A warm, affordable, and water-repellent synthetic bag, with unique Lamina construction for ultimate warmth 35 F/2 C. A warm synthetic bag with Thermal.Q insulation is both compressible and durable. Welded Lamina construction enhances loft and eliminates cold spots. Soft polyester lining wicks away moisture and lightweight nylon shell repels water. Full-length durable #8 zipper has double sliders for ventilation.
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I have now slept over 8 nights in the bag and I'm very pleasantly impressed. This is my first higher quality bag as well as my first mummy bag. At first I was a bit worried while reading the reviews regarding the zipper, however to date I've had no issues on this end. I am also used to lower quality sleeping bags and it has just become habit for me to run my finger along side the zipper as I zip up.
I have used the bag on a multiple overnight trips and car camping
Pro's of this bag: - The comfort zone listed is bang on with this bag, I am a warm sleeper and was totally fine down around the 35-38 degree temp area with nothing but shorts, socks and a sweater. - The shoulder storage pouch, this may seam silly at first but it's a perfect place to keep the phone overnight, it's small and tight and allows the phone to take some body heat and hold a better charge than if you were to leave it in your tent. - The weight is amazing and packs down great (you'll need a different stuff sac, see more in con's) - The colour just looks cool! This may no affect some, but I just love when stuff looks awesome and performs great, 5 stars in this aspect!
Con's - I wouldn't so much say con's, but rather area's to keep in mind if you're picky - I am 5'10 and this bag juuuuuust fits me, if I'm moving around at night sometimes I can feel the bag pull uncomfortably on my head if I'm not perfectly centered. If you're at all taller, go with the long - Even if you're a hot sleeper make sure you use long sleeves and socks while sleeping. This is not a need to stay warm issue, however the material they use I found when it's directly against your skin or feet is almost overheats your skin and can be uncomfortable - Stuff sack provide just doesn't work! Unless you're a magic sac stuffer, you'll need to get a larger sized compression sac, this one just doesn't work, I tried for roughly an hour at home before hitting the trails and just gave up, it was physically for me impossible to fit the bag into the provided sac.
All in all this a perfect sleeping bag for the mid level backpacker, car camper or just medium use. For the price paid I am extremely happy with my purchase and extremely pleased with the high quality products that mountain equipment provides! I will most certainly be purchasing the next level sleeping bag from them as I continue to stretch my limits and backpack further and longer!
I would recommend this product.
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The stuff sack works fine, if you pack it this way
Posted December 5, 2015
If trying to roll up one's sleeping bag (the old style way, like we did it years ago) before trying to squeeze it into the stuff sack, then yes, the stuff sack will infuriate you.
The way it's usually done today, start at the footbox and slowly feed the bag into the bottom of the stuff sack while compressing air out of each additional bunch of fabric that you push into the bottom as you work your way up. It will go in much faster & trouble free this way. At the end, its still a bit of a push, but it is entirely doable.
Search for Backcountryedge and How to Stuff a Sleeping Bag into its Stuff Sack. There's a good video link showing what I've described.
Do not keep it in the stuff sack for long term storage. Hang, dry, then gently place back into the larger mesh bag to maintain its loft longer.
While the synthetic fill of this particular bag won't last half as long as down, for the price it is an excellent value.