well designed bag

Reviewed by David from Denver, CO on Sunday, May 1, 2016
First off - if you want a ton of reviews of this bag, Google "Marmot Helium." For some reason it's a Krypton on Sierra Trading Post (see Q&A).

That said, just about everyone loves this bag and I am no exception. Being a skinny guy who backpacks at high altitudes in Colorado, I like a warmer bag. The Helium/Krypton is a wonderful balance between comfort and weight. You can tell that a lot of thought went into the design of this bag. That's what Marmot is known for.

The hood is really the stand out feature of this bag, I think. It's just intuitive and fits my normal person head, unlike the gigantic Frankenstein hoods on so many other bags (seriously - what do you put in there - a Fiat?).

I was on the fence between this and a quilt. I could save a few ounces with the quilt but even if I made it myself the price would come close to this bag on Sierra (with a coupon). I have no regrets. This is just so well designed. I just wish that they offered it in other lofts such as 850 or 900.
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