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Specially made for side sleepers.
You no longer have to self diagnose yourself with claustrophobia whenever you spend the night under the stars—sleeping in the innovative Riff 15 Sleeping Bag by NEMO Equipment Inc. gives you the comfortable space you need to get a good night's rest. This bag's self proclaimed Spoon shape design gives you more room in the shoulders, elbows, and knees to help prevent feelings of claustrophobia and make room for side sleepers. A waterproof foot box and water-resist hydrophobic down insulation protect you from tent walls lined with rain or condensation so you are ready to wake up with the sun after a stormy night. If you put on too many layers before bed, unzip the Thermo Gills to release heat without letting in cold air, or connect your bag to your partner's compatible Jam model if you are looking for more warmth. The conveniently integrated pillow-pocket lets you stuff the sleeve with extra clothes to make a pillow-on-the-go, while the external draft collar retains heat with a tucked-in feeling.
- A spacious sleeping bag designed for side sleepers
- Waterproof foot box designed to protect you from tent condensation
- Treated down is water-resistant and retains warmth and loft
- Extra space at elbows and knees makes room for side sleepers
- Venting technology lets you vent without letting cold air in
- Full-length zipper is compatible with women's Jam model
- External draft collar feels like a blanket and retains heat
- Integrated pillow pocket lets you stuff clothes in the sleeve
- Innovative design founded in New Hampshire and made in America
- Item #NEM0076
- Q & A
100% Duck Down
I didn't see this anywhere in the description, and was mildly annoyed to discover this by reading the tag at the bottom. And not to open a debate about duck vs goose, but I would like to have known before buying just in case I preferred goose down. Just got, have not used. Nice and lofty,. super light, I am sure it will be as warm as advertised. just have to get used to this new 800 fill duck down pricing thing. In the future it doesn't say goose I am going to have to assume it is duck...
A woman in a man's bag (for good reason)
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Gift For Partner:
We're all here because we hate the limiting shape of a mummy-style bag so I won't spend any time on that although I am VERY excited for the freedom to "be me" even while asleep. A major thing I would change about the design of this bag is that the hood cinch is on the OUTSIDE of the bag and very hard, if not impossible to adjust from inside the bag without opening it. I want to be able to adjust the opening while I'm in the bag, especially if I wake up chilly in the middle of the night. So that seems like a major design faux pas.
I LOVE the thermo-gills. As a warm sleeper, it made it so much easier for me to make a choice between the 15 and 30 degree bags. I love zipper pocket at the shoulder (big enough for my headlamp). It seems, based on other reviews, that they heard the complaint about a pricey bag not coming with a compression sack that has compression straps as mine did come with compression straps and packs to a completely expected size for the bag rating.
Also, I should say, I'm a woman and I bought the men's version of this bag for a few reasons. The biggest consideration for me was the women's version of this bag (Nemo Jam 15) is WHITE. A WHITE SLEEPING BAG? Come ON. It would be filthy and look disgusting within a few trips. For a company that prides itself on innovative design, boo to your women's bag, Nemo! Some things to consider if going this route: The length is identical between the women's long/men's regular but the men's adds an extra 2 inches of girth to the circumference of the bag. I'm hoping this doesn't make me colder. I have a silk liner to help, though and a fleece liner for very cold weather. Similarly, the women's bags tend to add loft where women get cold (hips, thighs, feet) so I'm hoping that I don't regret the lack of "women-specific" features and the fill weight difference between womens (1lb 11oz) and mens (1lb 5oz) doesn't make me regret my choice. I think the water-proof footbox will probably help at least in making the footbox seem warmer. I also prefer a left-side zipper and my partner was not in the market for a new sleeping bag so I didn't need to worry about the fact that we can't both buy men's bags if you want to take advantage of the bags zipping together.
I do resent the implication that women's bags ONLY come with a right zipper and men's bags only come with a left zipper. Because same-sex couples. And because I am a woman who likes left zippers.
All in all, the design features that I loved about this bag were enough to make up for the design features I didn't love and I look forward to this being my sleeping bag for a decade or more.
Nemo Riff 15 degree
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Overall a great sleeping bag. I am a side sleeper and if you have the right sleeping pad flipping from one side to another is quite easyy given the add'l room in the waste and feet. One drawback is the size of the head compartment. It is too small and does not provide enough room for an inflatable pillow or a decent amount of stuffed clothing to provide head and neck support, which is essentially needed for when you sleep on your side. Rather, I had to prop-up my head by placing add'l cushion under my sleeping pad. The bag was first used on some pretty chill late June nights in The Teton National Park. Warmth is not an issue, just the head and neck comfort.
Next Level Comfort Tech
A few of the Riff's key comfort features.