Carrying your bag no farther than from the car trunk to the tent site? Trade the mummy for bed-like comfort with this rectangular synthetic bag. On a push-the-limits testing trip in Colorado’s Indian Peaks Wilderness, the Mezzo performed admirably, even when the mercury dropped into the teens—well below its 30°F rating. In warmer weather, you can roll the bag open like the lid on a tin of sardines, thanks to twin full-length side zippers (bags can also be zipped together). Sleeves keep your sleeping pad and pillow in place, and a pair of shoulder-height interior pockets stow eyeglasses and headlamps.
Stretch stitching snugs the bag to your body, reducing interior volume, while the slightly oversized hood let belly-sleepers comfortably tuck their arms in there. Everyone loved the “blanket fold,” a flap of insulated fabric that can be tucked in at chin level. Warning: Like many synthetic and/or rectangular bags, it’s heavy and bulky. $250; 4 lbs. 12 oz.; nemoequipment.com