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How well this item performed in its intended use, and beyond.
I used this bag on a four-day backpacking trip Utah's Uinta Mountains, and was very happy with it. It is well constructed, seems durable, has a quality zipper, and was comfortable to sleep in. Mummy bags are always a bit cramped, but this one was not so tight that I couldn't get comfortable or change positions easily during the night.
The temperatures only went into the mid-forties at night, so it wasn't a real test of warmth at low temperatures, but I was definitely warm enough. Sometimes I was a bit too warm and had to open up the zipper for more air flow. I'm certain it would have kept me very comfortable if the temperatures had been in the thirties.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Pinole™ 20 (Long)
PostedJanuary 18, 2012
Location: Deschutes NF
I reely like this bag it rely is counfratbul at 20 and dow to 15. The zipper is a bit tricky and it can be difucult to get in and out with the zipper all the way up. The long is just a bit long for me but I am 6'1" just too tall for the short and too short for the long.
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Review 3 for Pinole™ 20 (Long)
Decent economy bag...
PostedJuly 28, 2011
Location: On the road, USA
I won't lie, I bought this bag primarily for the price tag in a pinch. I have been a fan of Hardwear tents for over a decade, but this is the first non-tent product I've tried by MH. My initial reaction is that the zipper sticks quite a bit, but it may just need a short break-in period which is understandable. I live outdoors so it is my primary bedding. After only a week, the Mountain Hardwear logo has warn off bag. Not that this matters to me since I know what brand it is, but it seems like MH would prefer it to last a little longer so others would know. If the logo falling off quickly just means that MH put less money into logo technology and more into practical tech., then I am fine with it. Has plenty of loft and comfort and actually sizes down pretty well in a compression sack for a cheaper bag. Material seems durable as well. All-in-all, I'm eager to put it to the test!!
I haven't taken this bag out for a cold night, however, for the "budget" bag from MHW I was very pleasantly surprised. I like the stuff bag pillow idea, however, I am very much considering a compression sack, since the bag can get much smaller than the stuff sack requires it to be. It IS long enough for me, which is something of a feat. I am excited to use this in chillier temps,