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Wiggy's Super Light

in Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other

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3.00 / 5 (2 reviews)

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Greg Vaillancourt
( GSV45 )

Wiggy's Super Light on 03/18/2008 18:15:34 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 1 / 5

This bag was purchased for winter car camping trips to the desert. I was not concerned with the bag's considerable weight and bulk for this role.

The materials that make up the bag should be quite durable. The zipper for example appears to be a YKK #10.

The Super Light is rated at 0 degrees and is thickly insulated with the synthetic Lamilite fill. I liked the fact that the bag is made in Colorado USA.

My impressions after using the bag are as follows:

The bag has plenty of insulation for the rated temperature. This is not the sole component that makes a sleeping bag successful but it is a good foundation for success.

The shell material is very breathable. Wet clothing does dry nicely when you are in a Wiggy bag. The breathability in this case comes at the expense of wind resistance. This is not a bag for Tarp or shelterless camping.

Ultimately, even when used in a tent, the bag failed to meet my expectations for warmth. After initially falling asleep warm I would awake with cold shoulders and arms. I blame this on the enormous hood (you'd need a head like Sputnik to fill that hood), poor drawstring design and lack of chest/neck baffles.

By the time you cinched the cords tight enough to seal the bag the cords were uncomfortable across my face and neck. I have other bags from Western Mountaineering, Marmot and Montbell that seal up without this problem.

My lower abdomen, legs and feet were always warm which further supports my theory that insulation was not the problem. Poor hood and chest sealing is the problem.

I saw no point in bringing these observations up to Wiggy's as they are known to be less than receptive of any knid of criticism.

Selling the bag on Ebay was easy and these bags do sell for a decent price so parting with it was my choice.

Edited by GSV45 on 10/09/2008 20:29:04 MDT.

Stephen Morse
( scmorse1 )

Bay area
Great winter car camping bag on 06/29/2008 21:47:31 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

Great bag for the right purpose. Definitely not for backpacking. I combine mine with a Wiggy's Nautilus overbag for those -40F nights (haven't need that yet).
Keeps me warm & dry.

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