ALPS Mountaineering Razor Fleece Sleeping Bag/Liner
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Awesome

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is one awesome liner. The fleece liner is comfortable an warm. For the cold nights its an extra layer of warmth. For the summer nights its the only thing I use.

Extra Warmth

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great liner to bump the warmth of your bag in cold weather, I've also used it by itself in warmer summer conditions.

Game Changer

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

I have not used this bag on it's own, but as a liner it is fantastic! It has definitely helped me get a few more fall months out of my sleeping bag. The hand is also way more pleasant than bag alone. The fleece lining just feels cozy.

Can't complain.

    This bag is super comfy and it kept me warm all night. I had read the previous reviews before I purchased the bag and they were completely correct. You wont be disappointed with this bag.

    Cool Nights, Comfy Bag

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This is a great bag for cool to warm nights. Fleece lining is comfortable and adds just enough insulation for summer nights. Packs small but gives just enough room for a good night sleep

    Super

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Good bag for warmer nights without much of a breeze. Length and width feel right and it packs down fairly compact for an easy toss in the back of the car for all trips as a "just in case"

    Warm Weather Bag

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

    Great warm weather bag. Bought this on sale, so it was totally worth it. Like other reviewers have mentioned, it's heavy. I used this in 60-70 deg. evening temps and it kept me very comfortable. I'm an athletic build, 5' 6" woman and I had plenty of room to flip and toss inside the bag to keep cool. I unzipped it all the way down to the bottom and laid the flap across me. I did not have any problems with temperature regulation through the night, like I would have even sleeping on top of my 30 deg. Sierra Design.

    This will be my go-to bag for all of my Florida trips. Win!

    Glorious

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

    My problem: I camp in 30-40 degree weather at least one weekend/month through fall and spring. My mummy bag, while rated to 20 degrees is (a) not warm enough and (b) makes me super claustrophobic so I cant' get comfortable enough to sleep. This thing fixed both problems.

    The Razor is larger than my mummy bag (a short women's bag), so I can zip all the way into the Razor without getting claustrophobic. (It even has a hood!) Then, I lay my unzipped mummy bag over me, comforter-style. I spent last weekend camping in the 30s at night, and this new set up was excellent!

    I just might survive this season's Joshua Tree trips yet...

    I still want to eventually upgrade to the Backcountry Bed, but until I can afford that price tag, the Razor has made cold-weather nights tolerable. Well, well, worth the price.

    (Also - as others have said, this thing can be used as a warm-weather sleeping bag. As the morning warmed up, I pushed my unzipped mummy bag off me and was super comfortable in just the Razor. Unfortunately, I rarely get to experience the joy of sleeping outdoors when it isn't cold!)

    Hi Leslie... I noticed you have been to Joshua Tree NP for several times.. I am planning to go there at Dec. Would the temp be around 30 F at that time?

    Sorry woohoo, I just saw your comment...a year too late! But, yes, in Joshua Tree in December you can expect low/mid 30s at night.

    Great warm weather bag

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I bought this specifically for summer backpacking. It packs fairly small and is warm enough for when a summer night turns chilly if you add socks or even a full base layer on cold nights. It's cool enough for those hot nights where you unzip it most of the way. I'm 5'10" 190 and it's a good size for me. I don't get cramped but I'm not swimming in it. It packs down fairly small and if you're careful you can actually pack it into itself using the "head" as a form of wrap for the rest of it. It doesn't pack to its smallest that way, but you can then compress it with other items. Sure, for a few hundred dollars or more you can get a down bag you have to keep dry that packs down smaller and weighs less, but part of the appeal is that this is inexpensive enough to have in addition to other options. I'd rather spend the extra money on a bag for cooler weather. I'm not sure how this really qualifies as a liner, but I guess if you have a slightly oversized regular bag you could use it that way. It's clearly designed to operate as a stand alone unit though.
    I've only used mine four times, for a total of six nights sleep, but I'm quite happy with it and can't imagine finding something better for the price.

    Does this liner have a "pillow pocket" of any sort to stuff in that annoying little runaway pillow of mine?

    Thanks!

    This does not have a pillow pocket

    could I use this bag for summer camping...

    could I use this bag for summer camping where I need it to compress down to a small size ( canoe/hiking trips )

    Hey elliot,



    Thanks for your question.



    This is not a sleeping bag. It is only a bag liner. If you would like to find a bag that can compress really small I suggest you hop on chat and get in touch with our gearheads (chat is available 24/7). You can also call us at 1-800-409-4502 (6am-10pm).

    Best Answer

    Grant I love you but, this customer should call us 1-800-409-4502. I bet on a warm summer night you could get away with this as a stand alone bag, I would still worry. Even nights in the desert get kinda cold, I am always psyched to have my 40 degree synthetic bag. If your going ultra light weight hiking then you are planning to suffer anyway, this might just be the ticket.

    Grant and Bill I love you both and I don't disagree with either of you.



    These liners are really only designed to add about 5-10 degrees onto a bag and I think for summer camping they CAN be great as a standalone but only in conditions where you would feel safe to sleep fully exposed (no bag or liner) and just want that extra comfort. Otherwise, why risk it? Get a decent 40 degree bag like Bill suggests and sleep with it unzipped if it starts to get too warm.



    Hello Guys. Just wanted to let you know that the manufacturer does state the following on their site: "Great as accessory or standalone bag" and under the description tab: "As a standalone bag, it can be used in warmer temperatures when you only need a very lightweight bag." . So, yes, it can be used as a light standalone bag but the problem lies in the rating, which does not exist for this bag. Opinions I've read here and there are that this is a 50 to 60 degree bag. I just ordered one of these for my 20 degree bag since it will be the first time I will be ever cold-camp at the RMNP next weekend.

    Hey guys! I stayed at RMNP this last Oct - Nov, like I said I would, doing the Tonahutu/North Inlet Trail for a couple of nights and in the snow. The liner did wonders to my Kelty 21 down bag as the temp dropped to the mid-teens and I was able to hold the fort in my lite/cheap tent. I was wearing a heavy polartec bottom and a thermal top. At some point around 5 AM, I put the Sierra Dridown jacket you see in the pic. The razor is probably good down to 50 F.

    Hey guys! I stayed at RMNP this last Oct - Nov, like I said I would, doing the Tonahutu/North Inlet Trail for a couple of nights and in the snow. The liner did wonders to my Kelty 21 down bag as the temp dropped to the mid-teens and I was able to hold the fort in my lite/cheap tent. I was wearing a heavy polartec bottom and a thermal top. At some point around 5 AM, I put the Sierra Dridown jacket you see in the pic. The razor is probably good down to 50 F.

    Does this bag pack down small enough to...

    Does this bag pack down small enough to place in a pannier for bicycle touring?

    Best Answer

    This is just a liner, not a sleeping bag, so yes, it packs down quite small. About the size of a grapefruit (or smaller).

    Actually, I just got this liner from SAC, and it is much larger than a grapefruit. It is about 8" tall x 6.5" wide in the stuff sack, straight out of the box (I can never get stuff to compress back to as small as it was out of the box, so I'm guessing this is as small as it gets.)

    I tend to sweat against the nylon sleeping...

    I tend to sweat against the nylon sleeping bag. Is the internal material fleece or other? And how is it for sleeping against / moisture wicking? Thanks...

    The internal material is a thin, grey fleece. Another Scoutmaster bought one of these on sale and was demonstrating it at the last meeting. He is a big guy, 6' and close to 300#, probably 50 inch chest. He had room inside to zip the bag and move his arms.

    Weight:

      Just saw that there wasn't a weight listed. This weighs 1lb, 10 oz.

      Any tall folks try this out? good to...

      Any tall folks try this out? good to 6'4"???

      The length on the ALPS Mountaineering Razor Fleece Sleeping Bag/Liner is 80" so you should be in good shape being 6'4" and you can fit most long (6'6") bags in here.

      Best Answer

      I just got one and I am 6'6. Its a little snug at the feet but it fits pretty well.

      Solid so far.

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

      Used a few times after purchasing late fall and it has done the trick in my only bag (a 30 degree summer bag). Gonna wait and see how it does for winter camping and hammocking.

      Have you used the liner this winter yet? I've also got a 30 degree bag and use a hammock.

      Nope haven't gotten it out yet, but will update when I do.

      Used the bag a few weekends ago along with my bag, pad, hammock and underquilt and man was I toasty! Temps dipped down to below 0F in the Uintas and I stayed warm in long underwear and a baselayer top!

      Wonderful to know, Alex! Txs much! I've been researching what to purchase for the summer and also something for extra warmth for cold, brrrr nights. Planning on an AT thru hike (my first) hopefully leaving early Fall. Have a Kammok (hammock), one of Kammok's insect nets, a new Marmot Rampart bag. Got a pair of fab hiking boots that are uber comfortable and warm. So eager to take off but in the midst of doing some solid planning research prior to. Also, looking at purchasing a Hyperlight backpack, too.
      Best,
      Maureen

      Ranger rific!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I just got mine the other day. And it great. If you know how to roll and pack gear you can get this sack super small. Its very warm and Im 5'9' 180lbs and I have plenty of room. When you have slept on roof tops in Iraq or in the snow and mud In Afghan with nothing more then a rain poncho and your wobbie. This thing is a 5 star hotel.

      Bumps up the temp

        This is a pretty sweet liner.. not super compressable, but definiltey adds some warmth. Its super soft on the inside, and the outside moves nicely inside of beefier bag. Great little bag to keep you out later in the season!

        I used this standalone.

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I used this standalone for a 30-day bike tour, sleeping outside every night. I was cold once, when it got to 40� at the top of Mt. Hurricane in the White Mountains in August. I wasn't that cold- I still slept. It performed admirably in all other temperatures including 45�.

        Does this come in a small stuff sack/com...

        Does this come in a small stuff sack/compression sack? Also, what are the dimensions when packed?

        I am not sure what the packed dimensions are, but it does come with a stuff sack.