equipment: sleeping bags

updated: 2021-8-9

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The following is a list of the current sleeping bags we have.

  1. Enlightened Equipment Revelation 10°F long & wide quilt
  2. Jacks’R’Better Sierra Stealth 40 F quilt
  3. Sierra Designs Zissou 6
  4. Therm-A-Rest 0F Adara Down Sleeping Bag
  5. Kelty Cosmic Down 20
  6. Marmot 15F Wizard Sleeping Bag Synthetic2

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Enlightened Equipment Revelation 10°F long & wide (Enlightened Equipment non-affiliate link)

  • owned since: 2021-5
  • current status: John’s all purpose sleeping bag
  • acquired: Enlightened Equipment stock quilt
  • condition when acquired: new
  • paid: $360.00 + $2.50 shipping = $360.5
  • type: top quilt
    • zipper unsowed toe box
  • gender: unisex
  • fill: 850 fill-power grey duck down
  • weight: 21.63 oz
  • size: wide & long
  • length: 84 inches
  • width: shoulder – 58 inches; 42 foot –  inches
  • temperature rating: 10°F
    • My 40°F was a little too light and small for an all purpose bag, so I decided to splurge.
    • I chose EE because their stitching is on the bag along the long way so the down won’t sink to the side. Also they base models require no lead time.
    • I went with the wide & long version so I could cocoon during cold nights.
    • I was aiming for a 20F bag, but decided to just go down to 10F so the bag lasts longer and stay at the insulation level even with down loss with use. I wasn’t to worried about getting hot since the quilt make it easy to open up.
    • I’ve been very happy with it so far through a few backpacking nights out in Wyoming in 2021. However it was a warm June.

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Jacks’R’Better Sierra Stealth 40 F quilt (jacksrbetter.com non-affiliate link)

  • owned since: 2019-7
  • current status: summer sleeping quilt
  • acquired: jacksrbetter.com in-stock quilt
  • condition when acquired: new
  • paid: $179.95 + $11.59 shipping = $191.54
  • type: top quilt – wearable
    • unsewn toe box
  • gender: unisex
  • fill: 900 fill-power goose down
  • weight: 17.5 oz (0.47 kg)
  • size: regular
  • length: 78 inches (1.98m)
  • width: shoulder – 48 inches (1.22 m); foot – 42 inches
  • temperature rating: 40°F
    • I decided to give a hiking quilt a try for summer and warmer weather hiking since I was always opening up my mummy bags. It served fine here in Virginia in the middle of summer, but it might have been too light for our Canadian Rockies trip in August. I had to make it as close to a mummy bag as possible to stay warm at night. In that regards, I wish I had gotten the long version so I could pull it over my head without my foot going through the bottom. I also felt like the down would clump on the sides of the begs leaving the top less insulated. I wore my fleece or down jacket as an extra layer on a couple of nights. Despite all that, I did stay warm enough so I don’t have much to complain about. I’ve only used it for about a month, so I’ll update as I use this more in the future as this will be my default bag for a while.
    • backpackgeartest.org review by Raymond Estrella

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Sierra Designs Zissou 6 (REI non-affiliate Link)

  • owned since: 2014
  • current status: John’s winter bag
  • acquired: steepandcheap.com
  • condition when acquired: new
  • paid: $209.99
  • type: mummy
  • gender: unisex
  • fill: 700-fill duck down – water resistant
  • lining: polyester
  • weight: 3 lbs. 1 oz.
  • fill weight: 30.5 ounces
  • girth (shoulder/hip/foot): 62/58/-“
  • fits to: 6′
  • compressed volume: 13.6 liters
  • temperature rating: 6°F
  • EN temp rating: 19°F comfort/ 6°F lower limit
    • This is my default sleeping bag for backpacking and camping involving wintery conditions or snow.
    • I haven’t had any issues with this sleeping bag, keeps me pretty warm in general.

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Therm-A-Rest 0F Adara Down Sleeping Bag (sierratradingpost.com non-affiliate link)

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  • owned since: 2014
  • current status: Meg’s default bag (formerly winter bag)
  • acquired: sierratradingpost.com
  • condition when acquired: new
  • paid: $239.97 + $12.72 state tax + $2.95 shipping
  • type: mummy
  • gender: women
  • fill: 750-fill down
  • lining: polyester
  • weight: 2 lb. 6 oz.
  • fill weight: 21 ounces
  • girth (shoulder/hip/foot): 60/56/30″
  • fits to: 5’6″
  • compressed volume: 16×8″
  • temperature rating: 0°F
  • EN temp rating: 22°F /10°F /-26°F
    • Meg typically sleeps cold, so she tends to take this for any places that might be a little bit cold like the Canadian Rockies in August.
    • She hasn’t any issues with the sleeping bag

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Kelty Cosmic Down 20 – 2014 version (backcountry edge non-affiliate link)

  • owned: 2015 to 2021
  • current status: gave to my brother
  • acquired: REI garage sale
  • condition when acquired: used and returned
  • paid: $40
  • type: mummy
  • gender: unisex
  • fill: 550 power-fill down
  • lining: 50D Polyester Taffeta
  • weight: 2 lbs. 11 oz.
  • fill weight: –
  • girth (shoulder/hip/foot): 62/-/-“
  • fits to: 6′ 0″
  • compressed volume: 14×8″
  • temperature rating: 20°F
  • EN temp rating: 32°F / 21°F
    • This was a cheap sleeping bag that works well in warmer, typical conditions. I was fine with it in the Sierra Nevadas on the John Muir Trail.
    • With my brother going on the John Muir Trail himself, I gave it to him to use.

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Marmot 15F Wizard Sleeping Bag Synthetic (sierratradingpost.com non-affiliate link)

  • owned since: 2011 to 2021
  • current status: sold to friend for USD$50
  • acquired: sierratradingpost.com
  • condition when acquired: new
  • paid: $95.62 + $8.08 tax
  • type: mummy
  • gender: unisex
  • fill: Climashield® HL, 100% Polyester
  • lining: Nylon or polyester
  • weight: 3 lb. 14 oz.
  • fill weight: 30 ounces
  • girth (shoulder/hip/foot): 62/58/40″
  • fits to: 6′
  • compressed volume:
  • temperature rating: 15°F
  • EN temp rating: NA
    • This was my first synthetic sleeping bag. We use it as second summer sleeping bag.
    • The coldest environment I’ve used this bag was a winter trip to Yosemite, sleeping at Camp 4 in a temp while camped on ice and a foam sleeping pad.

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