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Comments about Marmot Talon +40 Down Sleeping Bag - 2012 Closeout:
This really is a high-quality bag.
Although I did return it, it wasn't due to the bag's main attributes, but more to a lack of available information before I purchased it, as there were no pictures (at the time) on REI, or reviews, so here it is:
The bag is just as pictured (now). On the front flap (not pictured, but behind the zipper draft tube), there is a stash pocket that is not sewn into the bag, but that hangs loosely. This was one of my reasons for returning it. When lying supine (on your back), the stash bag would rest against the left side of your face. It could be removed very easily, but I didn't want to do that, as there was another main reason for my returning it.
The zipper can snag on the hood baffle, where it begins on the main part of the bag, making it a little hard to get unsnagged when you're fully zipped in. Granted, if you're careful, this won't happen.
The main reason I returned it is that while I'm 5'9.5", the girth was around 62" (zipper to zipper, by my own measurement), which was too tight for me. I'm nearly 200 lbs, and personally need a little elbow room.
I called Marmot to inquire as to the specs on the bag (who themselves had a hard time finding info on this bag). After consulting with the designers, they said it was a special run, and was essentially the same as the Arroyo, which was an 800+ goose down bag (this was a 650 goose). While not on the specs here, the tag on the Talon actually had an EN rating of 35*.
Quality on this bag (other than my issues) was obviously high, and if I were a little thinner, I would've kept it.
As for the stash bag issue, it wasn't until I was writing this (after I'd sent it back), that I found this from Marmot's website on the specs of the Arroyo: "◦Hidden Draft Tube Pocket - Inverts Into Draft Tube and Used to Store Watch or Alarm and Stay Out of Our Face."
This was obviously the intended purpose of the loose stash pocket. This bag would be a great deal for someone who is a little trimmer than me, or who is already comfortable with a performance-cut mummy bag.
I did not know the pocket could be inverted into the draft tube. Although it would not have changed my mind about returning it, that would have been helpful information.
* Intermediate markdowns may have been taken.
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