Fill: supposedly 700 fill down
Temperature Rating: 32 degrees F and above
Weight: 2.96 pounds with stuff sack provided
Price Paid: $126
Bought this on clearance from altrec.com. I have the goose down version. $126. altrec didn't charge shipping fees or tax. the first thing that strikes you about the bag is the lack of loft. The bag is rated at 23 degrees. This is optimistic to say the least. the second key thing is the weight. Ihe long version that I have is supposed to be 2 pounds 5 ounces. My bag in the stuff sack weighs 2.96 pounds, significantly more than advertised.
Having said all this, the bag is a good buy. When used in temps above freezing, the bag performs as advertised. Converting the bag into a jacket means you can leave your warm jacket at home. wearing the bag/jacket around camp is a real plus. in recent years, i've tried to buy gear that serves more than one function as a weight saving measure. The wallcreeper fits the bill nicely.
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I am a cold sleeper, but can't stand the confinement of a mummy bag, wanted light weight, so I chose this bag. It is a clever design, with some fun, handy features (the zippers for freeing your arms are great), but I froze in it at 45 degrees with layers of clothing on underneath.
I found the hood and neck to be claustrophobic, but necessary to retain heat, and the velcro around the neck uncomfortable around my chin/face/neck. I am offering it to a friend who says that he sleeps like a furnace. I also think that its versatility as a long jacket is a great idea, but dangerous and useless near fire. If you are a hot sleeper, it could be just the ticket.
Design: mummy modified
Temperature Rating: 25 degree
Price Paid: $120
I bought mine for hammock camping, bought it at backcountry gear a close out item. The shell is pertex quantum, microfiber lining, 700 fill down, not a very lofty bag for being rated at 25 degrees, narrow girth, approx 60 in.
Manufacturer's weight is 1lb 14oz. I weighed it at 2lbs and 4oz. Have not used this bag yet, am very skeptical about using it.
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The versatile Exped Wallcreeper Down Sleeping Bag converts to a sleeveless down parka so you can stroll around camp after you crawl into your 750-fill down sleeping bag. The Wallcreeper has armhole zippers and a drawstring opening at the feet to convert it into a jacket, ideal for hanging at base camp or belaying your partner. It even has front pockets to keep your hands warm. This Exped sleeping bag is rated at 30 degrees Fahrenheit and works great as a liner bag, too.
Whether you use it as a sleeping bag, thermal liner or long vest, the down-filled Exped Wallcreeper is a welcome essential for any cool backpacking, climbing or mountaineering adventure. Slide in, pull up the foot section and secure the buckles and you have a warm vest that's ideal for late night fireside chats. When you're ready to call it a night, loosen the foot section buckles, give a quick tug on the cinch cord at the base of the Exped Wallcreeper and use it as a sleeping bag. Elasticized vertical and horizontal baffles eliminate down shift and cold leaking through seams--especially as you transition from vest to sleeping bag--without sacrificing body heat. If the mercury dips deep, pair your Exped Wallcreeper with other performance sleeping bags and bivy bags for the ultimate thermal liner. The fully adjustable and insulated hood keeps your head warm without hindering your field of vision.
- Altrec Outdoors
Cinch the foot drawcord around your hips and you have a comfortable camp parka. Close the zippers and cinch the foot drawcord to use as a fully functional sleeping bag. Exterior handwarmer pockets. Full-length center zipper allows sleeping bag to open into a blanket large enough for two. Insulated with quality 750-fill-power goose down for warmth, light weight and compressibility. Parka-style hood with drawcord adjustments traps heat inside. Save weight on your next technical adventure with this versatile 3-in-1 sleep system. Zippered arm openings allow you to operate a stove, sort gear or belay your partner from the comfort of your bag.