MacPac Epic 150 SF Sleeping Bag (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2005)

19 ounce water-proof 750 fill down sleeping bag.

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by Jay Ham | 2005-08-12 03:00:00-06

MacPac Epic 150 SF Sleeping Bag (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2005)

Overview

MacPac’s Epic 150 SF sleeping bag makes an excellent addition to an adventure racer’s or ultra-lighter’s gear quiver. It allows the use of a very small tarp, or perhaps no tarp at all, without the need for a bivy. MacPac uses stitch-free welded seam construction to create the baffles and seal in the 750 FP European Goose down. This also creates a totally waterproof bag using Reflex LoftPro waterproof-breathable fabric. Reflex LoftPro is a PU coated 2-layer fabric with a claimed breathability better than PacLite.

Features are fairly sparse; and we like that. MacPac omitted a zipper and made the fit trim, so it might be a challenge to shimmy into it. The stuff sack is oddly sewn into an inside seam, but could be easily removed with scissors. There is no need for a draft tube and the collar has been omitted.

At 19 ounces and a claimed temperature rating of 35 F, the Epic 150 can easily beat the combined weight of a similarly rated down bag and lightweight bivy. Loft will likely diminish as moisture condenses on the inside of the PU coating, making this bag more suited to shorter trips and/or drier climes. We hope to receive a review sample after the show for a thorough review.

Features and Specifications

  • Fabric: Reflex LoftPro outer with 30d VapourLite inner.
  • Weight: 19 oz
  • Fill Weight: 5 oz
  • Claimed Temperature Rating: 35 F, 2 C
  • MSRP: $280


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"MacPac Epic 150 SF Sleeping Bag (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2005)," by Jay Ham. BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364).
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