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By skiingclimber
Feb 18, 2010
wyoming

So I just bought a lafuma pro 650 down sleeping bag for cheap. At $90, it really was a steal. But I am questioning how much of a steal it really was/is.

Does anyone have any experience with this bag or company? How durable are their products? Will I be shelling out a few hundred bucks for a marmot bag in a few years?


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By Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Feb 18, 2010
Bocan

I have a Lafuma Kilo bag and really like it..but I also haven't beat on it. It's warmish, light and is overall nice quality.

That being said, I do love my Marmot bags. How can you not?

www.buzzillions.com/reviews/lafuma-one-kilo-extreme-35-sleep>>>


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By Mike Pharris
From Longmont, CO
Feb 18, 2010
Climbing above Black Lake

I got a killer deal on a lafuma 650 fill a couple years ago. It was rated at 45 deg (maybe 40...) and i'd say this was about right. It was super light and packed up - literally - into the size of a litre nalgene bottle. i always wanted to see if it would really fit inside one, i bet it would have.

Anyway, i liked the bag fine, i used it on several trips, but since it was rated at 40 or 45 deg, it was just a little too cold sleeping for my usage, mostly in spring, fall and winter. I sold it to someone that lives in the south, and I think they've liked it fine.

The workmanship was good, the quality seemd to be good, but it was a bad fit for my usage. Lafuma has a fairly good rep as a company.


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By skiingclimber
Feb 22, 2010
wyoming

Well, for what it is worth, I opted to return the bag.

It was a good price at $90, but I ultimately decided that down the road I would end up with a marmot bag, so no reason to hang onto this one.

A few things that turned me away:

- Poor stitch count and quality
- Weak draw cord design for mummy bag
- "Clumpy" down that did not loft well, despite laying the bag out for three weeks

A few positives:

- Highly packable and lightweight
- Seemed to have a good DWR coating
- Good baffle spacing

In the end, I think $90 is a good price, but I just want a better, but unfortunately more expensive, bag.


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By Ralph Kolva
From Evergreen, CO
Feb 22, 2010

Keep and eye on e-Bay, I've seen a lot of older Marmot bags show up pretty cheap. Picked up a Marmot Pinnacle Dry-Loft for $100 last year, 800+ fill down, 15 degree. Just needed to be washed and I got just as good as the Helium I wanted at less than a third of the cost, the Pinnacle does weigh more than the Helium though.


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By skiingclimber
Feb 22, 2010
wyoming

thanks for the advice...hopefully a bag will come across my path soon


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By Josh Brown
Mar 6, 2010

i have the 650 pro. it's a great summer/fall bag for the adirondacks (mine is rated for 35 degrees so i'm not sure about the 40degree comment (maybe an older run?)Lafuma makes quality stuff. just remember it packs light and weighs about a pound for a reason, it's a lightweight bag and is not as durable as heavier bags


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