Camping's more fun with a friend.
Grab your honey and head for the woods. The doublewide Big Agnes Big Creek 30 Degree Synthetic Sleeping Bag takes care the two of you from spring to fall. A zipper on each side of the bag makes escape easy for either of you, and the extended height accommodates folks up to 6'2".
- Big Agnes sleeping bags leave out the bottom insulation both to save weight and because insulation compressed by your body weight loses most of its insulating value
- Note: bag requires two 20-inch-wide rectangular sleeping pads to be fully insulated (sleeping pads available separately); bag hold two pads in separate sleeves
- The tough, outer nylon ripstop shell features a water-repellent treatment to keep the dew out
- Soft, compressible M3 insulation insulates even when wet
- Draft collar for each person seals around neck to keep cold air from sneaking in
- No-draft flap in center eliminates gaps that can allow cold air in
- Built-in pillow pockets keep your pillows or a fleece in place
- Interior fabric loops keep your liner in place when you've added one to boost warmth
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- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This sleeping bag is by far the best purchase I've ever made. I always get so cold at night when I go camping, and I absolutely hate tunneling alone into an icy sleeping bag. But this bag allows me and my husband to cuddle up when it's cold so I stay toasty, and it even keeps him cool so he doesn't overheat.
Insanely soft, lightweight, and temperature-regulating. From the stuff sack to the tent, this sleeping bag is a dream of comfort and ease, and I always look forward to snuggling up inside it.
I've used it in 80 degree heat in the desert with no issues and down to 30 degrees with a little help from my fuzzy pjs and hoodie.
I love the dual zippers so I can sneak out in the morning easily and make breakfast without waking my husband up. This is good for couples that have one early riser :P
I also really like the cushion above our heads because it keeps our pillows locked in place or act as extra cushioning on those unfortunate trips where our pillows were accidentally left behind.
The little slits that are supposed to hold sleeping mats are pretty tight, and because of this it can be a pain to shove a mat in there. I use the Therm-a-Rest Luxury Map Sleeping Pads for cushioning, so maybe I have a harder time slipping them in because those pads are extra poofy. But honestly it only adds a couple minutes to my tent set-up so I don't even mind.
Another issue is that there is A LOT of extra space for me and my husband, which means if it gets super cold at night the sides are icicles. However, this feature can be added to the Pros section because the extra room allowed our cute lab mix to snuggle up between us so everyone stayed especially warm.
I can't rave about this bag enough. I adore it! I can't even believe I went this long without it. I think I'll even buy one for a wedding present for my sister because I think every couple deserves it.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Bought this Bag for our September adventure to Yellowstone, Grand Tetons and Glacier National Parks. First night in Montana it was 24 deg, with winds in the 50 mph. Our tent was dry and we were very warm. We used Therm a rest pads and enjoyed a wonderful sleep. We stayed 3 to 4 days in the high country at each stop. The bag compressed really well with two people stuffing it in the bag. It is big and took every inch in our Marmot 3 person tent. Overall, this is our 3 third Big Agnes bag, love the quality and ease of using this bag
Finally can snuggle
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Worked great for my husband and I, and we love that it has sleeves for the sleeping pads to slide into, so there isn't any crack you fall through in the middle of the night. Also love the pillow sleeve for sliding your fleece or whatever into. Was plenty warm on a chilly night.
The only thing I didn't realize is that we needed to also purchase a compression bag to minimize its packed size. It is pretty large without it.
Big AgnesBig Creek Sleeping Bag
Camping in the Naturalist Basin area, High Uintas! Love our Big Agnes Backcountry Bed!
Lovers perfect bag!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This has to be one of my favorite pieces of backpacking gear! Big Agnes is known for comfort and that is what you will find in this double bag, very spacious and well constructed. This bag will last us a long time! The bag compresses great into my pack, just be sure to let the bag live in the storage sack provided when you are not using the bag. The sleeping pad sleeves are perfect, keeps your pad under you all night. I use a mummy pad while my lover uses the Big Agnes insulated air core, this set up works great together. We also have neo-air pillows that fit perfectly in the pillow sleeves! I could sleep on this set up forever, it's super comfortable!
Doublewide Sleeping Bag Series
The way to go
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
For couples this is the way to go. Light weight and smart design. I actually prefer the no-pad back. The air core pads are plenty warm. you can be a side sleeper (like me) and still have total warmth. Pad sleeves are perfect and easily accessed, pillow sleeves are brilliant.
Love this sleeping bag!
Great product! My husband and I bought it for our 50 mile trip. It was perfect. It kept us warm, was easy to use, just pull it out of the stuff bag and stuff it right back in when your done. I loved the pillow cases, made it easy to just stuff clothes in and use for a great pillow. I would highly recommend it.
The Big Creek sleeping bag was everything promised and more. I was impressed with the quality construction, the bonus cotton carrying sack (a bit bigger than the included stuff sack), and a few features not mentioned in the website. Plenty roomy for two, and at 6'2" I fit fine.
Don't be shy of the no-stuffing-in-back design. When used with the Big Agnes Air Core pads, it worked brilliantly. There's even a small window sewn in so the pad inflation nozzle is accessible without removing it from the pocket. No sliding around, no falling off the pad, no sleeping bag twisting around your feet.
We were toasty on our first 40-degree night, and this summer-weight bag stuffs smaller than our two previous bags combined. Nice.
One glitch: the drawstring that tightens the hood pulled out in the first five minutes of use. :-( Everything else seems fine and I love this bag too much to return it, so I stitched the drawstring back into place myself.
I recommend sticking with Big Agnes Air Core pads. They're a perfect fit and a quality product themselves. Glad I got 'em.
would the sleeves of this bag be big enough to hold my Therm-A-Rest Trail Lite sleeping pad which is about 3.8cm in thickness
Hey Tfan - As long as your Therm-A-Rest Trail Lite is the regular size (20 x 72 in) it should fit in this sleeping bag sleeve. Feel free to contact me directly with any additional questions.
Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead
Would you recommend against "air-only" sleeping pads for this? As in, do you need at least some foam in the pad for insulation's sake?
I bought the Therm-a-Rest Luxury Map Sleeping Pads for this sleeping bag and have had no issues whatsoever. I used them in 27-degree weather and I was still comfortably warm inside the sleeping bag. So to save yourself some excess weight, I personally think using an air-only sleeping pad is totally fine.
What pad sizes work with this sleeping bag?
Pad sizes that work with each sleeping bag size:
Regular (Sleeping Bag - Users Up to 6'2''):
Two Sleeping Pads that are 20"x72" or 51cm x 183cm
Anytime you have a Big Agnes question, shoot me an email and I'll make sure to work with you 1-on-1!
How would this bag work with 20"x78" long...
How would this bag work with 20"x78" long pads?
Thanks for your question.
According to Big Agnes they list the sleeping pad requirement at 2 - 20x72" pads. so if you got two of those 20" x 78" pads you should be good to go! reference: https://www.bigagnes.com/Products/Detail/Bag/bigcreek30 (under specifications)
I hope this helps.
Actually, 78 inch pads would be too long. They won't fit in the sleeve under the bag
can you convert this bag into two separate...
can you convert this bag into two separate bags?
Which compression sack is best for this...
Which compression sack is best for this bag?
Stuff size is 9x10, according to BC. Check out Granite Gear, Sea 2 Summit or ALPS Mountaineering stuff sacks here on BC. A Medium or a Large should work.
How thick of a sleeping pad can I fit into...
How thick of a sleeping pad can I fit into the sleeve? I want to spoil us and buy two 1.5" or 2" thick pads, but don't want to shell out the cash only to find it doesn't fit.
they both fit fine ou will be all good with either size.
I put the big Agnes 3.5 inch thick mattress in the sleeve with no problem.
I used the Big Agnes Q core pads with this bag. (The pad is 4 inches thick!) They fit successfully, but it just took a little more effort to get them in when they were fully inflated, compared to like the Exped, which has a thickness of 2.8 inches. Anything in the 2.5 inch range slides in super easy.
We have the larger Exped 7 deluxe pads...
We have the larger Exped 7 deluxe pads that are 25" wide instead of BA 20" wide. We lash these together with a Thermarest coupler and I wonder can this double wide bag be used just laying it on top of our 2 mattresses without putting them in the sleeves since I doubt they'd fit.
Yes, I just used my BA bag on top of a large air mattress in my back of my truck 2 nights ago. It worked fine.
If you're not going to put the pads inside the sleeping bag sleeve, I'd suggest looking into different sleeping bags (perhaps cheaper ones), like the North Face Dolomite double!
Should I go with the mummy style pad or...
Should I go with the mummy style pad or the basic rectangle?
A pair of 20" rectangular pads is what you want for this bag.
I use one mummy and one (dual core) rectangle. My lady is smaller so the mummy fits her fine, it saves on weight and gives me options when going solo.
is this one pouch or 2? basically want...
is this one pouch or 2?
basically want to have sexy time in this, will that work?
to quote the GF - "I don't want to have sex through a hole in a sheet... like the olden times"
Full contact sport for this one, Chris. What you're seeing that makes it look like two separate pods is the no-draft flap with a velcro closure.
In my experience, this'll be way too warm to be inside, and if you're on top of it it doesn't make a difference. But should you choose to go for it, this will not be the limiting factor.