Big Agnes Crystal - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

Nov 1, 2010
Outside Magazine
Big Agnes Crystal - Sleeping Bags: Reviews

   Photo: Mark Wiens

LOVABLE ODDBALLWith a slide-in pad replacing ground-side stuffing, the Crystal is one strange bird. But it's also hosted some of the deepest slumbers of my life. Coziness arrives courtesy of an insulation-layering scheme called Dualmax, which intersperses slabs of Primaloft with batts of 650-fill down. As I flipped in sleep like a beached fish, the locked-in pad stopped the bag from turning tourniquet. And though loft wasn't huge, the two-pound-ten-ounce, 30-degree bag warmed on autumn nights that flirted with freezing.

Bonus: Stuff clothes in the hood's nylon pocket for a ready-made pillow.

Bummer: It's not for fetal sleepers.

Filed To: Men's, Sleeping Bags

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