Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Equipment Review: Brooks-Range Alpini Sleeping Bag

This is a solid and durable bag for climbing and backpacking in the mountains. Filled with 850-fill down, this 15-degree bag has consistently kept me cozy and warm on summit climbs of Mount Baker and throughout the Cascades. This bag isn't ultra-lightweight, but it's still lighter than most synthetic models and weighs in at 2 pounds.

Most of all, this bag is just plain COMFY. There's a halo around the collar that helps trap heat and cocoons you as you sleep, and the hood cradles your head without making you feel claustrophobic. The bag maintains loft well and there's plenty of room in the footbox to dry out wet boot liners. My only complaint is that the zipper has the tendency to snag, so be careful with it when you're opening and closing the bag.

*Disclosure: I received this bag directly from Brooks-Range Mountaineering in exchange for writing a review on this blog.

--Shelby Carpenter, AAI Instructor and Guide

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