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.
Reviewed by SK from Austin on Tuesday, October 20, 2015
This bag weighs roughly 2 kilos with the included stuff sack - i.e., 4.4 pounds. The manufacturer claims 1700 gms or 3 pounds 12 ounces.
Now the weight is only one issue. The volume it occupies is too much. I had to put it in the main compartment of my backpack, and it took up the entire space. I did not use a compression bag - I tried using a small compression sack I have, but felt that would tear if I tried stuffing this in.
In comparison the Suisse Sport bag, although seems to be less sturdy and there have been complaints about the zip breaking off, is much lighter, and packs small enough with the included compression sack into the sleeping bag compartment of my backpack.
Quality wise, the bag seems well made - but this is probably a good bag for car camping.
Reviewed by Wannabe camper from SoCal on Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Haven't tried it yet outdoors! Look forward to using it in the Fall or Winter. I am 5'3" and 125 lb and it is just right for me. It may not be roomy enough for bigger people who need to move around more when they sleep. Love the rich, orange color!
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