I’m pretty wedded to my Mountain Hardwear Hotbed Ember Camp Quilt, but there are times when a sleeping bag is just the desired way to go. It’s all about getting better sleep. For cold weather sleeping, I’m really digging the Mountain Hardwear Lamina Z Flame Sleeping Bag, rated to 22 degrees F/-6 C, which I received to test quite some time ago.
I’ve used this bag car camping, in warm weather (not great, too warm), cool fall temps (hiking the Kettle Moraine with Missouri Howell), and winter tent camping. Except for being too warm at times, this bag acted like a champ, with the zipper easy to use from within the bag to spill heat and then close up as needed.
A roomy fit both down through the body and into the footbed, I never felt constricted and could turn side to side as desired. That’s not typical for a big guy in a mummy bag. With its comfy drawstring hood, this would be a dynamite bag for cowboy camping in the winter (the DWR treatment repels water).
A zippered pocket for storage is a handy spot to stash the smartphone at while sleeping or curled up in front of the campfire. A nylon compression stuff sack makes for easy carrying (at around 3 pounds), while a bonus mesh storage bag is also included for correct storage at home (great idea, MH!).
For the money (MSRP $179), this is more bag than others at this price point, in my opinion. Everything about it just seems custom-tailored for the way I want a sleeping bag to feel and perform.
[This product was provided for editorial purposes – all opinions are my own.]