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Moonstone PCT

in Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other

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4.50 / 5 (2 reviews)

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John Devitt
( cabana )

Moonstone PCT on 12/17/2007 17:26:11 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

I bought this bag for my first trip out on the AT. It is rated at 10 deg, weighs 2 lb 10 oz, and has a great pertex endurence shell.

The bag is very roomy for my 5' 10" 170lbs frame. I have plenty of room to wiggle around a bit. The bag has a great neck yolk and seals up nice and tight. The shell easily sheds light rain/mists.

My rating of 4 comes from the lack of fill weight for the temp rating of this bag. I am a very cold sleeper, but I have learned to not take the bag on trips that I expect the temps to fall below 25 deg. I have taken the bag to 10 deg with my moonstone cirrus jacket and pants on.

By the current U.L. standards, the weight of this bag is heavy. I feel that this bag is very adaptable for the weight. It is roomy enough for clothing layers. I have a 20 deg liner for this bag, and the tough shell will block the winds when things get nasty.

This is the bag I take on short hikes, or when the weather isn't too cold but looks wet and windy. The liners are great to use in the summer by themselves.

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Keith Eldridge
( Eldridge )
Great bag with true 10 degree rating! on 12/18/2007 06:07:38 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

I have used this bag for about 4 years. I have taken the bag down to 12 degrees with only lightweight long underwear and a light face mask and slept quite warm. I guess I am a warm sleeper, but I feel I can take this bag to its 10 degree rating without piling on the coat, liner, etc. I am 5'10" and 185 pounds and there is plenty of room. It has a nice shell and shows little wear after 4 years. I have only used it about 3 times a year.

Had I paid $390 for the bag I would have given it a 4/5 because of the price, but when I bought the bag new, it was the older blue model and I only gave $99 for it. A deal a could not pass on.

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