Owner Review: Kelty Lunar Double 20
- This is my first owner review and post. I would like to request a
mentor and would like Chuch Carnes as my mentor.
KELTY LUNAR DOUBLE 20
double sleeping bag
Name: Tiffany Mozingo
Height: 5'4 (1.52 M)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Email address: Tiffgringa@...
City, State, Country: Rocky Mount, NC USA
I started backpacking in 1997 while in college in the foothills of
the Great Smoky Mountains in NC. I typically backpack a few times
each year on weekends, and extended weekend trips. In the interim I
also do a lot of base camping and hiking, approximately 1-2 weekends
per month. Most of my experiences have been in mild to advanced
mountain terrain in varying weather conditions. I like my pack as
light as possible, but don't necessarily consider myself a
lightweight minimalist packer. I often create base camps and then
day hike from there.
Year of Manufacture: 2005
Listed Pack Weight: 13 lb (5.9 kg)
Actual Pack Weight: 13lbs, 4 oz (6.01 kg)
Fill Weight: 140 oz (3969 gr)
Girth: 136" (371 cm)
Length: 80" (203 cm)
Stuffed Dimensions 17"x38" (43.18cm x 97 cm)
Fill Material: Cloudloft synthetic
Exterior shell: Polyester Ripstop Shell
Liner Material: Brushed Polyester fleece liner
Rating: 20 degrees F (-6.66 C)
Purchase price: $134 (on sale)
Description: The Lunar double 20 has the same features as the
regular Lunar 20 for one, only this one is designed for two. This
bag features roll up straps on the end for easy caring, dual zippers
on each side, two layer offset quilt construction, cordlock draw
cords for cinching, ground level side seams with a differential cut
that helps to eliminate cold spots, internal liner loops to secure
kelty liners, draft tube along zipper with velcro top, and the
ability to separate the bag and use as two separate bags
This bag was used in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina
USA. The terrain was mountainous and damp, while at an elevation of
about 1900 ft (579 M). The weather was cold 26-32 degrees
Fahrenheit (-3.32 - 0 degrees Celsius). Frost and dew was heavy,
although no rain or precipitation.
My boyfriend and I purchased this bag after being tired of cold
sleepless nights using pieced together blankets and bags. Having
owned Kelty products before, I had high expectations of this bag.
The bag has dual zippers on each side and is rectangular in shape.
It features draw cords that allow the bag to be cinched in to
preserve warmth, or let out to allow for more space. The zippers
are well constructed to prevent sticking, and contain a thick draft
tube the length of the bag. Each side zipper contains a velcro
closure to secure the zippers in place. The dual zippers allow the
bag to be partially unzipped to create a large blanket, or to be
fully unzipped and separated into two separate bags. The double bag
comes with a cotton storage sack that does not compress.
Compression sacks and coordinating liners are available as a
separate purchase. Unlike many double bags, the liner of this bag
has a brushed polyester/fleece blend, and contains no cotton. The
rip stop nylon shell is water resistant and durable.
This bag was used at base camp in late fall/ early winter. The
temperature ranges it has been used in were all below freezing, the
coldest being the first night at 26 degrees F (-3.32 C) The
combination of the soft fleece liner and great construction mixed
with the warmth of two bodies inside of one bag kept us toasty and
warm all night. I was able to sleep fully throughout the night
without waking due to being too cold or warm. The bag size was
definitely roomy enough for two of us to sleep side by side without
touching, or to sleep snuggled up utilizing the draw cords to pull
in the excess space. It can accommodate back, side or stomach
sleeping, or a combination of each between the two people. I was
concerned with the dual zippers, that there would be a lot of
draft. The draft collar worked great to keep out cool air. The
zippers on each side also allowed my boyfriend and I to control the
degree of ventilation without disturbing the other person. I was
able to keep my zipper tightly zipped up while he was able to put
his down to allow added air flow. This is a huge plus in any
double bag because it allows each partner to control their
While I don't own the compression sack, the large cotton storage bag
or large bag stuff area on a pack will accommodate it.
This is a great 2 person bag. The advantages are it's warmth,
durable construction, draft resistance, and roominess.
It's disadvantage is it's weight. It's heavy for backpacking.
I think that there are better options for backpacking, but as a base
camp bag, or for car or family camping, you can't go wrong with this
- In case anyone is worried that I didn't catch this, Chuck alerted me
to this already.
Welcome aboard Tiffany.
BGT Mentor Coordinator
--- In BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com, "Tiffany" <Tiffgringa@g...>
> This is my first owner review and post. I would like to request a
> mentor and would like Chuch Carnes as my mentor.
> KELTY LUNAR DOUBLE 20
> double sleeping bag
> Reviewer Information
> Name: Tiffany Mozingo
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