Reviewed by teecorkbow from Madison, WI on Tuesday, September 6, 2011
I used this bag for the first time over Labor Day weekend up in the Sylvania wilderness, when it got down to the lower 40s at night. In just my underwear and nothing else I was toasty warm, despite the howling wind and chilly rain. This is a great sleeping bag for lower temps. It is a little bulky, ...
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Reviewed by Car camper from California on Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Great sleeping bag for the cost. Kept my gf and I cozy warm during a few nights at 20F. No major problems with the zipper getting caught. Probably the easiest bag I've owned to get back into its stuff sack, primarily because the stuff sack is huge. Packs very large and only appropriate for car camping. Overall a great deal!
Reviewed by Mad Camper from Michigan on Tuesday, March 1, 2016
This bag is extremely comfortable and warm. I live in Michigan and took this bag camping a week or so ago to test it out and it kept me nice and toasty. Would recommend putting a layer between the tent floor and the bag for extra warmth. The ONLY downfall to this bag is the size of it when it is rolled up. It is massive and takes up a lot of room. Great bag for the price!
Reviewed by Ragamuffin from Present on Sunday, January 3, 2016
Great mummy bag. I bought 6 of these for my kids we camped in it last night temp was 24 degrees and was almost hot! This was without a bed mat. Only down side is I'm 6'3" and while it works great the size wouldn't work for me long term....too short but that's why they make xl's right?
Reviewed by Amber from Colorado on Thursday, November 26, 2015
The specs on this will show you exactly what you're getting into with bulkiness and weight. You won't find a better value anywhere though.
I've used this on about -5 F nights and was toasty warm in my 3-season tent with a lightweight baselayer as my PJs. It doesn't have a big puffy draft collar like some bags, but it does have a drawstring to cinch it around your face.
An XL compression sack reduces the size a bit. It's perfect for camping. You can definitely backpack with it if you can't afford a smaller 0 degree bag. I'm a minimalist backpacker but I also have a minimal gear budget so sometimes I just have to deal with larger and heavier gear. I shoved the bag into a 60 L pack with all my other stuff, including a 4 lb tent, 4 days of food, fuel, stove, etc. It was heavy but winter backpacking is always heavy unless you can buy the top gear.
I usually buy women-specific sleeping bags (I'm 5'5", 145 lbs) but didn't have a choice when looking for an affordable 0 degree bag. This one is so big and roomy that I can fit my summer bag (2009 EMS Velocity 35 F women's) inside of it with room to spare. This means I now have a setup that I can use way below zero!
I haven't had any problems with the zippers, they snag about as often as my other bags (not infrequently if you don't use care).
The ALPS Mountaineering 0Â°F Echo Lake Sleeping Bag has a stuff size of 18" x11", with a compresion sack you should be able to compress it a bit more, though it would not be much more.
Answered on 10/17/2011 12:00:00 AM by Prod. Spec. Kevin from Sierra Trading Post
No. This bag is just super thick, and the material it uses is not very compressible. I worked to pack this bag as small as possible and ended up having to attach it to the outside of the backpack due to its girth/size. Compression sacks can only hold something that is compressible in a compressed state; they cannot compress something more than it can be compressed. (Duh.) This bag cannot be compressed.
Answered on 11/6/2011 12:00:00 AM by ben from chicago, il
don't think so, but maybe
Answered on 12/7/2011 12:00:00 AM by elenita from Niwot, CO
I bought the -20 alp bag and bought the compression bag - bought both the large and xlarge - neither of them fitted, so i had to buy a 2xx compression bag and got it to go but barely - the 2xx is 50L. granted too the -20 is a bit bigger. plus it is a long
Answered on 11/14/2012 12:00:00 AM by Michael from Denver, CO