Vaude Kiowa 500 dark blueProduct Description:
The VAUDE Kiowa 500 Dark Blue Sleeping Bag (ad) is rated for use all the way down to -14 degrees, although the recommended comfort level is around 30 degrees. The bag is filled with synthetic materials which makes it both lightweight and water proof, making it ideal for backpackers.

Comfort Rating: 34º F,
Carry Weight: 1100 g / 2 lbs. 6 oz.
Size: 87″ x 31.5″ x 24″
Carry Size: 18″ x 10″
Fill: Polyester Sensofil HL
Fill Weight: 500 g / 1 lb. 1.5 oz.
Shell: 40D 290T Rip stop
Liner: PES 50D 300T
Fits To: 6’3″

Why It’s Awesome:
This lightweight bag is reasonably priced, is rated for low temperatures, and will fit larger people (up to 6 foot 3 inches). Usually you have to pay in excess of $200 for such a bag, yet this one is much lower.

What Could Be Better:
Although a lot of bags are made from such lightweight materials and hold up quite well, I am a little worried about this one holding up as the stitching on the outside already seems a bit loose. Some people have complained that this bag is smaller than advertised and can be a tight fit for people that are wider in build.

I believe this bag would be a good fit for a tall, thin person that wants a lightweight sleeping bag for backpacking and doesn’t want to spend $200+ to get one. The downside of this bag is that it might not last for a long time as the stitching seems a bit loose. It also just won’t work for people that are wider in build, as you will be in there really tight and it won’t be comfortable.

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VAUDE Kiowa 500 Dark Blue Sleeping Bag

VAUDE Kiowa 500 Dark Blue Sleeping Bag








  • Very cheap for such a lightweight bag
  • Good length for taller people (up to 6' 3


  • I'm worried about the loose stitching becoming a problem
  • Might be too tight for a wider person