Big Agnes Roxy Ann 15°
Price Paid: $199.95
I've had this bag for 4 years now and although I love the Big Agnes sleep system I've never been really warm in the bag. I'm a cold sleeper, which really means if I'm cold I don't sleep, so I've had many restless nights. I take a fleece liner and use an Exped Downmat 9 and I'm still cold.
Luckily I bought this bag at REI and can trade it in for a zero degree bag, which if possible will be another Big Agnes. The design is great so that's why it gets 3 stars and if you're a warm sleeper or if you're backpacking in warm weather this bag would be great for you.
I used it on a week-long trip to Havasupai in October and I was totally comfortable. Unfortunately most of my trips are in the Sierras, so I have to trade up.
Design: Mummy Rectangular
Fill: 650 fill down
Temperature Rating: 15 degrees farenheight
Weight: 2 pounds 13 ozs
The Roxy kept me warm in temperatures down to the low 20s upper 10s. I did get slightly cold around my middle, but nothing I couldn't deal with. I used a Them-a-Rest women’s air mattress, but have ordered the Big Agnes air mattress that fits the bag. The Big Agnes air mattress is also an inch thicker, which should help with the coldness I experience. Because of the way the bag is designed, the mattress doesn't slip out from under you.
I like the fact that I can sleep on my side with ease. I like the little extra room in the bag without giving up warmth. I was able to pack it down to a small size using a compression bag, not the one it comes with. I am pleased with the warmth and the packability of this sleeping bag.
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Women are typically colder sleepers than men and most will end up buying a 20 degree warmer bag than the temperature they need. Many women also need a shorter length and a more tapered shape to eliminate the problem of heating wasted space. Big Agnes accommodated these unique needs by expanding on the popular Classic Series design and adding extra room in the waist and additional down fill in the foot and core area. They created the petite size to fit women 5 ft 6 in and shorter. All Big Agnes Sleeping bags require a pad for insulation on the bottom. The Petite size use a regular 20"x66" pad and the Regular size uses a regular 20"x72" pad. The Big Agnes Roxy Ann is filled with 650 Duck Down insulation and will keep you warm down to 15 degrees. Think of the Big Agnes Lost Ranger but made specifically for women. The Roxy Ann is an excellent choice for backpacking light when comfort is also important.
Designed to excel in all conditions with DownTek water-repellent down insulation, the roomy Big Agnes Roxy Ann provides more efficient warmth and natural body contouring with vertical baffle construction.
Rest easy at the first sound of raindrops on your tent. The Big Agnes Roxy Ann down sleeping bag features DownTek(TM) water-repellent down insulation. DownTek 650-fill-power duck down repels water by employing nanotechnology and a proprietary process that applies a micro-thin polymer to the down. DownTek down repels water and maintains loft and insulation value, even when exposed to moisture. Proprietary application process creates a water repellent, antimicrobial and antibacterial down insulation that actually floats on water. Insotect Flow(TM) Construction features internal Flow Gates(TM), which are vertical chambers with internal mesh gates that keep insulation from shifting up and down. Underside insulation has been eliminated and replaced with a sleeve for a 20 in. wide Big Agnes rectangular pad or any 20 in. wide pad (pad sold separately). Continuous draft wedge insulates the connection between the bag and pad to prevent cold air from entering. Ripstop nylon shell with a Durable Water Repellent surface treatment sheds water; soft, breathable nylon taffeta lining cocoons you in comfort. Built-in pillow sleeve allows you to stuff a jacket or a backcountry pillow inside, and keeps it in place all night long. Contoured, down-filled collar at the top of the bag seals around the neck to prevent warm air from escaping and cold air from entering. 2-way, full-length, locking zipper with big, easy-to-grab zipper pull. Fabric stiffeners on both sides of the zipper prevent the zipper from snagging. Draft tube located behind the zipper prevents warm air from escaping and cold air from entering. Interior fabric loops stabilize a sleeping bag liner (sold separately). Big Agnes Roxy Ann sleeping bag includes a stuff sack and large storage bag.
The cozy down warmth and roomier interior of the Big Agnes Women's Roxy Ann 15 Degree Down Sleeping Bag will lull you to sleep and keep you comfortable throughout the night. This women-specific, 650-fill bag keeps you snug through chilly mornings and mild winter nights and uses DownTek technology to deal with wet conditions.