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Big Agnes Fish Hawk 30°

rated 5.0 of 5 stars
photo: Big Agnes Fish Hawk 30° 3-season down sleeping bag

Large and warm, and I'll never roll off my sleeping pad again!


  • Roomy
  • Sleeping pad sleeve on underside
  • Packs well


  • Goofy colors (but they're all the same in the dark, I guess) ;)

Purchased the long-length version of this bag from Campsaver for $249.95 before various discounts. What drew me to this bag is the fact that it's very, very roomy. I'm 6'3" / 240# and wear a size 50 suit jacket, so I have always had trouble finding a bag with the shoulder room to let me move or switch sides, etc. The Fish Hawk gives me all the room I need and more.

Even with all of this space, the bag retains its packability admirably. It does this by dispensing with a lot of fill on the underside, substituting instead a sleeve into which one can put his sleeping pad. The pad then provides the insulation on the underside, and since it's in its sleeve, it sticks with me even if I'm rolling around. This is a terrific feature — I'll certainly not miss waking up cold in the middle of the night because I'm halfway off my pad!

I've used the bag in mid 40s temps. I tend to sleep fairly warm to begin with, and with a hat and long underwear I was almost a bit too toasty. I can imagine that most folks buying this bag are fairly large and — ahem — fairly well insulated to begin with, but a smaller/thinner person might find the bag a bit thin... They, of course, probably wouldn't be looking at a 73-inch shoulder girth bag to begin with.

I've only used it on a couple of trips, but it's holding up well.  Good quality zipper and materials. I think I'll be sticking with this bag for a long time.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: About $225

PERFECT... weight is awesome- loft is perfect. The Big Agnes system is the best thing to hit backpacking since the internal frame pack. SERIOUSLY. I'll never go back to a regular pad and bag set up again... Match up with the BA Air Core Pad and you are set for temps below freezing...

The fit is great- I'm 6' tall 200lbs... and I fit fine with a regular... I have a liner that can fit over it, although it's more snug than with a typical bag and pad set up.

Design: mummy
Fill: 650
Temperature Rating: 30
Price Paid: $150

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Price MSRP: $219.95
Historic Range: $98.98-$249.95
Reviewers Paid: $150.00-$225.00
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Weight 2 lb 10 oz / 1200 g 2 lb 15 oz / 1300 g
Fill weight 11 oz / 310 g 13 oz / 370 g
Temperature rating 30 F / -1.1 C
Fill 650 fill down
Shape rectangular
Max user height 5 ft 10 in / 180 cm 6 ft 6 in / 200 cm
Shoulder girth 70 in / 180 cm 73 in / 190 cm
Hip girth 66 in / 170 cm 69 in / 180 cm
Foot girth 54 in / 140 cm 55 in / 140 cm
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