|Posted on February 20, 2016 at 9:00 PM|
Teton Sports LEEF +20°F | Sleeping Bag | Product Spotlight
LEEF +20°F | UltraLight Sleeping Bag W/ Body Mapping | $89.99
Upon the first field-review experience with the Teton Sports LEEF +20°F UltraLight Sleeping Bag with Body Mapping it was tested as an only layer of exterior sleep system warmth while tent camping during a 5-day trip through the backcountry of Idaho. The LEEF +20°F, carried within its own compression stuff sack, stayed secure in the interior bottom of the Teton Sports Escape4300 for 5-days as I traveled through Idaho and unpacked each evening. During the duration of testing, the mountain weather was much different than that of the Idaho banks of Snake River, and the Teton Sports LEEF +20°F sleeping bag formally tested near alpine waters was again tested just above sea level. Through varied evening weather ranging from low 40s to high 80s during multiple days of backcountry traveling.
Comfort | Warmth | Size | Weight | Price
Not Necessarily UltraLight
The title of Ultra Light for the 3.5 lb LEEF +20°F may be debated by some, but the innovative PolarLite™ micro fiber insulation provides its promised warmth. While the LEEF +20°F hasn’t been tested in frigid weather below its featured temps it was thoroughly tested during evening temperatures of low 30s by one who gets chilled quite easily. The Teton Sports LEEF +20°F provides a vaulted foot-box, body mapping and a mummy hood, contributing to its strong and sustained warmth during use.
Synthetic clothing seem to make it easier to shift and turn during the night opposed to natural fabrics such as wool, but the tester found that with a taller-than-average female frame there was sufficient room for comfortable movement throughout each night of testing.
Returning the bag to its own stuff sack each day seemed to take less time than expected, ranging 7-10 minutes.
SPECS FROM TETON SPORTS
Size: 87" x 34" (at the shoulders) x 22" (at the foot)
Packed: 14" x 8" x 8"
Weight: 3.5 lbs
Temp Rating: +20°F
Storage: Stuff Sack Included
Shell: 40D Ripstop
Liner: Double-Brushed P5 Poly Hi-Count
Filler: PolarLite ™ Micro Insulation
The inner lining of this sleeping bag is incredibly soft. The ripstop shell is meant to be tear resistant and snag-free. The filler, body mapping, no gap hood, and full-length zipper baffle contribute to its superior capacity for warmth.
The Teton Sports LEEF +20°F UltraLight Sleeping Bag w/ Body Mapping has a current price that beats most spec-matching bags by a fair dollar amount, but it’s truly the Teton Sports Customer Service that puts your purchase into a premium category of its own. Being available to answer questions before and after your purchase, seeking honest feedback, and providing fair pricing every day, is what keeps Teton Sports customers coming back for more.
After a full year of field review this sleeping bag is currently a backpacking go-to during seasonal brand permitted temperature ratings.
Editors Note: Sleeping bags should not be kept within their compression sack for long-term storage, as this will affect the fillers return loft.
*Thank you Teton Sports for allowing us to field-test your sleeping bag and introduce your brand to our audience. We appreciate and value your enthusiasm to spotlight your LEEF +20°F with an honest and free-spoken review.*
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