A high-performance option for warm-weather backpacking, the down-insulated Pitchpine SL 45 Degree sleeping bag weighs just over a pound and compresses down small for optimal packing. A plush, quilted design provides high and comfortable loft.
The Pitchpine SL 45 Degree bag is insulated with premium 800 fill goose down. Renowned for their compressible properties and efficiency in providing insulation, the feathers and fibers of down have an incredibly soft, comfortable feel and, despite advances in synthetic materials, continue to provide the best warmth-to-weight ratio of any insulation available. Though down fill is susceptible to the effects of moisture, losing much of its performance qualities when damp or wet, the Pertex Nylon shell fabric of the Pitchpine LS 45 Degree bag is highly water-resistent.
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.
The Pitchpine SL 45 Degree bag is available in Regular (fits up to 5'10") and Long (fits up to 6'6") lengths. A half-sleeve design allows you to mate the bag with any mummy-shaped or rectangular pad so long as it isn't wider than 20". NOTE: Because the bottom of the Pitchpine SL 45 Degree bag is completely uninsulated, it must be used with a pad of a suitable R-value in order for it to meet its 45 degree temperature rating.
An efficient 48" length zipper helps to maintain the impressive trail weight of the Pitchpine SL 45 Degree bag while still granting easy access and allowing you to vent during the balmiest of weather. A built-in pillow pocket holds clothes or a Big Agnes pillow (sold separately), providing a comfortable resting place for your head and neck.
A nylon stuff sack and recycled mesh storage sack are included with each Big Agnes Pitchpine SL 45 Degree sleeping bag.
Sizes available: Long, Regular
Big Agnes part numbers: BPPSLLL11, BPPSLRL11