Gear Review

4 5

Good bag, not the best for side sleeper

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I owned this bag for two years now. Overall this is a good bag; fairly light and compressible, roomy as long as you are a back sleeper.
The problem with this bag, as a side sleeper, is that only one side of the bag has down insulation, the bottom is a nylon pocket for the pad. If you roll "with" the bag to your side, you will expose the un-insulated underside (if you don't insert the pad). If you do insert the pad, it is still awkward as you will force the bag to fold a little. The only way this system will work is you roll "within" the bag, then it doesn't matter as much. But I don't think about how I roll when I'm asleep so sometimes I will wake-up from a cold back. This problem only occurs when you push towards the limit of the bag, to me it is in the range of 20-30 degrees.