User Review: Eureka! Men's Cimarron 15
Fill: Eureka Thermashield
Temperature Rating: 15
Weight: 4.1 lbs
Price Paid: $40 at CSP Outdoors
I backpack and car camp mostly in Alabama and the south in all 4 seasons (3 seasons for you Northern & Western folks), but have spent 7 nights on the AT in various places and the C&O canal Towpath in Maryland.
It is difficult to fault this bag for the price. I have slept in it in weather from 20 degrees to 50 and have never slept cold. The quality of manufacture is superb, it compresses to 8 X 12, the material feels good and did I say it was WARM! I have had no problems with the zipper or drawstrings, and the fleece pillow holder in the hood is very convenient. I just place 2 pieces of 2" egg crate foam inside it and instant fleece pillow inside the hood.
The only problem I have with the bag is the weight. At 4.1 lbs, it is too heavy for my lightweight backpacking ensemble. I carried it once, on a 4-day, 3-night trip and while sleeping was great, my load was way too heavy. I now use it only when I car camp with family, Scouts, and RA's.
Pros - Warm, comfortable, and compresses well
Con - Too heavy to backpack more than overnight