The Tango Solo is roomy and blanket-like for chilly nights, but the removable hood is convenient for summer camping.
The Tango Solo is roomy and blanket-like for chilly nights, but the removable hood is convenient for summer camping. (Michael Karsh)

NEMO Tango Solo

2015 Gear of the Year Winner

As much as we love a top-shelf mummy bag, it can be annoyingly constrictive and, on summer nights, too hot. That’s why we’re so smitten with the Tango Solo. Read the full Gear of the Year review.
Sleep Comfort: 5 
Warmth to Weight: 4.5
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As much as we love a top-shelf mummy bag, it can be annoyingly constrictive and, on summer nights, too hot. That’s why we’re so smitten with the Tango Solo ($300), which, technically speaking, is really more of a high-tech 700-fill down duvet than a sleeping bag.

Elastic in the foot box and removable hood snugs the blanketlike Tango to a pad, allowing you to sprawl out and roll around unrestricted. Midsummer, we ditched the hood and let our legs hang out. On a chilly fall night, we kept the hood on and still had room to side-sleep in the rectangular design.

When we know temperatures will dip below freezing, we’ll still pack a mummy, but for all other outings, we’re going Tango Solo. 30°; 1.8 lbs; nemoequipment.com 

Sleep Comfort: 5 
Warmth to Weight: 4.5

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