We recently purchased two of the Suisse Sport Everest Adult Mummy Double Layer Sleeping Bag
so we could see how some low cost sleeping bags would actually perform in colder weather. Not everyone can afford top of the line sleeping bags and the Everest sleeping bags have a price tag that should fit just about any budget.
The one thing most people always worry about when purchasing low cost camping gear is quality. How is the product going to perform compared to a higher priced and better known brand? To start things off the the low cost Everest bag actually performed very well. We took these bags on a short camping trip to a campground in the Maroon Bells – Snowmass Wilderness Area just outside of Aspen, Colorado. When we arrived at our site the skies were slightly overcast and the temperature was in the mid 50′s. By the time we went to bed the temperature had dropped down into the mid 30′s and a light rain had started to fall. Conditions went downhill as the night continued, the light rain turned into a pretty significant downpour that continued most of the night and into the morning. The temperatures stayed in the 30′s and a couple thousand feet higher snow was falling on the surrounding peaks.
Now that you have an idea of what the weather was like, we can now talk a little about the Everest Sleeping Bag. We both wore a lightweight set of long underwear and some lightweight pajamas while sleeping in the Everest bags. The only time we were ever cold during the entire night in the damp and cold conditions was when we first got in the bags after they had been laid out in the tent for a few hours. The entire night we were completely warm, dry, and actually pretty comfortable. There were actually times during the night when I personally felt hot while in the Everest sleeping bag.
The Everest sleeping bag is rated down to +5 degrees and the conditions we slept in were in the mid 30′s and very rainy and damp. I can’t say for sure whether I would recommend this bag all the way down to +5 but I can 100% recommend it for temperatures in the 30′s. You will stay warm, dry, and comfortable for sure at temperatures in that range. I also think the fact that I was actually hot during the night shows that you could actually use the Everest sleeping bag in much colder temperatures. When the temperatures start to drop we will take the bags out on try them down to what the bag is rated at.
The only downfall of the Everest sleeping bag is the stuff sack. One of the sacks held up fine when placing the bag back in it but the other one was not so lucky. One of the two stuff sacks broke at the seam when placing the bag back in and now has a nice large hole in it. Bottom line, the stuff sacks for the Everest sleeping bag are garbage. If you purchase the bag you should plan on spending a little more money for a better stuff sack.
If you are looking for a good sleeping bag that will keep you warm and comfortable we would really recommend this bag. If you are trying to camp on a budget you can’t really go wrong with this sleeping bag for under $40.
If you are interested in getting one of these great low priced sleeping bags for yourself you can find it at the following link.