The Pinnacle of versatility from Marmot.
- Lightweight silicone-impregnated nylon shell stands up to abuse and is water-resistant to protect the down insulation from condensation, frost, and spindrift
- High-loft 800-fill goose down packs down well, rebounds nicely after repeated compression, and features a high warmth-to-weight ratio
- Down-filled draft collar and full-length draft tube protect against areas where cold can creep in unexpectedly
- Nautilus 6-baffle hood with down-filled collar and drawcord guards your face in drafty tents
- Stretch tricot baffles extend the life and shape of bag and improve warmth retention
- Face Muff allows hood to be cinched without irritating your face
- Large trapezoidal foot box decreases constriction at the bottom of the bag
- Nylon stuff sack and cloth storage bag included
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Just took my pinnacle out for the first...
Just took my pinnacle out for the first night in mid-20s temps, no problems on the warmth. It did get a bit damp from both my breath condensation as well as melted snow from underneath my tent, and seemed to have gotten even moister when I got home and pulled it out of the sack. So I'm a bit concerned about moisture-repellance and how it might perform over a multi-day trip in sub-freezing temps - any experience out there? Thanks.
It's almost impossible to keep your bag totally dry. If possible, in colder temps, try not to breathe at all (just kidding) - actually, try not to breathe into the bag. Wear a loose fitting face mask for warmth and try to exhale outwards, away from the bag. You may want to try two sleeping pads as well - a closed cell pad(roll up style foam mat), as well as an open cell inflatable style pad. Also, after rising in the morning, you may be able to hang your sleeping bag to 'air dry' as you pack up camp. Hope this helps.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I love all bags marmot. I had this bag 10 years now and it's still in great shape. The pinnacle is built tough. One thing I don't do and that's compress it into a rock. It's small stuff sack is fine.
Does this bag really pack 7x7?
Does this bag really pack 7x7?
Yes it does.
Ummm no, it doesn't. Not even friggin' close. Just received this bag today and I'm kind of ripped about it. Mine measures 8x12....not quite 7x7!
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I just used this bag for the first time in temps at 20 degrees and i just had a fleece on underneath, i had a stretch of 9 hours of sleep and for you backpackers you know thats a good stretch. i was perfectly warm all night and did have the thermarest pro as my pad. Packs decently small, prolly could go way smaller with a compression sack but its nice, definatly my go to bag for that 10-40 degree range.
Very happy with my bag. Not too heavy and packs up to a good size.
Definitely warm - I generally like to be bundled up when I sleep but for anything above freezing I leave the side unzipped. Have yet to test it's lower temperature limits.
Marmot Pinnacle Sleeping Bag
Give this 5 stars - no brainer. This is a super high-quality bag that is well worth the dinero. I went with the regular length and I'm 6 foot 175 lbs with broadish shoulders. Plenty of room for sure. I'm a huge fan of down vs. synthetic.
Hi, What size zipper does this bag have?...
Hi, What size zipper does this bag have? Is it ykk?
The zipper is full length of the bag. The zipper slider is fairly big, maybe size 5, can't be sure, though. It is brand YKK (or it was a couple of years ago).
My Pinnacle just arrived two weeks ago - YKK zipper indeed.
bet overall for the money
this is the best traditional, cold weather, mummy bag for people with a little wider shoulders. Very warm and is my 4 season bag for Colorado when paired with a warm pad, bivy and silk liner. Water resistance is better than average but would be nice if it would breath a little better, however using this in cold conditions the shells ability to breath has never been an issue but you will sweat in anything over 40.
I recently switched from a +35 degree synthetic bag to the Marmot Pinnacle and I couldn't be happier. Doing most of my camping in Colorado (aka - at elevation) means that +35 degree bag I had involved also wearing multiple layers on top and bottom, my down vest, wool hat, gloves, etc, along with a sleeping bag liner. Even in mid-summer, it made me not want to go camping.
The Marmot Pinnacle, however, has solved my problems. This is, by far, the warmest and most comfortable sleeping bag I've ever used. The first test was sleeping under the starts in Teton National Forest at the start of October. It was chilly (low 40s) when we set up our bags, so I put on my usual (down vest, wool hat, gloves, etc) and hopped in my Pinnacle. Even though the temperatures continued to drop throughout the night, I actually found myself being too warm and needing to remove my hat and down vest. I couldn't tell you how happy that made me. Also, when we got up the following morning, our bags were definitely a little damp...but that didn't take away from the incredible warmth the bag provides.
The stash pocket is perfect for chapstick/other small things you don't want to accidentally roll over on in your pockets and easily tucks away into the draft tube.
I'm 100% sold on this bag!
A little about me and sizing:
I'm a 5'6" female. I went to a local store where I could hop in a few different bags, as I was debating between this or the women's version. For me, the women's bag felt a little cramped. (I'm that person that completely untucks all the sheets when I get into a bed.) I decided to go with the men's regular, even though there's a bit of room down by my feet. It gave me a little more space and, like I said above, I couldn't be happier with this bag.
First, I'm a 6'1", 170 pound guy, a cold sleeper, and prefer to roll onto my side.
This bag replaced my 9 year-old Kelty Cayenne (+20F, Polarguard 3D) bag in 2008 after I woke up shivering despite a hat and thermal underwear on a trip to the Rockies the year before. This is my first down bag and so far I've not been disappointed. First, this is a seriously warm bag. Even when it got down to the mid-twenties at 12000 ft. in the Sierra I didn't need the hood; I didn't even need to zip the bag all the way up while wearing only boxers and a t-shirt. It compresses nicely into a medium eVent compression sack, and mine (a regular) could probably eke into a small with some patience. As many other reviewers have noted, the double zipper allows for venting on warmer nights. The draft collar has a watch/contact pouch and an easy to manipulate drawstring. I can easily roll onto my side and not get a draft even with the bag unzipped. My only complaint is that the drawstring and cordlock for the hood work their way behind my back or shoulder sometimes, and I wake up with an uncomfortable lump under me. That's the only bad thing I have to say about it; after three years of abuse it still lofts up nicely out of the compression sack, and has no signs of wear or loss of feathers. If you're a cold sleeper who likes some room to move, definitely give this bag a try!
My gf is tall. Like 185cm/6'1" with broad...
My gf is tall. Like 185cm/6'1" with broad hips. She gets cold easily, but wants to go camping and trekking anyways. Is this a good sleeping bag for her?
1. buy the long ono
2. good for temp' of???
3. If you get in cold in to a sleepingbag, if you dont eat good food that will give energy for the body can "make" warm, if you wet, if you dont have a good mat....you will be cold in a sleeping bag!
Look at thelowest temp' you will be in! and buy the speeing bag to the lowest temp', then eat well and sleep well
Make it a long in a 0 degree F instead. You'll be happier, and she'll want to go camping again.
Really only she can answer whether this is a good bag for her (but offhand I would say this is certainly one to consider). Sleeping bags, like packs and boots, are something that need to be fit to the person using them. If at all possible, go somewhere she can slide into a variety of sleeping bags, zip them up, and roll around in them just like you would if you were going to be sleeping in them.
Once she has an idea of what brands/models seem to fit comfortably, start thinking about the lowest temperature you're likely to see while backpacking. Only headed out for summer weekends in Ohio? A +40degF bag should be more than enough. Planning on winter ascents of all 54 Colorado 14ers? -40 it is. Personally I hang out in the Rockies and Eastern Sierra in the summer and early fall, so a +15 to +20 bag covers my needs nicely.
Finally, as Guy Geva pointed out, there are other factors to consider if you're getting cold in a sleeping bag. Make sure you have at least some kind of pad; the ground sucks heat out of you like crazy without one. Make sure you're well fed and hydrated; your body can't heat itself without calories and water. Finally, don't sleep in the same clothes you wore during the day; they absorb moisture from your body which then has to be heated, plus any dirt on them gets transfered to your bag. By slipping into clean clothes before bed, you'll stay warmer and your bag will last longer.
Hope this helps, and good luck in your gear search!
Warm, Light, Compressible
I've had my Pinnacle for about 4 months now and have had the chance to use it about 6 times already. I haven't had a chance to test the EN rating of 10 degrees, but I've been super toasty in temps down to mid-20's up in the Eastern Sierras. The bag does has done pretty good job at breathing in temps of 30-40 degrees zipped up about 3/4. The smooth dual zipper helps excess heat escape from the foot box when opened up. Packs down into a small eVent Compression Sack. I love the fact that I have shed over 1 lb. and several cubic inches off vs. my 9 year old TNF Cat's Meow.
I have a long version of this bag and i...
I have a long version of this bag and i was wondering if the medium Event Sea to Summit bag will still fit the long or should i go with the large?
Greg, the medium should do just fine. Below in the question answer section, it looks like the regular length Pinnacle will squeeze into the small, which means it will have extra space in the size medium stuff sack, that extra space being your long.
I can confirm that a long will fit into a medium eVent Sea to Summit compression sack. Plenty of room.
Does the draft tube pocket and attached...
Does the draft tube pocket and attached cord/string annoy when the bag is fully zipped and hood cinched down? I just took the plunge and bought the Pinnacle but am concerned about that draft tube pocket.
You can tuck the pocket into the draft tube and you'll never know it's there.
Just thought I would add a follow up. Went camping for the first time with my new Pinnacle even though the low temps were only about 40 degrees. The bag breaths very well. And just as Tim Coats responded above, the draft tube pocket tucks into the draft tube and wasn't an issue at all. Look forward to the first opportunity to test the temperature rating.
Does the Marmot Pinnacle stow away at the...
Does the Marmot Pinnacle stow away at the same size
as the Helium (7.5 X 15")?
Just about, it's only incrementally less compressible. With a 7.5x15, the pinnacle will simply be a little tighter and harder to stuff than the helium. The two bags are very similar, different fabrics and the Helium doesn't have a draft collar.
Great bag for cold sleepers
I just tried a new Pinnacle on a backpacking trip in the Sierras. Minimal temperatures were probably upper 30's to low 40's. Altitude from 7500 to 8900 feet. I used a tent, thermarest and groundcloth. Previously, I had been cold in a 15-year old REI bag of similar down weight. With this new Pinnacle, it was great. I did not have to zip it all the way up, and did not have to use a sleeping bag liner to keep warm. I highly recommend.
Actually I wanted to know what if you had...
Actually I wanted to know what if you had both the Marmot Pinnacle and the Marmot Lithium which would be the better choice to keep?
If price is not a consideration, you'd probably be better off with the Lithium for its versatility and higher quality down.
A few more comparison points that Tim didn't mention
- Marmot uses different fabrics on the two bags. The Lithium has a standard DWR nylon exterior with a Polyester Taffeta interior. This results in a highly breathable, lightweight and luxuriously silky bag. The Pinnacle has a Nylon Silicon DWR shell and is therefore slightly more water resistant, but its Nylon interior doesn't feel anywhere near as nice.
- The Pinnacle has a thicker, wider, heavier zipper coil guard which results in fewer snags. Both have the same double pull YKK zipper which is mateable.
-The Draft collar of the Lithium has much more down in it, resulting in a better gasket to retain warm air. The Pinnacle's is floppy, but has two snaps and an elastic drawcord to keep it closed (The Helium has only a "Passive" draft flap, no collar).
- The Pinnacle has a few extra features, like a glow in the dark zipper pull and a valuables pocket in the draft tube that the Lithium and Helium are missing.
- The Pinnacle comes with a cheap, heavy stuff sack made from black nylon. The Lithium and Helium come with featherweight color coded ones. All three bags come with cotton storage sacks. None come with compression sacks.
- The Lithium weighs 2lb 12oz, the Pinnacle 2lb 8oz, and the Helium 2lb 2oz.
- The Lithium is EN Limit rated to 6ºF, the Pinnacle 10ºF, and the Helium 16ºF
Hope that was helpful
I am wondering. There doesn't seem to be...
I am wondering. There doesn't seem to be that great of a difference between the Pinnacle and the Lithium other than the type of down fill. According to the temp ratings there seems to be about 4 degrees of separation. Are they very similar in performance or does the Pinnacle do better with warmer temps. Or are they about the same?
Actually, the better comparison to the Pinnacle is the Helium bag, which is also rated to 15F. The Lithium is rated to zero degrees. Biggest difference between the Pinnacle and the Helium is fill power (800 vs 850), weight (2 lb 8 oz vs 2 lbs 2 oz) construction and price. The Pinnacle uses a slightly heavier and more rugged baffle material that will stand up to more abuse and has a more elaborate footbox baffle system, that again, will stand up to more abuse. This adds a bit of weight, but it you plan to use your bag often it will last longer. The Helium is built to be as light as possible and so Marmot opted for a slightly lighter baffle material and a simpler footbox. In a nutshell, the Pinnacle is best for hard users and the Helium is best for ounce counters. Hope that helps.
I got this bag after having 3 other ones. I bought it over the lighter REI bag because it is roomier inside, and I tend to sleep on my side with legs pulled up. I used it on a winter bicycle trip from San Diego to St. Augustine. I am a cold sleeper, cold feet etc, but my feel always warmed up in this bag. I slept fine with some underlayers on in 15 degree weather. It is well built, and the zipper is nearly snagproof. On many warmer nights, I simply used it as a blanket. I read many positive reviews of this bag, and I was not disappointed!
Hey, what size compression sack do you...
Hey, what size compression sack do you use? I've been using a size M Sea to Summit eVent DryComp bag, and my Pinnacle gets smaller than it's stuff sack, but only by about 1/3 I'd say. I'm putting it in foot first, zipper partialy open to allow air to escape. Do I need a smaller comp sack or is that just about as small as it gets?
I use the same Sea to Summit eVent compression sack you have pictured, but I use a size small. It's a really tight fit to get the dry sack rolled closed at the top, but if you work at it you can get it rolled three times and then snap the buckle closed. I've not tried the bag in the XS size compression sack, but I would venture to say it won't fit. I dare someone to prove me wrong though, just not with my sleeping bag... :)
Small size works great for just the sleeping bag. I find it helpful to use a medium and put my dry layer in as well to ensure that I have something dry to change into.