Customer Reviews Of:
Marmot 5°F Rampart Down Sleeping Bag - 650 Fill Power, Long Mummy
Average Rating based on 2 reviews 5.000000 0 5
Reviewed by Jeep-PS from Colorado on Tuesday, September 23, 2014I ordered both the Rampart and Snowcrest bags since they seemed to have similar specs but he Rampart had no reviews at the time. They are almost identical - the color scheme is exactly the same, same locations for zippers, pull strings etc. The materials feel the same. The tag on the Snowcrest said mfg in 2013, while the tag on the Rampart said mfg in 2014, so I think this is the newer version of the same bag. The Snowcrest does not say what the fill power is (website says 600), while the Rampart does have a tag that says 650, so it should be a little more fluffy.
The zippers on both go down about to my ankle, so I'll be able to get a leg out if I end up being too hot.This is important to me since I've been caught in swings from snow to 80 degrees before on camping trips in Colorado and Utah. I need a bag that can do both even if it weighs a bit more due to the low rating.
On my scale the Rampart weighs 2oz more than the Snowcrest.
When I put the sleeping bags back into the included large mesh storage bags and set them upright, I can definitely see a difference in the loft - the Rampart being the more fluffy and therefore a little better for insulation.
One funny thing - where the name is stitched into the bag, it says "RAMPERT" instead of "RAMPART". I think it's funny, but if that sort of thing bothers you the Snowcrest might be a better choice.
For more details check out the reviews of the Snowcrest - they are very nearly identical.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Kyungsam from South korea on Wednesday, September 17, 2014It is more comfortable and warm