The Marmot Trestles 30 Degree sleeping bag is an affordable, no-frills offering for three-season camping. The synthetic fill makes this mummy bag a good option even in damp or humid conditions.
The Marmot Trestles 30 Degree Sleeping Bag is the perfect balance of price and performance. You have got technical features here that make it great to take into the backcountry, to take camping, but it also comes in at a budget friendly price, because of that synthetic insulation. The insulation Marmot is using is their propriety spyrafill synthetic, which is meant to mimic the structure of down. Synthetic materials are great, because they hold up really well in wet or damp conditions. So if you are in an area that is really humid, the bag is going to take on a little bit of moisture and synthetic materials really resist that moisture. If they do become wet, they dry out really quickly. So you have got really good performance there. And synthetic materials, in general, are just a little less expensive. So it is a really budget friendly price.
One thing that I really love about the Trestle sleeping bags is that you have got a full length zipper on one side. That is a double zipper. So you can unzip it from the bottom to vent at night. But they have also got kind of a halfway zipper on the other side. So if you are going to be in different conditions, you can definitely vent this sleeping bag really well. So the top of this kind of folds down, almost like a blanket. If you are a side sleeper and you like to pull the blanket or the sleeping bag around you, that makes it really nice for that. It feels more like a blanket at home. So, you know, it is a really nice feature. It is a small detail, but it makes a big difference.
They have got draft tubes behind those zippers so you are not going to have unwanted cold air coming in through there. There is even a little bit of a more durable material sewn behind that zipper to prevent on snags.
While I have this open I want to show there is a little stash pocket on the inside. So you have a small zippered pocket for small items that you want to get your hands on at night.
This is a traditional mummy style sleeping bag, so you have a hood at the top. The hood is nicely baffled, so you have some shaping here. And because you have that flap on the front of the bag that comes down, they have a nice system for being able to cinch down the bottom. So around your neck you can really hold that heat in. And then you have a draw cord on the top as well. So that kind of pulls the top in. So if you need to batten everything down and really use the full warmth of this sleeping bag, you can pull those in.
The shoulder girth here is actually pretty wide for a mummy style sleeping bag. So you do have some pretty good sprawling room. You are not going to feel super claustrophobic in this bag. You know, I have seen other mummy style sleeping bags that are really, really tight. And this one is a little bit looser.
It does taper in, then, down to the feet. And the foot box, they definitely give you enough room in the foot box. So you have got shaping there as well. So it is a trapezoidal foot box. And, overall, that mummy style is going to give you more thermal efficiency, but wit the Trestles bags there are a little roomier than some others.
The shell material is a polyester taffeta. On the outside you have a durable water repellant finish. So if you do get some condensation in the tent or just against moisture in general, that material on the outside is going to help to keep moisture out. And then in the inside you have a softer material. So that is a little softer on the skin.
This bag does come in different sizes. So definitely take a look at the sizes to see what is going to be most comfortable for you. And these temperature rating here is 30 degrees. Marmot does use EN ratings for their sleeping bags, so the comfort rating is actually closer to about 33 degrees and then the lower limit rating is below that. So take that into consideration before taking it into the backcountry at the different temperatures.
One added bonus to this sleeping bag is that Marmot includes a compression stuff sack. So with that synthetic material it doesn’t pack down to be as small as some down sleeping bags, but they have done a great job here with adding these compression straps on to the stuff sack. So all you have to do is stuff it into the bag, compress it down and that saves a lot of space inside of your backpack. So instead of having to go out and buy yet another stuff sack for this sleeping bag, it definitely comes with it.
With all of the features you get here, you have just got a really great performance, budget friendly sleeping bag for the backcountry.
It is the Marmot Trestles 30 Degree Sleeping Bag.