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Perfect for hiking/camping
on November 22, 2010
I purchased this 0-degree sleeping bag last week and received it yesterday. Shipping was pretty fast. I was skeptical on it's ability to keep you warm down to 10-15 degrees but I am going on a 5 day hiking/camping trip up in the Adirondacks in the beginning of January. What I was looking for was a warm sleeping bag that i could use in the dead of winter in upstate New York. If you are from around here, you know how cold it can get upstate. Yesterday I spent about an hour on my back porch in nothing but boxers and my sleeping bag. I had a mat underneath me, but that was it. it dropped to about 35 degrees F after the sun went down. I was toasty warm without even moving around. The only problem was that my feet got cold. Later that night i spent another hour outside at around 35 degrees again. This time i wore woolen socks, jeans, and a long sleeve shirt. I was more than warm enough. TOASTY INSIDE after the first 2-3 minutes. I am warm blooded so it doesn't take much for me to stay comfortable. I am 5'11", Male, & 175lbs. Of course I will use warmer clothes when I actually go camping, so I am not worried about drops down to even as low as 15 degrees. i don't plan on being outside when it gets down to 0 degrees (the company suggests SURVIVAL at their temperature rating, NOT COMFORT). I feel that it will more than suffice.
The best part about this bag other than it's insulating properties is it's size. It is synthetic, but only contains 1.7lbs fill which is incredibly light. It comes with a stuff sack that compresses it to about 14"x9". This is perfect for hanging off the bottom of your hiking pack, as I will, or if you have the extra space just to throw it in your pack altogether.
I would recommend this to anyone who is in need of a cheap, safe, and very warm sleeping bag for HIKING/CAMPING. For car camping Id recommend something a little bigger for the temperature since the size wont matter if you're not hiking, but this more than meets my demands.