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Wide and light sleeping bag (2011 version), just right length.
on June 4, 2012
Kelty Cosmic 35 Sleeping Bag (2011 model)
Length: 78 in. / 198 cm
Shoulder girth: 62 in. / 157 cm
Fits To 6 ft./ 183 cm
Fill weight: 19 oz. / 0.53 kg
Total weight: 2 lb. 6 oz. / 1.06 kg
Stuff Size: 8 in. x 14 in./ 20 cm x 36 cm
Temp Rating: 35° / 2°C
Insulation: Cloudloft(tm) Pro
Inner Shell: 50D polyester taffeta
Outer Shell: 50D polyester taffeta
Zipper Type: Right Side Zipper - 57 inches - 3/4 of length.
Color: Jet Black
Nice and comfortable (without tightening hood/shoulder cords) sleeping bag - not too long as many others, "regularly" sized, that's why it's my choice -I am 5'8", 145 Lb. I compared side-by-side 4 bags of the similar price range: Marmot Aspen Minimalist 40, North Face Wasatch 40, Kelty Cosmic 35 (2010 model, Solid Black, Regular), and this one, which is a winner.
1) Marmot Aspen Regular - the best quality hood design for synthetic inexpensive bags, very good materials, a good compression sack, but way too long (extra 1 foot), too narrow and ONLY LEFT zipper - sorry - out.
2) NF Wassatch Reg. - still longer than needed, too wide for me, though a good quality bag and its stuff sack smaller/better size than Kelty's.
3) Kelty Cosmic 35 Reg. (2010 model, Solid Black, sold on amazon by 3rd party) the same as finally purchased 2011 Kelty Cosmic 35, but the zipper is TOO SHORT - 47 in., which is 2/3 instead of promised 3/4 of a length. About 2 feet of your legs are not ventilated by opening extra space, WHY? Designers/manufacturer had ruined a good bag in 2010 with the short zipper (IMHO).
This bag, Kelty Cosmic 35, 2011, Pros:
Water repelled (as well as others above), tested with dripping water - holds well.
Comfortable width (for me) not be snagged and move/turn around during the night.
Top insulation layer is thicker than bottom one.
Breathable enough not to be hot for up to 68 degrees low overnight (used with internal silk liner and no layers)
Internal liner loops
Sleeping pad security loops (Marmot and NF don't have them)
Zipper doesn't snag.
Light, just a little over 2 lbs.
FatMan and Ribbon drawcords without drafts on the hood, only thin fabric, not good on my face. Marmot Aspen hood, which I love, is much better and more comfortable. Kelty down bags have similar soft drafted hood too, why not this one?
Staff sack is too big (8"x14"): NF Wassatch staff sack (almost 2 inches shorter and narrower) fits this Kelty bag just right, Marmot Aspen 40 compression sack makes Kelty bag twice smaller to pack than original staff sack. I'll find something to reduce its packed size.
Have not checked it in 40 degrees yet, but feels and looks warmer than Marmot and NF 40 degree bags with noticeably thinner top insulation layer.
Very fast Amazon shipping, very well packed the Kelty retail box inside the shipping box. Perfect Amazon service!