Reviewed by Dawna from SW Virginia mountains on Friday, January 3, 2014
I have not camped with this bag yet, but I test-drove it standing on the porch at 23 degrees fahrenheit for awhile. The zipper was smooth, the zipper baffling was very effective, and the hood pulled up neatly around my face leaving me a hole to breath while keeping my head warm. I'm a little puzzled at the ample room in the torso area, since women don't tend to require as much "barrel" room as men. The foot box was about right for some movement while avoiding empty cold space.
Length-wise, this is pretty accurately described as being for up to 5'6". I am barely over 5'7" and just fit comfortably (I actually bought this for my son, who needs a down bag but can't find a good one sized for a 10-year old).
Weight-wise seems a little heavier and bulkier than my own down bag, but still fits inside my son's narrow youth backpack. The compression sack seems made to last. There's also a storage sack for keeping the bag clean and fluffed between uses.
I anticipate getting a lot of use out of this until my son graduates to a men's adult-sized bag. And I think he'll be comfortable camping from late March well into November, assuming a good insulating ground pad.
Reviewed by mora from california on Monday, December 30, 2013
Purchased this sleeping bag based on the overwhelming positive reviews. However I have to say that I experience LOTS of cold spots with this bag regardless of how much I shaked and fluffed the bag. On many areas the down is so flat that is it like having none at all. In comparaison I also have the Haglofs Hypna 2S and although it is rated at 30 degree, it is far warmer because there is no problems with cold spots. The Haglofs 2S is definitely a lot more expensive but a far better qualiity product. The bag always fuffs up to a comfy cocoon no matter how many times it has been compressed. I would recommend the later one based on experience with it. It is far better made, and feels a lot more comfy if you can afford it.
Reviewed by dachswan from North Dakota on Thursday, November 14, 2013
My husband and I ordered the men's and women's Flathead bags for cooler-weather camping. It is an awesome bag for the colder temps. We have used them twice--both times the nighttime temp was in the 20s (F) with freezing rain and we were both plenty warm. I am typically a very "warm" sleeper, so this bag will be way too hot for Summer and warmer Fall and Spring weather (anything above 40 degrees for me).
As far as specifics, I'm about 5' 2", and I have tons of room length and width-wise. The two-way zipper is great for extra foot ventilation. The zipper seems to get caught somewhat easily in the surrounding fabric, which is the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars.
Reviewed by MTHiker from Montana on Monday, September 16, 2013
I tried this out on the Beaverhead Mountains on a night that was incredibly windy with temps in the high 30s or very low 40s. I had a Term-A-Rest 5.1 R-rated pad under it. I was so warm by the middle of the night that I shed all my warm sleeping clothes. I think this will be a true 20 degree bag, and I normally sleep cold. At 5'2" and 115 pounds, I had room for clothes at my feet to warm for the morning, although very little room to do anything but sleep straight on my back or straight sideways with a slight Knee bend.
They will not zip together.|In order to be able to zip two mummy bags together you need one bag to be a right rip and the other to be a left zip. Currently we do not have any bags available in both zips. So at this time we have no bags that can be zipped together.
Answered on 1/31/2013 12:00:00 AM by Prod Spec Kevin from Sierra Trading Post
The 79" is the exterior length of the bag laying flat. The 13' allows for the thickness of the insulation at the top and bottom of the bag, and for a little head and foot room. Marmot regular women's bags are designed for women up to 5' 6".
Answered on 10/20/2011 12:00:00 AM by Prod. Spec. Kevin from Sierra Trading Post