Well, I had to have it so I finally pulled the trigger on a Selk Bag, 1. Probably not the best money I ever spent but I guess not the worst…….
The Selk Bag 1, is the “lightest” in the Selk lineup. It is 5.1lbs and is rated to 54F for comfort, and 32F extreme. It is not lightweight and does not pack small even with the supplied compression bag. It does however come in green and intrigued me.
As stated its recommended use high temp is 54F and low is 32F. (Prolly get lower with ECWCS type layers and a hat on.) That makes this bag a three season for me. For the weight and bulk I can say that I will not be humping it around any time soon. I understand the difference between mittens and gloves. I then also understand the difference between this bag and a regular sleeping bag.
Bag has a dual zippered opening front that allows easy donning and doffing. A single pull strap for both zippers speeds things up, when it works. The bottom right side main zipper has a double zipper pull so you can unzip a little for piss breaks without undoing the entire zipper. Sleeves have zippered closures at the cuffs to seal off the sleeves. Both legs have zippered mesh backed 12” vents.
I thought of uses for this bag and came up with throwing it in my vehicle, at the stadium (GO STEELERS!) easier getting into and out of my Hennessey Hammock into the early fall, tree stands, hide site, LP/OP and for taking up room in the gear locker.
For size comparison, Selk Bag 1, ThermoLite 2 Bivy, Heatsheet Bivy, Heatsheet2, and Thinsulate Poncho Liner.
Label sewn on the compression bag. Lots of don’t listed here along with weight and temp ranges.
Full length shot.
Hood, main body opening, zippered sleeve opening.
Close up of hood, main zipper opening, single draw cord for daul zippers.
Full length body open, leg vents open.
Close-up of leg vents.
Heavy denier codura foot pads help facilitate limited walking around as needed. The foot box bottoms are not padded at all.
All in all for the size, wieght and uses I say nah. It’s a supped up Snuggy and I don’t need one of those either……………….IMHO, YMMV.....