- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Honestly, I am EXTREMELY disappointed because I cannot take it backpacking with me ! This thing is a monster, HUGE and even after 2 hours of struggling with it I'm still unable to stuff it into several XL /31L compression bag. So, it is worthless to me now that I cannot take it anywhere! I chose this BISON sleeping bag over MARMOT CWM MemBrain due to high recommendation from Backcountry customer service. I do like the quality of the BISON sleeping bag, and it looks BEEFY and it is probably worth the money but it's definitely not for regular backpacking using Osprey 75L pack for sure! Before I purchased this item I was told that a regular LARGE Compression bag would fit it. It does not fit! Customer Service then recommended using 30L compression bag and I bought the EXTRA LARGE 31L which is bigger and it still does not fit! I think it's because the GORTEX and the thick lining plus it's VERY lofty, it's just impossible to stuff it into a 75L pack using EXTRA LARGE 31L compression pack. I failed miserably after trying it so many different ways! This super puffy sleeping bag is probably only good to be used AT HOME by someone who lives in the North Pole when they lost heat/electricity! ARGH!!!! I ordered other backpacking items and the customer service who took the order was aware about me trying to backpack "light" using an OSPREY 75L that I also ordered from them...it's probably NOT her fault for highly recommending it --but I seriously think Backcountry should have made a warning note that this item definitely is NOT for backpacking!!! I purchased this BISON sleeping bag to replace my current Marmot Quray (-18) which folds smoothly into my compression bag and snug perfectly inside my pack. The only problem about Marmot is the zipper snags ALL THE TIME, and I always woke up with feathers all over me! I am stressed out because I'm heading out tomorrow and I got the wrong bag!!! Ugh..
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