An expedition-worthy sleeping bag with down insulation unlike any other.
Wet weather means disaster for traditional down insulation―but for the water-repellent down insulation inside the Mountain Hardwear Ghost Sleeping bag, a cold, wet storm is just another walk in the park. Built for expeditions and elite winter camping, this sleeping bag protects its unique insulation with a waterproof and breathable shell. A laminated, double external zipper flap further protects against moisture and a six-chamber insulated hood retains vital body heat at your head. Throw the worst weather and most nightmarish conditions at the Ghost and it'll treat you to a dreamy night of uninterrupted slumber.
- Weatherproof protection and premium insulation make the Ghost ready for extreme, below-zero winter conditions
- Dry-Q Elite shell is waterproof, windproof, and extremely breathable to allow moisture to escape freely and keep the insulation dry
- Q.Shield down insulation boasts a water-repellent treatment so it can resist moisture buildup that would otherwise inhibit lofting and warmth
- 800-fill down provides the maximum level of warmth for super-cold condition
- Laminated, double external zipper flap keeps water and cold air out
- Six-chamber ergonomic hood design maintains even loft around your head for consistent warmth
- Ergonomic draft collar seals heat inside the bag with internal drawcords and a soft two-piece design
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Best winter bag west of the Mississippi!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
In my old sleeping bag, I got some serious damp-out on a ski trip up Canwell Glacier in the Alaska Range in February. After that, I decided it was time for an upgrade. The Ghost caught my eye with the combination of integrated Dry.Q shell and dry down. This bag did not disappoint! The -40 rating makes this bag perfect for interior and northern Alaska from October to end of April and the rest of the state during winter.
On a recent 10 day crossing of the Harding Icefield in Southcentral Alaska, this bag kept me warm from the first night to the last night, even when we were forced to bivy (not enough space for the tent) in a heavy snow storm. I would highly recommend this bag to anyone who is looking to do long winter expeditions. Damp-out is no fun (ended up being a trip ender for me on Canwell Glacier as I could no longer stay warm enough), and this bag completely eliminates the issue. The integrated dry.q shell is perfect: it prevents damp-out from condensation inside a tent and makes bivying an easy option without extra gear.
The bag is large when stuffed in the stuff sack, but still easily fits within the sleeping bag compartment on my backpack (Norrona 125L Recon Synkroflex). If you have an expedition-oriented pack, then I doubt you'll have trouble getting this bag inside.
Mountain Hardwear Dry.Q Elite
Warm in the Storm
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
If your going on an extended trip and light is right may not be your mantra then this is the way to go. Its comforting knowing that when you arrive back to the tent this massive down holding container will be there waiting for you to sleep in. You will also get warm by making multiple attempts to get the zipper up, the huge baffle can make it hard but it works.
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