- 1Rectangular sleeping bag with removable zip-off hood
- 2Rugged, Teflon-coated, high-count polyester outer
- 3Filled with 3 pounds of non-allergenic Swiss-Therm polyester
- 4Soft, warm polyester liner; variable temperature rating of +35 to +60 degrees F
- 5Measures 86 by 33 inches
Amazon.com Product Description
With its Teflon coating and Swiss-Therm polyester in-fill, this Wenger rectangular sleeping bag makes camping more comfortable. It sports a high-count polyester exterior, soft polyester liner, a variable temperature rating of +35 to +60 degrees F, and a non-allergenic Swiss-Therm Elite filling weighing in at 3 pounds. A removable 200-count percale sheeting liner offers additional flexibility in hot and cold weather. The bag measures 86 by 33 inches.
Amazon.com Sleeping Bag Guide
Sleep Well: Finding the Right Sleeping Bag
Sleeping bag technology has come a long way from the days of cowboy bedrolls. These days, there are a number of high-tech materials and designs available to keep you warm during the coldest outings. Here's a short list of things to keep in mind when you're shopping for a bag:
Buy for Cold
It's a safe bet that on at least one of your adventures, the nighttime temperature will drop unexpectedly. That's why it's smart to buy a bag that's rated for the lowest possible temperature you expect to face on your camping and backpacking trips. For summer trips, a bag rated at +35 degrees or higher will likely do the trick. If you like to camp in higher elevations in the summer, or if spring and fall outings are in your future, consider bags rated from +10 to +35. Winter adventurers should look for bags in the -10 to +10 range, while those on serious winter alpine climbs and expeditions will want a bag rated lower than -10.
Keep in mind that sleeping bag manufacturers' temperature ratings only estimate the minimum temperature at which the bag will provide warmth. Take these numbers with a grain of salt, as different folks generate different amounts of heat when they sleep. If you're the type who likes to pile on the covers even on warmer nights, go for a bag that's rated ten degrees colder. The opposite is true for "warm" sleepers--a 35-degree bag will probably work for you on a 25-degree night.
Goose or No Goose?
The most important component of any sleeping bag is its insulating material. Modern sleeping bags offer two choices: goose down or synthetic. While both materials have advantages and disadvantages, down bags are considered superior because of their phenomenal warmth-to-weight and warmth-to-bulk ratios. While providing great insulation, down is extremely compressible and light. There's a reason why geese can fly and stay warm through the winter! Down also boasts great long-term durability and will typically retain its insulating properties after years of use.
All of that said, there are many high-quality synthetic bags on the market and synthetic materials are getting better all the time. While a synthetic bag will weigh somewhat more than a down bag at an equivalent temperature rating, synthetic bags perform better when wet. (Yes, the Achilles heel of down is that it loses all insulating properties when wet.) If your trips take you to wet climates, you may want to consider a synthetic bag for this reason alone. Keep in mind, too, that many people are allergic to down--synthetic bags are non-allergenic. Finally, down is considerably more expensive than synthetic, which might tip the balance for adventurers on a budget.
Bags for All Shapes
Sleeping bags come in two basic shapes that reflect their intended use. Mummy-shaped bags offer the best warmth because they conform to the body's contours. This minimizes the amount of body heat the body must put out to maintain a constant temperature. Many mummy bags are offered in women-specific shapes and sizes, as well. Rectangular bags, while they do offer more room to toss and turn, are less thermally efficient because they contain more open air space. Also, they are typically heavier than mummy bags, and are generally not offered with down insulation, making them best suited for car camping or short backpacking trips.
No matter what kind of bag you choose, a sleeping pad is a required accessory. Not only do they provide much-needed comfort when sleeping on the ground, pads also offer crucial warmth for your backside, as the weight of your body compresses--and renders virtually useless--the sleeping bag insulation that lies beneath you.
Size: 33" x 86" Features: Filled with 3 lbs. non-allergenic Swiss-Therm polyester Removable hood for traditional rectangular style Teflon coated, rugged, high count polyester outer Soft, warm polyester liner Removable 200 count percale sheeting liner Two self-repairing coil zippers on either side of bag to maximize ventilation control Round bottom, 210D polyurethane coated nylon oxford stuff sack Variable Temperature Rating: 35F rating for maximum insulation on cold nights, sleep under percale liner and sleeping bag 60F for warm nights, sleep under percale sheet liner only Illuminated Hydration Pack
2 out of 5 stars Comfortable, but... January 28, 2005
17 out of 17 found this review helpful
The "sheet" thing is interesting.
There's no way this thing measures 86" long. They must have stretched it to measure. I'm 6'4" and I thought this would be great - the main bag is less than 6' long and with the pillow attachment, it might be 6'8"
You can't combine 2 sleeping bags to make a larger one. For whatever reason, the decided to put the place where the zippers start in the middle of the bottom of the bag and combining the bags produces a lumpy mess.
5 out of 5 stars Excellent value! January 21, 2005
10 out of 11 found this review helpful
I bought it for my 13-year-old son who is 5'9" for a casual retreat his church organization is having. It is actually sized for an adult with a lot of room and chushioning. Great value.