REI Mojave +15
Temperature Rating: 15 F advertised 50 F actual
Weight: 2.?? LB
The bag was comfy when sitting in my living room. Outdoors I was anything but warm. The first night I slept in it temps were in the 30s, I was cold, uncomfortably cold. I took all the precautions including long underwear and a beanie. I haven't been so cold in a sleeping bag in over 15 years and I've yet to own a sleeping bag worth more than $50. I figured since my thermometer got left in the car maybe I'd overstated the temperature and it was in fact closer to 20 degrees so I gave the Mojave one more shot.
I took it camping in 50 degree weather thinking I'd for sure be comfortable in long underwear and a beanie as the temperatures were at least 20 degrees warmer. While I was able to sleep I was cold, if I hadn't packed the long underwear and beanie I wouldn't have slept much if any at all.
The Mojave is appropriately named, it's a good sleeping bag for camping in the Mojave desert, but only during the summer time as night time temps would normally be no lower than 60 deg. For serious 3-season use this is not the right bag, even in the Mojave desert.
Aside from sleeping cold in 50 deg temps the bag is very well made. It was the nicest bag I had owned as far as construction, cut and comfort (temperature ignored.) The weight and stuffed size were everything I could have asked for. The color scheme wasn't my favorite but not as awful as some out there.
If this bag had been marketed as a summer bag I'd have been pretty happy with it but I needed something to keep me warm down to 30 degrees. Fortunately REI has a very liberal exchange policy, I was able to return it for a North Face Cat's Meow bag without any questions asked. While I liked the feel of a down bag I couldn't afford the down bags with an honest 15 degree rating.
Fill: 600 fill down
Temperature Rating: 15 F
Weight: 2lbs 8oz
Price Paid: $119
Kept me warm in 12 degree weather in a 4-season tent. I'm usually a cold sleeper but had minimal discomfort throughout the night.
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The REI Mojave long sleeping bag features warm goose down and a relaxed fit for enhanced comfort when sleeping outdoors. Compressible, lightweight 600-fill-power goose down is distributed efficiently to maximize warmth. Box baffle construction allows the goose down to remain fully lofted and keeps it from shifting, preventing cold spots. Relaxed fit from hip to knees increases comfort by providing space to move around in. Contoured hood with differentiated drawcords (1 round and 1 flat) enable quick and easy hood and neck adjustments, even in the dark. Ground-level side seams and full-length insulated draft tube prevent heat loss through seams and the antisnag zipper. Pad loops at shoulders and hips provide an attachment point to keep your bag and sleeping pad together, pad not included. Insulated muffler keeps the cold from penetrating through the top of the sleeping bag. Includes nylon stuff sack and cotton storage bag. Left-hand zip. Special buy.