With warm, compressible goose down insulation and a thermally-efficient mummy cut, the Big Agnes Grouse Mountain 15 Degree sleeping bag has the features and functionality that make it ideal for three-season backpacking and camping.
|Down insulation:||600 fill goose down.|
|Fill Material:||600 Fill|
|Fits to Girth:||Regular: 67.5" Long: 72.5"|
|Fits to Length:||Regular: 5' 10" Long: 6' 6"|
|Item Weight:||Regular: 3 lb 0 oz Long: 3 lb 6 oz|
|Liner Material:||Stain-Resistant Nylon|
|Lining:||Soft, breathable down proof nylon with stain-resistant finish.|
|Note:||bag requires a 20-inch-wide rectangular- or mummy-shaped sleeping pad to be fully insulated (sleeping pad available separately)|
|Other:||Stuff Sack and Storage Sack Included|
|Packed Size:||8" x 17.5"|
|Pad sleeve:||Nylon ripstop. WR surface treatment to repel water.|
|Recommended Use:||Three-Season Backpacking or Camping|
|Shell:||Down proof, nylon microfiber rip-stop. WR surface treatment to repel water.|
|Shell Material:||Nylon Microfiber Ripstop with WR treatment|
|Temperature Rating:||15 Degrees F|
I've used this bag in various climates and on countless trips to the back country. If you like a little wiggle room, are a side or stomach sleeper, or if you toss and turn a lot then this bag is for you. I usually use a second summer bag inside this one like the never winter by marmot on those sub zero nights and find that with both, I still have plenty of room, very warm, and it's like sleeping with an extra blanket inside the bag. Make sure to have a good R rated pad to go along with this bag and you are set. I've never slipped off the pad at night due the way the pad is secured to the sleeping bag itself. It might not be the lightest set up I've seen or used, but I'll sacrifice a little weight for a good comfortable nights sleep after a grueling climb or 20+ mile day.
There have been some bad reviews about this bag, but i decided to purchase anyways. Man, am I glad that i did! I love the bag, it is definitely roomy inside and my feet feel less cramped in this bags' footbox than I did in my previous mountain hardwear bag. it is really warm, packs down fairly small, and isnt too heavy. While this is a 15 degree bag, please be aware of how companies rate sleeping bags. A 15 degree bag will keep you alive in 15 degree temperatures, but will not be a comfortable sleep by any means. This bag performs best at 25-40 degrees. I camped in the bottom of the Grand Canyon with 70-75 degree nights and the bag was great to just throw over my body like a blanket while in the hammock.The bag is an awesome 3-season bag that is extremely versatile.
I have been on so many backpack trips and have only one other bag come close to this one and it was a down army bag for soldiers. It locked onto my pad, I could turn all night, the zipper was sturdy and smooth, the bag was warm while the others on our scout trip were very cold, I had the best night I ever had on a backpack trip. The bag is light, compact, warm, durable, its my baby now and I am lovin it.
I am amazed that someone even rated this bag poorly. Have had this bag out on 2 trips thus far since purchasing and have been extremely warm and comfortable at 23 and 36 degrees Fahrenheit. Big Agnes is definitely the way to go! Sleeping pad and bag are both very light and compact and barely make a dent in my pack.
I bought this bag/pad based on the previous review and a desire for a compact set up for ADV motorcycle trips. I didn't find it very warm at 30F in Colorado and it was sticky on my back in the warmer climate of the desert due to the pad only being separated from my skin by a layer of nylon. My BA mummy pad is insulated and stays put but the bag has very tight dimensions and was claustrophic. My regular bag is too short and I am only 5'10". The constriction is poor. I have feathers coming out and the zipper jams every time. It has the look and feel of a chain store cheapie. I am going back to my old bag.
PS it is quite compact and light, just not warm, comfortable or well made.
Nice construction , design and pack size....but not warm enough for cool, damp,Canadian Fall nights .