Big Agnes Bag

SKLund

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I have an Encampment vintage 1999 (maybe 2000). Pretty much worn out. Does anyone use this brand and if so, which one and do you like it. I'm looking for the 15 degree range.

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Jackson

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I use a BA Spike Lake 14. The current model is now rated a whopping 1 degree higher, so it's the Spike Lake 15. No idea why it used to be as precise as 14..

I bought mine mostly because it was a cheaper option for a down bag rated for fairly cool temperatures. However, it has performed very well for me across a big range of temperatures, probably 15-45 degrees. Warmer than that, and it works well as a blanket if you unzip it. Around 15 degrees though, you may want to bring an extra liner because although you won't freeze, you just won't be comfortably warm.

I try to avoid heavy gear, but I'm not meticulous about it. I'm sure you could find a lighter 15 degree down bag. It packs down pretty small too.

Overall, I'd recommend it. I don't have any complaints about it.
 

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I used a BA Lost Ranger 15 when I started backpacking around 2004. It was okay but got cold spots after a couple years. I'm not a fan of the bag being attached to the pad anymore so I wouldn't get one again.
 

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I bought a Lost Ranger 15 last summer and used it a handful of times in some very moist conditions. The Dri-down worked great in some challenging conditions. I doubt it would really be warm at 15 degrees (maybe 20 or so). I can't vouch for it long-term yet.
 

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I bought a Lost Ranger 15 last summer and used it a handful of times in some very moist conditions. The Dri-down worked great in some challenging conditions. I doubt it would really be warm at 15 degrees (maybe 20 or so). I can't vouch for it long-term yet.

Thanks. I was going to get one but reviews are so-so. It's only a few ounces lighter than my Encampment according to specs. It probably stuffs much smaller though. I'm probably going to get an updated version of that.
 

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I hated my BA that the pad slipped down the back.

I now have a 15F Sierra Designs Mobile Mummy. Love it. Love that the zipper is in front like a jacket and I can pop my arms out the sides. I stay much warmer with this sleeping bag.

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I now have a 15F Sierra Designs Mobile Mummy. Love it. Love that the zipper is in front like a jacket and I can pop my arms out the sides. I stay much warmer with this sleeping bag.

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Wow you know I really like the design on those. I might sneak one into the house.
 
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