Warm bag for car camping
Reviewed by Joe in STL from Missouri on Monday, November 3, 2014
I purchased 3 of these for use by the kids for car camping. Their el-cheapo bags that they use for sleepovers, etc were not warm enough when the temps dropped into the 40s. With the discounts, these were a great buy. We've used them several times now from temps in the 50s down to freezing and have been warm each time. When it dropped to freezing, I did find that I had to keep it zipped up to really stay warm. The bag is cut fairly big, so the when the kids used them our youngest (age 7) had to kind of fold over the end so that there was less dead space but that worked out decently well. The cut of the bag is pretty big. I'm 6 foot, 200 pounds and I was able to wear a jacket inside the bag with no issue at all. If you want a more snug fit, this bag is not for you. I do think it would be even warmer if it was a bit less baggy. This bag is not really for backpacking. I did pack them in on our last short trip, but the bag is both bulky (even using a stuff sack) and heavy. But for camping they work just fine. the zippers work fine, although there is no zipper guard so you can still catch it on the bag. The fabric seems tough enough and would hold up well over time. The stuff sack that comes with the bag is only ok. I'm guessing the stuff sack will not be able to stand up to years of use. But I bet the bag will be ok. We have a couple of older Cats meow bags that are comparable to this bag, actually, and this bad is 1/3 the cost of a cats meow. It's big and heavy, but I found it to be a comfortable bag that is a great value.