User Review: Big Agnes Encampment 15°
Source: bought via a "pro deal"
Price Paid: 120$
Ideal for backpackers who toss around in their sleep and like the roomy bottom part to move their feet. Synthetic means you don't have to be too worried about getting it wet and pockets for pillow and a sleeping pad makes it simple to set up.
- Light for 15°F bag
- Packs down well
- Strong zippers
- No bottom insulation — by design
- No inside pockets for small items
I've used this sleeping bag for the last two years, from summer nights to California winter nights (including frosty ground at Rose Peak). The draft tube on the side and the draft collar make sure that air inside stays warm and double zippers mean you can leave a little pocket open to let it ventilate on warm nights.
I'm a 5'6", 155 lbs, fit build guy and this bag is perfect. There is a lot of room at the legs part, but I toss around at night, so it makes it easy for me to get in any position I like. I also store my morning clothes in with me to keep them warm and extra room helps with that. It's a half-mummy design, so even at chest I have lots of room.
The bag itself keeps a lot of the moisture out, on a night at Rose Peak in Ohlone Wilderness trail I woke up with a wet outside but dry inside bag.
The bag itself comes with a small sack that you can stuff it in after careful rolling up, or you can buy a compression sack which makes it far easier and packs it down to same size. Since it's synthetic, it is ready to use immediately after unpacking.
Zippers sometimes snag but if you knwo what you're doing and keep the draft tube out of the way, it's easy to zip open and close while inside.
Overall, I love this sleeping bag, if I ever upgrade, it would be to something lighter/down, but I've used this bag on kayaking, mountain bike camping, backpacking, car camping, climbing expeditions, and I am really happy with it.