To bag, or not to bag?
The Sea to Summit Ember EB III Sleeping Bag is a highly specialized ultra-light down sleeping quilt designed for warm weather missions where you're reasonably sure the weather is going to stay mild. Perfect for car camping, travel, bike touring, or ultralight backpacking, the Ember EB III is a hybrid between sleeping bag and blanket, taking the freedom and legroom of a quilt and applying the style and build you'd more-commonly associate with a mummy bag.
The Ember EB III can by deployed in several different ways depending on local temps and your own personal preferences. The most obvious/easy option is to simply drape the quilt as you would a blanket, allowing your body an unobstructed range of motion. You can also tighten the foot draw cord at the quilt's bottom to create a mummy-like foot box, still allowing for a full range of motion, but giving your (most likely) beaten feet a definitive sanctuary away from the cold. This foot box is also useful to hold your sleeping mat in place so you don't roll off mid-slumber. But you can also utilize the built-in press studs that run up the quilt's perimeter to wrap the entirety of the covering around your sleeping mat, creating a faux sleeping bag that sandwiches you in between the pad and the Ember's down-fill insulation for a warm, snuggly night's sleep.
- A hybrid sleeping quilt for ultra-light adventure
- 750+ Loft Ultra Dry Down extra snuggy after a long day
- Spread out with drape-over casual design
- Foot draw cord activates mummy foot box
- Press studs enable sleeping mat coupling
- Item #STS004T
Ultra Dry down (duck down)
European Norm Comfort Rating
European Norm Lower Limit Rating
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I can't stand feeling constricted in regular sleeping bags. Being able to have it cinched around my feet, but open everywhere else is the best. Way more comfortable.