3-Season Sleeping Bags Reviews

Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) Radiant 20F PLUS

Think outside the bag with this minimalist blanket from Brooks-Range.

Brand: Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)

Model: Radiant 20F PLUS


Specs

Weight

3lbs. 2oz.

Best for Big Guys

Most bags have options in terms of length, but it’s rare to find one that has an option for extra side-to-side roominess. Enter the 650-fill duck down Radiant Long and Wide, which has a generous 70 and 66 inches of girth around the shoulders and hips, respectively. “I’m usually straitjacketed in mummies, but this bag has luxurious space, and I slept comfortably all night,” says our broad-shouldered, 6-foot tester. “I stayed toasty on an exposed bivy on the snow-covered summit of California’s San Jacinto with temps in the low 20s,” he says. The DWR-treated shell repels wet snow, and the 50-denier ripstop nylon earned high durability scores: It showed no wear after being dragged across Joshua Tree’s rugged desert terrain. Despite the extra girth, testers could still compress the bag to volleyball-size (with a non-included compression sack). Bummer: Breathability is only mediocre, and on warmer nights, the ¾-length zipper doesn’t allow for enough ventilation to compensate. $219; 3 lbs.; 20°F; rei.comExtra roomy bag for those who need rook to move or don’t fit in typical mummy bags.