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2009

Big Agnes Savery SL Sleeping Bag review
Written by Jason Elliot   
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Big Agnes Mountain is located a few miles north of Steamboat Springs, Co. It rises over 12,000 feet at its summit and is often gets lost amongst the "fourteeners" throughout Colorado. Partly named after the mountain, Big Agnes produces high performing outdoor gear.

The Big Agnes Savery SL sleeping bag is part of the brand's Divide SL line of bags. The Divide SL is Big Agnes' line of technical and superlight sleeping bags. The Savery SL is a three-season mummy backpacking bag. It can be converted to a winter bag with a Big Agnes overbag.

Like all of Big Agnes sleeping bags, Savery SL features an integrated sleeping pad sleeve. Big Agnes does not insulate the bottom of its sleeping bags. A specifically designed sleeping pad by Big Agnes slides into the integrated pad sleeve. The sleeping pad provides the insulation for the bottom of the bag and ensures that the sleeping bag does not slide off the pad. The Savery SL also has a built-in pocket designed to fit a pillow to help with comfort.

The shell and lining is made from Big Agnes WRM, a micro fiber nylon material which makes the sleeping bag water resistant and wind proof. The Savery SL is filled with Primaloft. Primaloft is a synthetic material which has similarities to goose down. It insulates comparatively to down and is lightweight. Big Agnes states that the Savery SL has a temperature rating of 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

The Savery SL's warmth has been tested in the cool autumn weather. It performed admirable and produced a toasty night's sleep. The Big Agnes Savery SL gives plenty of space for your shoulders and doesn't cramp your feet. It is easy to roll over and adjust your body in the bag. Big Agnes has designed the collar, zipper and bottom of the Savery SL to eliminate drafts.

The Savery SL squeezes into a compact stuff sack making it easy to stow in a backpack. The sleeping pad crunches down to a small size for easy packing. The sleeping pad is sold separately and is available with or without insulation.

Big_Agnes_LogoThe sleeping pad is manually inflated through an air valve. The air-core in the sleeping pad provides comfort from the hard ground. If summer is when you backpack, the Air Core sleeping pad does fine. Backpacking in cooler weather requires the Insulated Air Core sleeping pad.

The Big Agnes Savery SL sleeping bag is an ultra lightweight and equally as comfortable three-season mummy bag. Big Agnes offers it in one color scheme – ash/wine/black. It has an MSRP of $189.95. The integrated sleeping pad is highly recommended. The Air Core has an MSRP of $49.95 and the Insulated Air Core has an MSRP of $79.95. Big Agnes has a lifetime warranty on the Savery SL and sleeping pads.


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Jason Elliot

JElliotJason Elliot is the Editor and Publisher of OutdoorInformer.com. Elliot has established a respected following with the top industry professionals and gearheads for his nonbiased reviews of outdoor gear and apparel. Elliot is a regular contributor to Examiner.com, Trails.com and other publications on top of his editorial and writing role with OutdoorInformer.com.

Elliot left a successful fifteen-plus year management career that he worked at Fortune 500 and S&P 500 companies to pursue his passion for writing about the outdoors. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from La Roche College.

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