BIG AGNES HITCHENS UL 20 850 FP DOWN SLEEPING BAG REGULAR LEFT ZIP. I bought this bag this past winter and only used it a few times.Right after I bought it, I bought a Western Mountaineering Ultralite sleeping bag, which is also billed as a 20F bag. Doing a comparo, the difference in weight is 0.02 pounds, about a quarter of an ounce. The bags are similar in fit, loft, and features. Both bags have a draft collar, which isnt the norm for a 20F rated bag. The draft collar on the Hitchens is a little nicer than the collar on the Ultralite. Both zippers work well and dont easily snag, but the Hitchens has a half zipper while the Ultralite has a full length zipper. The hood on the Hitchens is a little nicer than the hood on the Ultralite. Ive slept comfortably in both bags on nights when the temp dropped below 20F. The Ultralite may be one degree warmer. Both bags are a trim fit, which I like because a trim fit is more thermally efficient than a roomy fit. Both bags have about 5 inches of loft. And both bags are more than long enough for me, at 5'-11 in my stocking feet. The baffles on the Ultralite are horizontal and continuous theoretically, one can shift the down from top to bottom at will. Ive never felt the need to do this, but it can be done with the Ultralite.
The Hitchens has vertical baffles with flow gates, which inhibit the migration of down. Despite all of the above, Ive decided to keep the Ultralite and sell the Hitchens. Western Mountaineering has been in the game longer than BA and has a stellar reputation. The bag weighs a little over 28 ounces on my digital scale.Included are the original BA storage sack and stuff sack. The bag is clean and in pristine condition, with no rips, tears, stains, worn spots or odors. This bag is a solid 20F sleeping bag and all the details on it show high quality. Google for a review from Wilderness Magazine in New Zealand.
Insotect Flow construction; vertically structured sidewalls with integrated contoured baffles trap heat closer to the body. Body-mapped baffle construction optimizes thermal efficiency. Traditional mummy shape allows for light weight and increased thermal value. 3D antisnag draft tube prevents heat loss along the zipper. Contoured hood baffles cradle the head for a comfortable fit.
Ergonomic footbox construction provides loft and warmth. Ultralight high-tenacity ripstop nylon shell fabric has a durable water repellent (DWR) finish that causes water to bead up and roll off rather than soak in. DownTek water repellent down repels water while maintaining insulating value.
Low-profile cordlock lets you un-cinch the hood with one hand. (102cm) YKK® #5 zipper with zipper garage cuts weight and reduces cold spots. 2-way zipper allows easy access at waist for climbing harness tie-in. Interior fabric loops for sleeping bag liners.Streamlined exterior loops for hang-drying or storage. Includes a nylon stuff sack and mesh storage sack. 13 degrees (F) - EN. 25 degrees (F) - EN. Regular - Left Zip: 1 lb. 850-fill DownTek water repellent duck down. Regular - Left Zip: 72 inches.
Regular - Left Zip: 60 inches. Regular - Left Zip: 54 inches.
Regular - Left Zip: 7.5 x 15 inches. Regular - Left Zip: 10.86 liters. Regular - Left Zip: 3.24 liters. Many sleeping bags are rated for temperature by an independent testing protocol. Ratings are based on a person wearing one long underwear layer and a hat, sleeping on a single 1 in.
Everyone's body and sleep comfort differ, so EN and ISO ratings are simply a guideline to help you compare products. The item "BIG AGNES HITCHENS UL 20 850 FP DOWN SLEEPING BAG REGULAR LEFT ZIP" is in sale since Sunday, March 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Outdoor Sports\Camping & Hiking\Outdoor Sleeping Gear\Sleeping Bags". The seller is "rdahlgren" and is located in Bulger, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Uruguay.