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A roomy, versatile, lightweight sleeping bag with…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $54.34

Summary

A roomy, versatile, lightweight sleeping bag with unique features that can also be used as a hammock top quilt.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Built-in bug net
  • Roomy rectangular form factor
  • Fully unzips to make a blanket or hammock top quilt
  • Tough diamond weave antimicrobial fabric
  • Reasonably priced
  • Includes the excellent Snugpak compression stuff sack

Cons

  • Hard to find at retail locations

I bought the Snugpak Jungle Bag to include in a lightweight hammock camping system and to also serve as a summer weight sleeping bag for use in a bivy sack or for just under the stars all by itself.

Originally I had considered the classic U.S. GI issue polyester filled poncho liner or patrol bag for this purpose but new and genuine army issue gear has dramatically escalated in price over the years. That's when I discovered that the multiple features of the Snugpak Jungle Bag made the slightly higher cost of the Jungle Bag a much better value in my opinion.

The Jungle Bag has features that include a durable polyester "diamond weave" outer fabric and polyester "Permaloft" insulation. It is of a very roomy rectangular construction that is 87" long by 32" wide (220 cm x 82 cm) and weighs only 30 ounces (850 grams).

There are side and bottom zippers which allow the bag to unzip into a very large blanket. Also included is a built in zippered head net and a small storage pocket for your random loose stuff. Temperature rating is 45°F to 36°F (7°C to 2°C). The supplied compression stuff sack compacts the bag into a football sized package.

I have used the Jungle bag on multiple occasions as a hammock top quilt by leaving the foot end zipped and zippering only the bottom couple of feet of the side. It is a simple matter once inside the hammock to lay the Jungle Bag over oneself and place one's feet into the "pocket" at the bottom of the bag. This ensures the bag will stay in place as you move around overnight and makes entering or exiting the bag a simple matter while ensconced in the hammock. Used in conjunction with a bottom quilt, the Jungle Bag was very warm but not at all constrictive at temperatures in the mid-fifties. There was no evidence of any condensation.

After multiple uses the zippers are working just fine and there are no loose threads or evidence of any fraying anywhere.

I think hammock campers, ultralight backpackers, bicyclists, kayakers, canoeists, bush crafters, and minimalists would enjoy the features of this sleeping bag.

Happy Camping!

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It's comfortable and light and keeps the critters…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new

Summary

It's comfortable and light and keeps the critters off you.

Pros

  • Light
  • Comfortable
  • Bug net
  • Packs small
  • Well priced
  • Dries quick
  • Fit and finish
  • Can choose what side the zipper is on.

Cons

  • None

I love this bag! If I know it's not gonna rain I can just sleep on the ground or in a hammock with no issues. It packs small and takes up very little room. It dries quick and has plenty of room. It weighs almost nothing.

I run hot and this bag was the perfect bag for me. I can take it anywhere with me due to its size and weight and I love that. If you don't winter camp this bag may be for you.

Andrew Beattie

I've had my eye on this for a while now. I recently picked up the Snugpak Softie Elite 3 cold weather bag (which I've yet to test other than from the comforts of my living room - dang, it was hot), and I believe I'm going to love it. Only complaint is that it's very easy to snag some material in the zipper if you're not careful. I'm thinking that the jungle bag and a waterproof bivy of some sort might make a nice sleep system for extreme weather, and I can use each piece separately to reduce weight based on seasonality. Thanks for your review!


2 years ago

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