Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Sleeping Bag I want to start by saying this is my first ever review and because I was so impressed with the product I figured I would give it a whirl. Bought this sleeping bag for a camping trip down to Big Bend National Park and am so happy I did! I'm ~5'7" 155lbs and have the regular size bag. Plenty of room to roll around, didn't keep my feet all cooped up, and very comfortable. Temps got down to the mid 40s at night and sleeping in shorts and a t-shirt I stayed plenty warm. Buddy of mine had a mammut sleeping bag rated for roughly the same temperature and when he woke up he said his feet were cold, mine were nice and cozy. I highly recommend this sleeping bag!
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So comfy! This sleeping bag is comfy and very spacious. It isn't as claustrophobic as my other sleeping bags.
Date published: 2016-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good value! Excellent bag for both car camping and backpacking. I've only used it down to about 30*F but I stayed plenty warm and appreciate the shoulder and head room. The bag seems durable and I like the hybrid stuffing!
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm and Packs Well I took this out in 20 below weather and stayed very warm the whole night. Given, I was wearing quite a few layers, but I could have easily stayed warm without them. I also like how this bag comes with a pack that can be shrunk down to a pseudo-compression sack. It makes it easy to pack while camping but then allows you to let it expand when storing.
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of wiggle room! As someone who needs space when I sleep the extra width this bag provides was perfect. Sleeping bags I purchased in the past were too constricting. The lowest temperature I have used it in was about 45 degrees. I love this bag!
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for colder weather camping/backpacking! We purchased this sleeping bag to replace a sleeping bag purchased 33 years ago (from REI) as the older bag wasn't warm enough for colder nights in the mountains camping/backpacking. We just returned from a two week camping/backpacking trip and this sleeping bag worked really well especially for those cold nights at 7000+ feet.
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for a March Scout Camp Bought this for my son. Weather was about 35 degrees overnight, and he said it kept him warm and did not wake up in the cold. The sleeping bag is high quality for the price. The product is reliable and love the REI brand.
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sleeeeeeeeping bag I like it. I have not used it on a very cold night but so far so good. I would buy it again.
Date published: 2017-06-05
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Questions & Answers

What size sea to summit event dry compression sack would work best for this bag size long?

Asked by: Beaglebasil
The 15 liter Sea to Summit eVent Compression Dry Sack is the best choice for this sleeping bag.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-09-04

Does this sleeping bag have a pocket to contain a pad, or straps of any kind to keep a pad in place?

Asked by: Tmwf
This sleeping bag does not have a sleeping pad pocket or sleeping pad attachment loops.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-31

Is this bag to large to be used for a backpacking trip?

Asked by: jluyben21
​This sleeping bag is a great choice for a backpacking trip.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-31

Does this bag have a double slider zipper? Can I unzip it from the feet with the rest zipped up?

Asked by: Outdoorsperson
Yes, this bag has a two-way zipper that can open from the foot box while being zipped closed at the top.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-08-04

What are the directions for cleaning? Can it be machine washed?

Asked by: UncleSpot
The Alpen Pod can be washed in a large front load washer. See the instruction in our Expert Advice about sleeping bag care:
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-09

How does this bag compare to the Trail Pod 29 in size once stuffed into the stuff sack and compressed down into the lower non-mesh half of the sack? I have the Trail Pod 29, which fits nicely into my backpack, and am wondering how much bigger this is.

Asked by: BrewerJoe
The regular Alpen Pod 17 can be compressed down to 10.9 liters. The regular Trail Pod 29 can be compressed down to 8.3 liters.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-11-17

Can you use this with a hammock?

Asked by: Curious
​Yes, this bag can work with most hammocks.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-09-03

Is the down treated with a DWR treatment that contains PFCs? Is the outer shell treated with DWR?

Asked by: Judith
The down is not treated with a DWR, but the outer shell does have a DWR treatment.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-25
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