Updated for 2014! With its high-performance fill and a roomy semi-rectangular shape, the Big Agnes Encampment 15 Degree sleeping bag is designed for 3-season backpacking and camping. Synthetic insulation makes the Encampment 15 Degree ideal for wet and humid climates.
The Encampment 15 Degree is insulated with Integrity synthetic fill featuring 97% recycled content. Synthetic insulation dries much faster than down and provides warmth even when wet. This is particularly important if you'll be backpacking or camping in wet weather or humid climates. The Encampment 15 Degree's nylon rip-stop shell fabric has a surface treatment that further helps to repel water.
In a traditional sleeping system, the bag lies on top of a sleeping pad. In this configuration, many people find themselves rolling off the pad at night. Plus, the insulation on the bottom of the bag is compressed by the sleeper's weight. Once compressed, the fill loses most of its insulating properties. The Big Agnes Sleep System is different, joining the bag and pad together. The pad slides into a sleeve on the bottom side of the bag, supplying insulation to the bottom of the bag while the top 2/3 of the bag is insulated like a traditional sleeping bag. This design provides a secure foundation so you can roll, twist and turn freely during the night without ever rolling off your pad. It also prevents the bag from twisting and engulfing you in an uncomfortable mess. Big Agnes uses this system throughout their entire line of sleeping bags.
Once you match your bag with a rectangular sleeping pad of the appropriate dimensions (20" x 72" for Regular and 20" x 78" for Long), spending a night in the Encampment 15 Degree is both warm and incredibly comfortable.
A number of performance features equip the Encampment 15 Degree for efficient insulation. A contoured, insulated hood keeps your head warm and a no-draft collar keeps cold air from creeping in the top of the bag and reaching the nylon taffeta-lined interior of the Encampment 15 Degree. A full-length draft tube sewn behind the zipper further ensures that cold air remains outside of the bag. A no-draft wedge protects the connection between the bag and the pad, so that cold air doesn't sneak in between the two. A built-in pillow pocket holds clothes or a Big Agnes Air Core Pillow (sold separately), providing a comfortable resting place for your head and neck.
For your convenience, the Encampment 15 Degree sleeping bag is available in your choice of Right or Left zippers (two can be mated together) and in Regular (fits up to 5' 10") and Long (fits up to 6' 6") lengths. A nylon stuff sack and mesh storage sack are included with each Big Agnes Encampment 15 Degree bag.
Styles available: Long Left Zipper, Regular Left Zipper
Big Agnes part numbers: BELL14, BERL14