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Sunshine Mountaineering SSMQ 15

rated 2.5 of 5 stars

Sunshine Mountaineering is no longer in business, and the SSMQ 15 has been discontinued. If you're looking for something new, check out the best 3-season synthetic sleeping bags for 2024.

For $50 more, you can get a decent sleeping bag from REI.

This bag does keep you warm, unlike what another reviewer said -- I spent a night at 25 degrees with a blowing wind on top of Peter's Mesa, with no tent, just the sleeping bag spread out on my ground cloth (and me with my fleece on inside). But: the zipper gets stuck in the lining all the time. The hood is useless (wear a cap). The bag has hot spots and cold spots because apparently the filling isn't evenly distributed, and attempting to fluff it didn't help. The stuff sack that it comes with is useless -- I went to REI and got a stuff sack that stuffs it down much smaller. All in all, while it does keep me warm, if I had it to do over again, I would spend the money for the REI bag.

Design: Mummy
Fill: Quallofil
Temperature Rating: 15F
Weight: 3lb
Price Paid: $99

I love this bag just as much as I love my North Face bag. Yes it's true, I did compare it to a legend. But I've been all through AZ's high country, its desert, and into the Wind River range of Wyoming, regions of Colorado, also New Mexico and Mexico, along the California coast into the Sierras. This bag has been with me for a long time and has kept me warm and has let me get cold too a couple of times at around the 5 to 10 degree marks.

What I love about this bag is the durability and reliability. Most of all a great Father's Day gift about 10 years old (approx) that its zipper has out lasted the previously mentioned. It looks fantastic after all the years of use and keeps me very comfortable.

Design: mummy
Fill: DuPont Quallofill
Temperature Rating: zero degree farenheight
Weight: under 4 pounds
Price Paid: gift

Well the old saying you get what ya pay for held true on this purchase. I'm usually the type that spends more than less on gear however I've been reading and hearing all about the people who are getting by just fine and having just as much fun on lesser priced and quality gear so I figuerd to go out and purchase 2 of these bags from popular outdoors in a last minute camping trip with family, to sum it up we spent 3 nights in the arizona deserts and temps fell down to around 38 to 40 degrees and we freakin froze!!! This is no JOKE even with thermal underroos we froze all night in our tents. Stick to name brands and find reviews before you next bag purchase. Thankfully we got our money back.

Design: mummy
Fill: Quallofil
Temperature Rating: 15 F
Weight: 4lbs
Price Paid: $89

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