For those of you that already know Big Agnes – then you know that they stand apart from many outdoor product companies in that their gear all fits together in a well thought out system. That’s one of the biggest reasons we prefer Big Agnes, is the tremendous amount of thought that goes into each piece they make.
The Mystic SL 15 degree Down Sleeping bag is no exception. Big Agnes didn’t pull any punches on this bag. To start with the bag has very warm 775-fill goose down insulation, which works well in cold climates. Most people will tell you you’ll only want to use Down in dry climates. We’ve used Down across the country and for the most part it works well anywhere. If you’re planning on camping in areas that are predominately wet – Down might not be the best choice. Synthetic would likely work better. However for every right up to extremely soggy – Down can’t be beat.
Highly compressible, the bag weighs only 2 lb 7 oz. The integrated pad-sleeves prevent your bag from rolling off your pad in the middle of the night! There is also a “draft wedge” which insulates the area between the bag/pad which prevents colder air for entering that space. The bags collar seals around your neck – which also helps warm air from escaping your bag in the middle of the night. The bag comes with a storage sack and a nylon stuff sack.
For the price – and for the well thought out design and construction – you can’t go wrong with a Big Agnes bag.