Review: Kelty Serrano 0 [ mummy 3D "0" rated sleeping bag ]

Review: Kelty Serrano 0 [ mummy 3D "0" rated sleeping bag ]
Retail: $249.99, but MBstores.com is currently offering this tent for $144.95 only. (offer expires soon)


Product Description
They've also taken the proven Clear Creek series and added a touch of softness with a fleece pillow pocket. Striving for continuous improvements and refinements Kelty has increased the amount of fill in many of their bags to maximize warmth and performance.


Reviewed by: Ty, a Backpacker from Apple Valley, MN
Date Reviewed: 4/15/2002 7:06:04 PM
 

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I have the Kelty Serrano 0 degree bag. This is one super product Ive never owned a better piece of camping gear in my life. This bag has great quality and is very high tech. I love the way it contures to my sleeping position. It fits me perfect because it is very warm and compferting.

Customer Service:
I had no costomer service prablems.

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nothing can compair to this sleeping bag.
 

 
  Reviewed by: ty, a Backpacker from apple valley,mn
Date Reviewed: 4/14/2002 11:09:50 AM
 
 

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i've had this bag for about a tear and it has seved me well great for backpacking and very light. It fits into most backpackshopefully very warm and i love the shape it fits me well i would never consider another sleeping bag.

This is one great bag.

Customer Service:
the costomer sevice was greatt and i've never had any probs with it.
 

 
  Reviewed by: Doug Carter, a Backpacker from Stanford, Ky, USA
Date Reviewed: 2/28/2002 7:03:16 PM
 
 

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I have nothing to compare this to but my LLbean ripstop goosdown 20 degree bag. But when comparing it to the LL Bean the Kelty is alot better. I love the polorguard 3D, it holds its loft much better but is a little less compressable and weighs a little more. The bag is not very roomy but it has always kept me warm. I love the hood and the material it is made out of wicks away any sweat very well. I love the outer shell moisture has never penetrated in to it and gott me wet. Even when sleeping outside of my tent.

I plan on buying a better bag but only to get a 0 Degree and something with a little more room.

Customer Service:
Bad reputation but was very informative when I called for info. I have no problem with them so far.

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LL Bean 20 Degree Ripstop goosedown(YUK)
 

 
  Reviewed by: Steve, a Backpacker from New York
Date Reviewed: 5/7/2001 11:22:31 PM
 
 

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I got the Serrano 15 degree bag for a great price. I just wish someone told me I was buying a straight jacket. It's not just tight at the knees. It's also tight around the shoulders. I've tried a lot of bags and knew that kelty didn't have the best reputation, but I guess I was just blinded by the price (around 100 bucks). Now, it's just sitting in the closet. I'm still looking for a tube-shaped partner to loan it to. It might make a good women's bag, but I think the knee region is constricting for everybody. All of this discomfort might be justified if this bag were particularly light, but it's not. I suppose it's a good backup when conditions call for a synthetic, but I really start to hate the thing after multiple nights.

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Mountain Hardwear Mammoth Stormlight is the bag I replaced it with.
 

 
  Reviewed by: Jeremy Chrysler, a Backpacker from Topeka, KS
Date Reviewed: 2/7/2001 9:44:37 AM
 
 

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I thought the serrano was a great bargain, considering it costs 20%less than its competitors,
and the temperature rating is justified,
but this bag is very narrow from ribs to knees,
making it somewhat uncomfortable for someone who moves as much as me while sleeping.


 

 
  Reviewed by: chris, a Backpacker from wichita kansas
Date Reviewed: 1/20/2001 9:21:18 AM
 
 

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The bag is very good for the price however the 0 degree serrano has failed to keep me warm in moderate temperatures down to 20 degrees. It seems to have lost all of its loft in a peroid ot 6 months. I put a liner in the bag and this still did not solve the problem. If I had it to do over again I would pay more money and buy a better quality sleeping bag.
 

 
  Reviewed by: Erik Jensen, a Climber from Jackson Hole, WY, USA
Date Reviewed: 10/2/2000
 
 

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I have the 0 degree version. It stays warm to 15 degrees (naked), but with thermals is good to 0. Wicks away moisture very well (breathable). Compressability is almost as good as a down bag. Love the adjustability of the hood and draft collar. Toe box is built roomy and can accomidate large feet. However, the rest of the bag is slim. Huskies need not apply.
 

 
  Reviewed by: Carl Schuneman, a Car Camper from Chicago, Il USA
Date Reviewed: 9/10/2000
 
 

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This bag is a great deal. It compresses down to nothing and is warm in the fall evenings. Not a lot of room for the knees.

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Marmot
 

 
  Reviewed by: dennis, a Climber from dgo,colo,usa
Date Reviewed: 9/9/2000
 
 

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For the price...a quality buy.. Use mine as a second bag when traveling..If anything needs more room in bottom ...
 

 
  Reviewed by: Adam, a Backpacker from Asheville, NC
Date Reviewed: 5/2/2000
 
 

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I have the 15 degree version, but being a cold sleeper with little body fat, it stops being toasty warm at about 20-25. However, it is bearable to 15 as long as you're wearing your long undies. The hood and draft collar work nicely to seal in heat and cover everything except your nose. I love the light weight and it drys quickly. The shell is suprisingly water resistant. I have been caught outside in wet snows before and only woke up when the snow started getting in my nose. It is narrow around the knees and some people will not like that, but it doesn't bother me. It's also a great value; I picked mine up for $109 in Campmor or REI (can't remember).
 

 
  Reviewed by: Kris McLinden, a Backpacker from Bozeman MT, USA
Date Reviewed: 4/27/2000
 
 

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I recently purchased the serano 15 degree bag. For the price it can't be beat. I paid $109. It has more than enough room for my smaller fram, and is highly compressable.

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North Face Cat's Meow.
 

 
  Reviewed by: Ed, a Backpacker from Chelmsford, MA, US
Date Reviewed: 4/15/2000
 
 

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This bag comes in both a +15 and 0 degree rating. I have the 0 and used it all this winter. The design of this bag is great, it has a larger than normal toe box that is very comfortable. I have a few other friends that use this bag and all of us highly recomend it.
 

 
  Reviewed by: Sean, a Backpacker from Hemet, CA, USA
Date Reviewed: 4/8/2000
 
 

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I have a 0 degree serrano that I have used a few times and enjoy it mostly because it is light weight for the temp.,and when inside it is non-restricting, I can move around without feeling clostriphobia. Also the amount of adjustments that can be made while inside makes it comfortable in warmer than expected wheather. I would also like to mention that its price was right from where I bought it which helped with the purchasing decision. The only thing that kind of anoid me on cold nights was that the hood wasn't quite long enough; but maybe that is because I am 6'4"".
 

 
  Reviewed by: Mark, a Backpacker from York PA
Date Reviewed: 2/10/2000
 
 

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This was a nicely crafted bag with some good features, however it was very narrow. If you are of a large stature (not fat, but wide shouldered or brawny) be prepared to feel like you are sleeping in a sardine can! It was extremely narrow around the knees and upper body. It did have a very roomy footbox which was nice, however I was too squished everywhere else to really appreciate it. The bag was a 15 degree model which has a draft collar which I thought was nice, and you don't see on too many other bags in this price range. The quality, especially for the price ($119 through Campmor) was exceptional. However, if you aren't a beanpole or are the least bit claustrophbic, I'd be careful. Make sure you have the ability to try it out before you buy it. I WOULD buy this bag again if it was shaped a bit wider.


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