Reviewed by David G from California on Sunday, May 22, 2016
I was looking at several other bags but did not have the opportunity to test this bag at a retailer. When the sale price came up at Sierra Trading i thought I would buy it because at that price I could always use it for car camping if it did not meet my needs for backpacking. I have not had a chance to use the bag overnight yet but I can tell you it is comparable to all of the other bags I looked at that and they were all at least $100 dollars more. It looks like a very well made bag for the money. I did buy an ALPS Cyclone Medium compression bag (It does not come with one, only a stuff sack). The sleeping bag fits nicely into the compression bag and looks like it will work for backpacking although with my 48 Liter bag I will probably externalize it.
Reviewed by Kayla from California on Sunday, March 20, 2016
How in the world is this bag recommended for backpacking? The volume of this bag is ridiculous for backpacking; it would take up 75% of your pack! I couldn't even fit it into a large compression sack. I'm sure this bag is fine for car camping, but don't even try it for backpacking. I ended up giving this to a friend.
I couldn't tell you for sure exactly what type it would need, but it doesn't compress that much so you'd need a pretty big one. The overa size in the sack that comes with it is about the size of a basketball.
Answered on 5/23/2014 6:34:44 PM by JC from Knoxville, Tn
Sea to Summit E Vent - Medium, my 20 deg down fits the Small.
Answered on 5/23/2014 6:38:55 PM by Corey from Ohio
I purchased the Alps Mountaineering Medium compression sack, it works great!!! I stuff my bag down in it instead of rolling it up and putting it in the stuff sack. It compresses down nice.
Answered on 5/24/2014 4:59:52 PM by WV Hiker from West Virginia
Answered on 6/1/2015 10:33:23 AM by Camper from Wyoming
The stuff size of the ALPS Mountaineering 20Â°F Echo Lake Sleeping Bag is 18x9"
Answered on 8/29/2012 12:00:00 AM by Prod.Spec. Ryan from Sierra Trading Post
Customer care didn't answer your question so I will...||Using the Medium sized Alps Cyclone compression sack I get it down to 7"x16". ||For what it's worth... The Alps Cyclone series are the best compression sacks available because unlike most, they compress in 2 directions.
Answered on 12/15/2012 12:00:00 AM by Mountain Goat from Colorado