User Review: Big Agnes Lost Ranger 15°
Temperature Rating: +5
Price Paid: $100 on Ebay inc shipping!
When discussing down sleeping bags, it's always worthy to mention that each of us sleeps at different temperatures. I sleep hot and always have. Others sleep cooler and require more insulation.
For me, this bag rocks. I extend its season easily using a military gore-tex bivy cover I got on Ebay for $25. The bivy easily adds another 10 to 15 degrees and I've slept comfortably in my bag to just above zero.
It's also important to note that a significant amount of heat loss occurs through your head, face and neck at night in the cold. The bag works to correct this with neck baffles, but you should always consider adding a balaclava or stocking cap when sleeping in immediate cold. I also add a layer of polypropylene in extremely cold weather because with the Gore-Tex bivy, you need all the help you can get to wick moisture away. Nowadays, learn to sleep smart and include this bag or one like it in your plans.
Everything the marketing says about this bag is true - you can turn over easily in it and it is fairly wide for big chested men. I would have included a gear pocket for things like lip protection and eye glasses but overall, I really like what Big Agnes has done!