A budget friendly option for three season backpacking or camping, the Kelty Tuck EX Sleeping Bag offers comfort with a neat zipper design that allows for easy temperature regulation.
Let’s take a closer look.
It has got Kelty’s Therma Pro Synthetic Insulation.
This is designed as a light-weight and compressible synthetic insulation that is going to be able to pack down a little smaller than some other synthetic blends out on the market.It is also going to rebound nicely so it will maintain loft and maintain its insulating properties for a long time.
Looking at some of the features in this sleeping bag we have got a nice offset quilt construction in the baffles .So you have got some really large baffles in that synthetic insulation.As I said, offset in there so it is going to allow for that rebound and that long life.
We do have a two way locking zipper so it can zip from the front or the top or the bottom and a nice feature about that zipper is that it kind of cuts off here right before the feet. So that is where you are getting that Tuck naming from.
This will allow you to unzip the bottom and what is a nice feature about that is that you can just stick your feet out and that will allow for some really good temperature regulation in the foot box area there.
So you can stick them out or you can tuck them in, as the name suggests.
Now under that zipper all the way up you do have an anti snag draft tube.
So there is this insulated tube to provide good insulation throughout the length of the zipper without snagging or pulling on the zipper so you can easily open that up or zip it back down, a pretty nice feature there.
Up at the top we do have draw cords that will cinch down the top and bottom of the hood of the sleeping bag.
So this is a mummy style sleeping bag, and it does have a full and insulated hood and you can use those draw cords to cinch down the hood in the event that it gets a little bit cooler throughout the night.
So nice feature up there.
And we have also got a draft collar on the inside of the hood or the neck area of the sleeping bag.So that is a lightly insulated collar that is going to allow for some, again, some warmth retention and it is going to help you stay warm if it does happen to get a little colder throughout the night.
So if you just need to hang the bag, maybe dry it out, there are some loops down here for you todo that.There is also a neat media pocket on the inside.
So right on the inside just below the zip-per we do have a Kelty media pocket, so nice area you can store your phone, maybe an iPod or any other type of mp3 player, a nice little pocket for that there.
Finally, Kelty does include a stuff sack with this bag.
It is just a nice, lightweight nylon stuff sack, allow you to compress that down, you know.It will compress pretty well. You can put it into a compression sack and get a little bit more compressibility out of it, but the stuff sack they include is fairly nice.
It has got a nice draw cord at the top, allow you to, you know, stow that away in a backpack or suitcase if you are traveling.
So there you have it.
It is a nice, lightweight, compressible option allowing for easy temperature regulation in the backcountry.
It is the Kelty Tuck EX Sleeping Bag.