I haven't really tested the limits of the bags, but like I said I've never been cold in them. Wiggy is VERY confident in its abilities, though...and not shy to tell you about it!
One thing is that he sells pilot survival bags vacuum packed. He says that this insulation lofts back to normal even after long term compression. That in itself is noteworthy...but I don't know how it's been tested.
stuff on the market but I don't know of anyone who's done a durability test. Like I said, he sells a lot to the military so UL isn't really his first priority. But the insulation isn't really
heavy either...the total bag weight includes #5 two-way separating zipper and heavier shell fabric than Mountain Hardware or Montbell bags, for example. And the price on a Wiggys bag isn't bad, either. I wonder why his bivy is completely unbreathable though...I woke up like a swamp when I used it.
I wouldn't have a problem recommending Wiggy's gear...just understand what you're getting. I take his bags when I deploy but not on lightweight hikes.
I'm probably going to get some of his flame retardant undergarments before I go again, too. (He sells them at "pennies over cost, because we're sending our guys over there and we need to give them the best they can afford.") I'll post back about weights and comfort and such...having thermals that won't melt from a fire spark is definitely a bonus for hiking.
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