The Big Agnes King Solomon Double Wide Sleeping Bag is for couples who want to share sleeping bags, but also want the ability to backpack without filling their entire pack. The light, packable King Solomon 15 Sleeping bag uses two 20" x 72" pads and is filled with 600 fill goose down which allows the bag to be compressed to an acceptable 10x21 inches. At only 5 lb 7 oz, the King Solomon is lighter than two comparable bags packed separately and eliminates some of the hassle that comes along with zipping your bags together. Like all Big Agnes Sleeping Bags, the King Solomon has a pad sleeve on the bottom that fits two 20x72 pads. We recommend the Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Pads for maximum comfort. For an even bigger double bag, check out the Big Agnes Dream Island!
Built especially for couples, the Big Agnes King Solomon 15 Degree Double-Wide sleeping bag is extra-roomy and extra-comfortable. Insulated with lightweight and compressible 600-fill goose down, the King Solomon 15 Degree Double-Wide sleeping bag packs down smaller than most double wide bags, making it an option for backpacking or for family and car camping.
Offering the same great features as a single Big Agnes sleeping bag, the spacious King Solomon +15°F double bag is designed to sleep 2 people comfortably.
|Activity:||Family & car camping|
|Bag Weight:||5 lbs 8 oz / 2495 g|
|Compressed Dimension:||11 x 12" / 28 x 30 cm|
|Fill:||600-fill goose down|
|Fill Material:||600 Fill Goose|
|Fill Type:||600 Down|
|Fill Weight:||49 oz / 1389 g|
|Fit up to:||6'2" / 188 cm|
|Fits to Girth:||110"|
|Fits to Length:||78"|
|Fits up to (in.):||74 inches|
|Hip girth (in.):||96 inches|
|Insulation:||600 Fill Goose Down|
|Insulation Type:||600+ Down Insulation|
|Item Weight:||5 lb. 3 oz.|
|Liner Material:||300T Nylon|
|Lining:||Soft, breathable down proof nylon with stain resistant finish|
|Material:||Down proof, nylon microfiber rip-stop|
|Max User Height:||6 ft 0 in (Regular)|
|Note:||bag requires two 20-inch-wide rectangular sleeping pads to be fully insulated (sleeping pads available separately)|
|Other:||Storage and Stuff Sacks Included|
|Packed Size:||10" x 21"|
|Pad Size:||2-20 x 72" / 51 x 183 cm|
|Pad sleeve:||Nylon rip-stop. WR surface treatment to repel water|
|Recommended Use:||3-Season Backpacking or Camping|
|Saddle Mountain SL:||Mummy shaped bag with two half pad sleeves|
|Shell:||Down proof, nylon microfiber rip-stop. WR surface treatment to repel water|
|Shell Material:||IJT3 Down Proof, Nylon Microfiber Ripstop|
|Shoulder Girth:||110 in|
|Shoulder girth (in.):||110 inches|
|Sleeping bag shape:||Double|
|Stuff Sack Dimension:||(XXL)|
|Stuff sack size:||10 x 21 inches|
|Stuff sack volume:||27 liters|
|Temperature Range:||11° to 20°|
|Temperature Rating:||15° F / -9° C|
|Temperature rating (C):||-9 degrees Celsius|
|Temperature rating (F):||15 degrees Fahrenheit|
|Upc, Ean, Isbn:||873840002912|
|Weight:||5 lbs. 3 oz.|
|Weight - metric:||2.44 kilograms|
|Word to the wise:||sleeping pad coupler straps (available separately) help prevent the sleeping pads from inching apart during the night|
Just got home from a month long self contained bike tour in Montana and Canada, and couldn't wait to provide a rating on the King Solomon. This bag is fabulous! Because we carried it on a bike, we might be a bit more flexible about the size than a backpacker, but you can't complain about the weight, basically the weight of two single 15 degree bags, maybe a tad more. One of us carried the sleeping bag and the other the tent. It's not just great to cuddle, it's great because you can move and spread out more, curl your legs up, encroach your legs into the other side territory. We experienced down to 37 degree temp and it was fine, but colder than that and I'd recommend sleeping in long underwear. I'm not sure it would be pleasant at 15 degrees, but suspect it would be fine at 30 or so if you just had long sleeves on or something. My husband stuffed his jacket in the pillow pocket, making it easy to find in the morning. We used thermarest pads which fit perfectly, but other campers told me that Big Agnes pads provide more cushioning, I'm unfamiliar with them. This bag is so well made and clever, the zipper doesn't stick, the top of the bag has scallops to come up around your neck for warmth, you can easily start the night with it unzipped and zip up when it turns colder, it's just the most comfortable sleeping bag I could imagine! We carried it in an ortlieb waterproof bag on the back rack of touring bikes, although it would have fit into a back pannier if we didn't have so much stuff with us.
Wow. This thing rocks. It's warm and comfortable and packs really small considering 2 people can use it. Very light and perfect for a backpacking couple that can't tolerate sleeping in separate cocoons. It's light not because of skimping on down, but because (like other BigA bags) there is no down on the bottom where you don't need it - the pad keeps you warm. Having this double-bag means one less object to put in your packs (1 sleeping bag instead of 2) and there is no meaningful weight penalty (weighs right around what 2 individual bags weigh). My sig-o has bad knees, so this helps us cover more ground because she doesn't have to carry a bag. She's also addicted to cuddling, but that's another story that is outside of the scope of this review.Construction is typical Big Agnes - high quality all the way around (materials, assembly, design), no cutting corners. Has under-the-head-sleeves that can be stuffed with whatever you got to make pillows. Has removable neck gaiters for when it's really cold. We are currently using the size Small Thermarest Ridge Rest pads, but it would be better to have the Regular size if you want the pad to cover all the way down to your feet. Comes with a compression sack and a big cotton storage sack; there are no hidden costs here.Truly one of our favorite pieces of gear that we own.
This bag is ridiculously spacious, and if you have good sleeping pads, you won't miss your bed. It's a tad bulky; I've taken it backpacking before and it works if comfort is your priority for that trip. I usually use a Gregory Z55 and the bag needs to be stored vertically in the pack instead of stuffing it down horizontally into the sleeping bag spot. That being said, it is probably the only two person bag you could viably take backpacking, which is pretty sweet. It has two pillow pockets - hardly a necessity but the GF loves them. REI basecamp pillows or Medium Therm-a-rest compressible ones fit great.
I do not think it lives up to its temperature rating. Both of us started getting chilly in the mid 30's using Therm-a-rest Traillite and Basecamp pads. The Basecamp pad is pretty thick and warm (R-value 5), so I don't think warmth issues were related to inadequate underside insulation and are instead a shortfall of the bag. I have also used 78 inch inflatable mummy pads inside the bag's pad sleeves - they work fine and just stick out the top a little. Fits perfectly in a large Sea to Summit Event compression sack.
Just got back from an early May road trip down the Pacific Coast Highway (northen to central California section). It was May but temps at night were down in the high 30's, low 40's. We used this bag in conjunction with the Big Agnes insulated air core pads. While we absolutely loved the featured of the bag (the neck baffles are brilliant, easily zips, packs down small and has tons of room for the two of us) we got cold. In fat, we had to position our down coats down the sides of the bad near the zippers (both of us, both sides) and we did sleep in hats and insulated underwear, with sweaters on top. I was disappointed in that aspect and had hoped this bag would have been perfect unzipped at this temp...not sure why we were having trouble in the high 30's, low 40's. We did find the bag had PLENTY of room (two women, 5'-4" each). We did not suffer from cold feet however. Great design on the pads sliding in the back, love the color and build quality. Any ideas on getting a higher temp rating out of this bag?