Mountain Hardwear Switch 35°

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Specs

fall 2010 men's regular long
Weight 3 lb 5 oz / 1500 g 3 lb 8 oz / 1590 g
Fill weight 1 lb 7 oz / 652 g 1 lb 10 oz / 737 g
Loft 4 in / 10 cm 4 in / 10 cm
Temperature rating 35 F / 2 C 35 F / 2 C
EN comfort 39 F / 4 C 39 F / 4 C
EN lower limit 30 F / -1 C 30 F / -1 C
Fill Thermic MX synthetic Thermic MX synthetic
Shape Mummy Mummy
Max user height 6 ft 0 in / 180 cm 6 ft 6 in / 200 cm
Shoulder girth 56 in / 142 cm 58 in / 147 cm
Hip girth 56 in / 142 cm 58 in / 147 cm
Price $120.00 USD $130.00 USD
Foot girth 36 in / 91 cm 38 in / 97 cm

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Initially, my wife bought the Switch 35, because she…

Rating: rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Design: Semi-rectangular
Fill: Don't know which brand
Temperature Rating: 35 degrees
Weight: 2+ pounds
Price Paid: $110

Initially, my wife bought the Switch 35, because she wanted room to move her legs around inside the bag - she's a restless sleeper. She got the Men's Regular because the store didn't have a Women's model in stock. I tried hers out and went back and got a Men's Long. We use them for car camping because they are too weighty for hiking; and also we both have 32 degree down bags for that purpose.

Let's start with the positives: Both of us feel like the Switch 35 gives you an ideal sleeping temperature inside across a wide range of temperatures outside. The lowest we have used them is right around 30 degrees. We were both in underwear, and were not chilly. Her feet were cold, probably due to the footbox being roomy; but I was OK, maybe because I had some light socks on. The highest we have used them is in the high 60 degree range, and they were not too warm, with the almost-full-length-zippers opened halfway.

The only negative is the danged zipper. I personally find it uncooperative if there is the slightest perpendicular pressure, like when you try to unzip at your shoulders or hips, or from within. So, if you wake up in the middle of the night for a nature call, you might find yourself fighting with the zipper and waking yourself up in the process. I wish it were not that way, because otherwise, the Switch 35 is a really sweet bag for both of us. Maybe the answer is for you to get in it at the store, try the zipper, then decide whether or not to buy it.

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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Mountain Hardwear's Men's Switch 35° page.

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Mountain Hardwear Switch 35F Synthetic Sleeping Bag - Regular Size

- SunnySports refers to the men's version

Mountain Hardwear s Switch 35 sleeping bag is the perfect bag for summer camping trips. This versatile bag is armed with the Quantum Expander: a system that allows you to expand your bag if it s hot out and snug it in to retain warmth if it s cold. The Synthetic Thermic MX filling is compressible and resiliant to wetnessNylon taffeta outside fabric is durable and lightweight

- Second Ascent refers to the men's version

Free Shipping. Mountain Hardwear Switch 35F Sleeping Bag FEATURES of the Mountain Hardwear Switch 35F Sleeping Bag Quantum expander zips open to add 8in.of girth to the bag Keep it zipped closed and the comfortable mummy cut gives you maximum warmth Zip it open for extra room or to make the bag sleep cooler on a warm night The Quantum expander is a fully insulated Comfort mummy cut efficiently maximizes warmth without constriction Insulation has outstanding loft with excellent compressibility Face gasket and tailored hood comfortably block drafts at the hood opening and seal in warmth Comfort Footbox follows natural foot position for maximum warmth and comfort Nylon stuff sack included Imported SPECIFICATIONS of the Mountain Hardwear Switch 35F Sleeping Bag Temperature Rating: 35deg F / 2deg C Comfort Rating: 39deg F / 4deg C Comfort Limit: 30deg F / -1deg C Extreme: 1deg F / -17deg C Fill Type: Synthetic Loft Size: 4in. / 10 cm Stuffed Size: 7in. x 15in. / 19 x 38 cm Shell: 50D Nylon Taffeta Insulation: Thermic MX Lining: 50D Polyester Taffeta The SPECS for Regular Fill Weight: 1 lb 7 oz / 652 g Total Weight: 3 lbs 5 oz / 1.50 kg Inside Length: 78in. / 198 cm Shoulder Girth: 62in. / 157 cm Hip Girth: 58in. / 147 cm Foot Girth: 38in. / 97 cm The SPECS for Long Fill Weight: 1 lb 10 oz / 737 g Total Weight: 3 lbs 8 oz / 1.59 kg Inside Length: 84in. / 213 cm Shoulder Girth: 64in. / 163 cm Hip Girth: 60in. / 152 cm Foot Girth: 40in. / 102 cm

- Moosejaw refers to the men's version

Mountain Hardwear: Switch 35 (Regular): Warm Thermic MX compresses easily and our face gasket seals in warmth. Mountain Hardwear’s exclusive Quantum expander allows you to increase bag girth by 8”. The Switch 35 is an outstanding choice in moderate temperatures where moisture and compressibility are issues. Quantum expander zips open to add 8"of girth to the bag. Keep it zipped closed and the comfortable mummy cut gives you maximum warmth. Zip it open for extra room or to make the bag sleep cooler on a warm night. The Quantum expander is a fully insulated panel, so no worries about cold spots, whether it’s open or closed. Comfort mummy cut efficiently maximizes warmth without constriction Insulation has outstanding loft with excellent compressibility Face gasket and tailored hood comfortably block drafts at the hood opening and seal in warmth Comfort Footbox follows natural foot position for maximum warmth and comfort Nylon stuff sack included Imported

- Mountain Hardwear refers to the men's version