Motivation for hibernation.
Packing a bag of wine might not be the best way to go ultralight, but knowing a belly full of grown-up grape juice and a warm night's sleep in the Big Agnes Encampment 15 Degree Synthetic Sleeping Bag is right around the corner will keep you going during a long day on the trail. Well-rounded, versatile, and at a price that won't ding your wine budget, the Encampment is a solid first bag for someone just building up their gear pile, and it will please the hardened backcountry veteran looking to add a synthetic bag to their quiver for those sometimes soggy adventures.
The Encampent's 15F temperature rating makes it well equipped to deal with mid-summer alpine temps and shoulder season backpacking trips when temperatures can easily duck below freezing. The bag's Hotstream synthetic insulation is composed almost entirely of recycled materials and will maintain insulating properties if the bag happens to get wet, so condensation won't have you waking up shivering. Throw any 20-inch wide rectangular sleeping pad in the full-length pad retainer to insulate yourself from the frigid ground and keep it from shifting around, and let your toes wiggle happily around in the spacious vaulted footbox after a long day of being crammed in stiff hiking boots.
- Reliable performance for any level of camper
- Hotstream insulation retains warmth when wet
- Tough and lightweight nylon fabric repels water
- Sculpted contour improves insulation performance
- Free Range hood lets you lift head without adjustment
- Left- and right-zip bags can be mated together
- Interior fabric loops for sleeping bag liners
- Big Agnes is inspired by its Rocky Mountain surroundings
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- Q & A
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Gifted this product to my mom and she is very happy with it. She will use it for backpacking and car camping. You dont need a fancy pad to go into the sleeve, just one that measures 20 inches in width. It was easy to use and light enough. She hasnt used it outside yet, but I am sure it will keep her warm considering she wont camp if it colder that 30's at night. She doesnt like the mummy style bags so this was a good compromise that she is comfortable sleeping in.
I love this sack
I didn't realize how useful a sleeping pad sleeve built into a bag could be until I tried it. Its amazing! Now I don't roll off my pad in the middle of the night.
Big Agnes Classic Synthetic System Bags
Big Agnes Classic Synthetic bags offer great value and high quality materials. The Insotect Hotstream® insulation, with 100% recycled material, feels as warm and soft as down insulation. Whether you’re looking for your ﬁrst bag or want to add a synthetic option to your gear quiver, campers of all levels will appreciate the versatility of these Big Agnes System bags. Made thermally efficient with A-Flex™ construction, you’ll notice the total body insulation right away. Slip any rectangular 20” wide pad into the full pad sleeve design and you are ready to go.
Big Agnes Encampment Sleeping Bag
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Bought this as a gift for a friend and she had this to say:
"This is the roomiest sleeping bag I've ever used! I tend to move a lot during the night, so wanted a bag that was bigger than a standard mummy and would allow me to sleep in a variety of positions instead of having to be confined to my back. This bag was amazing in that regard! I'm also 5'10", and was able to fully cover myself from head to foot with tons of length still to spare. Got a little chilly on a night when temps dipped to mid-20s, but I'm a cold sleeper, and a base layer would have solved that issue. The sleeping pad pouch is built for a more narrow pad than what I have, so I didn't use that feature, but looks like it would work perfectly for someone with the matching pad. This would be a great purchase for someone who wants a really roomy & comfy bag, but isn't planning to camp in super cold temps."