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REI Sub Kilo 15* Ladies Regular

in Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other

Average Rating
3.80 / 5 (5 reviews)

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Sarah Kirkconnell
( sarbar )

In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
REI Sub Kilo 15* Ladies Regular on 12/09/2006 08:56:15 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

In the past year I have become a cold sleeper, and find even in summer I need a warm sleeping bag. I choose the Sub Kilo based on materials, weight, price and REI's incredible return policy.

Overall, in the past 6 months I have been very happy with the bag. While only a 750 fill it is a very puffy bag. The material has a nice faux silk feel, and warms up fast. It has done well in high humidity also.

The silnylon compression/stuff sack is a nice touch.

The weight comes in at the advertised weight, 1 lb 15 ounces. A bit on the heavy side for a 15* bag, but for $229, one cannot complain.

For me, the reasons I truly like the bag is I don't get cold spots on my back at night, even when I toss and turn. I enjoy the fabric's feel and I like how small the bag packs up.

Price comparison from GearBuyer: Rei Stuff Sack priced at: $5.23 - $11.50
b d
( bdavis )

Mt. Lassen - Shasta, N. Cal.
My partner uses the 20 F, great bag on 12/13/2006 20:13:32 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

My partner has been really happy with her 20 F version of the sub-kilo since she bought it. It is soft, comfy (I tried it out once and she is right), durable so far. It is mainly just plain comfortable.

It comes with a compression sack which is great, but compared to my lighter weight MH Phantom it is bulky. That doesn't even phase her, exept when fitting it in the pack. If I dare to make a comment I am told that I am quite backwards, given that I would sacrifice such comfort to get rid of only a few more ounces.

So this is more a review based on the fact that any bag that keeps my partner in a good mood, and keeps us on the trail w/o WWIII has to be a 5.

cat morris
( catt )

exchanged REI sub kilo 15 on 04/04/2008 20:03:14 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 2 / 5

My backpacking lady friends & I got the REI sub kilo 15 women's bag on sale at REI last spring for $140.

After a Colorado Trail trip all of us noticed that we were loosing a lot of feathers out around the necks of our bags.

I returned mine for the MH Phantom which I love.

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( sheilabaynes )
... on 05/21/2008 15:11:36 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5


Edited by sheilabaynes on 10/30/2014 11:41:58 MDT.

jennifer ross
( jenhifive )

I returned it asap on 09/26/2011 22:07:23 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 2 / 5

I bought this sleeping bag in Juneish and returned it after being stuck with it on the jmt. I loathed this bag.

The seams didn't hold so feathers were everywhere, the zipper sticks 80% of the time (yes you will try 5 times to get it to finally unzip), it was uncomfortable narrow in the legs, I was freezing in a double wall tent in 35F weather wearing mutiple layers and I don't like purple :)

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