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More Like a 20° Sleeping Bag…..
on November 10, 2014
First off, read the fine print. This is a 12° bag BUT that is survival rating. "Comfort" rating is 24°. You will be quite cold at 12°. Most people looking at this are probably aware of this.
MY 3-Star rating is because at ~32° comfort was diminishing. I was cold. This was in a good tent (Big Agnes Jack Rabbit 2-person) with a down filled air mattress (Exped) The night was clear with no wind.
I know I sleep a little cold and prefer warm but this was not the performance I expected.
The bag is otherwise fine, it is well constructed and seems quite full of down, there are no cold spots.
I'm not sure what to think…. I got a good price on it and it beats my 20° synthetic in more ways that one. I did my research and concluded it was/is the best bang for the buck but the ratings are generous.
I'mm off on another trip next week and will bring a bag liner to make sure I don't get cold. Hopefully this bag will perform better during slightly warmer weather……
I would consider returning/trading up to a 6° or 0° but may be too much of a hassle. I'd suggest seeing if you can have a return option if you plan on colder weather use.