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Human Gear

Full disclosure, I am a Trail Ambassador and Athelete for Gossamer Gear, Mont-bell, Ruffwear Dog Gear, Sawyer, TurboPUP, Purple Rain Adventure Skirts, Toaks, and Barker Bags. I do however try to keep these reviews as no-biased as possible.  As far as backing gear goes, I have been using these brands  products over the years and wolud not be an ambassadorfor them if I haven't.  

Mont-Bell Down Hugger 900 #2

MSRP $519

Weight Medium Size 24oz


Allgood’s Recommendation-A great Ultra Light sleeping bag coming in at the same weight as most others quilts,  The stretch makes it a very comfortable bag for the larger or barrel chested hiker. 


The spiral down Hugger #2 is the most comfortable and roomy sleeping bag I have had in years.  After 7 years of sleeping with an Ultra-Light Quilt by the now defunct GoLite, it was time for a new quilt as mine had lost its loft.  Going back to a sleeping bag from a quilt was not an easy choice, and I feared it would be an uncomfortable and slightly claustrophobic experience, but after the first night in the bag my mind was changed.


The Spiral Down Hugger allows for natural movement throughout the night, the stretch baffles allow you to turn over easily and even accommodate sleeping on your side.  The stretch baffles allow enough space that I can sit up in by bag crossed legged and be warm and comfortable while I relax in camp or write in my journal.

The DWR coating on the outer fabric resisted condensation well; this is a very good thing when sleeping in a single wall shelter which tends to produce a large amount of condensation.  The bag also does well transferring moisture from your body to the outer layer during the night.  Like all Mont-bell products this bag combines an ultra-light weight with a good value price, making this a great choice for the weight and budget conscious backpacker. 


Overall if you are looking for a good down bag for 3 season use that is less than 2lbs, I highly recommend the Spiral Down Hugger #2.




The down hugger in Deer Lake Basin along the Sierra High Route.

Staying warm in my Mont-bell down hugger during a storm on the Sierra High Route.

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