Better than a bag
I've used down bags for a while and always appreciated the warmth, lightness, and small packed size. Yet a wet down bag is a misery. Also, when my bag was too warm, I unzipped it 2/3rd of the way, stuck my feet in and used it like a quilt anyway. But when I did that the hood was never in the right place and slid off to one side -- a warm beanie and neck gaiter were needed anyway. The hood didn't make much sense unless it was really cold. The Convert Apex has converted me. No hood, little concern over it taking dew, better ability to wash it, and not very expensive. I was concerned that it wouldn't pack so small, yet my regular/wide/30degree Convert still stuffed into a 9 liter sack and the extra couple of ounces is balanced out with lower initial cost, less hassle cleaning it, and less concern about wet conditions. The Convert just fits how I sleep and is even useful at home on my bed. I'm very happy with my purchase and will leave the down bag at home when I thru-hike the John Muir Trail.