This is a review of the Wenzel Windy Pass sleeping bag.

Description:

For the occasional camper, or the adventurer looking to stretch their season into colder weather, the Wenzel Windy Pass 0° Mummy Sleeping Bag is a nice choice that won’t break the bank. Enjoy 3+ season warmth in this longer-length mummy. Omega IITM insulation is a 100% non-allergenic blend of hollow and solid fibers, offering thermal performance and loft with greater compressibility.

Specs:

  • 0° temperature rating
  • 56oz of non-allergenic Omega II fill, with offset quilt construction to capture warmth
  • Oversize 33″ wide by 84″ long
  • Polyester outer with soft polyester pongee liner
  • Full length 3 inch draft tube and 3 inch shoulder collar
  • Offset quilt construction.
  • Drawstring hood for added warmth.
  • Velcro® fastener closure tab with embroidered Wenzel logo secures zipper.
  • Full-length, 3″ draft tube.
  • 3″ shoulder collar keeps out drafts.
  • Large, two-way zipper for versatile venting.
  • Stuff sack included..

 

Review:

The Wenzel Windy Pass sleeping bag is rated for 0 degree use. That means you’ll survive at 0 degrees, but to be comfortable, you really should use this around 30 degrees or warmer Fahrenheit. It perhaps doesn’t seem as warm as some other zero degree bags.

At just 4.25 pounds, this is a pretty lightweight sleeping bag and seems like a really good value considering the price point. Usually, 0 degree bags that weigh under 5 pounds can be priced above $100, many above $200. This is currently closer to $50, which seems like an incredible value.

The bag really seems to be of decent quality in terms of construction. I don’t see any odd worn out places or loose stitching. Provided you take care of the bag, I see no reason why this wouldn’t last for a decent amount of time. You probably want a sleeping pad, which will help protect the bag.

One issue with this bag is the way it compresses. While the bag comes with a stuff sack, it just doesn’t compress as nicely as some of the premium, lightweight bags out there. For hikers, this can be an issue.

Some people have said that the bag isn’t really as long as it says it is (84 inches). Now, the bag definitely is 84 inches long and 33 inches wide, but I think for some people that are thicker or wider, the bag stretches in a way that makes it not seem as tall and it becomes less comfortable for tall people.

I think the Wenzel Windy Pass would be a good bag for anyone looking for a zero degree bag that is under 5 pounds and is on a budget. I really think this bag provides excellent value.

Wenzel Windy Pass

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Comfort

9/10

    Design

    8/10

      Durability

      9/10

        Pros

        • Excellent value
        • Fairly lightweight
        • Good construction/stitching

        Cons

        • Could be warmer for a 0 degree rated bag
        • Some people say it seems shorter than it is