Who needs hotels anyway?
You made a hotel reservation a month and a half before the Ice Festival, but now the hotel has no record of it. It doesn't matter too much though, because you brought your Marmot Women's Ouray 0-Degree Down Sleeping Bag along just in case, which is probably a whole lot better than that hole of a hotel-motel, anyway. Plus, this way you'll have an extra hundred bucks a night to blow at the bar after the day's festivities.
Marmot set the Ouray up with all the features you'd expect of a dependable 0-degree bag by insulating it with water-resistant down and treating the ripstop fabric with a DWR finish for extra protection against moisture and condensation from tent walls or car windows. The mummy shape of the bag includes an anatomic footbox to give your toes a little wiggle room during the night, because waking up with cold toes is almost as bad as waking up in a flea-ridden hotel bed. In order to limit heat loss, Marmot backed the zipper with a snag-free insulated draft tube and put the seams at ground level to help trap warm air, and included a hood that can be cinched down tightly when things get really cold. The Ouray also features a multi-baffle construction to keep the down from wandering as you roll around at night, so you don't have to struggle through cold spots.
- Winter camping bag that's big on warmth and protection
- Stuffed with 650-fill treated down insulation for lofty warmth
- Mummy shape with anatomic footbox conforms to your body
- Ripstop nylon with DWR finish helps shed precipitation
- Nautilus multi-baffle hood puts heat where you need it
- Insulated draft tube defends against the wind
- Ground level side seams prevent ground moisture from seeping in
- Internal stash pocket holds your maps and headlamp
- Q & A
I have used this bag twice now. It is fluffy, plenty warm and roomy in my opinion. I got the long version.
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- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I get cold easily, even in the summer. I backpack and camp mostly in the mountains. But, even deserts get cold. So, finally I decided to go with a women's 0 degree bag and I don't regret it. It's the first good night's sleep I've had in a tent in years.
If you aren't camping near water, or at lower mountain elevations, then just leave the bag open, so you don't overheat. But, at higher elevation, like 9K+ or near lakes, this snuggly bag with keep you nice and toasty.
I did use a silk sleeping bag liner, at 10K+ near water.
Max. height for regular vs long?
Great bag - very warm.
Bought for my girlfriend Nicole. Used primarily fall, winter and spring. The bag is very warm, she even got hot camping around 25Â° Fahrenheit, and vented the bag out to dump heat. She is not a very cold sleeper but does enjoy her heat when theirs still snow on the ground in Colorado. The bag will require a backpacking pillow, as is a true mummy. My opinion, great bag for the buck. Way more down than the Never Summer and is relatively light. I would recommend to any cold sleeper.