So simple, it's brilliant times two.
Who has the cash to stock a closet full of sleeping bags? Mountain Hardwear designed the Down Flip 35/50 Degree Sleeping Bag to pull double duty on low-key camping trips, with two levels of Q.Shield water-resistant down insulation, a 50° layer on side and a 35° layer on the other, to accommodate a range of conditions—just flip it over to suit the temperature. Think of it as being doubly prepared with singular simplicity. A semi-rectangular design with five-inch baffles offers serious space, and an insulated draft tube and drawcord top seal in your hard-earned warm air and lock out drafts. You van even unzip the Flip all the way and use it as a comforter, if that's more your style.
- 33°-55° temperature rating
- Q.Shield water-resistant down fill
- Semi-rectangular shape
- 30D nylon taffeta lining and 33D nylon shell
- Draft tube and drawcord top seal
- Full zipper
- Internal pocket
- Stuff and storage sacks included
- Item #MHW004I
- Q & A
The bag was everything described. I am 6’-1” and had a great night sleep. I was at Dayton Bike Week Florida so the temperature only went to 52 degrees over night, but had the 50 degree side up and slept well. Thanks Conner (Back Country) for all your help. Going to Alaska and will use this bag. If cold nights happen I will stuff another bag inside.
To small for a 6" guy
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I'm 6"0 and a guy. I love a lot of things about this bag - I love the kind of warmth you get with down, I love how you can flip it to the other side if you are to warm/cold, the colors were fine, the foot space was fine. I loved how small it and light it packed down to. I bought it for couch surfing when I visit friends and relatives. It was almost perfect.
Unfortunately, the bag is about 2 inches less wide than it would need to be comfortable for my shoulders. I am not overweight, and I'd say I'm about average shoulder width for a guy of my height. But trying to sleep on my back the bag constricted being able to relax my shoulders. Trying to sleep on my side I found one arm feeling pinned in the bag.
A minor drawback, I wish they'd clearly label which side is the 55 and which side is the 35. You can figure it out by looking through the bag into a light, but it would be nice if it was clearly labelled.
I really wish they made a wider version of this bag. As a 6"0 not-overweight guy, I just found it to small in the shoulders to comfortably sleep in.
Love this bag
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Mountain Hardwear's Down Flip 35/50 Degree Sleeping Bag is one of my favorites. Very lightweight, packable and comfortable. Perfect for backpacking and takes up very little space when compressed. Had to get another one to avoid the kids arguing over which bag they would use.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Used this bag three weekends in a row in very different conditions. 1. Wasatch Back Ragnar relay- slept on a high school gym floor. 2. Wind Rivers Range Green River Lakes- temp dropped down to 34 degrees at night, bu toasty warm with thermals and this bag flipped to 35 side. 3. Moon Lake Uintah Mountains- 48 degrees at night.
This bag is incredibly light, packs up super small and is extremely versatile. I used the Klymit Static V insulated sleeping pad and was always comfortable in all three conditions. The shape of this bag isn't quite mummy and isn't quite rectangular which makes it much more comfortable to sleep in while still keeping warm. For the extremely cold nights, you just need a warm base layer and this bag will take care of the rest. I bought this off a recommendation from a BackCountry.com employee and I am not disappointed!
What side is the 35 degree side??? Doesn't...
What side is the 35 degree side??? Doesn't say anywhere in the instructions that came with the bag and I can't physically tell the difference.