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Versatile bag that won’t break the bank.

When the weather report says you can expect one balmy night followed by a dusting of snow on the next, it's best to have a sleeping bag that can handle both. With Mountain Hardwear’s 20-Degree Pinole Sleeping Bag, you can brace for the worst while you hope for the best.
  • Synthetic Thermic MX insulation keeps you warm even if it gets wet
  • Baffled construction delivers superior loft and prevent cold spots
  • Comfort mummy cut maximizes warmth without being overly-constrictive
  • 20-Degree rating ideal for shoulder season, use at low elevation, or summer use at higher elevation
  • Integrated draft collar limits heat loss due to drafts
  • Leave the zipper open and the mummy hood un-cinched on warmer nights

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4 5

Great bag for the price

Kept me warm when it was below freezing outside. It's super functional and a great deal for the price.

Great bag for the price
Great sack.

Great sack.

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For the price Pinole 20's are great bags, im 6ft and feel the bag is a bit tight in the width, length is fine, perfect for warmer weather.

4 5

Good Value

Purchased off SAC for 60 bucks and used three times so far. I've noticed some complaints about the zipper getting snagged, but haven't had that issue myself. I live in AZ but wanted a good colder weather bag and this does the job just fine. I'm 6'4" and an "athletic" 240 lbs and fit into the long comfortably. Only complaint is the lack of compression, but that's what happens when you buy a 20 degree synthetic bag and have no choice but to purchase the longer sizes. I'll probably be looking for a lighter, more compressible bag in the near future for backpacking trips, but this is a good bag for somebody just getting started or who plans on mostly car camping and doesn't require a super light, compact bag.

3 5

for a summer bag

I used this on a regular closed cell foam pad and was thinking there had to have been a mistake about that 20* rating. 30* maybe. I'm keeping it for a true summer bag. I used it on a exped air mat and that helped a bit. I had ordered 2 of these things and my 6 year old just went crazy over "his" bag. I'd bought it for my wife but he thought I'd bought it for him and the colors are the same as our town's university so I'm stuck with these. They will be great for the summers up here in the western NC mountains. I got these on sale so that made things a little more palatable. The zippers do get stuck. It is a little more roomy then some. My three year old boy likes to sleep with his brother in his bag. It looks like a two headed wooly worm. I'm being a little easy on this bag with three stars, should be two but because of the price it earned a star. For a late spring to early fall bag it will work most of the time. Ken

2 5

Eh, get what you pay for.

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My initial reaction to this bag was disappointment, but after more thorough testing turns out I was just using it too far below the temp rating. That being said, it only kept me warm during late July and August in the San Juans of CO; June and September definitely left me wanting a little more insulation. Great bag for the price, but remember this a Summer bag; really great for mid-summer/warm weather/crashing at a friend's couch, but I'll be packing a lower temp bag from now on..

4 5

Warm and Comfy!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Picture this: Your out on a simple overnight to GSMNP. A storm suddenly forms. Rain instantly disolves dirt to mud around your campsite, blows your fire out and forces you to take shelter, although you must gather your gear first that has somehow managed to spread about camp. You hang your now soaked "wicking" shirt, your DWR pants, and your socks around you like a smelly shrine to nomads everywhere. It's 40�, and the only clothes left that are dry are the rain jacket and pants still in the side pocket of your backpack.

So image your smile as you're climbing into this puppy. Even though you're still a tad wet, you dont worry cause you carried a few extra ounces like a trooper and went for synthetic fill. Heat returns to your extremities. The storm is beginning to fade. You drift off to a pleasant slumber. Fade to black.

The short: Great bag for a great price; love the style (some might but this yellow is BANGIN); compared to some down bags of the same temp, this bag is a no-brainer for its weight/price/features.

As for the zipper, it does sometimes want to catch. I found that zipping up slowly instead of rushing usually helps.

One last note: Pictured is the regular. I'm 6'3" and the tag reads 76"... which is 6'3". Pleasantly snug. I mean, it was meant to be.

Warm and Comfy!
5 5

Great deal! I love this bag.

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

You cant beat this for the price. It is very comfortable, warm and the build quality is excellent! I do not prefer mummy bags as they can be quite restricting, but this one is nice and wide where it needs to be.

I have used this bag several times this winter and stayed nice and warm. Temps were between 30F and -15F. I used a liner when it was a bit colder.

My only complaint is that the zipper tends to get caught, and can be annoying.

5 5

Great bag

  • Gender: Female

Bought this for me and a different bag only slightly heavier for my son. That one just felt bulkier and was much harder to stuff. Sending it back and ordering him one of these. Both are 20 degree bags. This one fits very nicely in a Sea to Summit medium compression bag, fits good even in the bottom of his Osprey Ace 48. (He is 10)

4 5

Decent bag for me

I've used this atleast 2 dozen times so far, and the only time I had a hard nights sleep was when it was in the 20's and I forgot to bring a sleeping pad. I was freeeeezing. Could barely sleep. I had no idea it was going to go that low, but besides that, with a sleeping pad or silk liner (better prep), this bag is great. Also, the sizing isn't bad either. I'm 6'4" and an athletic 240lbs. Not the roomiest but not bad either. I would recommend to anyone.

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hey, can u please tell me wich size do u bougth? im 6,3 and im worried about this issue. thanks

is ther is a big difference between the...

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is ther is a big difference between the pinole to the lamina & is the pinole is warm enough for treking et south amrica thenks

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the pinole is made with thermic MX synthetic insulation. the lamina is thermic micro. the lamina compresses slightly smaller. the weight for the long is the same. as for temp, it depends where you are going. for me, a cold sleeper, as long as the temp doesnt drop below 20, i take my ultralamina 32 and two pads (one a self inflating insulated, and the other a closed cell foam) and sleep in a baselayer, wool socks and a hat.

just know how you sleep and pack according to the predicted and historical temps for your destination.

5 5

Great value

I use this all season long, even in the white mountain of NH with nights down to -29 degrees, i just use a silk liner sack in the winter that ads 25 degrees on to the bag and its great, not the smallest or lightest bag but it gets the job done and for the money you can't beat it. i would recommend this to any person, works great even when damp from rain.

How much more will this bag compress with...

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How much more will this bag compress with a good compression bag?

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It certainly won't compress like down, but with a compression stuff sack, you should be able to reduce the size by about 25%.

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the stuff sack that comes with it is about 13L but with a compression sack it goes down to about 8L-10L

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Fits well in a Sea to Summit medium comp bag, drops right into the bottom of even a small multi day pack like Osprey Ace 48. Fits in my Kestrel 58 with room to wiggle.

Is it easy to roll up and light?

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Is it easy to roll up and light?

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Nat3921256. It is just as easy to roll up as any other bag... but, I would recommend stuffing it in its stuff sack when packing it around. Also, I would store it in a large mesh or cotton storage bag when not in use. That way the insulation will last years! The bag weighs 3lb.3oz. as stated in the specs on the right side of the product page. Hope this info helps!

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If you study regular sized synthetic bags rated at 20 degrees you will find that 3lb 3oz is a good weight for a backpacking sleeping bag in its class. It won't be quite as light or compressible as a down bag of the same rating, but it is much cheaper than a down bag.

As far as rolling the bag goes. You will want to either stuff the bag in the included stuff sack, or buy a compression sack for the sleeping bag and use it. I prefer using a compression sack as it will reduce the amount of space the bag takes up in your pack significantly.

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can you zip the right and lt bags together to make a double?