The Western Mountaineering Highlite sleeping bag is a down bag with the principal aim of keeping you warm whilst keeping weight to a minimum. The Highlite will keep you cosy and comfortable down to +2ºc, yet weighs in at a mere 450g, making it an excellent choice for activities where weight saving and packability are key. To achieve this marvel of modern mountaineering kit WM have combined the finest quality (850+ fill power) European goose down with a 25g ExtremeLite™ outer shell fabric (which pound for pound is just about as durable a fabric as you can get for the weight), this is then finished off with a 1-way #4 1/2 YKK coil half length zipper. While the horizontal seams are sewn-thru, the vertical seams are baffled with 3.8cm netting to allow unimpeded loft, so the effect of its 850+ goose down is fully realised. Its efficient cut not only reduces bulk and weight, but reduces excess internal volume, allowing you to warm up faster! At only 450g total weight few bags are as light, as warm or as well made as the Western Mountaineering HighLite.
More than 40 years ago, two northern California mountaineers came together with a vision of uncompromised excellence. Their inspired dedication and persistence built the foundation of this now globally renowned brand. Western Mountaineering's history is more than just two young men building sleeping bags: even today WM still remains a small independent company, making all of its sleeping bags in the original factory in San Jose (USA), whilst constantly striving to give their customers the finest down products money can buy.
More Help? For further assistance on choosing your down sleeping bag, please view the various help videos available under the 'Videos' tab above. We also have an article explaining fill power, the pros and cons of down over synthetic insulation and more info on caring for your bag available to view here: Down Sleeping Bags.