Nemo Nocturne 15
Not EN Tested. ~30 degrees F in real-world use. Fill: 700 DownTek. 39.5oz ($380, www.nemoequipment.com)
At 2 pounds, 7 ounces the Nocturne falls in the middle of the pack for weight but has considerably more legroom due to its non-traditional cut. Filled with 700 fill power DownTek, we found the non-EN-rated bag comfortable down to about 30 degrees. Although it packs rather large in the stuff sack, fitting it into any modern creekboat is not an issue. In use we found the shoulder room to be below average. It has a generous draft collar which uses elastic to keep the collar and hood tight. There is a small external pocket located where the main zipper closes, a perfect location for finding key items in the dark. Durable water repellent coating is applied to the foot box.
Caveat: Tight fit for broad shoulders.
Best for: Tall people with active legs.
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Best for immobile sleepers who need the smallest-packing bag
A do-it-all bag for car camping and the occasional overnight trip, or canoe trips without portages
For those on a tight budget
Best for expeditions with lots of hiking or portaging
Not sure where your paddling will take you? This one can do it all.
Best for wet conditions
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