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Yeti Passion Sleeping Bag (9oz)
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Ari Tapio
(aritapio) - F
Yeti Passion Sleeping Bag (9oz) on 03/12/2009 23:44:50 MDT Print View

Yeti, a German company, has introduced 3 ultralight sleeping bags:

Yeti Passion 1 (total weight 9oz of which 4oz down fill)

Yeti Passion 3 (total weight 16oz of which 11oz down fill)

Yeti Passion 5 (total weight 24oz of which 18oz down fill

Filling: Crystal Down 97/3, 900+
Fabrics: LightyGram (RipStop Nylon)

http://www.yetiworld.com/en/produkte/schlafsaecke/vib0.html

Sounds too good to be true. Any views?

Edited by aritapio on 03/12/2009 23:46:48 MDT.

Dustin F
(dirtt) - F

Locale: So. California
yeti sleeping bags expensive on 03/13/2009 02:19:28 MDT Print View

seems kind of expensive even compared to a nunatak or feathered friends bag

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Yeti Passion Sleeping Bag (9oz) on 03/13/2009 03:25:33 MDT Print View

At least they give credible temperature ratings according to the European Standard. And the ratings seem to match the down content.

Cheers

Edited by rcaffin on 03/13/2009 16:16:02 MDT.

Arapiles .
(Arapiles) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Yeti in Japan on 03/13/2009 04:24:37 MDT Print View

Yeti bags were available in Japan, including the Pocket bag, which I presume was the precursor to the Passion 1. A store near me (Sakaiya) stocked them so I got to play with them sometimes. They were very high quality, but rather expensive. Warmth ... you'd suspect that in a 265 gram bag the down filling would be so thin that anything point, like an elbow, would simply poke through and there really wouldn't be much point to the down beneath you.

From memory they used the best Polish down.

Steven Evans
(Steve_Evans) - MLife

Locale: Canada
Yeti Passion 1 (9oz) on 03/13/2009 08:11:41 MDT Print View

I remember seeing these before on the net. Cool product. I have to say that I am a little skeptical on whether or not the photo is the actual bag. The photo shows a sleeping bag stuffed pretty full yet states it has 100 grams (~3.5oz) of down fill. Unless the bag is very small I don't see how it would loft like that. On the other hand, it states a comfort rating of 15*C so maybe that is accurate considering you could get away with a small fleece blanket at that temp. For me, I wouldn't be able to use this is the dead of summer.
The passion 2 and 3 are promising...P2 has 10.5 oz of down in an 19 oz bag...very impressive.

frank martin
(sriprank) - F

Locale: NORCAL
"Yeti Passion Sleeping Bag (9oz)" on 03/13/2009 10:09:51 MDT Print View

I had a Yeti "Allaround 500" for awhile. I got it on Ebay from someone who purchased it in Germany. Nobody else bid on it as most people had never heard of them.

This model was light but far from bring UL. The craftmanship on the bag was first rate. It was a beautiful bag.

The neat feature of this bag was the zipper went 'allaround' the footbox and it could be used as a two person quilt.

I have a lot of bags so I had it on Gear Swap for awhile and finally sold it on Craigslist.

frank

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Yeti in Japan on 03/13/2009 16:18:25 MDT Print View

> From memory they used the best Polish down.
Which may be a whole lot different from the Chinese stuff.
Much Chinese down is from young birds bred for meat; the Polish down is from older birds bred for the down.

Cheers

Paul Bergman
(LPJB3939) - F
Re: Yeti Passion Sleeping Bag (9oz) on 11/08/2011 18:51:44 MST Print View

This is a great bag! I own the Passion five and couldn't be happier. I own four Feathered Friends sleeping bags that I really enjoy, however, I seem to use my Yeti sleeping bag more than the other four bags.

This is a great product and the craftsmanship is outstanding. It is worth every penny.