Great starter backpacking bag

Reviewed by Creams from East Coast on Tuesday, December 22, 2015
I used this bag for the first three or so years I got into backpacking. Sleeping bags are historically one of the most expensive pieces of gear, so I chose to upgrade to a lighter option as a last priority, focusing on saving weight with other gear first. As a result I took this guy on a lot of different trips and used it to the lower limits. Close to freezing temps definitely push the limit, but with some good base layers on this girl really can handle close to 20 degrees - especially with a bag liner. When it's not cold out this is just a really solid bag - I would say you aren't going to find something that is objectively better in all aspects for under a $230 or so. The mummy design is always an acquired taste, but really necessary to keep warm without a hat and doubles as a good place to shove some extra clothes for a makeshift pillow. Overall I'm really pleased with this bag - yes it is hefty for backpacking but the extra shaved two pounds and couple degrees of warmth that come with a $450 bag aren't needed if you're getting started and just doing weekend trips. Highly recommend
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