Better than bed.
With a little more room and a lot less weight, the Big Agnes Women's Ethel Sleeping will make you wonder why you haven't been sleeping outdoors all along. The Ethel was designed without insulation on the bottom, so Big Agnes was able to make it more roomy and lighter weight at the same time. instead of insulation on the bottom of the bag, which gets smashed down and provides no warmth, Big Agnes gave the Ethel a pocket for your sleeping pad so you could capitalize on its insulating properties without ever rolling off again.
- 0 degree rating offers lots of versatility for camping in all conditions but the hottest part of summer
- Downtek treated water repellent down maintains loft and insulating properties when wet and provides anti-microbial and anti-bacterial protection
- Rectangular shape for more space and greater comfort in multiple sleep positions
- Nylon microfiber ripstop material for durability
- Draft collar seals out cold air
- Full-length zipper with draft tube seals out cold air and allows you to zip left- and right-zipper bags together
- Full-length sleeping pad pocket so you never roll off your pad again
- No insulation on the bottom of the bag, pad keeps you warmer than smashed insulation would
- Insotect Tubic insulation system provides the maximum cubic loft for optimal thermal efficiency
- Super-light (just 3.25 pounds)
- Pillow pocket for maximum sleep comfort
- Includes mesh storage sack and nylon stuff sack
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other reviews were right...
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Here's the deal with this bag: It's a sleep system bag so an inflatable mat slides into the sleeping bag on the bottom. Here's the catch for the petite size, the pad stops below the hood and below the feet. In other words, if you are 5'6, your head will not be on the pad and your heels will feel the end of the pad and the dead space beyond. The max user height for the petite is probably 5'0-5'2. It's certainly warm and reasonably light, but the design confines you to sleeping on your back or stomach. So 3 stars for today.
Does anyone know the compression sack size...
Does anyone know the compression sack size for this bag?
You can possibly pull off a medium in a few brands, but large is generally the size you'll want in most. Rule of thumb is to take the original stuff size of your bag +/-(in this case, 9x20") and use that as the baseline for your compression sack sizing. You might get an inch or two more diameter, but you're not going to lose any ability to squish it down to the max lengthwise. You get too small to start, and stuffing the bag gets to be a real hassle, especially if you opt for something waterproof with a roll-top.
Looking for a bag with these larger...
Looking for a bag with these larger dimensions EN-rated to under 20F with insulation all around. Anyone know of one (or more) to suggest?
Old question, but here you go, Neil- I'm really partial to the Western Mountaineering Badger MF. Nice, wide bag. Legitimate rating to 10 degrees -. It's a real go-to piece of gear for me.