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Marmot Angel Fire

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
photo: Marmot Angel Fire 3-season down sleeping bag

I've owned the Marmot Angel Fire bag since 2004/5(?) and it has been my primary bag. Excellent compression, durable exterior, no defects/issues for over 12 years with an average of 8+ trips a year.

Pros: lightweight, small pack size.
Cons: mummy style can be difficult to sleep comfortably in as a side sleeper, but this is user preference.


  • This bag is light!
  • Very warm bag (for almost all the years I've used it)
  • Color: light blue and black (but this should matter least of all features!)


  • Wish there was a pillow slot/stash near the head.
  • Mummy style can feel cramped for a sidesleeper (not a downside of the bag—just the style).
  • After about 12 years of heavy usage (8+ trips/year) this bag no longer keeps me warm without supplementation.

The only reason I didn't repurchase this bag is that my personal dimensions have changed over the last couple of years and the mummy bag style just isn't as fitting to my physique as a more generous bag. However with that being said, this is an incredible bag and under the same conditions I would buy it again.

I purchased it new in 2004 or 2005. I never had trouble with the down leaking, excess moisture retention in humid conditions, or warmth. For me this bag was almost too warm at times and I would sleep with it unzipped. It would puff back up almost immediately after being unpacked.

Zipper never became compromised, although sometimes it would zip over the inner part of the bag and need to be carefully unzipped if I wasn't paying attention when zipping or unzipping. Note—even though I did this quite a bit there were never any tears or zipper issues.

The bag is soft, it is well cushioned and so soft. As you might expect after over a decade of heavy use the bag is no longer as soft, puffed up, or warm, but if I could price out warmth and weight on a per-night basis this bag would have cost me less than pennies per night averaged out over the years. I don't include the weight in this review because after this many years the bag is obviously not as dense as it was initially and if I weigh it now it would be less than a new bag (and I don't know what the starting weight was).

The outside lining of the bag was very durable. When our dog came on trips with us I always worried about his nails puncturing the bag, but it never was a problem. Speaking of dogs, it's interesting that the wet dog smell after a rainy weekend of backpacking stuffed into a single tent never seemed to linger in my bag after we got home. My husband's bag was aired out the same as mine and if we had a rainy trip with the dog we could always still smell a lingering odor of wet dog on his bag whereas mine was neutral.

The short answer: This is an awesome bag for any lightweight hiker looking for compact size and warmth combined. I will include photos if I can find a way to upload them.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $200 - 300

Solid and comfortable sleeping bag. Durable and also very comfortable inside. A great choice for those looking for a soft, comfortable sleeping bag. The extra little pockets inside the sleeping bag also ensure that your belongings do not get frozen or wet.


  • Very nice feeling, warm and cozy
  • Very good materials and perfect for sleeping in a tent or hut from May to October in the Nordics.


  • Bulky and not the lightest one.
  • Takes quite a bit of space in the backpack, and the bag that comes with it does not allow to compress the sleeping bag once is saved.

If you are looking for a great and warm sleeping bag for women the Marmot Angel Fire is a very good option. This sleeping bag is ideal for trips where you need or want a little bit of extra comfort and cosiness.

At 1.3kg, it is not the lightest version, and the bag that comes with it is not the most practical. This said the sleeping bag is not the biggest either;  you should be just fine if you are doing a couple of days hike.

The sleeping bag is very warm and comfortable inside and allows for nice mobility. The top of the sleeping bag provides very good protection during the night with space enough to put a hat or any other item you might need. This sleeping bag is also very durable and ideal for sleeping inside a tent or in the open air.

I have been using it for the last 5 years and it still looks new. Definitely a great purchase.


Multi-day hikes in Finland and Norway in early spring and late autumn.
Used in both huts in the open air and inside tents. I always carry my own equipment and therefore I am aware of the goods and bads of my bag.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 300

I always get cold in my sleeping bag!!!

This is the only bag that keeps me warm. It is perfect. I don't get cold and I don't get too warm either.

If you are a cold blooded female like me, you will love this bag. I was reluctant to buy a down bag for fear of it getting wet since I have always used synthetic bags in the past. Synthetic bags are not as warm I can tell you that!

I paid about $200 for this bag and it was well worth it. I would highly recommend this bag.

Price Paid: $200

The only reason that I did not give this a 5 is that the bag is not mine, it is my wife's.

Let me first start off by saying she is a very cool sleeper where I am not. I remember not too long ago that we abandoned our site due to the cold bags we had. We've searched high and low for bags that would best fit our sleepting 'temps' and I think she found hers.

She just bought the bag a couple of days ago and I thought she was a traitor (goose down... YUCK). We tested it here in the Midwest as the temps during the winter are closer to what we camp in during the summer. I sat out on the deck as she tested her bag and froze my 'nook nooks' off (Parka and shorts as she laid in a lofty goose down filled bag).

About an hour into her test I had to bail on her. She remained out there in 25 - 30 degree with no protection other than her bag, which to me was a true test in the performance of this bag. Take it from a 'hot footed' husband... the women's Marmot Angel Fire should keep your 'honey's' nice and toasty! (She'll review it when we get back from our trip).

Design: mummy
Fill: Dead Duck 600 Fill
Temperature Rating: Tested at 34 F (25 Wind Chill)
Weight: 2lb 8oz
Price Paid: Dunno

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Regular Long
Price MSRP: $259.00
Current Retail: $181.30-$279.00
Historic Range: $127.83-$299.00
Reviewers Paid: $200.00
Weight 2 lb 15 oz / 1350 g 3 lb 3 oz / 1445 g
Fill weight 1 lb 6 oz / 623 g 1 lb 8 oz / 680 g
Temperature rating 15 F / -9.4 C 15 F / -9.4 C
EN comfort 26.1 F / -3.3 C 26.1 F / -3.3 C
EN lower limit 14.5 F / -9.7 C 14.5 F / -9.7 C
EN extreme -19.1 F / -28.4 C -19.1 F / -28.4 C
Fill SpiraFil 120 Synthetic SpiraFil 120 Synthetic
Shape Mummy Mummy
Max user height 5 ft 6 in / 170 cm 5 ft 10 in / 200 cm
Hip girth 58 in / 147 cm 58 in / 147 cm
Foot girth 38 in / 96 cm 38 in / 96 cm
Price $229.00 USD $249.00 USD
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