Climbing Holiday Gift Guide: Kammok Thylacine Sleeping Bag System

By Kevin Corrigan ,

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Left to right: Kammok Thylacine sleeping bag, liner, liner insert.

A 0°degree sleeping bag might be perfect for a frigid Creeksgiving weekend, but on a warm summer night, you'd find yourself fully unzipped, legs stuck out the side, and sweating. Sleeping bags aren't versatile. That's where Kammok's Thylacine sleeping bag system shines. The Thylacine is a three-piece system (sold individually) that can meet temperature ratings from 0-30° degrees. The sleeping bag itself is rated to 30°, a liner brings it down to 15°, and then a liner insert brings it down to 0°. It's not complicated, stuff each new piece in and you're set. The base bag packs down small enough (around the size of a 4-slice toaster) that stuffing all three pieces in a backpack wasn't an issue. It proved invaluable during a 9-day road trip through Norway's interior this July, where driving a couple hours could bring us from 60° temps to snowfields. The Thylacine is designed to be roomy. I'm 6'2", and I found I had plenty of space to move around. I especially appreciated the spacious foot box. The thoughtful design also includes cinch straps down the length of the bag. When the temperature dips you can eliminate cold spots by pulling the straps to tighten the Thylacine into a form-fitting shape. A DWR coating and a waterproof down fill kept it all dry when things went south, like when I slept in a hammock and woke up in the rain. It always rains in Norway.

$329 (Base bag), $199 (Liner), $99 (Liner insert); kammok.com

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