I wanted to like this bag
I bought this bag full of hope that it would be the perfect solution for tent camping. With such a wide temperature range, this could be used year round. Unfortunately, there are some significant issues for me: - First, the actual width is probably closer to 33", unless you measure across the widest part, which is the pillow section at the very top of the bag. I like a wide bag, so that I can turn over easily when sleeping. This bag is too narrow, when coupled with the other issues which I outline here, to allow one to easily roll over. - Coupled with the narrowness of the bag, the interior sheet and fleece blanket tend to curtail the ability to easily turn while in the bag. Part of this is where the sheet and fleece blanket are attached. It's hard to describe this with words. Suffice it to say that the sheet and fleece are sewn on too far up (away from the ground side of) the right hand side of the bag. Picture a hard cover book. If the back cover is the bottom of this bag, the sheet and fleece would be the top two pages. There would be a significant gap between the top two pages and the back cover. The problem with this is that the bag does not have a hard spline on the closed side, such as a book has. So this method of attachment actually makes the sheet and fleece even less wide than they should be, when sleeping with the top main shell thrown back. - on this same topic, the sheet does not zip to the ground side of the open edge (left edge) of the bag. It just has a single toggle tie. So when you roll to the right, the sheet tends to go with you. - finally, the fleece blanket also does not zip to the ground side of the left (open) edge of the bag. Rather, Coleman has it zip to the upper side of the bag on the left. This is crazy, as there is no way to zip the fleece closed while using it, without the main shell of the sleeping bag also being zipped shut!. Really, this bag design would work best if you could vary between sleeping with:
- the sheet only, zipped the the left ground side of the shell.
- the sheet and fleece blanket, zipped to the left ground side of the shell.
- the sheet, fleece, and top side of the bag zipped to the left ground side of the shell. In conclusion, if some company could make the changes which I shared here, and if the bag would be 36-39" wide at the shoulders, this would be an ideal wide temperature range bag. As it is, however, it is a real disappointment.