ALPS Mountaineering Blue Springs Sleeping Bag: 20 Degree Synthetic

Who camps in January, anyway?

Camping is supposed to be inexpensive, right? After all, you're sleeping under the stars. Keep the fun from wrecking your budget with the ALPS Mountaineering 20-Degree Blue Springs Sleeping Bag. The Blue Springs is warm enough for early-spring to late-fall camping, so you can rely on it to get you through all but the nastiest weather.

  • 20-degree rating makes the Blue Springs appropriate for early-spring to late-fall camping
  • Siliconized finish on the insulation fibers helps maintain loft
  • 2-layer offset baffles eliminate cold spots
  • Synthetic insulation retains insulating properties when wet
  • Mummy shape insulates more efficiently and packs to a smaller size than a rectangular bag
  • Tough 210T nylon shell resists abrasion
  • Soft 210T polyester lining wicks moisture
  • Structured, insulated hood stands up on its own and has a hook-and-loop tab to prevent involuntary unzipping
  • Full-length zip on one side makes it easy to get into and out of
  • Regular bag is just over 3 pounds
  • Compression stuff sack included
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

It's OK

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Backpacking in the summer, this bag works really well. I have the ALPS Mountaineering 20 degree synthetic from a few years ago, mine is orange.
Camping in 35 degree weather, I was freezing!
I'm new to backpacking, so my pack is usually pretty heavy, the weight really doesn't bother me, but it the sleeping bag definitely takes a lot of space. I was hoping to get an extra compression sack that could take this thing down a notch or two. Again, well priced and works OK! I'll use it for the rest of this season, and look into something lighter and warmer next spring.

Performs Well

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

As people have said, the zipper is finicky. Otherwise, it's a great car camping bag. Not the lightest or most packable, but it'll keep you warm at night at a low cost.

Awesome bag!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

used it up on Mt.Hood a few weeks ago!! worked perfectly

How many liters does this bag pack down to?

Hey Nathan - This sleeping bag has a stuff sack volume of 15 liters when packed down. Feel free to contact me directly with any additional questions.

- Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead

Unanswered Question

Does this pack have a pad sleeve or straps?

What are the dimensions on the compressions sack for this bag?

Stuff sack should be 17.25 x 8.25 inches

Good bag

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have used this sleeping bag several times and it is a good bag. I read from other reviews that the zipper is temperamental, I agree. It seems to get caught all the time. Other than that, it is light and is an overall good bag.

Think again

    Although the bag sound appealing at only 3 and a half pounds be prepared for it to take up most of your backpack. This bag is bulky with a temperamental zipper. I took it on two trips and spent an hour on the second trip trying to get it zipped up again. For the price I would spend a little more and get a nicer bag.