inches at the shoulders. If you have wide shoulders, this is a tight fit. I had one but opted out.

F. Thomas Matica
(ftm1776) - F

Locale: Vancouver, WA
REI Kilo Flash +40 on 12/07/2008 12:36:07 MST Print View

I bought my long version a couple of weeks before the latest clearance sale for $124 and still feel that I got a great deal. The $100 price is outrageous for this bag. I've slept in it in temps into the mid 30s, with my cold sleep clothing, of course, and I am amazed at how warm the bag is. It seems so thin and light that I just didn't expect it to be that comfortable. The hood cinch cordlock broke and I replaced it. Also, I think that the draft tube could be a little larger for a better seal. However, this is a small issue for me. It scrunches down to about and 8 inch ball with the included compression sack. I am slim and the narrow configuration really adds to the quick heating and warmth of the bag. I am slightly claustrophobic but have not problem in this bag. The long is 59 inch shoulder girth, the regular is 57 inches.

peter kvamme
(karacolor) - F

Locale: midwest
Re: REI Kilo Flash on 12/09/2008 10:01:27 MST Print View

Price must have come down since this thread was started, just a few days ago! Both mens and womens are now $69.83, the long is $79.83.

kris dunn
Pushed off the fence on 12/09/2008 12:17:08 MST Print View

Wow... $20 price drop shoved me off of the fence.

Might be a little cold for shoulder seasons in a hammock but I should be great most of the time. Couldn't resist any longer!

Devin Montgomery
(dsmontgomery) - MLife

Locale: one snowball away from big trouble
Re: REI Kilo Flash on 12/09/2008 14:36:32 MST Print View

Thanks for passing this on! I just bought the bag plus a light Rei pad for $90 combined after the coupon! Christmas for my wife, who I'm trying to convert to UL. Simply unbelievable!

peter kvamme
(karacolor) - F

Locale: midwest
Re: REI Kilo Flash on 12/19/2008 10:48:36 MST Print View

Not to beat a dead bush, but all REI sale and clearance items are an additional 15% off when you add them to your shopping cart, now until 12/24. New price $58.83.
And somehow it still isnt good enough for me (because I already have a bag, and all reviews say this is quite a narrow bag) but hopefully will be a great deal for somebody!

Brian OKelly
(losthillsguy) - F
men's regular is 57" girth at shoulders on 12/19/2008 15:49:35 MST Print View

I bought one.
$70 + $30 of food + $5 shipping - $20 off - $30 of food =
$55 for the sleeping bag.

How's that for a convoluted justification.

Note: The men's REGULAR is 57" at the shoulder, very tight. I am 5' 10" and 175 lbs and am right at the limit.

Paul Tree
(Paul_Tree) - F

Locale: Wowwww
$ 70 Long shoulder girth is 59" on 12/19/2008 17:12:00 MST Print View

Vs 57" inches in the regular
62" in WM Versalite.

Paul Erickson
(ericksonpk) - F

Locale: Wasatch Front
Re: REI Kilo Flash on 12/19/2008 17:52:09 MST Print View

Ryan -

Thanks for the initial Kilo Flash heads-up. I just purchased a men's long for $72.44, including tax, shipped free to a nearby REI store.