Summary: I was in the Army for 12 years. We had a new sleeping bag system that came out a few years before I got out. It was a 5 part system and really quite comfortable and adaptable for different seasons/temps. I always regretted not buying one before I got out. This sleeping bag took care of that. It is made of the same ripstop material, it is lightweight and comfortable. My first time to put it to use was a spring night in Okla in April.
Summary: I bought this sleeping bag after a month of research. I ended up buying this one because of the 15 degree rating. I used it at Oxbow, Oregon while fishing at the dam. The temperature at night was in the low 30s and I kept waking up a bit hot. Like some of the others had said, you'll find yourself waking up in the middle of the night to unzip it a bit to cool off.
Summary: We needed a compact sleeping bag that could fit inside a carry-on bag for air travel. This one is not quite small enough, though we were able to make it work. At it's smallest, it is about the size of a basketball, though oval. It definitely does not squish smaller than the 10 x 14". It is also difficult to squeeze back into the bag because there are no strings or straps and the slick material fights you.
Summary: It is blue, not the green/black color pictured. It is lighter than the specs say and that is a good thing. Seems very warm and comfortable. As good a value as I could find in a three season sleeping bag.
Summary: Like others have said, the current Crescent 15 Degree F bag being sold is a medium-dark blue and charcoal color, not lime green and charcoal as pictured. The blue panels are diamond-rip stop polyester taffeta, and the charcoal parts do not appear to be rip-stop. It's filled with 2 lbs 14 oz of "Coletherm" hollow core poly fill insulation. The net pack weight (the bag in the stuff sack) is just over 4 lbs.
Summary: This bag is great - not the same color as in the photo, but extremely warm and comfortable, nonetheless! If you're looking for a compact, small bag to stuff into a backpack for hiking, this is not the one. It's not 'large' by any means, but there are so many bags (largely down not synthetic) that can be stuffed into the size of two nalgene bottles rather than the size of a two pillows. If you're just using it for car camping, it's a great buy!
Not the bag I ordered, but as luck would have it...
Michael Green "MeanGreen", Amazon
31 August 2009
Summary: Backpacking on the cheap, that's how I roll. No, really I am basically a beginner on a tight budget so I'm on the prowl for deals. I scoured Amazon and I settled for this Coleman Crescent bag, because well, Coleman is a name I've trusted for years, I'd never heard of the other brands, and I really didn't know exactly what I was looking for. Not long after I ordered the bag I realized it was supposedly for "tall" people, which I certainly am not.
Summary: I purchased the Coleman "Crescent" mummy bag about a month ago and have used it on an overnight backpacking trip as well as on a week long camping trip. I am cold blooded and have always required a blanket over my bag when camping out. This bag has changed that. It's light enough and stuffs small enough for my backpack. The hood on this mummy bag is better than hoods I'm use to. I'm 5'5" and of medium build. There was plenty of room in the bag for me.
Summary: I believe the bag you receive is a new model of the one shown in the picture. The one in the picture is more appealing to me because it looks more spacious, but the newer model is more advanced. I used it this past weekend in about 40 degree whether at night & it was quite warm. My only complaint is that it is a little narrow. I am about 5-9 & it is plenty long. If you want to see what it actually looks like, go to Target.com & search this bag.
Summary: I've had this thing for a while now and used it in the winter, and it hasn't let me down. It's a little billowy, but I guess that's the compromise you make for getting lighter materials. Overall, I'd say it's a bag you want to store in your main pack compartment, rolled out a little to fill space and maintain your stability; compression bag works great as a food/incidentals bag if you do this. I recommend it.