A great night's sleep is arm length's away.
- 32-degree temperature rating
- Hydrophobic synthetic insulation
- Mummy shape
- Drawcord adjustable hood
- Left/right full-length zipper
- Internal pocket
- Compression stuff sack included
- Item #MIL005A
- Q & A
Great so far....
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I bought the Baikal 1100 to replace a VERY heavy (6.25 lbs.) synthetic mummy sleeping bag that was given to me a few years ago. My goal was to reduce pack weight/bulk . There are many lighter bags out there than the Baikal 1100 with similar temp ratings--but to shave of another pound, or a bit more it will cost you an additional $250.--350. Not worth it IMO. My current pack weight (with this upgrade) with everything needed for a multi day trip (not including food--add 1.5 lbs./day for that) is about 15 lbs. when using my 9'x9' 'Oware' silnylon tarp, or about 20 lbs. with my four season Hilleberg Namatj tent. Those weights are pretty decent I think.
So far, I have slept out in this bag two nights--basically as a temperature/comfort test. The first night reached a low of 31 F, and I was pretty comfortable. On pressure points I could feel a bit of coolness, but it was minimal, and I slept well. The next night I wanted to push the limits a bit. That night reached a low temp of 12 F. On this occasion I knew the temp was going to be colder than the bag is rated for, and so also used an MEC fleece bag liner, and a 1 liter Nalgene bottle filled with very hot water (this really works great to give some added comfort). I was completely comfortable, and probably could have gone down a few degrees lower with that setup without issues. So, with an added liner I was able to sleep comfortabley at twenty degrres lower than the product rating--and I didn't die. (** Experience may not be the same for all user--your results may vary).Both nights I slept in the open--no tarp or tent. On both occasions I wore the following clothing--med. weight long underwear bottom and top, med. weight fleece shirt, Smart Wool mountaineering socks, and a light weight North Face balaclava with a beanie type hat--not overdressed IMO for sleeping at those temps with no shelter. On the second colder night it was quite windy, but the bag did not let the wind through. also, on that night there was light snow flurries, but I stayed completely dry, and warm. On both nights I used a Thermarest Prolite XS (36
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I used this bag pretty much every weekend this past summer and let me tell you this bag rocks!!
Very comfortable and warm.