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More like a 30 degree bag to me

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

To start off, I used this bag a lot for over a year and LOVED it before I brought it down to 15 degrees. Two nights in a row I froze miserably, one at 18 and one at 15 degrees. Wearing a hat, smartwool base layers, a down vest and every piece of clothing in my pack wrapped around me on an insulated BA inflatable pad. The main weaknesses is the bag has no draft tube (or a bad one) and no draft collar. The zipper especially was super drafty. A 15 degree draft is seriously dangerous! I returned it and upgraded to a MH Down bag. I'm not sure how or why they call this a 15 degree bag. You get what you pay for. Its a good solid beater bag for around 30 degrees or couches but kind of heavy and large if you're backpacking. Go with a down bag in that case. This is the lower end of the Marmot bags in general.

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when a bag list a degree rating that is most often the "survival rating" not the "comfort rating" the comfort rating is usually 10-15 degrees above the advertised temperature rating. so in this case it sounds like the bag did exactly what it was supposed to, kept you alive at 15 degrees and would have been more comfortable at 30.

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According to both Marmot and Backcountry the Marmot Trestles 15 degree bag does have a draft collar.