User Review: Marmot Sawtooth
Price Paid: $160
This is a well-made sleeping bag with a lot of function for the price. It is insulated with 600 fill goose down and weighs about three pounds. It stuffs into a fairly small stuff sack. Mine does not have a membrain waterproof/breathable outer shell, but it is available with that at some extra expense.
What I like - the zipper has a nice, grippy pull tab and stiffer/thicker strips of nylon that flank the zipper and run the entire length of the bag - which very helpfully prevents the zipper from snagging most of the time. Good width at the shoulders. Well-designed hood that cradles your head, draft tube in the proper location around the top of the shoulders/neck area.
Two sets of drawstrings, one to tighten the edge of the hood (outside) and another to pull the draft tube tight around your shoulders/neck. The bag has a lower EN limit of 14 degrees fahrenheit, and a comfort rating of 26 degrees fahrenheit. I think that is accurate from sleeping out in weather right around 32 degrees, when I was plenty warm. no down leakage.
Things that could be better - the draft tubes that run the length of the zipper are fairly insubstantial. On a few occasions, i could feel cold air in the area of the zipper and draft tubes.
For me, this bag is a nice compromise of weight, down quality, and price. Spending more money will buy you 700 or 800 fill down, save you 1/2 to 1 pound in weight, and get you a little more room in your pack because the loftier, more expensive backs stuff smaller. but, this occasionally shows up on sale for about half the price of an 800 fill back.
My conclusion - excellent design and quality from Marmot except for the draft tube along the zipper, which is merely good. A very good 3 season down sleeping bag for the price.