Big Agnes King Solomon – Sleeping Bags: Reviews
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DATE NIGHT, UPGRADED
The problem: You and your significant other share a love for camping, but your zipped-together sleeping bags and mismatched pad combo are causing a divide. The solution: The King Solomon. When its internal pad sleeves are stuffed with two 20-inch-wide mats, the King’s system works beautifully—there’s no dreaded gap between the pads, no slipping, no awkwardly placed zippers. “It’s more comfortable than sleeping on that blow-up bed we bought for car camping,” remarked my wife. But unlike that bed, and virtually every other double-wide bag on the market, the 600-fill-down King is light and compressible enough for paddling journeys and moderate backpacking trips. 15ºF, 5.2 lbs; bigagnes.com
Bonus: There are two individually sculpted, side-by-side draft collars.
Bummer: The side-by-side pad sleeves fit only 20-inch mats.