Have three full seasons of comfortable camping instead of shivering through the first and last trips of the year.
- Big Agnes sleeping bags leave out the bottom insulation both to save weight and because insulation compressed by your body weight loses most of its insulating value
- Note: bag requires a 20-inch-wide rectangular sleeping pad to be fully insulated (sleeping pad available separately)
- The tough, outer nylon ripstop shell features a water-repellent treatment to keep the dew out
- Lightweight, synthetic insulation (made from 97% recycled materials) keeps you cozy as the temps dive and works after it gets a little damp
- Two levels of insulation—one as a base next to your body and the other to add loft—mean that the bag traps more heat
- An insulated draft collar around your head and a draft tube covering the zipper provide extra protection to keep you toasty despite the cold
- 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 (small size has a 60-inch 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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I've used the Encampment 15 in the warmest weather and down to single digits using the dual core inflatable pad and a nylon bag liner. I have never been cold sleeping in this bag. I'm a wimp when it comes to cold and the issue I have with this bag is being overheated. Sometimes I'm in my liner only on top of the bag!
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I don't understand all the negativity based on the warmth of this bag. I used it this weekend in temps in the single digits. I wasn't overly warm but the BA sleeping system makes for a comfortable night even if you end up a little bit chilly on the cold ones.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This is a great bag for someone who will be doing a little more car camping than backpacking. I've used it for both in the time I have owned it and it works either way. It requires a sleeping pad for insulation on the back (has sleeve for holding pad). That is why I would say it leans more towards car camping. A make shift pine bed instead of a pad isn't going to keep your back too warm with this bag. Although, if combined with a Big Angus Insulated Air Core sleeping pad this baby rocks. It's important to remember 15 degree rating doesn't mean nice and toasty in your undies. It means you won't die of hypothermia at that temp. The bag compresses down pretty good. I would say middle of the row for bags with the same temp rating. With a weight of 3lbs 4oz it's not a rock but it's not a feather. For the price it's a pretty good bag that will last a long time. Combine it with a sleeping pad with an R-Value around 4 and you have a great sleeping system. I own 2 Encampments and 2 Insulated Air Core sleeping pads. I have a right and a left zip so I can connect them for a nice cozy night with the girlfriend. Works great and most importantly she likes it.
The best feature of the bag is its roominess. Otherwise it was a disappointing experience. Took this bag camping several times were temps dropped into only the low 40's at night and was cold all night long. Even when using it in a cabin that was off the ground, needed to put layers of clothing on in the middle of the night to stay warm while temperatures where only in the 40's at night. The matching big agnes pad did not provide the needed insulation either. Unfortunately will have to return both-bag and pad.
I camped in 30-40 degree Patagonia weather, and I was very cold in this bag. The Big Agnes sleeping pad also did not withstand the elements. It had a hole in it (that I could never find!) only after using it on a handful of trips.
The wind in Patagonia was powerful; however, I do not believe the wind contributed to my coldness in this bag because I slept in a great, new 3-season tent (Big Agnes Lynx Pass - I do recommend this Big Agnes tent).
Unfortunately, I'm returning this sleeping bag and the pad.
When zipped together, are the zippers in the middle or on the sides?
The zippers would be in the middle.
how much does this sleeping bag weigh is it packable
Short: 2 lbs. 15 oz; Regular: 3 lbs. 4 oz; Tall: 3 lbs. 9 oz. The sleeping bag comes with a stuff sack that allows it to be packable. We do carry more industrial stuff sacks if you would like to compress it a little more than what the stuff sack that comes with the Big Agnes does.
what does it weigh and is it packable
This bag sleeps cold -- very cold. Mated to the Big Agnes insulated air mattress, I felt like I was in a sleeping bag rated for 50 degrees. The feel of a single layer of nylon cloth between my skin and the air mattress was also less than appealing. On the plus side, it has plenty of room. I ended up returning the bag and purchasing one with a conventional design.
So i take out my new BA Encampment for its first hoorah. Day 1 of hike pouring rain nonstop all day. Everything got slightly moist (even though the nylon stuff sack did keep bag dry initially) but it kept me warm all night (it was only about 45 deg) bag is nice and roomy so i can roll over and sleep on side or back (and im not small) and the best part is the integrated pad setup. I actually woke up on my sleeping pad! i went with the inflatable mummy it didnt deflate on me, I weigh about 225 lbs. If it it did deflate it would really suck because the is no insulation on the bottom where the pad goes (but it comes with a patch kit) the pack size is OK its a little on the big side, but i do like that i could put the small inflatable pad inside my pack .
I like it, check it out!
really nice for the price kept me warm below 15 degrees, good product I really like the pad sleeve so I don't roll off my sleeping pad.