I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail and carried an…
Temperature Rating: Plus 5
Weight: 3.00 lb
Price Paid: $95
I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail and carried an Icicle Creek 5 degree bag the whole way. I still use it today but am looking for a new one cause it isn't quite as warm anymore. Bought it from REI back in 03. I Love it.
I bought this bag from REI 5 years ago. When I ordered…
Fill: Can't remember....bought it 5 years ago.
Temperature Rating: -o- degrees
Weight: Not sure.Seems pretty light for backpacking use.
Price Paid: $99 / free shipping
I bought this bag from REI 5 years ago. When I ordered it, I was a little skeptical about buying a goose down sleeping bag for under $100. (I'm a tight wad) Turned out, this was a great deal. I really like this bag. Fixing to pack it up and head to the mountains (Colorado) to go backpacking next week. I have used it in the snow (unexpectedly), and it kept me warm. It came with two stuff bags. One small for backpacking and one large for storing. If you are thinking about buying one... go for it!
Was a great sleeping bag. I slept in falling snow…
Price Paid: $120
Was a great sleeping bag. I slept in falling snow with no tent and was warm all night (except my nose). After about sixty nights camping the fabric began to rip, so I started superglueing it. It ripped in another place too so I superglued that. Then the zipper started tearing, and then it came off its track. I don't really expect a sleeping bag to last through more than this one did, but it would be nice! Very warm, very economical, could probably be more durable.
I purchased this little known brand mummy bag from…
Fill: 550 goose down
Temperature Rating: 20 degrees Farenheight
Weight: 3lbs 6ozs
Price Paid: $94.99
I purchased this little known brand mummy bag from REI-Outlet.com for a hair under 95 bucks (saving a whopping 50% off cost) so this weekend I finally got to put it to the test in 13 degree temperatures. I must say I was a bit chilled that night but come morning the temps rose close to 30 degrees and then I was warm and cozy in this bag.
The Icicle Creek Mummy Bag has 550 goose down insulation, a nylon taffeta outer shell/inner liner and a nice contoured hood and fairly good zipper/chest baffle tubes. This bag appears to be of quality construction but come morning I noticed a few feathers poking out of the shell. I found the top of the bag to be a little on the narrow side--being only 30 inches at the shoulder area (as compared to my ALPS mummy bags which are 34 inches in the long sizes). But I managed to fit into the bag nonetheless. :)
Overall I like this bag--it packs to the size of a loaf of bread and it is fairly lightweight. I plan on using it on my backpacking trips come this Spring so look forward to another review! :)