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Seamless Down Hugger WR 900 #3


Updated 03/09/21 (EST)

Outdoor Magazine - EDITORS' CHOICE 2021

Reviewed in February 2021

Christoph Heilig - Production Management, Outdoor Magazine

At first, I doubted whether the concept would work. But now I am excited about the innovative, new way of doing things.

With the Seamless Down Hugger sleeping bags, the Japanese brand Montbell introduces a revolutionary construction. Instead of the conventional baffles, between the inner and outer shells lies a coarse-meshed network of special polyester yarn, to which down sticks. Advantages: because both layers of fabric can move freely, the Seamless Down Hugger hugs you weightlessly and does not restrict your movement despite its body-hugging cut. Even if the buttocks or knees press against the filling, there are no cold spots, and the weather-resistant outer shell made of Gore-Tex Infinium Windstopper has only a few - taped - seams. The Seamless Down Hugger WR 900 #3 kept our testers warm down to zero degrees - a top performance.

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This new option from Montbell is just about as high spec as sleeping bags get

Reviewed in August, 2020

The Seamless Down Hugger from long running Japanese outdoor brand Montbell is an incredibly innovative evolution of a previous sleeping bag from the brand, one that had garnered a slew of positive reviews. What Montbell have done this time is they’ve ditched the classic baffle construction seen on just about every down filled sleeping bag and instead made it seamless. They’ve also added some very useful materials and design features.

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The Best Sleeping Bags of 2020

Reviewed in June, 2020

Montbell’s newest crop of Down Hugger bags has a lot going for them. For one, Montbell secured this bag’s down insulation in place using a system that it calls Spider Baffle, where an array of synthetic threads hold onto down clumps to help maintain their loft. It eliminates the need for baffles created by stitching, optimizing the bag for warmth and durability. Montbell employed elastic in the liner to help the bag “hug” a sleeper, which eliminates dead airspace. And, to top it all off, this particular Down Hugger model comes with a Gore-Tex Infinium exterior, making it remarkably weather-resistant.


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We’ve loved the Down Hugger since 2009 for its unparalleled stretch and warmth. Now you can add to the list: lightweight. Montbell slimmed the Down Hugger by eliminating baffles in favor of long strings of barbed yarn that hold the down in place. This provides the down ample room to loft (instead of some insulation getting compressed against baffle walls) and does away with air-emitting holes made by sewing needles. “I felt like it could’ve been five degrees colder and I would have been fine,” said one tester after pushing the Down Hugger below its temp rating in Colorado’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The 13-denier nylon gives up a little stretch (it extends up to 17 inches versus 22 inches in the previous version) in the shoulders, but testers could still change layers while zipped into their bags.