Big Agnes Hog Park 20°
Source: received it as a personal gift
This is a great sleeping bag for large men. I am 6'2" and 265 lbs and I toss and move in my sleep. The Hog Park allowed me to turn over in the bag while zippered.
- Sleeve for your sleeping pad, so you can't roll off.
- Large enough to be comfortable
- Has no bottom insulation. Need to have an insulated pad
- Has a sleeve for a pillow which I didn't need
- Too heavy for backpacking
Ive used my Big Agnes Hog Park twice now. For me at 6'2" and 265 lbs it was great. the length was long enough for me to stretch out and its girth allowed me to turn over easily. I chose the Big Agnes Hog Park to go with my Big Agnes Air core pad that I have owned for 7 years (of course the pad chose to fail the first time I used them together. This just gave me the chance to upgrade to the Big Agnes Insulated air core.). The Big Agnes system is great. With the sleeping pad enclosed within the sleeping bag you wont ever wake up off the pad.
The only drawbacks are the fact that you have to use a pad underneath because there is no insulation underneath. The other drawback is its weight at almost 6lbs.
Fill: 650 down
Temperature Rating: 15 degree
Weight: 3lbs 8 oz
Price Paid: $250
First off I have to say that I absolutely love the concept of these Park Series bags from Big Agnes, and I think with a little work they would have a winner. They are extremely roomy, which is paramount for me as I just can't get comfy in a mummy bag, and the Summit Park is light enough to pack. But the 15 degree rating on this thing is WAY over rated.
I have now spent several nights in cold weather in this bag down to the mid 20's. Have tried multiple pads with this bag. Two inflatables and a Prolite 4. The last 2 nights with an Exped Synmat 9 Deluxe rated at R-6 and approx 0 degrees. With it, a full fleece liner and a layer of Capilene 4 I was just barely comfortable on cold ground surrounded by snow with temps about 25.
The down in the bag seems to work it's way towards the edges more than it should. BA says that they have corrected this with a different baffle design but I have the new design and it hasn't. There needs to be more down over the top of the body and not around the sides. Seems that in a race to produce the lightest that they gave up on comfort. I would gladly pack another 8 oz of down that stayed in place in this thing in exchange for comfort.
Oh, and the zipper ALWAYS gets hung up.
I have spoken with BA and they are great to work with, but even they suggested a liner or heavier insulated pad. Which I already have. They also gave me the name of a company that can do alterations and add more down. What would you bet they have had this complaint before.
These companies really should be held accountable for putting out these ratings hence the 2 stars. This is a 35 degree or better bag and if it would have been advertised as such, with a good zipper, it would be 5 stars. I am using this with equipment that is designed for colder weather. We should not have to go to extremes to make their rating work. There is only one other warmer pad that I am aware of and that is the Exped 9 Deluxe Downmat with an R-8 rating. I may get one, or I may just not camp in 25 degree weather any more.
Can someone please produce a true cold weather bag 0 degrees or so that is roomy, packable and comfortable?
Temperature Rating: 20 degrees F
Price Paid: $55
I bought this in January for $55 for the bag and the Hinman sleeping pad from Sportsman's Warehouse on an inventory reduction sale. I have used it three times now. The coldest was 25 degrees F and I slept very warm. For car camping this is a great bag and as an older and more abused camper I found the thick sleeping pad very comfortable.
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The Big Agnes Summit Park 15 Sleeping Bag follows the tradition of Big Agnes Park Series Sleeping Bags but instead of using Polarguard Delta, the Summit Park uses 650 Goose Down insulation. By using Goose Down insulation in the Big Agnes Summit Park, you have the best of both worlds in room and weight. The Summit Park is not only geared for car camping but with a weight of only 3lbs 8oz, backpacking as well. Designed to be used with a 25" x 78" rectangular pad. Check out the new 25" wide Insulated Air Core and Two Track pads.
From the Big Agnes Park Series, the synthetic Hog Park sleeping bag offers big guys and campers who like a lot of space supreme comfort at base camp and during car-camping excursions. Underside insulation has been eliminated and replaced with a sleeve for a 25-in.-wide pad, sold separately. Quallofil(TM) synthetic insulation works a lot like down, with minimal bulkiness and excellent packability, yet provides warmth even when wet. Semirectangular-shape bag has a durable ripstop nylon shell with Durable Water Repellent finish and soft cotton/polyester lining. No-draft yoke collar extends down from the top of the bag, sealing around the neck to prevent warm air from escaping and cold air from entering. The Hog Park +20degF sleeping bag features a draft tube behind the zipper to prevent cold air from seeping inside. Oversized draft wedge insulates the connection between the bag and pad to prevent cold air from entering. Built-in pillow sleeve allows you to stuff in a jacket or other clothing for a stay-in-place pillow. Bag will zip to another bag with opposite zipper configuration. Interior fabric loops stabilize a sleeping bag liner, sold separately. Big Agnes Hog Park +20degF sleeping bag includes a nylon stuff sack.
Big Agnes designed the Hog Park Sleeping Bag for folks who like an extra-roomy bag during three-season camping trips. This synthetic bag's rectangular shape provides the extra elbow and foot room so you can find the perfect position for a good night's sleep in the backcountry.
Specifications: Integrated full pad sleeve. Never roll off your pad againNylon stuff sack includedBuilt in pillow pocket holds a fleece or Big Agnes pillowInterior fabric loops for sleeping bag linersRectangular shape offers more room in foot box and shoulders25" width offers extra girth70" YKK #8 zipper. Mate together our left and right zip bags with same size zipperNo-draft collar seals around neck to keep cold air from sneaking inNo-draft wedge insulates the connection between the bag and padNo-draft zipper tube insulates along the length of the zipperShell: Nylon rip-stop. WR surface treatment to repel waterLining: Soft, breathable cotton/polyester blend with stain resistant finishPad sleeve: Nylon rip-stop. WR surface treatment to repel waterSynthetic Insulation: Thermolite(R) Quallofil - Short staple synthetic fibers with a patented seven-hole constructionLEFT OR RIGHT ZIPPER? When you are in the bag, on your back, the right zip will be on your right side, left zip on your left side
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