Who needs hotels anyway?
You made a hotel reservation a month and a half before the Ice Festival, but now the hotel has no record of it. It doesn't matter too much though, because you brought your Marmot Women's Ouray 0-Degree Down Sleeping Bag along just in case, which is probably a whole lot better than that hole of a hotel-motel, anyway. Plus, this way you'll have an extra hundred bucks a night to blow at the bar after the day's festivities.
Marmot set the Ouray up with all the features you'd expect of a dependable 0-degree bag by insulating it with water-resistant down and treating the ripstop fabric with a DWR finish for extra protection against moisture and condensation from tent walls or car windows. The mummy shape of the bag includes an anatomic footbox to give your toes a little wiggle room during the night, because waking up with cold toes is almost as bad as waking up in a flea-ridden hotel bed. In order to limit heat loss, Marmot backed the zipper with a snag-free insulated draft tube and put the seams at ground level to help trap warm air, and included a hood that can be cinched down tightly when things get really cold. The Ouray also features a multi-baffle construction to keep the down from wandering as you roll around at night, so you don't have to struggle through cold spots.
- 0-degree temperature rating
- 650-fill treated down insulation
- Mummy shape with anatomic footbox
- Ripstop nylon with DWR finish
- Nautilus multi-baffle hood
- Insulated draft tube
- Ground level side seams
- Internal stash pocket
- Item #MAR00TK
- Q & A
Life is too short to sleep cold
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I bought this bag for my wife because she generally runs cold and there are few things worse than sleeping cold when camping. Marmot makes the best bags in my opinion and the Ouray Women's bag is no exception. The pillowy down keeps her very warm and is treated with DWR to combat moisture so the down will loft and continue to deliver warmth in more humid/wet environments. The small details really matter on a great sleeping bag. The draft collar system in this bag is one of the best that I have seen. If you don't know what a draft collar is, it is the small barrier in the bag around your upper chest/neck that keeps cold air from entering the bag via creating a barrier. The draft collar in this bag is well placed, has a cinch and perhaps most importantly is not noticeable when cinched down to allow for comfortable sleep. Unless you are an ultra-light style backpacker you will not notice the extra weight (ounces) or size in terms of packability. There are bags that are ounces lighter and may pack slightly smaller, but this bag is a top-of-the-line alternative for 97% of the camping population.
I could not recommend this bag more highly
Hefty but Warm
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I run really cold in general and had a hard time figuring out why I could never get to sleep on camping trips. Turns out the cold was the culprit. Ever since purchasing this bag I've slept like a baby! probably better than a baby. It's definitely a true zero degree temperature rating and could even be used in temps below that in my opinion. The bag is typical Marmot, high quality goodness, and it feels like you are sleeping on a cloud. Only drawbacks to this bag are the weight and the stuff size, but I knew about these going into the purchase. I mainly use this bag for winter car camping and short backpacking trips and the extra weight is well worth it. The zipper also doesn't get caught when zipping up and down like other bags I've used.
Will this bag zip together with a marmot couloir ? The couloir has a pretty standard YKK zipper. Does Th ouray have a normal zipper or is it an oddball size?
Wil this bag fit into a 15 L compression sack?
Xiru, it "might" barely fit. I would recommend going up to a larger size. This way it will fit and be easy to get in there. I've been trying to push the limits of compression sacks and ripping them or finding that I appreciate sizing up so its easy to stuff.
Will this sleeping bag fit a woman who is 5"8?
You are going to have some extra deadspace with this bag. Shoot me an email to discuss setting you up with the perfect bag!