REI Igneo Sleeping Bag
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: can't remember but was on sale at REI it was under $200.00
Good, warm bag for winter camping down to single degree temps as long as you have a good pad. Waterproof covering kept bag dry from condensation that formed on tent and dripped onto bag,
- 2 pounds
- Water roof coated shell
- Packs small
- A little tight in shoulders
I've had this bag for over two years now and have used it in all 4 seasons. Used this bag for spring and summer trips in Alaska where temps at night went down to the mid 30s. The bag was too warm for me so I had to open it up to control temp. I also used it in early winter in both Alaska and Washington state were temps ranged from 10 to 20 degrees at night and had no problem. The draft collar worked to keep out drafts.
The waterproof coating worked great. The drops of water from the condensation that formed on the tent just roll off and never soaked into the bag, even when my bag was up against the tent wall my bag never got wet.
I have big shoulders and the bag was a little tight. Overall length was good, the foot box was big enough for my feet to move around in. The zipper worked well, never snaged on the fabric when using the zipper from inside the bag or out. Came with a stuff sack but I purchased a compresion sack that made packing the bag even smaller.
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In awarding its 2012 Gear of the Year Award,. Further, "The ... real standout feature was the new waterproof coating ... designed to repel condensation without the weight, bulk, and annoying ... crinkle of a waterproof shell.". The REI Igneo 3-season premium backpacking sleeping bag features goose down insulation and a waterproof, breathable shell fabric for slaying cold nights in the backcountry. Tested by an independent third-party lab using European Norm protocol, the EN temperature ratings allow direct comparisons across brands with other EN-rated bags. Waterproof, breathable shell fabric is an ultralight, coated ripstop nylon designed to dissipate moisture from the inside, repel moisture from the outside and keep down dry. 800-fill-power goose down is efficiently distributed for maximum warmth and compressibility; ultralight polyester mini-ripstop lining has a soft hand-feel. Exclusive REI Down Fill Calculator optimizes the amount of down per baffle for the most warmth with the least amount of down. 60% of insulation is put on top of bag where it contributes the most warmth and loft. In-the-round pattern wraps vertical baffles around perimeter of sleeping bag, from head to foot, creating a 3-dimensional bag that wraps you in warmth. Performance fit saves weight by reducing girth at shoulders, hips and lower legs while increasing thermal efficiency. Baffle spacing is optimized to keep down in place and prevent cold spots. Multichambered contour hood, insulated full-face muffler, puffy interior yoke, and full-length zipper draft tube with ground-level seams all work to keep heat in and cold out. Trapezoidal footbox mirrors sleeping position for room to move and thermal efficiency. External chest pocket keeps small essentials-headlamp, watch, glasses-right at hand and easy to find in the dark. Includes nylon stuff sack and large cotton storage bag.