Rated 5 out of 5áby DrOzzy Very Warm, Lofty, Very High Quality
I compared (and have used) bags by many different manufacturers, but this was by far the best bag for the money and everything you will need and more on your winter trips.
I used this bag during winter camping trips in the ADKs, White Mountains, and Catskills. The temps got really low, but I was never cold.
The bag has a lot of loft. Just lying flat on the floor (when lofted) it has about 8 inches by my estimate.
The down is very soft and high quality, so it compresses to a small size that fits easily into your pack.
The extra length at the end is essential for storing clothing and water bottles (use plastic bags for leak protection!) during winter trips.
The bag is also very roomy. I am 5'10" and able to slide down inside and sleep on my side.
Bottom line: I would highly recommend this to anyone planning winter trips or trips to higher elevations in the late fall or early spring.
April 30, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5áby YBobby Great bag for the money
I used this bag for three weeks in Iceland and several weekends in the Whites. It was definitely the least expensive -20 bag I could find anywhere, and works just as well! The down got a little wet at nights from condensation, but stayed pretty lofted which was great. It also gets smaller and lighter then just about any other bag I could find.
Only reason I didn't give it five stars is that after about 2 weeks of consistent backpacking use it began to lose some of its loft, but after a quick round in the dryer it popped right back. So if you're doing a long winter trip you might want to consider something else.
June 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
áby TheTallSwede Warm and tall.
Finally a bag that fits me. At 6' 4" I always ended up compressing the material at the bottom of my bags and suffering cold toes, but not with this one. I've been atop the Whites on the coldest nights and been borderline sweating. Even though the mummy style narrows at the legs, there is still just enough room (barely) to be able to reach down and access your feet to remove socks or whatever. The only real downside, which is pretty trivial, is that the zipper is on the left. This is opposite most other bags and tents and means I can?t roll over and heed nature?s call out the tent door without leaving my bag.
March 9, 2015