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What pad sizes work with this sleeping bag?

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Pad sizes that work with each sleeping bag size:

Regular (Sleeping Bag): 20"x72" or 51cm x 183cm

Long (Sleeping Bag): 20"x78" or 51cm x 198cm

Anytime you have a Big Agnes question, shoot me an email and I'll make sure to work with you 1-on-1!

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2 5

Froze my butt off, even in July

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I was looking to reduce my pack weight during a 2014 AT thru-hike. I thought I could drop my nearly 3 lb winter weight bag for a summer bag, even just for a few months. At first, I was thrilled with the great packability and light weight of this bag. But, I seriously froze my tush off every night, in 50-70 degrees (early June through late July)! I would wake in the wee hours and wrap whatever I had handy around my body to stay warm, and shiver my way to morning. This thing does NOT rate to 45 degrees. Additionally, I was annoyed to find that the material is so lightweight (um, cheap) that the seams were coming apart after only a month of use, and the velcro on the "pillow" pocket was creating pulls and holes in the bag fabric. BTW, the pillow pocket is useless, because it's so slippery. And on warm nights your face just sticks annoyingly to the fabric. Yuck, all around, a bad buy. I switched back to my winter weight bag in August and for comfort & durability vs weight, I did not regret it.

Size vs. Nalgene bottle

Size vs. Nalgene bottle

This is without a stuff sack. If you use a stuff sack this bag will compress down to nothing bc its so light.

2 5

Summer only...

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Provides little insulation, suitable only for 60+ degree weather. I normally run warm but I had to wear every jacket and layer I had with me to keep warm at 40-45 degrees, sharing a 2-man tent.

Can you unzip the bag to let your feet...

Can you unzip the bag to let your feet out?

What size will it pack down to?

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Hi kst5556641,

It won't unzip all the way at the bottom to let you walk around, if that's what you're talking about. It stuffs down to 7.5in x 15in. Hope this helps!

-Casey

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Thanks Casey! That helps!

Do you know if this unzips all the way so that it can also double as a blanket?

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It unzips far enough that if a couple had two of these bags, or even bags with the same size zipper as this one (i.e. 70" YKK #8 zipper), it would be possible to mate them together. With that possibility in mind, it would stand to reason that you should be able to unzip it far enough to convert into a blanket if you had only one of these instead of two.
Obviously it wouldn't be perfectly symmetrical due to the slightly rounded edges on the bag, but it would be darn close.
Hope this helps.