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  • WESTERN MOUNTAINEERING MityLite 40 Sleeping Bag

    The perfect travel bag, the Western Mountaineering MityLite sleeping bag is right at home in hostels or hotels, India, Africa, or perhaps just across America.

    Features/Benefits:

    • Semirectangular design is roomy and can be unzipped and used as a comforter
    • Sewn-through construction is simple, durable, and keeps down well distributed
    • Lightweight nylon ripstop shell keeps weight at a minimum
    • 850+ fill is the highest-quality goose down for the best insulation available
    • DWR shell fabric treatment protects the down from spills and condensation
    • Full length zipper with a stiffening tape to reduce snagging
    • Water-resistant stuff sack with handle loop for use on the trail
    • Storage sack to keep your bag lofted when you get back home

    Country of Origin: USA

  • WESTERN MOUNTAINEERING MityLite 40 Sleeping Bag

    Gender Unisex
    Fill Weight 12 oz.
    Hip Girth 59 in.
    Length Regular
    Shoulder Girth 62 in.
    Storage Sack Yes
    Stuff Sack Yes
    Shell Fabric Nylon ripstop
    Shape Semi-rectangular
    Stuff Size 6 x 12 in.
    Temperature Rating 40°F
    Max. User Height 6 ft. 3 in.
    Zipper Draft Tube No
    Zipper Length Full
    Insulation 850+ fill goose down
    Primary Use Ultralight
    Weight 1 lb. 10 oz.
    Temperature Range 40 degrees and above
    Insulation Type Down

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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WESTERN MOUNTAINEERING MityLite 40° Sleeping Bag
 
4.9

(based on 7 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (7)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Packs small (7)
  • Roomy (4)
  • Warm (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backpacking (6)
    • 3 season use (5)
    • Car camping (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (5)
      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Comfort driven (4), Survivalist / minimalist (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

    Reviewed by 7 customers

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent All-Purpose Lightweight Bag

    By Vettepilot427

    from Mount Holly, NC

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight
    • Packs Small
    • Versatile
    • Warm
    • Well-made

    Cons

    • Expensive
    • No hood

    Best Uses

    • 3 Season Camping
    • Backpacking
    • Car Camping
    • Travel

    Comments about WESTERN MOUNTAINEERING MityLite 40° Sleeping Bag:

    I bought this as the ultimate travel comforter/bag and it does not disappoint! WM makes the best bags in the industry right here in the USA. The price is reasonable for the level of quality and comparable to other brands with the same features/construction.

    I use this bag as a zip-open comforter while on hunting trips. It's very light and packs super-small which reduces the load that I carry. The design is such that there is a main, full length zipper and a separate, locking zipper for the foot box area. This allows you to open the bag like a comforter but still have a foot box (that won't come unzipped) to keep your feet warm and prevent the bag from sliding out of place during sleeping. Because of the 2-zipper design, you can also unzip completely to lay flat. It's also reasonably roomy because of the semi-rectangular design when zipped as a conventional bag.

    This bag is extremely warm and I feel that most will find it comfortable beyond it's rated temp.

    There is no hood, which may be a disadvantage to some, but hoods tend to be cumbersome when a bag is used as a comforter. Also, since this is a warmer-weather bag, I don't feel that a hood is really necessary and would only add bulk and weight without adding much functionality at the rated temperature.

    I'm of the "buy once, buy right" crowd. In this regard, you can't go wrong with WM, especially with the versatility and practicality that this bag offers.

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Comfort Driven
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Western Bags are really nice.

    By Buddie

    from NY

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight
    • Made in the USA
    • Packs Small
    • Roomy

    Cons

    • None yet

    Best Uses

    • 3 Season Camping
    • Backpacking
    • Car Camping
    • For those who like room

    Comments about WESTERN MOUNTAINEERING MityLite 40° Sleeping Bag:

    Bag is made really well. Inside is not sticky nor does it feel like your in a garbage bag. Lots of room, I personally use it as a quilt keeping only the footbed zipped. Packs down to the size of a 2L softdrink bottle, lightweight.

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Minimalist
     
    5.0

    Just what I needed!

    By Don

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Craftsmanship
    • Lightweight
    • Packs Small
    • Roomy
    • Warm

    Cons

    • Zipper Snags Easily

    Best Uses

    • Backpacking

    Comments about WESTERN MOUNTAINEERING MityLite 40° Sleeping Bag:

    Great summer weight sleeping bag. Like my other WM bags, the quality is top notch. Provides multipurpose use since it's semi rectangular and opens completely to serve as a quilt.The interior lining feels smoother than my other bags. Love the camo storage bag and ability to pack very small.
    Only complaint is the tape to prevent the zipper from snagging isn't as wide so I've snagged a time or two.

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Comfort Driven
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great Bag!

    By axis

    from Scottsdale, AZ

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight
    • Packs Small

    Cons

    • Shell Absorbs Water
    • Zipper Snags Easily

    Best Uses

    • Warm Weather

    Comments about WESTERN MOUNTAINEERING MityLite 40° Sleeping Bag:

    Great quality sleeping bag. I purchased WM Alder 25° and also a MityLite 40° and it worked great to zip them together for a comfortable roomy bed for two. This is a very light weight bag and suitable for warm summer weather. I found the temperature rating to be a little innacurate, on a nippy 35° night I needed a lot more down to be comfortable. Don't bother purchasing the WM summer coupler it's good idea but poorly designed and implemented. Very light weight bag and compacts to small size, great for backpacking in warm weather, I highly recommend this setup.

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Comfort Driven
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Premier Quality 40 Degree Bag

    By Trevor

    from Oklahoma

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight
    • Packs Small
    • Roomy
    • Semi-rectangular bliss
    • Warm

    Cons

    • Leaks Down
    • This bag deserves care

    Best Uses

    • 3 Season Camping
    • Backpacking
    • Car Camping
    • Use above freezing temps

    Comments about WESTERN MOUNTAINEERING MityLite 40° Sleeping Bag:

    The MightyLite is a very high quality semi-rectangular (hoodless) sleeping bag, conservatively rated at 40 degrees.I tend to sleep cold, but found the temperature rating accurate. For my tastes, at 20-30 degrees, this bag wouldn't cut it, but it's not marketed for those conditions. For temperatures around the freezing range, I'd recommend a baffled sleeping bag, as opposed to the sewn-through design the MityLite features.One great feature of the MityLite is the foot zipper system, which allows ventilation from the bottom of the bag. Many manufacturers omit this feature in order to cut costs. Also, on warm nights, the bag can be fully opened and used as a quilt.In order to keep total weight down, Western Mountaineering uses a very light weight ripstop for the outer shell. This shell material requires a bit of extra care in comparison to heavier taffeta and ripstop designs.There exists the potential for some of the down plumules to migrate from the inside to the outer shell of the bag. This has happened to me a few times in the several years I've owned my MityLite. It's no big deal and is not the sign of a product defect. I only mention it in this review so that buyers will not think they got hold of a bad bag. To rectify this problem (should it arise), simply pull the down plumules back into the bag. Do not pull the plumules out, as usually this will result in even more down trying to work its way outside the shell.The potential for migration of the down is a very minor, occasional problem and is simply the nature of the beast. A heavier, denser, shell material would alleviate this, but the compromise would be that the overall weight of the bag would be higher and it would not compact as well.My bag is one of the older ones in a teal exterior shell with a 750 plus down rating. The newer model has changed shell color and the down is rated higher in loft, but the down rating methodology has changed since I bought mine and the new methodology tends to give higher loft numbers due to these changes. Rest assured that if you are buying a Western Mountaineering product, you are purchasing the highest quality down that is commercially available.I am slightly over six feet tall. The bag is rated up to six feet three. Personally, I would not want the bag to be any shorter in length.If you are an honest six foot three, I'd highly recommend trying out the MityLite prior to purchasing it. It may be fine for you, but it's worth trying it on for size before buying.My Mitylite was purchased around ten years ago. I take good care of my equipment and my MityLite looks and functions as new. The price, however, has increased around fifty percent over what I paid ([$] shipped). Now that the bag costs over $300, there might be some alternatives worth looking at. However, you really can't go wrong buying Western Mountaineering. You will be buying a superb product that if cared for properly, will last you a lifetime, no ifs, ands, or buts.I hope this review has been helpful in formulating a purchasing decision, but please do not take my (or anyone else's words) as gospel. Shop around, compare, and buy what's right for you, your budget, and your comfort expectations.

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Comfort Driven
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    great ultralight summer bag

    By fishguyscott

    from maryland

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight
    • Packs Small

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • 3 Season Camping
      • Backpacking

      Comments about WESTERN MOUNTAINEERING MityLite 40° Sleeping Bag:

      A really good, ultralight choice for long hikes in warmer seasons. A roomy, versatile bag that is quite comfortable down to 40 degrees. Extremely light (a little over a pound and a half) filled with top quality down. I like the fact that it opens to become a quilt for really hot weather.

      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Minimalist
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Highest quality, as expected

      By Lightfoot

      from Tuscaloosa, AL

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight
      • Packs Small
      • Roomy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • 3 Season Camping
        • Backpacking

        Comments about WESTERN MOUNTAINEERING MityLite 40° Sleeping Bag:

        Great three season bag- silky smooth, roomy (I sometimes use it as a quilt at home or in the tent). Stuffs well in a compression sack, rebounds well. Zippers don't snag much, haven't lost any down thus far. Length is about right for a six footer. No complaints, but two comments: this bag is a metallic mossy green, not teal. Also, the fabric is so smooth that it tends to slide off of me at times. Perhaps more use will alter this last point. Overall though, this is a very versatile bag.

        • What Is Your Gear Style:
        • Minimalist
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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