Summary: Summary Great mummy bag! Pros very warm stores easily light Cons zipper gets stuck Overall, I have enjoyed this mummy bag, and would recommend it, considering you have the money to invest. The down insulation is SOO warm and crams to a size a little bigger than a football. With a decent pad, you will stay toasty even on a very chilly night. I just used it on an 11°F night and stayed moderately warm.
When my previous bag, a moderately priced store brand…
17 March 2011
Summary: When my previous bag, a moderately priced store brand synthetic, had its zipper break at the same time that the fill lost most of its loft, I decided to move up to down. I do a lot of camping while motorcycle touring and, while weight is not especially critical, the volume of one's kit must be rigorously minimized if the bike is not to become unroadworthy, or even unrideable.
This bag lives up to its rating. My son and I were…
26 April 2010
Summary: This bag lives up to its rating. My son and I were 500 feet below this freezing level one night and I did not notice that fact until I woke up and had to take care of business in the middle of the night. It was freezing out there but I was very warm and comfortable in my bag. I had used the Sawtooth before (the 600 fill version), and did noticed the difference in the way the the 800 fill envelops your body rather than lay on your body.
We bought a pair of these for each other four years…
10 July 2009
Summary: We bought a pair of these for each other four years ago. They are absolutely awesome. I sleep warm and she sleeps cold. We both love the bags. The temperature ratings are conservative, we've been quite comfortable in the low teens with base layers on. The zipper runs the length of the bag so it is easy to use as a quilt on warm nights. Mating two bags offers a large volume for a couple (just don't do it in winter - you'll freeze).
Used this bag in the 40's and actually sweated during…
7 October 2008
Summary: Used this bag in the 40's and actually sweated during the night. Very comfortable fabric and great packability. Avoid over-compressing the bag with an aftermarket compression sack and use a liner to keep it clean use after use.
I have owned this bag for two years now and I have…
24 June 2007
Summary: I have owned this bag for two years now and I have no complaints about it. The first trip I took it on was on Mount St. Helens in December where temps got as low as 5* Fahrenheit. I am a cold sleeper but in this bag I was almost sweating. I have never had a cold spot or cold night in this bag. It packs very small and is uber light. It is perfect for any type of weather.
We bought two of these about six years ago. buy this…
3 May 2004
Summary: We bought two of these about six years ago. buy this bag. it has been flawless. we got a great buy at sierratradingpost.com. it has it all--we use them even in our RV in lieu of blankets. but it shines on the trail. tiny, warm, convenient, not confining, state of the art design and workmanship. i sat on mine once while we had it hanging on a hook at home after a trip-YEEOUCHH--i tore it.
Wow! I can't say enough about this bag. Camped at…
27 February 2004
Summary: Wow! I can't say enough about this bag. Camped at 7000 ft in Death Valley in December on the slopes of Telescope peak during a clear night. Temps dropped into the single digits and all I had on were my thermals and a pair of light weight socks. The bag is rated 10 15 F but that's pretty conservative, I think it's good to around 5 F actually. I was on a thermarest (which probably helped) but I never once was cold in this bag.
I love this bag. In fact its my second marmot bag.…
21 February 2004
Summary: I love this bag. In fact its my second marmot bag. The first was an older pinnacle. But this one is the 800 fill design. My older one didn't have the neck collar either. The bag seems to live up to its rating, I've never been cold in it yet and I know the temps were in the low 20's. I did wear a tshirt, pj pants and socks. The bag shows excellent quality and great attention to detail.
Sweet bag! No problems. Very warm, especially with…
28 January 2002
Summary: Sweet bag! No problems. Very warm, especially with a silk liner. This bag is soooo light and compact, even without a compression bag. The zipper is great in that is doesn't snag at all and there is plenty of room inside. Rarely do I spend an entire night on my back, and this bag does the trick. I really like the separate drawstring baffle that goes around your shoulders or collarbone.