Big Agnes Lost Dog 50°
Design: Modified rectangular
Fill: Primaloft Sport
Temperature Rating: +35
Weight: 20 oz
Price Paid: $60 in online auction
I'm pretty impressed. Not being that warm a sleeper anymore, I was skeptical as to whether a 50 degree bag would be enough for me, but the Lost Dog has proven itself to temps below 40. I also use the Big Agnes Insulated Air Core pad that they claim a rating of 15 degrees for. The combo together weigh under three pounds and stuff together into a single 5"x12" compression stuff sack. I'm impressed!
I almost always sleep in a beanie and carry my silk longjohns or my Duofolds (or both in the winter) for warmth both at night when sleeping and during colder days. The Lost Dog seemed upon first pulling it out at home to be too lightweight and thin to possibly keep me actually warm at 50 degrees, but I figured I had enough "extras" with me to get by comfortably.
As for roominess, I was absolutely amazed. This is modified rectangular? It was roomier than my 13-year-old 20 degree Thermolite rectangular bag. (Should I have gone with a mummy?) When used in conjunction with the REM pad, not only was I more comfortable in every position than I'd ever been on the trail, but considerably lighter and roomier. In the end, I was nearly as warm. I check my thermometer at night like some people check their watches. I can usually tell you exactly what the coldest temp has been during the night. The REM pad was SO comfortable that I ended up sleeping straight through the night most of the time. Something I rarely do, even at home.
My first use of the Lost Dog was in the Ventana Wilderness in late March/early April. Temps at night ranged from 42 and raining hard to 35 and clear.
I had not taken the time and care that I should have in setting up my tarp the evening it rained the hardest (it got down to 42 the last time I looked) and found in the morning that some rain water had been splashing all night onto the bag at about my waist and lower and collecting in a puddle on top of my Tyvek ground cloth. Not only had the water not even come near soaking through the bag on the top, but no water had wicked up the sides either. Despite my own carelessness, I was warm and dry.
The evening of the coldest temperature got down to 35 degrees the last time I looked. That evening, having seen that the clouds had cleared and the stars were out, I added my Thermolite bag cover (adds 15 degrees of warmth) and was plenty warm. The problem that evening wasn't being warm enough, it was having room enough. The bag cover kept twisting for some reason and restricting my movement inside the Lost Dog. Should have just put on my Duofolds. Live and learn.
All in all I'd have to say that the Lost Dog is now a permanent part of my pack. Its roominess, warmth, water repellancy, small carry size and weight have made it so.
Drawbacks/Cons - If you're a person who prefers not to wear any clothes when inside your bag. This might not be the bag for you during the early spring and late fall at elevations above 7000'.
Advantages/Pros - If you're looking for a lightweight, roomy bag that will take up virtually no space in your pack, add almost no weight and layer well with other bags (my old 20 degree themolite bag fits inside this one like a glove for cold weather trips!), clothes and equipment - GET THIS BAG.
Design: Lost Dog
Temperature Rating: 50 Farenheight
Weight: 22 oz
Price Paid: $109
I have used this bag twice now and I am very pleased. I love how small it compresses and of course we can not forget the sleeping pad sleeve that keeps you from fall off your pad along with staying on it while tossing and turning.
Actually, the way these bags are made you will sleep so well you will not notice the tossing and turning. The bag is very roomy and lightweight.
The one con that it comes with is the rating. I sleep warm. This bag was used twice with temps in the high 40's F and low 50's F. The first time I used a summer non-insulated pad and was pretty chilly throughout the night. The second time it was used with a Thermarest insulated pad, again I was a little cold. I would give the bag a 55 degree rating. If I would have slept with a layer on it would have been perfect as I sleep in my birthday suit.
Great Bag. Big Agnes is the Mother of Comfort without a doubt. I also use the Lost Ranger and it's my favorite bag ever!!! I'm a gear junkie. If you like room, lightweight and more room than purchase Big Agnes sleeping bags!!!
Temperature Rating: 50 (ha)
Weight: 1lb 2 oz.
Price Paid: $109
It is well made, roomy, extremely lightweight, and highly compressible--all great features. But at 50 degrees (measured by a thermometer 8" above the tent floor, and with all windows zipped up), I had to add a fleece bag inside -- And still got up in the night to put on more clothes. It is being returned: I call it a 70 degree bag. I called the company (nice folks, willing to make things right for me) and they suggested that I had an incorrectly sized pad. This may be, but I still do not feel that this makes up enough difference for me to justify keeping it.
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The Big Agnes System is different than the traditional sleeping bag on top of a sleeping pad. With Big Agnes, the pad slides into an integrated sleeve on the bottom of the bag, and the top two-thirds of the bag is insulated in the traditional style. We el
- Teton Village Sports
The Big Agnes Lost Dog is a versatile sleeping bag. At just 20oz(reg) and the size of a water bottle it is great for travel to backcountry huts and hostels and is a super comfortable roomy warm weather sleeping bag. We recommend the Big Agnes Air Core Pad or the Big Agnes Clearview Pad. The Lost dog and the Clearview Pad together would barely weight more than 2 lbs!
Get ready to get the family out for some camping and make sure to update your sleeping bag with the Lost Dog sleeping bag from Big Agnes, a laid-back, warm-weather design that keeps you comfy with soft, Earth-friendly PrimaLoft Eco insulation. A specialized pad sleeve makes keeping your sleeping mat in place (with you on top of it) a much easier task.
- Mountain Gear
On Sale. Free Shipping. Big Agnes Lost Dog 50 Degree Sleeping Bag (Fall 2010) FEATURES of the Lost Dog 50 Degree Sleeping Bag by Big Agnes Integrated pad sleeve. Never roll off your pad again Lost Dog uses a minimalist pad sleeve design with straps and end caps to decrease weight Rectangular shape offers more room in foot box and shoulders Cotton storage sack and nylon stuff sack included Built in pillow pocket holds a fleece or Big Agnes pillow Interior fabric loops for sleeping bag liners 70in. YKK #8 zipper on Cross Mountain, Gunn Creek, Encampment and Farwell 70in. YKK #5 zipper on Lost Dog Mate together our left and right zip bags with same size zipper No-draft collar seals around neck to keep cold air from sneaking in No-draft wedge insulates the connection between the bag and pad No-draft zipper tube insulates along the length of the zipper SPECIFICATIONS: Fabric: WRM shell, WRM lining, WRM bottom Shell: Nylon rip-stop. WR surface treatment to repel water Lining: Soft, breathable nylon with stain resistant finish Pad sleeve: Nylon rip-stop. WR surface treatment to repel water Synthetic Insulation: Climashield HL: High Loft synthetic fill A-Flex: A synthetic construction technique which combines layers of 'flexed' insulation with smaller 'anchor' pieces to connect them. The 'flexed' layers increase loft and trapped air space and the 'anchors' maximize heat containment by eliminating gapping and creating more air pockets. Used in Encampment, Farwell A-Shingo: A patented, shingle construction that utilizes an anchor system to create more trapped air space and maximize heat containment by eliminating gapping. Used in Cross Mountain, Gunn Creek Lost Dog Fabric: Shell, lining and pad sleeve: Big Agnes WRM: Nylon microfiber rip-stop. Tightly woven, light weight and breathable. Water resistant and wind proof by construction. WR surface treatment to repel water Lost Dog Insulation: PrimaLoft eco: synthetic fill made from 50% recycled materials SPECIFICATIONS for Regular: Fill Weight: 5 oz Bag Weight: 1 lb / 4 oz Stuff Sack Size: XS: 6in. x 15in. Compressed size: 6in. x 4in. Pad size/shape: 20in. x 72in. / Rectangular SPECIFICATIONS for Long: Fill Weight: 6 oz Bag Weight: 1 lb / 6 oz Stuff Sack Size: XS: 6in. x 15in. Compressed size: 6in. x 5in. Pad size/shape: 20in. x 78in. / Rectangular