Spacious and lightweight for your summer backpacking, camping, or couch surfing adventures.
- Big Agnes bags don't have ground insulation and are meant to be used with a sleeping pad (not included) to be completely insulated
- Full-pad sleeve holds any 20-inch-wide sleeping pad and prevents you from rolling off your pad while sleeping
- Lightweight, synthetic insulation (made from 97% recycled materials) keeps you cozy in the cool temps
- The tough, outer nylon ripstop shell features a water-repellent treatment to keep the dew out
- A softer nylon lining breathes well as you dream about hiking the next day
- Quilted and shingle construction overlap the inner cells of insulation to prevent heat loss and migration of interior fibers
- Built-in pillow pocket holds a fleece or pillow for an enhanced night of rest
- Interior fabric loops allow you to add a sleeping bag liner during colder spring or fall nights
- A 70-inch YKK #8 zipper down the left or right side of the bag lets you zip it together with a compatible Big Agnes bag (sold separately) for a warm night with a camp companion
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A little chilly...
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I've used this bag quiet a few times and I was impressed any of the times that I did, it was easily a decision that I regretted. The bag says that it protects to 45 degrees, like the guy said below I've used in 60 degree nights and it was chilly. Another thing is the size of the bag! I'm a side sleeper and I feel that the size of this bag dramatically decreases once you slide your pad into the dedicated sleeve. I wasn't comfortable at all sleeping on my side it was very tight. Now if you lay on your back you're golden, but it does kinda feel like a coffin. Needless to say that I no longer have this bag.
Great bag......2 reasons to own this bag
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Two reasons to own this bag.
1. Great summer light weight bag. I use it 8 months out of the year in the Grand Canyon.
2. As a outer bag for my 15 degree bag. By sliding by 15 degree down bag inside this bag I'm good to below zero on my winter hikes and it still has room for the air mattress and weights less then most 0 degree bags.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
This is the second sleeping bag I have purchased from Big Agnes, the first is a 15 degree bag. I love the size of both bags. I had another bag which was plenty warm but I felt cramped in that bag. This allows me to sleep on my side. I also like the feature of placing your sleeping pad inside the compartment that way you do not roll off the pad as you move during the night.
Is there a limit to the thickness of...
Is there a limit to the thickness of sleeping pad, will Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Xtherm 2.5? thick 20? wide pad fit into the sleeve?
Yes, any 20x72 pad will fit the regular length bag. Big Agnes make the Q-Core pad which is 3.5in thick. It it designed to fit BA bags. The rest of the Big Agnes Air Core pad family are 2.5in thick. You will have no problem with your Therm-a-Rest fitting.
AKA "The Freezer Bag"
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I?ve nicknamed this bag the ?freezer bag?. I?ve slept several cold summer nights shivering in 60+ degree temperatures in mild locations like the Shenandoah Mountains, the Trinity Alps during a heat wave, and the Nor Cal Coast. Unless you?re traveling to the tropics and need something to keep you cool, I wouldn't recommend it. This bag is going back.
Thru hiking long trail from mid may to mid...
Thru hiking long trail from mid may to mid june. you think a 45 degree bag is enough.
Where is area will you be hiking?
Also, check out this backcountry sale,, 40F rating at cheaper price (only in long though..)
Like Eli said, it depends very much on where you are. Here in Alaska, 45 degrees, not going to do you a whole lot of good. In the Appalachians, probably it'd be ok. Desert, chapparal, low mountain hiking, it'd be great.
He's going to be on Long Trail
...but it still depends on what kind of sleeper you are. Without knowing that, I'd say it's going to be cutting it a little close. You can sleep with an extra layer on if you had to but that might throw off your weight savings if you're counting ounces.
A 40 degree bag may give you a little bit more piece of mind.
I can think of a few options that fit the bill that even weigh less
Big Agnes Cross Mountain 45 Sleeping Bag
what sleeping pad will work best with this...
what sleeping pad will work best with this bag?
If you want a good all around 3 seasons pad that would work great look at the Big Agnes Air core. I have personally been using this one and it has been great.
Chris, even though this is a 45 degree bag I would go with the insulated BA pad and you could use it for colder conditions or with a different bag if needed. The insulation won't matter much in warm conditions but really helps if the temps get cold. If you want to get by with a less expensive pad Chris linked one that would work well.
If you are looking for a good sleeping pad, I really feel like a thermarest made of foam is a great option. I have tried a lot of the pads that inflate, but I find the air makes me cold if the termperature really drops, and I wake up a lot of nights with my knees or shoulders on the ground and hurting (I am a side sleeper). The foam keeps it's consistency, and I don't have to wait for it to setup or worry about puncturing it. I love it! Have had great luck using it for the last 5 years.
here are two options:
Is this bag top insulated only?
Is this bag top insulated only?
Rusty, yes, you will need a pad to achieve full insulation.
Does it make a huge difference whether you...
Does it make a huge difference whether you use a rectangular or mummy pad with this bag. I have a BA Insulated Air Core Mummy pad. I know the specs say they require a rectangular, but are they cross compatible with the different pad shapes?
You can get away with a mummy pad but you will lose a small amount of insulation because of the smaller area coverage.