Re: EDIT - Western Mountaineering Sequoia sleeping bag - Lyon
Amazing - a product which has not been replaced by a totally new model every
12 months (like shoes). OK, I understand now, but whether every casual
reader would understand immediately remains a bit of a concern. I am aiming
for perfect clarity, especially as you are an Editor :-)
At the risk of being overly intrusive, I took what you wrote and added a
couple of tweaks and shuffles to just make that section really clear to me.
Herewith for your consideration. You will note that I have given Long and
Regular capitals, like model names. I find that helps to make it clear that
we are using those words as model categories rather than adjectives.
Over to you
Though listed as a semi-rectangular sleeping bag, the Sequoia is a hybrid
that incorporates some features from standard mummy and semi-rec designs.
Here's a photo of the Sequoia next to the one mummy bag I still own, which
illustrates the difference in shape.
Today the Sequoia is available in two fabrics: Gore WindstopperT (GWS) or
MicroLite XPT Microfiber (MF). My Sequoia, which I purchased circa 1990,
uses nylon taffeta fabric. Neither of the current fabrics existed in 1990,
though Western Mountaineering did offer the bag with then-state-of-the-art
waterproof/breathable shells. So while the fabrics have changed over the
years, the Sequoia's design has remained unchanged over the years, and
today's buyer will receive pretty much what I received, except for the
latest in fabrics.
My bag is Western Mountaineering's standard Long size, at 6 feet 6 inches
(1.98 m); the Sequoia is also available in a size Regular at 6 feet (1.83
m). When I purchased mine it was rated to 5 F (-15 C); today the Sequoia may
be ordered at that rating or at -15 F (-26 C), in either fabric. Listed
data below are for the 5 F/-15 C Long versions.