The Magma above has been REI’s most popular sleeping bag for many years however, the Co-op has a great price within the mid-range Down Time 25. It is constructed with 600-fill power down and a fairly durable 30 denier shell, it’s a ideal choice for backpacking weekend trips as well as those who do not require the lightest and most portable equipment. The most important thing is that Down Time is priced at Down Time comes in at an affordable $229 it’s a fair cost for a high-quality down bag that’s eco-friendly too.
The primary rival of that REI Down Time is the Kelty Cosmic above, which is our best budget choice. The Kelty is a little cheaper at $59 and a little warmer, with 32degF ISO Comfort rating, however, it’s also 3 pounds heavier and has a softer 20-denier shell. Because sleeping bags are one product that we’re not particularly concerned about the denier (it’s intended for use only on one side of the camper) So, we give the small nod to the less expensive Kelty. However, for those who travel with their pet or are a bit rough with their kit, or like REI products generally The Down Time is a nice alternative.