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Kelty Cosmic 20 Sleeping Bag Review:

Kelty Cosmic 20 Sleeping Bag review

A cold spring drizzle was coming down, and against all logic, I laid the Cosmic 20 sleeping bag — filled with Dri-Down — out in the open for it to get soaked. For good measure, I poured 3 liters of water on it and rubbed it into the down the best I could.

I gave it a good shake to remove the water, tossed it in the tent, and climbed in for bed.

Kelty Cosmic 20 Sleeping Bag Wet
The sleeping bag was completely soaked

I wasn’t prepared for how bad wet down smells — think wet dog. But despite the dank cocoon, I stayed warm until around 4:00 a.m. With an air temp of 28-degrees (and a ‘feels-like’ temp of 22-degrees) I grabbed my puffy and was warm the rest of the night.

For a true temp test, I slept in it under the stars on a night with an 18-degree windchill and light snow. The heavy-weight wool top kept me toasty warm all night but my bottoms failed me and I dealt with cold legs for a few hours in the early morning.

Fitting sleepers up to 5’8”, this Kelty bag is a little longer than the others and definitely felt roomy.

What I Liked

As advertised, the DriDown kept me dry on several chilly spring nights. This is a standard down bag with everything you’d expect at the $150 price point. The water-repellent down is a definite upgrade and makes it a solid buy.

When packed into a compression stuff sack it’s noticeably smaller than synthetic bags similar in temp and price.

What I Didn’t Like

Overall, it’s a great bag and functionally I didn’t find much to gripe about. Being 5’4″ I would have preferred it fit to 5’6″ and not 5’8″.

Who Should Buy It?

The Kelty Cosmic 20 is a solid 3-season bag. If 20-degrees is the lowest temperature you would plan to camp, this could be the only bag you need. At 2 lbs. 9 oz. it’s not ultralight, but would be great for any camping trip.

Kelty Cosmic 20 Sleeping Bag Inside

Kelty Cosmic 20 Specs

  • Degree Rating: 19 degrees
  • Weight: 2 pounds 9 ounces (1165g-33g)
  • Insulation Type: 600 fill down, treated with DriDown
  • Fits to: 5 foot 8 inches
  • Fill Weight: 19 ounces
  • Outer Fabric: 50D down proof ripstop polyester
  • Inner Fabric: 50D polyester taffeta
  • Price: $150

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Jake Ferguson

Jake recently escaped the software industry for a job in the outdoors world, which seems to suit him well. He is quite nimble and now uses that skill more than ever in "work settings" like rock climbing, snowboarding, and backpacking. He's happy to call MN home.


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