Everyone gleans the figures for what they are hoping/what should be a once in ten year purchase. From what ive found, even though standards vary, bags from the reputable manufacturers are reliably rated by their own standards. You only have to look to the positive reviews, the manufacturers that have a good reputation get good press, perhaps even win awards.
The standards are meaningless unless youve used a bag from the rating. As mentioned, some people wouldnt even be in the season rating let alone need to look to standards
The proof really is in the pudding. I know some people like figures almost as much as getting out there but you have to realise that there is no magic in figures. He..ck, youll make a list, decide on something then find one (down the list) on sale at a price that cant be ignored. After all if its not to save a $ then why not just walk into a store and buy something you can touch?
Its interesting that a lot of people covet WM bags... Is this because they are sold here?
They do get good press but then many others do also...
They seem overpriced compared to bags from companies with equal standing in the US?