KLYMIT KSB 0 OVER­SIZED

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OUR TAKE For those of us who refuse to be con­strained by mum­mies, or who are just too big for most bags, the Over­sized is the so­lu­tion. It’s some 30 per­cent larger than av­er­age, with 80.5inch shoul­der and 70-inch hip di­men­sions. “This is one of the few bags where I don’t feel like I’m stuck in the mid­dle seat on a bud­get air­line,” says one 6’1”, 210pound tester. Stretch stitch­ing in the six baf­fles also en­hances rol­laround com­fort. The bag kept us toasty on early-spring trips in Yosemite, when temps fluc­tu­ated be­tween 10°F and 40°F. (We never saw 0°F, but testers felt it would be warm enough.) Credit the full-length zip­per for al­low­ing us to eas­ily dump heat.

THE DE­TAILS Tog­gles at the base shorten the length down to 5’3”, mak­ing it suit­able for a range of heights. Given this bag’s size, there is a pack­a­bil­ity penalty: The 650-fill goose down only com­presses to the size of a basketball.

TRAIL CRED “De­spite all the space, the bag was snug enough around the foot­box to keep my toes warm,” our tester says. $280; 3 lbs. 15 oz.; 0¡F; klymit.com

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