Reviewed by RockyK9 from Omaha, NE on Sunday, March 20, 2011
I bought two of these for a March camp-out in Nebraska and the wind was howling with single digit wind chill, yet the bags were warm. Length should be adequate to about 6'4" by my estimate. However, be aware that the girth of this bag is a bit snug. I wear a 44 inch jacket and can barely cross my ...
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Reviewed by Glenda W. from Oklahoma on Tuesday, September 30, 2014
I thought this was a good deal and had planned to use it for a backpacking trip in January, but I didn't realize how big it was. It wouldn't have fit on the outside and it would have filled the entire pack. It may very well be a great bag and may work with a compression bag, but I didn't have a chance to try it out before I returned it. Size is the only reason I'm giving it a 3 star.
Reviewed by HeidiPacific from SoCal on Tuesday, August 12, 2014
This bag is HUGE both extended and compacted. It's synthetic and WARM and not a thousand dollars, so it's the nature of the beast. Buy this bag. Don't hesitate. -20 degrees? Really? For this price? Great purchase. I bought 4 and inspired my dad, brother, uncle, and grandma to buy these too. And it's long. Nothing worse than sleeping with cramped feet. This bag is sick!
Reviewed by alaskanhidalgo from alaska on Wednesday, June 11, 2014
As an Alaskan, I spend a lot of time enjoying the outdoors during the winter months. I've purchased 6 of these bags over the years for my friends on our adventures. On night while hunting it was -46 degree's and I still was comfy while wearing fleece bottoms and tops.
Reviewed by Steve Basset from Virginia on Wednesday, May 28, 2014
With coupon, I got this bag for my daughter for $30. That's a bargain. I can get this into my gregory internal frame, and at 4lbs, it's bulky but fine for car camping and overnight backpacking trips. It LOOKS nice. But if you spend $30 more, the a bag like the Marmot Sorcerer is a MUCH nicer.
So why 2 stars?
- This isn't stuffed with fill, the fill is in layers. As a result, there is no loft, and just not as comfy as a result. This also means it doesn't compress well. I would think that over time that these rather thin 'layers' would wear out and make cold spots. The polyester layers reminds me of the polyester that they use in sofa cushions to add fluff between the cushion and cover. It's not loose fill, therefore forget fluffing it up or much loft.
- The zipper is very cheap, it feels like you could break it without much effort.
Compare this with the Sorcerer that has much more loft, less weight, compresses better, and has a nice zipper. I'll put it this was, the Sorcerer is closer to a high end bag than the echo lake is to the sorcerer. Spend the $30 and get something better.
Will it do it's job? Sure it will, and for $30, it's a bargain. It's perfect for my daughter. It's fine for a child, as a backup bag, or as a spare/loaner/emergency bag to have on hand. I was tempted to give it 3 stars just for value, but I think you can do better for a little more.
Sleeping bag can be compressed down to the stuff size of 18x 10".
Answered on 10/10/2014 3:35:06 PM by Product Specialist Marv from Sierra Trading Post
Yes it can be done. My best friend puts it inside his Cabela's Alaskan II backpack and still has ample room for our hunting trips. I use a medium size compression bag and then I put it inside a dry bag and pack with it on the outside and bottom of my pack frame.. It won't fit in a small bag like a "Cat's Meow" and it won't fit nicely under my backpack frame.. It's a little on the bigger side to pack, but it's warmer than my smaller "Cat's Meow" and it's worth the extra size. It still packs under the frame without a concern if you have good two compression straps. I hope this helps.
Answered on 10/11/2014 11:36:37 AM by alaskan hidalgo from Alaska
This is more of a comfort rating and you should always error on the side of caution and if you want a bag for that temp go for the next temp range. Each person is different with regards to how they respond to weather conditions so they cannot pin point it to an exact temperature.||Please refer to our shipping chart regarding international shipping questions:|http://www.sierratradingpost.com/lp2/InternationalShipping.html
Answered on 3/30/2011 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post