Light and ready for any adventure.
The Rab Women's Ignition 3 36 Degree Sleeping Bag provides protective synthetic insulation in an lightweight design for backpackers and campers. Rab's proprietary Pyrotec insulation resists water, compresses, and is surprisingly lofty, and the ripstop shell offers lightweight durability while the polyester lining feels soft to the touch. The bag's women-specific mummy shape tapers down to the legs in order to reduce weight and bulk, while the angled footbox prevents your feet from feeling squished. Rab added an adjustable hood and a draft collar to seal out cold, and there are bags available with the zippered closure on either the left or right side. Rab also included a compression sack for some added convenience.
- 36-degree temperature rating
- Pyrotec synthetic insulation
- Mummy Taper shape
- 30D nylon ripstop outer fabric
- Polyester lining
- Drawstring-adjustable hood
- Inner draft collar
- Angled footbox
- Nylon stuff sack included
- Item #RAB005P
- Q & A
Latest upgrade winter bag
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I only backpack in the South Eastern US, my review will pertain to those conditions. So cold wet nights, but not crazy freezing temperatures. I've probably slept in freezing temps with it, but I conjoin my bag with my boyfriend's Rab rated the same. They work great together as a couple's sleeping system. This was an upgrade from the Marmot Trestles 15 degree, which is an economic version of this bag bulkier and heavier, but nonetheless still manageable in the backcountry. This Rab bag came as rated for 26 degrees, but 36 was the top of the comfort zone.
These Rab bags in comparison are much lighter, softer, cooler fabric on the inside. As a result, Rabs pack very well and make them a great choice for the backcountry. I found that the Appalachia ha a higher chance of humid nights, which makes synthetic a better choice. Snow out here is wet as opposed to dry in the west. Would highly recommend for cold weather trips out here-anytime between fall to spring in the mountains.
I'm looking at this bag and the unisex or male counterpart to it http://www.backcountry.com/rab-ignition-3-sleeping-bag-36-degree-synthetic?ti=U2VhcmNoIFJlc3VsdHM6cmFiOjE6NzpyYWI&skid=RAB005O-OXI-REGZIP
It looks like it would be the same bag but there is a difference in temperature degree ratings which I find rather confusing, is the information on the pages accurate?
The temperature rating system is the European Norm, which lists a couple different temperatures. Both the Men's and Women's version of this bag have a European Norm Comfort Rating of 36F, and a European Norm Lower Limit Rating of 26F.
Basically how EN ratings work is the EN comfort rating is the lowest degree to which an average women would comfortably sleep, and the EN lower limit rating is the lowest degree to which an average man would comfortably sleep. So that is why the Women's is listed as a 36F bag and the Men's as a 26F bag.
We do currently have the EN lower limit incorrectly listed on this page as -4F, when it should be 26F, which we are fixing right now. Hope this helps to clarify the difference in temperature ratings for you.