ATTENTION SNUGGLERS: The days of zipping two bags together may be waning. The Kelty Tru.Comfort 20 Doublewide offers the option of one massive bag and the ability to customize it to your personal warmth preference, earning it a Top Pick Award for Best Two-Person Bag. The Kelty.Tru's features are meant to eliminate the problem of one person being too cold while the other is too hot. How well does it accomplish the task? We asked ourselves and others this same question and came up with some solid answers. One thing we immediately questioned was the price tag. Is buying one big bag for the same price of buying two worth it? If you enjoy sharing one bag, we think yes.
Kelty updated the color options for the Tru.Comfort, but noted that none of the design elements of the bag have been amended. See a current color option in the image above.
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Our Analysis and Test Results
This bag's perfect for car or RV camping trips. It will work well in tents (two-man or larger), trailers, or any place else you want to hit the hay, provided there's enough space for a queen-sized bed. We were very interested and a little skeptical when we first took the Tru.Comfort out of the box. Zipping two sleeping bags together isn't that hard, so why one big bag? In the end, we were more pleased than discouraged.
We gave the Tru.Comfort decent scores for warmth. Its Cloudloft Insulation is thick and airy and traps heat well. We spent a few nights in this bag — some alone, some with a companion — and felt its 20-degree rating held up well against nighttime temps in the mid-30s.
We liked the bag's layering options. It can be challenging to find the right temperature for two people — the Tru.Comfort makes a valiant attempt to curb this problem with a large U-shaped zipper and built-in blankets for both sleepers.
The zipper allows users to fold back their half of the bag's top layer. The zipper is on the top of the bag, so when you peel the top layer back, the side edge of the bag is still intact. The zipper does not dip into the foot box, making sure that feet and toes to remain covered. We feel this is a top-notch feature.
Additionally, permanently attached side blankets allow each user to quickly add or subtract an extra layer while within the bag. We like the idea of this feature, but the blanket tends to slip off our shoulders during the night. This became more than just an annoyance when temps were dropping, and we needed the blanket for warmth. In short, we feel these individual blankets should be wider.
We also slept in it alone to see if our warmth ratings would change. They did a little. Larger spaces require more body heat to maintain the same amount of warmth. We did feel more cold spots and measured a slight decrease in the warmth when sleeping solo.
Measuring 60 inches across, the width of a queen-sized bed, the Tru.Comfort scored well in our comfort tests. Our results showed the bag has a decent amount of natural padding.
Additionally, it's Poly-Taffeta lining is very silky and comfortable. Even with two people, the bag is spacious enough to shift around at night without bothering our partner. Another feature is the bag's generous, tailored hood, which effectively holds pillows in place through the night. This is great. Nothing's worse than trying to find an escaping rogue pillow in the middle of the night.
Many of the Tru.Comfort's top features contribute to its warmth and comfort, so we already mentioned them above. First, the effective U-shaped zipper system. Second, the built-in extra blanket. Third, the ample and effective hood that keeps wandering pillows at bay. Additionally, we like the option of completely unzipping and removing the entire top layer of the bag for warmer weather.
Overall, a lot of thought went into this bag's creation. As far as complaints, we have a big one and a smaller one. Big: The built-in blankets could be wider and made from a separate material, like flannel or synthetic fleece that doesn't slip of shoulders in the middle of the night. Small: The zipper design prevents the bag from unfolding entirely and being used as a blanket.
It's a double bag, what did you expect? This bag packs large. However, it's roughly the same dimension of some single bags. This is a result of thinner and silkier lining and shell fabrics, which is great for packing up, but not so great for snagging on a tree branch.
We feel the Tru.Comfort has value for campers looking to save space, time, and weight, as well as camping partners who merely like the idea of one bag instead of two.
Overall we gave this bag high scores for warmth, comfort, and features. It is, without question, well designed with many clever conveniences. The bag has a niche. Many people like the idea of grabbing one large, lighter, ready-made bag, more than fumbling around to zip two bags together. For some, this is very appealing at any price point.
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