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Backpacker Magazine – Fall Gear Guide 2009

Gear Review: Big Agnes Lost Ranger/Roxy Ann Sleeping Bag

This roomy bag is great for XL frames and restless sleepers; stay warm down to 15°F.

by: Larry Amkraut, Kristin Hostetter, Steve Howe, Dennis Lewon, Shaun Pandit, Steve Roy

Big Agnes Roxy Ann
Big Agnes Roxy Ann

Roomiest
Buy the men's or women's version (shown) of this bag, and you'll get serious space–great for XL frames, restless sleepers, and storing extra winter clothes–without extra weight. This staff favorite has a tapered rectangular shape, yet it's rated conservatively. The 15°F bag kept our cold-sleeping gear editor warm when temps dipped below freezing.

Credit plenty of 650-fill down on top and a free-hanging draft yoke that snugs around your neck and seals in body heat without any fussy cords. The company's signature pad sleeve is the only thing on the bottom (hence the weight savings); Big Agnes figures you'd crush the down if they put it there, so your mat provides the only ground insulation. A built-in pillowcase–stuffed with your puffy jacket–makes for a luxurious head rest. The price is a bargain considering the warmth. $190-$220; 2 lbs. 12 oz. (w's petite); each model comes in two sizes; bigagnes.com

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Rand
Aug 16, 2011

Just bought this a last week and spent 5 days packing through the peaks around lake Tahoe. This pack is great and worked well with my already acquired REI LiteCore. I sleep in a henessy hammock and noticed that the mummy shaped pad was fine, since the curve of the hammock pushed the down in around me.

Obi Tony Kenobi
May 19, 2011

As long as the sleeping pad is a 70x20x2.5 pad and it's not a mummy it will work. The pad has to fill up the whole pad sleeve otherwise you can forget about the 15 raiting. I've taken the Lost Ranger down to 9 and slept very confy!

Brian
Jan 22, 2011

These will work with any standard 20 inch wide pad.

dave
Apr 17, 2010

Do you have to use a specific pad with the sleeve or will most pads fit? My wife already has a Thermarest.

dave
Apr 17, 2010

Do you have to use a specific pad with the sleeve or will most pads fit? My wife already has a Thermarest.

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