Wenzel Monterey 30°-40° Hooded Sleeping Bag
A good value sleeping bag that stays warm. Good for 2-3 seasons.
- Really warm
- Fleece is soft
- Has a hood to keep your head warm
- Doesn't pack down very small
- Squared off design lets in more cold air than a fitted one
For the price, this is a good bag. Well crafted, and very warm. The fleece inside is a nice touch making you feel instantly warm when you get inside.
At 6 pounds this isn't going to be someone's backpacking bag, so Wenzel wisely went the other way adding features like a leverage loop on the stuff sack to help get the sleeping bag in and out, a big hood (great if you're a little claustrophobic in a smaller bag), elastic bands to keep it rolled up, and a heavy duty zipper.
This bag actually reminds me of the heavy duty bags from the '80s, in a good way. The bag says it is rated for 30-40 degrees which feels realistic. I was plenty warm down into the high 40's, however it is a bigger bag (I'm 5'10"), and the foot box is squared off making for a lot of open space for cool air to get into if it does get down close to freezing.
This will be a great addition for two-three seasons of leisure camping.
I have used this bag in casual camping situations during 50-60 degree weather. I've been camping for 25 years, and have multiple sleeping bags of varying price and quality for comparison.
Source: tested or reviewed it for the manufacturer
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