- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I read some bad reviews of the Cat's Meow bag and wondered if some of these people like sleeping nude in freezing temps or something?
I figure if you're going to be out at freezing or below you'd be wearing long underwear at least in your bag a night.
I used it outside to watch the Geminid meteor showers on a cot with no foam pad under, but a thin blanket. I wore jeans and a sweater inside the bag and temps were just below freezing. I also had a military goretex bivy cover over the bag. After 3 hours I got a little chilly but not much, just enough to wake me.
Next I took the bag on a winter overnighter with temps ranging from just above freezing to just below freezing. On snow in a floorless tent. This time I had the military goretex bivy with a very thin closed cell pad and a lightweight thermarest pad both inside the bivy , under the bag. I wore 2 pairs of light long underwear, tops and bottoms, plus light fleece pants and a vest. I was very warm and had no trouble sleeping. So yes this can be a mild-winter bag if you wear some clothes in the bag. If you have to sleep nude or something, get an 800 fill goretex expedition bag and a mortgage for it.
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