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Western Mountaineering Pod 30

in Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags

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4.00 / 5 (2 reviews)

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joseph daluz
( jfdiberian )

Columbia River Gorge
Western Mountaineering Pod 30 on 06/09/2007 10:35:44 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

It's sooo light, and very warm, true to it's temp rating. If you are a side sleeper, top bags can be challenging since maintaining the bag in proper positioning means that the hood opening ends up where your ear is when sleeping on your side. You better be laying on level ground too, because if your bag 'rolls' as you slip sideways, you'll end up with the uninsulated part of the bag on the side of you... a small price to pay for such a light bag.

Zack Karas
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Lake Tahoe
sooo close to a 5 on 09/08/2009 10:12:23 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

Purchased in 2005, used for entire CDT, 10-day Tibet trek, Iceland thruhike, 6 months hiking in NZ, plus about another 1000 or so miles.

Weighs 17 oz after cutting off pad sleeve.

Only downside is that I'm a side sleeper and the hood is useless this way (unless I figure out how to breath out of my ear). I only use the hood 5% of the time anyway as this is a true to temperature rating bag, so I'm considering cutting the hood off.

Too bad they don't make this anymore--wonderful bag.

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