Field Test: When I camped al fresco in the Baja desert, heavy dew never impacted the loft and this synthetic bag dried quickly. Rab’s proprietary fill uses long, hollow strands for warmth retention, mixed with microfibers for packability. Both are hydrophobic.
Why It’s Timeless: Packs impressively small for a synthetic.
Endurance Factor: When it rained so hard the tent failed, this bag stayed dry and true to the 36-degree rating. $145; rab.equipment/us —Ryan Stuart
From the Early Summer 2015 issue.