82484ATTN: Jermey Rardin RE: OWNER REVIEW- Marmot NanoWave 45 Degree Sleeping Bag
- Nov 19, 2013
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---In BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com, <rardin_jeremy@...> wrote:Marmot NanoWave 45Report by: Jeremy RardinOwner ReviewNovember 18, 2013Tester InformationName: Jeremy RardinEmail: rardin_jeremy (AT) yahoo (DOT) comAge: 20Location: Chattaooga, TN, USAGender: MaleHeight: 5’ 11’Weight: 155lbI love backpacking and paddling! Growing up I have always admired a grand existence of walking in the woods with nothing but a backpacking with which you survive. My interest in gear has followed, quite naturally, as I am now interested in what is the lightest way to walk into the woods. Currently, I use a flat tarp for a shelter and Gossamer Gear frameless pack. I cannot say that I have ever been a heavy packer, but I have learned a lot and gained a lot of experience and knowledge that has helped me reduce my pack weight significantlyPRODUCT SPECSManufacturer: MarmotManufacturer’s Website: http://marmot.com/products/details/nanowave-45Model: NanoWave 45Year Manufactured: Not ListedSize Reviewed: Regular/LeftInsulation: SpiraFil SyntheticShell: 100% Polyester Taffeta DWR 2.2 oz/ydInner Lining: 100% Polyester WRMaximum User Height: Up to 6ft.Color: RedTemp. Rating: 45 F/7 CListed Weight: 28.9 oz/820gMeasured Weight: 31.75 oz/900gCompression Sack Weight: 2.5 oz/70 grams.MSRP: $79PRODUCT REVIEWI purchased the Marmot NanoWave 45 (hence for referred to as the sleeping bag) during the summer of 2013 and have used it upwards of 50 nights. I used this sleeping bag every week during my summer camp job, on a 6 day canoeing trip, during my band’s tour, and on several overnighters on the Cumberland Trail.I bought this bag almost immediately after coming across it in a local outfitters. I could not believe how compressible it was for the price tag. This bag comes with a 2.5 oz compression sack, a glow-in-the-dark Two Way zipper, and has blanket construction SpiraFil insulation. Marmot claims that this bag will insulate well even when wet. I can attest to this statement. During my 6 day canoeing trip, my dry storage was compromised, but I would not push this bag to its temperature rating while it is wet.During an overnighter on the Cumberland Trail, I pushed this bag to its temp. rating wearing only wool socks, basketball shorts, and a t-shirt. I also have used this bag in 40 degree weather using a homemade liner.Pros:· -Compresses small· -Inexpensive· - Very lightweight· - Very lofty· - Insulates when wet· - Accurate temp. ratingThe only complaint I have about this bag is the inner lining feels sticky when it is too hot. This is easily fixed by unzipping the bag partially to allow some heat to escape. I am considering selling this bag for a warm weather down bag that can be used as a thermal sheet in conjunction with a 3-season down bag. My reason is because it will save me a pound and can be used to extend the season of another bag. The downside of that system, which in turn is the upside to this bag, is price.CONCLUSIONUltimately, I would suggest this bag for any backpacker who will be exposed to temperature 45 degrees and above who wants to pack light and save some money. I would be hard pressed to find a better sleeping bag under $100.I have pictures to upload for this review as well.
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