Excerpt: “Hands down the loftiest 15°F bag I’ve ever used,” declared our tester after using the Xenon on a September hike in Colorado’s Flat Tops Wilderness, where her companion grumbled, “It practically fills the tent.” Credit the 850-fill goose down—and lots of it: Marmot crams 20 to 25 percent more down into this women’s model than a comparably rated men’s bag (because many women sleep colder than guys).
Worked well enough and kept me plenty toasty on my…
18 December 2012
Summary: Worked well enough and kept me plenty toasty on my 2012 Appalachian Trail thru-hike. However if you're looking into a long-distance hike, then look elsewhere. This bag was just far too heavy and bulky.
I don't have any serious complaints about this bag.
3 September 2011
Excerpt: I don't have any serious complaints about this bag. My 2nd Marmot bag, my first was the Mistral w/Lite Loft ins. It lost all its loft so I bought this, at REI. I have woken in the morning with ice crusted on it, and been roast toasty. The zipper frequently gets caught, unless I baby it along. No big deal, that's what bags do. I am skeptical of REI's price now, it's 50 bucks more than when I bought it 5-6 years ago.
This is a well-made sleeping bag with a lot of function…
2 February 2011
Excerpt: This is a well-made sleeping bag with a lot of function for the price. It is insulated with 600 fill goose down and weighs about three pounds. It stuffs into a fairly small stuff sack. Mine does not have a membrain waterproof/breathable outer shell, but it is available with that at some extra expense.
Totally useless piece of shit! Used four times, lost…
31 December 2010
Excerpt: Totally useless piece of shit! Used four times, lost its loft and i nearly succumbed to hypothermia in 25 deg temps! Down does not stay in place properly! Traded in for a North Face Cats Meow.
It's very functional. I used it in my coldest trip…
22 December 2009
Excerpt: It's very functional. I used it in my coldest trip yet, 12 degrees in Blueridge and it kept me toasty with thermals, socks, and sweater. Honestly, if you need a bag for all seasons, this is it. It will keep you warm in the winter with layers and is breathable enough to use during the summer. I like it because it's fairly wide too, I can't use tight bags. For me, it fits all my needs.
This bag is great for the price. It's kept me comfortable…
15 October 2009
Excerpt: This bag is great for the price. It's kept me comfortable and warm into the low and windy/wet 30's (this was in a three season tent with mid-weight wool base layer for sleeping). The hood pulls tight comfortably and the draft collar works (I another bag rated to -0 which is not as warm because the draft collar sucks, have to wrap a jacket around my neck to keep the cold out). I'm really impressed with this bag, especially, again, for the price.