About Big Agnes 20°F Gold Creek Sleeping Bag with Sleeping Pad - Rectangular, Synthetic
Closeouts. Big Agnes has you covered when it comes to a warm, comfortable night in the outdoors. Their Gold Creek sleeping bag boasts a 20°F comfort rating thanks to lofty Insotect insulation, and their PrimaLoft® sleeping pad insulates you from the bottom, allowing you to camp anywhere.
Continuous draft wedge keeps cold air from creeping in
Sleeve design keeps you from slipping off your pad
Reviewed by 3scouts from Louisiana on Sunday, January 30, 2011
The BA system is unbeatable in my opinion. Very light and compact, but very comfortable and warm. My one "con" is more of a warning - the zipper will snag if you get in a hurry, but that is only because it has a full length draft wedge. Just back it off a little and you are back in business.
Reviewed by jakshuntingagain. from North Alabama on Monday, November 12, 2012
Bought the large/long version to replace bulky rectang-bag on Alaska Caribou hunt. Fly-ins in small bush planes with limited space - while goose down bags are smaller and lighter, Alaska is wet - so I wanted a synthetic.
Lack of bottom insulation make a relatively small package with the right compression sack. No extra bag for the pad - rolled it inside the bag. Nice package.
Outfitter provided cots with mesh fabric - there was a slight draft along the edges of the pad the first night. I draped one of the small emergency blankets over the cot, added a doubled up "airline" fleece blanket over the emergency blanket and found the bag very comfortable for the remainder of the trip.
At 6'0", 215 lbs, I was able to move around inside the XL bag and sleep in different positions even though the bag must stay oriented top and bottom.
We filled our tags, called the pilots to come get us and broke camp, packing everything up except one of the two 6-man tents. But the weather turned bad and all 4 in our party wound up sleeping on the ground in one of the 6-man tents for the next 2 days. The pad is pretty thin, so sleeping on the rocky ground required some adjustments to avoid larger stones, but it was very warm with no air circlulation from beneath - and I was the only member in our group that wasn't rolling or sliding off their pad.
This is the best bag I can imagine for my use. I guess it's probably too big for a backpacking bag - but if you're stranded in the tundra - this bag will keep you warm in high winds and cold temps. I'll use on my next trip. This equipment performed very well - inspite of one small issue with the zipper hanging up.
Wind: None to 60+ max Temp: Min 18 to Max 40 (F) at night Sleep clothing: Wool wader socks, fleece wader pants, loose synthetic underwear top, lightweight fleece vest, thin smart wool skull cap.
Reviewed by Motorcycle Camper from Pinckney, MI on Sunday, June 10, 2012
Lack of insulation in back requires that air mattress or pad be used in sleeve for warmth. Air mattress in sleeve restricts you to sleeping on back only. Have to roll off pad if you want to sleep on your side. If you rotate in bag to sleep on side, you can't use hood. Mattress in sleeve keeps the hood from closing snugly around head. Mattress in sleeve makes for a "bell shape curve" with colder spots at the perimeter of the mattress. You can't tuck in the dead air spaces for warmth.
Best Uses: 3 Season Camping, Car Camping
Cons: Lacks insulation in back, Pad use causes cold spots, Requires pad in sleeve
The sleeping bag and ground are sold together, but they are separate products . The sleeping bag has a nylon pocket on the back that the ground pad slips into, ultimately joining the two together when being used. The sleeping bag comes with a stuff sack, the pad does not. Let me know if you have any other questions! I'll be happy to answer them!
Answered on 1/6/2012 12:00:00 AM by STPGearPro-Ryan from Sierra Trading Post
Sleeping bags list their warmth rating as all types under go the same testing. Down will be less bulky but will be just as warm if rated the same temperature. The less bulk the easier it is to pack and compress down for backpacking.
Answered on 1/26/2011 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post