Make & Model - Snugpak Softie Elite 5
Listed Temperature Rating - 5 degrees F / -15 degrees C
EN Lower Limit Rating - Not applicable
Materials - Insulation: Softie (synthetic); Shell: Paratex Micro nylon; Liner: Paratex Light nylon, Reflectatherm polyester
Dimensions (unfolded) - 87 by 36 inches
Dimensions (packed) - 13 by 10 inches
Weight - 5 pounds, 5 ounces
MSRP - $199
URL - http://www.proforceequipment.com
Snugpak's jackets and sleeping bags are popular among troops and outdoor adventurers in Europe. The Softie Elite 5 is part of its EPS (Expanda Panel System) lineup of mummy bags that have jumbo zip baffles, which can open to provide extra space. It offers incredible warmth thanks to its synthetic insulation, including a breathable, metalized polyester called Reflectatherm that reflects heat, but adds little weight. Comes with stuff sack.
Pros: The EPS allows the snug mummy shape to expand for comfort and temp management, Excellent heat retention, Easy to use, pack, and stow
Cons: Surprisingly, the zipper is difficult to close when you're inside the bag, often snagging on the inner lining.