Rated5out of5byShannon FfromToasty warm at 10 degrees!I am *always* cold... so I was understandably nervous when I set out to backpack on what turned out to be the coldest night in Arizona in 20 years... overnight temps of 9 degrees! But this bag kept me toasty warm all night long. I wore only leggings and a thin long sleeve thermal shirt and slept comfortably through the night... LOVE THIS BAG! I wish it packed down a little more but even that wasn't bad. My main concern was warmth, and this bag succeeded with flying colors in my book. Love the fit, it feels roomy to me and I'm 5'8"... packs down reasonably well, lightweight... love it love it love it!
Date published: 2013-02-06
Rated5out of5byArtsy OutdoorsyfromSimply Put: I love my bag!I was on a hard-core search for a great bag that would take me from summer to winter and back again. I tried out bags from a number of companies and, on the advice of my sister (who happily owns a Marmot Trestle), I tried this bag (I wanted a down bag... the Trestle is synthetic, but still super nice).
I slept in this bag a couple times during the late summer in Washington State - about 50 degrees at night - and was super comfy. The bag is easy to vent and is really cuddly and poufs around you. Later that summer, I was car camping across the USA... slept in Missoula and was nice and toasty, then again at the Lake Lodge (parking lot!) at Yellowstone and woke up thinking it was pretty warm outside since I was super toasty, only to find that it was 29 degrees.
I keep trying to think of reasons to use this bag because I like sleeping in it more than in my bed with sheets... is that weird? Maybe. But that's how comfy this bag is.
Bottom line: The bag is works! It's a top quality purchase.
Date published: 2012-12-16
Rated4out of5bymamabusfromToasty!My family went on a late summer camping trip in the Utah Mts. at 8,000 ft. Hot day and COLD night. I was the only one in the tent who was not freezing.They were in REI bags rated at 20 degs and me in my Marmot at 15 degs. I would say my Marmot was far more accurate. It was very well padded and love the bright color. My only complaint is that at 5'9" I could not curl up at all and felt a bit restricted to sleeping straight on my back or side. There is plenty of width at the shoulders, but not at the hips.
Date published: 2012-09-08
Rated5out of5byArtsy OutdoorsyfromLike sleeping in your favorite jacket!MISSIONTo find a great, lightweight sleeping bag that is cozy, warm, packs smallish, and offers a comfortable way to sleep in temperatures ranging from about 20 - 75 degrees F for under $200.CRASH TESTSI tried TONS of bags, from Sierra Designs and REI models to Keltys and beyond. There are lots of nice bags out there, but I kept running into the same problems over and over - too tight in the legs, too short on the length, too heavy on the fill.I finally narrowed it down to this bag (Marmot Teton +15 / Women's Long / goose down) and the Marmot Trestle +15 (Long, Women's / synthetic fill). I would be happy with both these bags, but the Teton pulled ahead for several reasons, mostly related to comfort, fill, and weight. I loved that the Trestle had zippers on both sides that allowed you to pull the front down like a real blanket (which appealed to me because I hate feeling trapped in my sleeping bag), but NOTHING tops the extreme comfort of this bag. It's like sleeping in your favorite puffy jacket. TEXTURE / WARMTH / FILLInside, it's just the right amount of slippery so you don't get tangled up, but the bag actually lofts around you - it doesn't lay down heavy. You really feel like you're sleeping in a cloud. Because it doesn't pack down, I slept really comfortably and was the perfect temperature. It was 55 degrees F outside and I ended up venting at the feet and down the side a bit, but the bag never got clammy or steamy. I trust this bag to hold up to colder weather and will post again after I go through Yellowstone and the Tetons next week and test it out at cooler atitudes.DESIGNThe craftsmanship on the bag is really beautiful. The zippers run smoothly, there are pulls and pockets in all the right places, as well as a kind of bumper cuff that runs around the top so cold air won't slip in.The extra trapezoidal room at the bottom of the sack really does give you space to kick your feet around. The heat stays in, but it's easy to vent if you start getting too warm. Just a slight unzip near the feet and everything lightens up without getting cold.LENGTHI'm 5'5" and was hoping to reduce pack weight by buying the normal-length women's bags, but I kept bumping up against the bottom. I like to snug down a bit and have extra room at the top so my head's not jammed into the hood. I found that the Women's Long was perfect for me. I'd rather have extra space than save a few ounces and be packed in like a sardine.COLORThe color is cheerful. I usually go for greens and blues because they feel more calm, but the price was great on this bag, so I took a chance on the red. The dark red is the same color as a very ripe tomato at the end of summer. The lighter orangey red is the color of tomato bisque soup, but cheery. It gives you the feeling that you're sleeping in a little fireplace. PRICEI bought this bag with a Labor Day 2012 discount and it came to [$] + about $10 for tax, so I got it for about 50% the original price. Getting a bag of this high quality for less than I could buy a crummy synthetic brand at full price was a total steal. I had it shipped to my local store, so there was no added shipping. It's currently listed on the site (as of 9-9-2012) at [$], but I think it's still a good value and would purchase it at that price. It's worth it. You still save about $75. Of course, it never hurts to wait until REI sends out a coupon... unless the bag sells out and you have to buy the new version at full price! If you can't afford this bag, seriously check out the Trestle which is listed at $109 for the regular length and $119 for the long. It's a great bag and comes in a close second, in my book. For the price, you can't go wrong with that bag.DRAWBACKSNone so far. RECOMMENDATIONS TO MARMOTI wish that every sleeping bag would partially unzip on the opposite zip of the main zipper, like the Trestle. That's an ingenious design idea. Being able to get both arms out is great for someone like me who likes to sleep on both sides. Other than that, thanks for taking the time to make quality products so we can go outside and have fun!
Date published: 2012-09-07
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