Brand: Big Agnes
Model: Boot Jack 25 Sleeping Bag
“No cold spots—I slept completely warm from head to toe,” said one of our editors after a damp, mid-20s night in Turkey’s Taurus Mountains. To keep the price low, Big Agnes opted for 600-fill, water-resistant duck down. It’s not as packable as higher-fill down (the included stuffsack gets it to 8 by 17.5 inches; we recommend getting an aftermarket compression sack to smash it down to soccer ball size).
The 60-inch shoulder circumference strikes a pleasant balance between thermal efficiency and elbowroom. One editor had space to pack an extra layer so she could put on warm clothes in the morning, but there was mixed feedback on the small, 36-inch foot. One tester loved how the footbox kept her toes toasty in subfreezing temps, but another with larger feet wished for more wiggle room.
The drawcords were a bit sticky when cinching the hood all the way down, requiring massaging of the fabric to shrink the opening to blowhole size. Some testers also wished for a loftier draft collar.