Good bag!

Reviewed by Richord from Monrovia, Ca on Friday, March 1, 2013
Just bought this bag and went backpacking with it last weekend.
The ground was saturated with snowmelt / moisture from previous snow fall.
I was on an insulated lightweight air mattress-2.5".
One of my companions read 99% humidity and the low was 38 degrees.
I am a VERY cold sleeper. Wore my down jacket (Marmot Zeus), polyester workout pants, wool socks and a lightweight synthetic cap to bed.
Was toasty all night. I am 5'11" and 220 pounds. Bag fits perfect, even for a stocky guy like me. It compresses pretty small. In fact , it fit sideways into my 33 liter Osprey pack. That's a really small pack for backpacking. Total base weight for all of my gear was under 15 pounds.
You can't beat this bag for the money. Total was $155 including shipping and tax, and got a $20 edeals card for $20 , so net cost was $135.
Marmot makes some of the best down gear on the market. Very good quality.
If you are not familiar with sleeping bag ratings, the stated temp rating on ANY bag, is the "SURVIVAL" rating.
Meaning it will keep you ALIVE at 20 degrees, but you probably won't be sleeping. Shivering your **s off is more like it.
Always add 15 degrees to the bags temp rating. Also what you wear to sleep is vital. Synthetic shirt, synthetic long johns, good socks and a synthetic cap. Also the pad needs to insulate you from the ground.
Since I knew the temps might get close to the limit for this bag, I wore my down jacket as well.
If you are going to be in temps in the low 30's or below, you will need a 15 degree bag. The Marmot Pinnacle would be my choice for that. But it lists for almost $400.
I'm in So Cal, so local front range use with this bag will work for 90% of my excursions.
Marmot rocks, and even my ultra light backpacking friends were impressed with my small pack size and the killer deal on this bag.
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