BEST FOR: The budget minded, college kids, festivalgoers, new campers.
THE TEST: The Adventure sleeping bag’s offset layers of insulation minimize cold spots and provide true-to-rating warmth down to 25 degrees. A soft interior lining and room to shift around let one of our testers—who typically has a hard time sleeping in a tight bag—get a decent night’s rest. “Surprisingly comfortable” was a common refrain. Just stick close to the car and you’ll be fine: it doesn’t compress very well—it took up almost half of a 60-liter pack’s main compartment—and, at just under five pounds, it’s pretty hefty.
THE VERDICT: Too bulky for backpackers. For everyone else, it’s a comfy sack at a great price. 25˚; 4.8 lbs.
WARMTH-TO-WEIGHT RATIO: 4