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Moonstone Minima

rated 4.0 of 5 stars

Moonstone is no longer in business, and the Minima has been discontinued. If you're looking for something new, check out the best 3-season synthetic sleeping bags for 2024.

I didn't use this bag, but my brother did. He and I were together for a couple nights in the North Cascades and he nothing but good things to say. To redeem this bag, after reading the review from back in 1997, I must say that a lot has changed. First of all, the Polarguard 3D insualation is the next best thing to down and is the best synthetic fill out there. The temperature on the first night fell to only about 40 degrees F and my brother was toasty - a little too toasty. (hence the 20 degree rating) The second night the temperature was much closer to freezing (about 35 I'd guess) and he was much more comfortable. A little problem with zipper snag, but a good value for under $140 and stuffs almost as small as a football!

Design: MUMMY
Temperature Rating: 20 DEGREES F
Weight: 2 LBS 7 OZ
Price Paid: $130

Great bag, I am 6'2" tall and the long fits me just fine, except that I have really broad shoulders so I feel a little more restricted than normal. I took it on a 3 day trip in Early Feb. where nights reached about 25 degrees and it kept me quite cumfy. compresses good and dries fairly fast. I think I am going to give it to my wife and get a Mountain Hardware 2nd Dimension For my 3 Season bouts.

Design: Mummy
Fill: 3D
Temperature Rating: 0-35
Weight: 1lb 10oz
Price Paid: $129 on sale, $179 reg

This bag is regularly used from May through October in the North Cascades and on Mt Ranier, Adams and Glacier Peak. I sleep warm, with shorts and T-shirt. The bag works will for me in temperatures down to 30F. With a compression sack it compresses to the size of my big toe :^)

Design: Mummy
Fill: Polarguard HV
Temperature Rating: 20 F
Price Paid: $180

I used the bag on a trip in which the temperatures unexpectedly dropped into the 25-30 range. I am a warm sleeper, wore long underwear, used a tent and thermarest, and I FROZE. I got rid of the bag after the trip.

Design: mummy
Fill: Polarguard HV
Temperature Rating: 30-40
Weight: 2 lbs. 4 oz.
Price Paid: $190

Version reviewed: Long

Excellent three season minimalist bag. Mine has traveled over one thousand miles without a problem.

Design: Mummy
Fill: Polarguard HV
Temperature Rating: 25F
Weight: 2lbs 4oz
Price Paid: $190

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