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Doug Reeves
(strawman) - F

Locale: God's Country
REI Outlet Sub-Kilo for $139 on 04/28/2010 16:31:25 MDT Print View

I thought this was a good value for the money. Picked one up for my wife. They also have the men's Sub Kilo 20 for $139 (long's are $149).

http://www.rei.com/product/780921

wyatt warthen
(warthen) - F
Re: REI Outlet Sub-Kilo for $139 on 04/30/2010 12:22:28 MDT Print View

I bought a kilo flash last christmas it was too tight across the shoulders - gave it to my kid.

Jim W.
(jimqpublic) - MLife

Locale: So-Cal
Re: REI Outlet Sub-Kilo for $139 on 04/30/2010 12:44:23 MDT Print View

I have the Womens Long which weighs 31 ounces, vs the advertized weight of 32 ounces. Stated length and shoulder girth are the same for women's long and men's regular. Hip girth of the women's is 1" greater (54" vs. 53"). Stated weight of the women's is 3 oz. more which I suspect is mostly more down to bring the rating down the 5 degrees (15 vs. 20).

I've had it down to 12 degrees in a bivy, on snow. I was quite comfortable as long as I had a good pad underneath. (Without a good pad I was very cold)

It is very snug. For weather down to about freezing I prefer to use it as a quilt draped over myself. Below that I want snug! (For fit comparison I'm 5'10" and about 180 pounds with scrawny arms.)

Edited by jimqpublic on 04/30/2010 15:54:18 MDT.

Doug Reeves
(strawman) - F

Locale: God's Country
Sub Kilo 15 on 05/07/2010 10:33:21 MDT Print View

Picked up my wife's sub kilo 15 degree yesterday. Great bag for the money. Only 750 fill down, but still packs up nice and small. Great loft. And, most importantly, she loves it! We'll get out and test it this weekend...should get down to 20 degrees or so the next couple nights.