Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: ZPacks

  1. #1
    Member frozenmisipi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    50

    Default ZPacks

    Came across the ZPacks, looking for a lightweight bag rated to about 0 (I'm a pathetically cold sleeper). Thinking I'll get one for this sheep season and just order an x-long so I can have my head covered.

    I'm wondering if any of you have them and if they have too thin and weak of a fabric. It comes with a patch kit...kinda makes me think it comes with one because you'll probably need one? I don't really want to be patching my sleeping bag every trip. Anyone have any reviews on it that have taken it out in the field?

  2. #2
    Member AK Troutbum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Chugiak, AK.
    Posts
    1,527

    Default

    I don't have any experience with the Zpack but, if you're looking into quilts I would definitely take a look at Enlightened Equipment. Personally, I don't think I would be too concerned with how durable the fabric is unless you're looking to use it outside of your shelter. Also, I would consider getting one that is the right fit for you based on how tall you are etc. If you're looking for head protection, I would look at getting a down hood. They weigh next to nothing and, take up very little space in your pack. Anyway, JMO, take it for what it's worth which is probably not much.

  3. #3
    Member frozenmisipi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    50

    Default

    Thank you for the info! I'll look into them.

  4. #4
    Member tekla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    anchorage, alaska
    Posts
    261

    Default

    I got a zpacks zero degree bag before last year and used in Sitka deer hunting in November, October kodiak goats, and aug-sept sheep and black bear hunting. So far I have about 25 nights in it. I had some trouble with the zipper at first and called them and they told me to just keep using it till the season was over and send it in. So I did just that and they replaced the zipper and had great customer service. As for the bag it is very lightweight and compacts small. I had some very cold snowy nights on kodiak and wore my puff jacket at night and was nice and toasty. All in all I really like the bag and will be using it on my backpacking hunts this year again.

  5. #5
    Member frozenmisipi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    50

    Default

    Good info, tekla, thank you!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •