Reviewed in August, 2020
While it would be nice to only review highly innovative and breakthrough products that doesn’t always happen. We love how much Montbell is innovating in the world of sleeping bags. First, let’s look at the word “seamless.” Rather than relying on traditional baffles to keep the down in place, Montbell came up with what they call “Spider Yarn” to stick to the down, acting like a spider web inside your bag, thus allowing the down more space to loft and in turn eliminating cold spots. All I can say is wow. Just as more outerwear is incorporating more stretch, Montbell realized that many of us are active sleepers, and the less our movement is restricted, the more comfortable we’ll be. I don’t know about you, but I really value my sleep, and I realize I’ll be able to enjoy my next day of adventures that much more if I’m well rested. Their theory is that if the bag moves with you, you’ll get more even coverage and thus stay warmer. I appreciate that. If you haven’t tried a Montbell bag with stretch, I highly recommend it. It’s a bit of a game changer. Bravo Montbell. They took their sleeping bag innovation and technology to the next level, just so we can all get a good night’s rest in the backcountry.