ALPS Mountaineering Desert Pine 20
Price Paid: Scout Price
This is a very good bag for the price...I have been using it for over a year now, and it's my first mummy bag...
In the past, I have used one of the flannel-lined square bags, but glad that I made the switch. The bag kept me warm...well, for the most part, but my being cold was because of my own doing (I put my face into the bag, poor insulation underneath, and not dressed properly in bag).
If you have never slept in a mummy-bag, and are looking to try one out, this one can't be beat for the cost.
- no-snag zippers
- baffles stay put
- packs easily into compression stuff sack
- packs nicely into backpack
- nothing -- only things that user can fix (proper cold-weather dressing, educating themselves on differences between mummy bag and standard bag)
Overall, this was a good buy/pick, and have recommended ALPS bags to my scouts (I have the WIDE bag, they only need the regular or long).
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Key Features of the ALPS Mountaineering Desert Pine 20F Sleeping BagTechLoft+� insulation2-layer off-setMultiple� staple-length micro-denier fiberMummy shapedInsulated chest baffleZipper baffleContoured hoodCompression stuff sack� Lightweight210T nylon ripstop210T polyesterALPS Mountaineering Desert Pine 20F Sleeping BagThe ALPS Mountaineering Desert Pine 20F Sleeping Bag is perfect for you to spend the night in, during your next outdoor adventure.� The� MicroX+ insulation is made up of� multiple denier staple-length fibers� that have a siliconized finish, for better protection and without� the bulk. The contoured hood and mummy shape help� seal in the warmth,� delivering a nice and comfortable ambiance. The sleeping bag uses a 2-layer off-set construction, sometimes called "a bag within a bag", which helps trap the warmth inside. The Zipper Baffle makes� zipping� the sleeping bag, an� easy task. An insulated chest baffle has been provided for your comfort. It comes with a free compression sack, which makes it easy to carry around, and fit in your luggage. Measuring� 30 in. x 72 in. (short), 32 in. x 80 in.� (regular), 34 in. x 86 in. (long) and 36 in. x 84 in. (wide), make this ideal for any size.� The ALPS Mountaineering Desert Pine 20F Sleeping Bag� will sure keep you� warm and comfortable,� during those long nights out camping.
- SunnySports refers to the unisex version
The Desert Pine series sleeping bags are made with Techloft+ insulation. Techloft+ Insulation consists of multi-hole staple-length micro-denier fibers that have a siliconized finish for maximum insulation, loft, and compactness. The Desert Pine uses a 2-layer offset construction, sometimes called a "bag within a bag." The contoured hood and mummy shape helps seal up your warmth and keep you warmer. The Desert Pine is a great backpacking sleeping bag to take along on your hikes that won't take up all the space in your pack.
- CampSaver.com refers to the unisex version
Desert or Mountain side this bag just plain gets it done!
- All Mountain Access refers to the unisex version
Get good sleep at night so you can tackle the trails in the morning with Alps Mountaineering's Desert Pine +20 Synthetic sleeping bag. It offers the maximum in insulation, loft and compactness by using TechLoft + Insulation. A 2-layer offset construct creates the bag within a bag that captures heat and retains it throughout the night.
- Mountain Gear refers to the unisex version