One of the most important pieces of camping gear is a sleeping bag. There are a wide range of styles, features, compositions, and prices among sleeping bags, which can make it difficult to choose. The Kelty Cosmic sleeping bag is one budget-minded option that offers a number of features.
The Kelty Cosmic sleeping bag is a low mid-range, mummy-style sleeping bag. Mummy style sleeping bags are designed to cover the sleeper’s head and shoulders for added warmth and protection from the elements. This sleeping bag will set you back between seventy and one hundred dollars, depending on the specifications and materials you choose.
If you are looking for a three-season sleeping bag to be used during the spring, summer, and fall, the Kelty Cosmic 20 or the Kelty Cosmic 35 would be your choice. The main difference between the two bags is that the 35 can be used at temperatures down to 35 degrees, while the 20 can be used at temperatures as lose as 20 degrees. Because of this difference, the 35 weighs less (2 lbs. 6 oz., compared to nearly 4 lbs.) and costs about twenty dollars less, with a suggested purchase price of $69.95. For backpackers hiking in warmer seasons, the 35 would be the preferred choice. Both the Kelty Cosmic 20 and the Kelty Cosmic 35 are constructed of synthetic materials, with an insulation of patented Kelty CloudLoft Pro. The outer shell is composed of ripstop nylon, with an interior lining of polyester taffeta.
For customers looking for a bag composed of more natural materials, the Kelty Cosmic Down 20 is also available. Weighing less than 3 pounds, this duck-down stuffed bag provides a cheaper alternative to expensive down sleeping bags. Both the shell and the liner of the Kelty Cosmic Down 20 are composed of polyester taffeta. Due to the more expensive materials utilized, the Kelty Cosmic Down 20 comes with a suggested retail price of $99.95.
Winter campers may be interested in a warmer sleeping bag, and there is a Kelty Cosmic sleeping bag available for them. Similar to the Kelty Cosmic 20 and the Kelty Cosmic 35, this bag is composed of synthetic materials, including Kelty CloudLoft Pro, ripstop nylon exterior, and polyester taffeta interior. At a suggested retail price of $99.95, this sleeping bag provides value with a small price tag. While this bag can be used in cooler weather, this adds more bulk. As such, the Kelty Cosmic 0 weighs in at about 4 lbs. 12 oz.
All Kelty Cosmic sleeping bags are sold in short, regular, long, and extra-long styles, so you are sure to get an appropriately fitting bag. Additionally, these sleeping bags come in a variety of colors, adding style to your camping trip.
Kelty Cosmic sleeping bags combine style, value, and a small price tag to create a product that delivers. While these sleeping bags may not be targeted at serious campers, the average weekend camper will be pleased with this product. Based on consumer reviews and my own research, I would rate the quality of these sleeping bags at a 3. However, the small price tag associated with these sleeping bags would bump the rating up to a 5. If you are looking for a mid-range sleeping bag with a low price, this is definitely the bag for you.