I was in the market for a new down sleeping bag and wanted something that could serve dual duty both as a sleeping bag and a top quilt for hammocking.
After spending a lot of time looking and researching at innumerable bag Offerings I was finally able to find one that could serve my needs and wants.
I opted for the Kelty Coromell 25F 550-fill Down Sleeping Bag - Long and found it at SunnySports for $112.00 shipped.
As usual the folks at SunnySports were super efficient in processing and shipping the order on the same day, very good outfit with great low prices.
I have bought my tarp and hammocks from them.
I have wide shoulders and find larger cut bags more to my liking, I also don't like mummy bags with a hood since I seldom use the hood, especially when using a pillow for neck support.
I am 5'10" and opted for the Long version of the bag which allows me to sink well into it and have my entire body covered and in really cold weather I can pull the draw string at the top to form a semi-hood.
As usual, I was very impressed with the build quality of the bag like anything else that I have bought from Kelty. They do seem to know what they are doing and how to build quality gear.
I had a chance to see this bag in person in a store before ordering it online.
The main features that sold me on it are the following:
- its roominess
- multi use format, as a sleeping bag, as a blanket or as a quilt
- its lightweighness
The bag comes with its own nicely designed stuff sac and a storage sac. I keep my sleeping bags in big mesh laundry bag to
allow them to breath.
You can use the bag for its original intended use as a sleeping bag.
Or you can unzip it all the way to form a down blanket.
Or you can use it as a top quilt by unzipping it far enough to form a foot box at the bottom, perfect for hammocking.
I have slept in the bag both in a tent and in hammock using it as TQ and have found it to be extremely comfortable and easy to use.
As a TQ, I slip into the hammock, wiggle around to find that perfect lay and the slip my feet into the formed foot box and tuck myself in.
the ability to adjust the foot box size is great with this bag, I tend to make it smaller in hot weather and a bit larger/longer in colder weather.
Compared to a synthetic bag, the down seems to be a better fit when it Comes to tucking the sides in.
Overall, I am very impressed with this bag and enjoying it a lot. There is also a zero degree version of it with a detachable hood, but identical in every other respect, just more fill material.
It's a great multi-use bag and should provide countless comfortable zzz time either in a hammock or in a tent.
You can view the larger pics in this album: FYI - Kelty Coromell Sleeping Bag