User Review: ALPS Mountaineering Crescent Lake 20
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $55
All things considered... 5 stars.
- Well designed
- Generous fit
- High loft
For the price, the Alps Crescent Lake is a very good bag. The dimensions are generous compared to the sizing of most mummy bags. The amount of loft surprised me. It's thick! Of course this comes at the expense of weight and pack size. 3lbs12oz for the "regular".
I use the Alps for car camping to keep miles off my backpacking bags. The Crescent Lake will fit into the sleeping bag compartment of external frame Kelty packs, but it's too big for the bag compartment of most internal frames.
I've got a good 60 nights in this bag. I've used it in 40°F-65°F nights and was neither cold nor sweating. I only compress it while traveling and store it in a large plastic storage bin at home. It's wearing well and still looks brand new. Not a huge issue, but I like the colors. It doesn't look like a bag of skittles.
Did get the zipper hung up once, but was able to get it undone. Helps that there is a second zipper pull on the bottom so it can be unzipped from both directions.
Considering performance, design, comfort, and price... this is a great product.