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Big Agnes Edna
I've only used this bag for high altitude summer camping (11k- 12k feet), but I really like it so far. I'm 5'7" and the regular size fits me perfectly. My boyfriend is 5'11" and can use it comfortably too (however, he's easy to please). I didn't buy a Big Agnes mummy pad for this bag--I've just been using a rectangle-shaped pad from REI and it works perfectly fine. If I were going into freezing temperatures I might consider getting a mummy pad, though. This bag is really warm and really comfortable. Packs away easily too.
Awesome Sleeping Bag
I have slept in this bag for 2 solid months this summer. There were many nights I slept on snow this summer and was toasty in this bag. It packs down easily and to a nice size. The sleeping pad sleeve is killer. It's nice not to roll off your pad in the middle of the night. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because occasionally I do find the zipper gets caught in side baffles. This is a great bag for someone like me that gets cold feet. There is ample stuffing where it needs to be. It was nice to stuff my down jacket into the pillow pocket and then keep cold air out with the draft collar. Overall BA did a nice job with this one.
Does this only use the mummy shaped pads...
Does this only use the mummy shaped pads or is this the model that any 20" wide pad will work?
Is the footbox "vaulted" or roomy enough...
Is the footbox "vaulted" or roomy enough to sleep with my toes pointed up?
Does the zipper snag more than the Marmot bags (which advertise snag-free zippers)?
Is the attached-pad system as warm as a fully insulated bag?
The hip width is narrower than other mummy bags - have folks found this to be uncomfortable?
I can't answer most of your questions, but I can tell you that the attached pad system is awesome. Warm or warmer than anything else I've used. It keeps me from sliding off the pad onto the cold ground during the night.
Does this sleeping bag include a pad,or I...
Does this sleeping bag include a pad,or I have to buy a pad separately？
You'll have to buy a pad separately. This has a sleeve for the pad, but not the actual pad.
Does this bag have down insulation all the...
Does this bag have down insulation all the way around? Or is the bottom just the pad sleeve?
Bottom is just a sleeve. I love this system, I'm as warm as ever and I don't slide/roll off my pad during the night.
To the best of my knowledge all of the Big Agnes bags use the sleeve type system. I agree with Ryan, I only use BA bags and have been very happy with their performance.
Hello, Wondering is there a specific reason...
Hello, Wondering is there a specific reason why the zipper does not have two heads? I like to stick my feet out and can't do it in this very toasty warm pad.
Weight, cost, and performance
Warm and Cozy
I just took this bag on its first real outing, an overnight in the Catskills in February where it was about 10 degrees F and very windy. I was completely warm and comfortable, and I especially appreciated the draft collar. The bag is light and packs down to a reasonable size. The attached pad thing is a little annoying when it's very cold and you'd like to hang out in your sleeping bag more-- it's harder to move around like a worm. Overall, though, I was just glad to be so nice and warm.