Reviewed by Steve from Michigan on Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Yes, this is shaped like a backpacking mummy bag, but it's made of the same insulation material typically found in kids' sleeping bags at Target. It's fairly light, but it WILL NOT COMPRESS into a size appropriate for backpacking. (Thank goodness my Burley bike trailer is big enough, or I would return it.) Figure on something about the size of a basketball.
Reviewed by Ted the Adventurer from Kentucky on Tuesday, October 4, 2016
I have come to appreciate the ALPS brand for generally quality products with a lower price tag, and that is also what I got out of this mummy bag. The synthetic fiber provides enough warmth, especially when paired with a quality mat. This was a recent purchase, and the nights haven't gotten down to 20 degrees yet, so this review is based on more 40 degree weather. This bag would be great if you are driving out to a camping spot and pitching a tent, but if you are planning on backpacking any distance, I would not recommend this bag. It's compression size and weight is just not compatible with backpacking. Compressed, this bag takes up half of my backpack. I will save this bag for future group camping, but for backpacking, I will need to spend the money on a down bag.
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