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Marmot Scandium

rated 4.0 of 5 stars

The Scandium has been discontinued. If you're looking for something new, check out the best 3-season down sleeping bags for 2023.

photo: Marmot Scandium 3-season down sleeping bag

A great choice for cold sleepers that comes with lots of bells and whistles. The hybrid fill design gives you better comfort and weather resistance, but comes at the price of being slightly bulkier and heavier. Still a good backpacking choice.


  • Warm to 30 degrees
  • Packs small enough for a bag compartment
  • Great features


  • A little heavier than all down bags

I'm a cold sleeper, and the features on this bag keep me warm down to 30-degree nights with a merino baselayer and socks. I love the cinchable hood and the extra flap at the next and shoulders. These features work together to keep out the cold. Both have drawstrings you can access from inside the bag. It also has a convenience zipper compartment inside the bag — great to keep your headlamp or eyeglasses handy at night.

The synthetic fill at the bottom of the bag helps keep out ground cold, and also gives you just a little more padding over your sleeping pad. This hybrid style comes at the price of slightly more volume and weight than a bag that's all down. I use a compression sack to cinch it down small enough for the sleeping bag compartment of my 40-liter Osprey pack.

I found that with these features this bag is a great deal for someone wanting a bag for shorter backpacking rips and car camping as well.

This was an upgrade from an old, extra-wide Coleman cotton bag that never kept my petite self warm, and fills a 60-liter bag all on its own. To me, it's heaven!

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $189

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