Cuddly camping comfort.
Cozy up next to your backpacking buddy with the NEMO Tango Duo Slim Sleeping Bag and included 2-Person Slipcover. Its backless design shaves precious weight, so you're not hauling extra bulk on longer backpacking trips. In fact, it tips the scales at less than three pounds and compacts down to the same size as a single sleeping bag. Since it's designed for two cuddly campers, it ingeniously wraps around two sleeping pads sized at 20 x 72 inches each. The included slipcover provides a delightfully soft feel, encompassing both pads for a single sleeping platform. Snaps fasten the cozy hood in place, so cold drafts don't keep you awake when temperatures drop overnight.
Keeping two sleepers comfortable down to the freezing mark, the Tango Duo Slim packs the lofty warmth of 700-fill DownTek insulation. This down insulation uses a hydrophobic treatment that repels outside moisture from compromising heat retention. Ultimately, you'll stay nice and toasty, even if your bag soaks up a bit of moisture in rainy weather. Further aiding in its water-shedding ability, the nylon ripstop shell employs a DWR finish that repels morning condensation and light moisture.
- Cuddly sleeping comfort for two campers
- 700-fill Downtek with hydrophobic treatment
- Backless design reduces weight and carrying bulk
- Included slipcover encompasses two sleeping pads
- Accommodates two pads, each sized 20 x 72 inches
- Nylon ripstop shell with water-resistant finish
- Stretch box baffles for greater heat retention
- Folds into a blanket on warmer summer evenings
- Item #NEM0065
- Q & A
So great. But not for tall people
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
I wanted to love this system. It was exactly what I wanted. I aimed to pair it with two Big Agnes Q-core SLX pads, which fit perfectly into the pad sheet. However, it was a bit too short for a tall partner. Our goal: get a duo sleep system where we could cuddle and comfortably share the tent in the backcountry for less weight than two sleeping bags zipped together. My normal bag is a 15 deg Mountain Hardwear Phantom (older 2014/2105 model) which is amazing, but they don't sell a compatible zipper option for marrying an additional bag. Alas, I looked to duo sleep systems. Nemo seemed the most promising warmth to weight for everyday bike and backpacking after some compelling reviews. Only trick: it's only 6'-0" with no overlap of material around the shoulders or neck to wrap around your body to keep out drafts. My partner is 6'-2" and he would have had to either side sleep with legs curled to cover his shoulders or have a 2"-3" gap of shoulders sticking out between the main quilt and the "hood". Gaps were totally a no-go if we were going to push it to the limits of 30-35 degrees. If Nemo makes a "tall" version of this, or a strategy of better quilt/hood material overlap, we'd totally be game for revisiting this option. We loved that it had at least a 700 -fill and came in at 3 lbs. 6 oz. with a Sea to Summit E-vent Dry Sack.
Unconventional but works.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Setting expectations: This is NOT a sleeping *bag*. It's a sleep system. It's a slip cover for 2 sleeping pads and a down blanket with slots/connectors to work all together.
That means you'll be sleeping on top of your sleeping pad in a slip cover that has a similar feel to the sleeping bag material. Use insulated pads that fit exactly the advertised dimensions. With those, it really does work. Easily the most comfortable, breathable, and packable 2 person sleeping system I've experienced. With the right pads, it weights less than 2 comparable sleeping bags (assuming you're using the same pads), and is far more functional. We've used it several times in variable conditions and it's performing very well: low 40's with just a groundcloth, 50's and raining in a 3 season tent, to mid 60's and clear. 7 trips out in widely varying conditions and it's worked great and showing no wear. We will update if anything of note happens.