Gear Review

5 5

The best sleep system.... Ever!

I got the 25" pad last year, and love it, but always had to have a blanket on it for when I rolled out of my sleeping bag, and didn't want to lie directly on the pad. Then I found this bag and Bang! problems solved, and the best night of sleep in a tent was born. I know this bag is heavy. This bag, combined with the 78" x 25" x 2.5" pad weighs in collectively at 9 lbs. But it is the most comfortable sleep system you can find, and for around $200 right now for both, it's a no brainer, especially if you are looking for a car/ river camping setup. I did find that although the bag is still fairly large in the stuff sack, It was easy to compress it to fit in my backpack. I just used this system for a 2 night trip in the Uintas. We hiked 6 miles in on a fairly rocky trail gaining about 1000 feet, 1/2 of that in the last 1.5 miles. When dinner was done and I snuggled into this 9 pound setup, it was heavenly. I could stretch my legs out, roll around all I wanted, without rolling off of the pad, and was toasty all night sleeping in shorts and a t-shirt when it got to near freezing outside. I might look into getting one of their down bags with the sleeve for my pad to lighten things up a bit in the future, but right now the weight to comfort ratio weighs in heavy on the side of comfort.