I've found what I have been looking for in a sleeping…
23 May 2011
Excerpt: I've found what I have been looking for in a sleeping bag. Down insulation, 30-60°F range, lightweight, and high quality, for under $300. I had this out two weekends ago. The temperature was 60° when I went to bed. Had the bag unzipped and was toasty until around 3am. Temperature dropped to 37°, so I fully zipper it up, pulled the drawcords tight, and slept warm and sound until morning. I normally get cold feet, but the insulation in the footing did outstanding.
A stellar summer bag. I have had a TNF Cats Meow for…
6 January 2010
Excerpt: A stellar summer bag. I have had a TNF Cats Meow for over 20 years. It has been a trooper but was getting thin. I had avoided down for long time but I decided to use my REI dividend check one year on getting a really compressible down bag. Read about a lot of bags and decided to go for the 800 fill Arroyo. What a great buy. Stuffs to the size of a football. Roomy (I have the long). Warm.
Light, high quality, well shaped and comfortable,…
10 April 2008
Excerpt: Light, high quality, well shaped and comfortable, but not a 30 degree bag. I just got back from a trip to North Georgia where the night time temps got down into the high 40's. This is my first down bag and I felt there were cold spots where the insulation wasn't evenly distributed or became compressed because there wasn't enough down in the baffle.
Great summer, spring, and fall bag. I am a warm sleeper,…
19 February 2007
Excerpt: Great summer, spring, and fall bag. I am a warm sleeper, and I have used this bag into the 20s with little problem, but that temp range is pushing it. Anyways, it's a great, lightweight bag that packs small and is built well. I have had the bag for three years and have washed it twice, and it looks brand new.
Great sleeping bag. It says that it is a 30F bag,…
18 November 2003
Excerpt: Great sleeping bag. It says that it is a 30F bag, but it could easily pass for a 20F. Very comfortable, packs down very small (just larger than a football). Used in 25F weather and was too warm and slept with the bag unzipped. The only problem is that the bag does not unzip all the way, I have a SD bag that unzips into a blaket which is very nice. All in all a great bag that is very warm.
I just wanted to second the previous review of the…
29 November 2000
Excerpt: I just wanted to second the previous review of the Arroyo. However, I have been comfy in my undies down to less than 20 F. It's the bag I grab for all but the very coldest weather. Amazing warmth for so little weight. Buy one!
This bag is wonderful. I used it on an entire thru-hike…
20 October 2000
Excerpt: This bag is wonderful. I used it on an entire thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail from 3.9.00-8.29.00. It withstood temps down to 15 degrees comfortably, and after a continuous 6 months of use, the last night on the trail dropped to 28*. I stayed nice and toasty. One bag the rest of your life? Probably so. No quality concerns. The bag withstood many nights of sleeping on pinecone infested ground. Twigs, rocks, and other pointy objects failed to pentatrate the shell.
This is my ideal bag. Since i only go hiking and camping…
4 August 2000
Excerpt: This is my ideal bag. Since i only go hiking and camping int the summer, this bag provides the perfect amount of warm. This down bag is EXTREMELY compressible and very light-weight; ideal for hiking and camping. The material feels very soft on my skin. Just be sure to keep this bag dry (because it is down). I haven't had the chance to test this bag at 30 degrees, but after reading numerous reviews i presume the bag will still keep you warm.
This is the bag for minimalist, weight-conscious backpackers…
24 May 1997
Excerpt: This is the bag for minimalist, weight-conscious backpackers who don't want to carry one ounce of goose down beyond what they expect to need. Using 800 fill down (not easy to find other manufacturers that use 800 fill), the Marmot Arroyo meets my needs for a very light bag suitable for summer use in the Adirondacks and 3 season use in the southern Appalachians. It definitely equals its 30/40 degree rating, although I'm a warm sleeper.