Slumberjack Latitude -20°F
Fill: Slumberloft HQ synthetic insulation
Temperature Rating: -20 F
Weight: 2.6 kg
Price Paid: $70
I have used it extensively in every type of weather. The temp rating is way overrated. The last time when I was in an expedition tent set up around 2000 m in the mountain, I took everything off except my underwear and a long sleeve 50% wool military top and the corresponding bottom, then slept inside this bag. The temp got down to -0.5 C. My pad, although 12 mm thick, was not so good, so it was right before the sun up, I started feeling the cold from underneath. It was not that bad, but not under-estimable either.
Oddly, my feet never got cold. I kept changing my position until I got up. I do not know, under a better pad and with a little more garment on, how it will perform. I have the long one. I compressed it in an XL size stuff sack. It does compress, but do not expect a miracle. Even inside the stuff sack, it filled so much space in my bag that I could not organize properly; heavy as well.
It is not bad for a $70 bag, however, do not count too much on it under freezing temperatures.
Temperature Rating: -20
Price Paid: $65
I use this product and had no problems. I think -20 is overrated but I have no problems at zero, outside temp was 0 with a 30-35 mph wind all night, on my last trip. I have a nice pad with a rating of R-4. We got 10 inches of snow on top of that. Tent temp (Hight Peaks Col.) was prob 20 Deg. warmer then outside with 2 people.
One problem was the zipper. You have to be very careful as it tends to snag on the baffle. Another problem is it takes up 1/2 my backpack, but overall it works well for me. The secret is having a good pad in the winter, and stying dry.
Fill: proprietary synthetic
Temperature Rating: -20F
Price Paid: $60
This bag is dangerous. It only has about an inch of top loft. Wearing mid-weight wool long johns, a fleece skull cap, and thick wool socks (everything bone dry), and sleeping on a full length ensolite pad 3/8" thick, I got cold at 40F on a clear dry night in this bag.
I am a cold sleeper, but this is a 60 degree rating error and is unforgivable. Someone is going to buy one of these and head out into serious cold believing they are protected and die of hypothermia. Don't be that person. Avoid Slumberjack bags like your life depended upon it.
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Want to feel cozy on your next cold-weather adventure? The Latitude -20oF / -29oC has an integrated draft tube and collar to mitigate heat loss and keep you toasty warm The hood can either be contoured to keep warmth in or laid flat to let heat escape Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean that you have to stay indoors
Durable and warm, the Slumberjack Latitude -20 Degree Sleeping Bag ensures maximum sleeping comfort on your next camping trip. This feature-rich sleeping bag retains warmth by fitting to the contours of your body yet is spacious enough to ensure a good night's sleep. Anti-snag technology provides reliable zipper operation and draft tubes keep cold air out and prevent heat loss through the zipper coils so you stay toasty warm when you leave the campfire and settle in for the night. Sleep well with the Slumberjack Latitude -20 Degree Sleeping Bag.
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Slumberjack understands the importance of quality recreation and family time. The Latitude, from the Slumberjack Camping collection, is loaded with features like proprietary Slumberloft insulation, waterrepellent shells and more, all to help make your nights outdoors memorable, for all the right reasons. Latitude bags are designed to retain warmth by fitting to the contours of your body yet are spacious enough to enable maximum comfort while sleeping.Durable and warm Slumberloft synthetic insulation.Polyester diamond ripstop shell with DWR water repellent finish.Polyester taffeta lining.Twolayer, offset construction and differential cut prevents cold spots.Flip Over Hood allows user to flip the hood inside out for the option of a flat hood or contoured hood.Draft collar prevents heat loss from the neck and shoulder area.Antisnag zipper protection is sewn along the draft tube and zipper to ensure reliable zipper operation.Draft tube along zipper keeps out the cold air and prevents heat loss along the zipper.Trapezoidal foot box provides space so feet remain in a natural position for more comfort.Stuff sack included.
Slumberjack makes the Latitude -20F / -29C Sleeping Bag for cold-weather campers or those that are always just cold.