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TETON Sports Celsius XXL 0 Review

A massive size and flannel internal fabric make it appealing, despite a few areas where there is room for improvement
teton sports celsius xxl 0 camping sleeping bag review
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Price:  $89 List | $71.70 at Amazon
Pros:  Roomy, comfortable, soft synthetic lining, small hood for warmth, water resistant
Cons:  Doesn't unzip into a blanket, poor quality construction, hand wash only, machine washing voids warranty
Manufacturer:   Teton Sports
By Jason Wanlass ⋅ Review Editor  ⋅  Nov 8, 2019
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RANKED
#8 of 12
  • Warmth - 35% 7.0
  • Comfort - 30% 8.0
  • Features - 25% 5.0
  • Packed Size - 10% 6.0

Our Verdict

Inexpensive, massive, synthetic, and rectangle describes the Teton Sports Celsius XXL 0, which is complete with a few nice features not found on most competitors. A draft collar helps seal in the warmth in cold weather and the synthetic lining is a soft, brushed polyester. It's also the only rectangular bag we tested that also has a hood — that's adjustable to boot. Unfortunately, the zipper does not extend along the foot of the bag, meaning it cannot be opened flat into a large blanket.

Updated Colors

Though the design of this bag hasn't been updated, some new colors are available, like the one pictured above.

September 2019

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Pros Roomy, comfortable, soft synthetic lining, small hood for warmth, water resistantVery warm, well-crafted, tons of features, soft and cozy, adjusts well to different temperature rangesLarge, warm, lots of extra features, catchy lookWarm, durable, compressible stuff sack, interior liner keeps in heatSurprisingly warm, inexpensive, interior pocket, patented zipper system reduces zipper snags
Cons Doesn't unzip into a blanket, poor quality construction, hand wash only, machine washing voids warrantyGrabby liner, may be confining to larger body typesSynthetic flannel liner, doesn't have a full-length zipperNarrow, thin draft tubes along zipper, liner is grabbySmall, catchy/scratchy interior lining
Bottom Line A massive size and flannel internal fabric make it appealing, despite a few areas where there is room for improvementThis bag is warm, soft, and has lots of features and configuration options to adapt to varying climatesIt's not as rugged as it looks in photos, but we still really like this bag and feel it is a good buyA very basic yet warm bag with a narrow design that is more suited for young campers or small-framed adultsWarm, comfortable, and great for kids or adults, this bag's price tag makes camping outdoors an affordable affair
Rating Categories TETON Sports Celsiu... TETON Sports Polara... TETON Sports Deer H... Coleman Kompact 20 Coleman Brazos
Warmth (35%)
7.0
8.0
8.0
7.0
6.0
Comfort (30%)
8.0
8.0
8.0
5.0
4.0
Features (25%)
5.0
8.0
7.0
6.0
5.0
Packed Size (10%)
6.0
5.0
3.0
5.0
7.0
Specs TETON Sports Celsiu... TETON Sports Polara... TETON Sports Deer H... Coleman Kompact 20 Coleman Brazos
Claimed Temperature Rating 0 F 0 F 0 F 20 F 20 F
Measured Weight 7.1 lbs. 8.3 lbs. 8.5 lbs. 5.0 lbs. 4.1 lbs.
Style Rectangular Rectangular Rectangular Rectangular Rectangular
Draft Tube Full length Full length Full length Full length Full length
Neck Baffle Yes Yes Yes No No
Shell Material Taffeta Taffeta Canvas Polyester Polyester
Lining Material 100% Brushed Poly Flannel Inner bag: 100% Brushed Poly Flannel
Outer bag: PolarLite Fleece
100% Brushed Poly Flannel Brushed polyester Tricot knit
Insulation SuperLoft Elite 4-Channel Hollow Fiber SuperLoft Elite Hollow Fiber SuperLoft Elite Hollow Fiber Synthetic Polyester
Measured Size L x W 90" X 39" 82" X 36" 90" x 39" 75" X 33" 75" X 33"

Our Analysis and Test Results

This is a great, dedicated car camping bag, especially for folks that want a large, rectangular bag that doesn't include cotton fabrics. With all synthetic materials, this bag is better suited to extended camping when it might get wet. Unfortunately, it doesn't unzip to make a blanket, limiting its use for picnics or around the house use. The Celsius XXL earned average and higher scores in each of our metrics. The soft lining is comfortable on the skin and its over-sized design makes it the largest bag we tested. It's very roomy and appealing to see from afar, but after getting a closer look, we feel the bag's construction and quality have some room for improvement.

Performance Comparison


teton sports celsius xxl 0 camping sleeping bag review - we like this bag's over-sized design and its shoulder baffles and...
We like this bag's over-sized design and its shoulder baffles and adjustable hood.
Credit: Jason Wanlass

Warmth


We feel the Celsius XXL provided excellent warmth, but it did not perform as well as other 0-degree bags we tested. The soft lining is not flannel but is nice next to bare skin. This bag has unique features that contribute to its warmth. It has both a draft tube to back the zipper and a neck collar that can be adjusted to reduce airflow from the top of the bag. In addition, this bag has a sort of minimal hood feature which can also be adjusted tighter to secure a pillow or surround the user's head. With two layers of synthetic insulation - the upper one is sewn to the nylon taffeta shell fabric, and the inner one is sewn to the brushed poly flannel lining — this bag uses all the tricks to stop drafts.

teton sports celsius xxl 0 camping sleeping bag review - adjustable shoulder baffles allow you to cinch the bag around your...
Adjustable shoulder baffles allow you to cinch the bag around your neck, keeping outside cold air at bay.
Credit: Jason Wanlass

Comfort


The Celsius XXL version we tested is a generous 90 inches long (including the hood) and 36 inches wide. That's a lot of room for one person, but the bag is a few inches narrower than the most comfortable bags we tested. We enjoyed the feel of the brushed polyester lining.

teton sports celsius xxl 0 camping sleeping bag review - although not flannel, we still found the teton's brushed polyester...
Although not flannel, we still found the Teton's brushed polyester lining to be quite comfortable.
Credit: Jason Wanlass

Our one disappointment is that the zipper on this bag does not extend along the foot box, which prevents the user from unzipping the bag fully to act as a blanket. Overall, the bag's sheer size gave it a solid score here, landing it in the good company of a few other bags that scored in our top tier for comfort.

teton sports celsius xxl 0 camping sleeping bag review - we were disappointed that the teton's zipper doesn't continue around...
We were disappointed that the Teton's zipper doesn't continue around the foot box to allow the bag to be opened up flat.
Credit: Jason Wanlass

Features


The soft lining and draft collar are this bag's most notable features. Two large webbing loops sewn into the foot of the bag near the corners provide for easy hanging. The zipper closure flap secures on itself to hide the prickly Velcro. A tape backing for the zipper gave our testers snag-free operation, a plus for this product. We were also impressed with the bag's water-resistant shell, and equally impressed with Teton Sport's limited lifetime warranty. However, we were disappointed with the manufacturer's cleaning instructions, which specify hand washing only and laying flat to dry. The instructions also specifically state not to tumble dry, and that machine washing voids the warranty. We feel this is a negative.

Packed Size


This sleeping bag comes with one of the best stuff sacks of the bunch. It has compression straps similar to backpacking sacks, which also conveniently double as a carrying handles. The Celsius XXL is right in the middle of the bunch in packed size, and you could really cinch it down with the compression straps if space is at a premium.

teton sports celsius xxl 0 camping sleeping bag review - the celsius xxl compression bag allows the user to cinch it down if...
The Celsius XXL compression bag allows the user to cinch it down if space is an issue.
Credit: Jason Wanlass

Value


The Celsius XXL lists at a reasonable price, and warmth and comfort contributed to a high overall score. These three create an above-average value when comparing what you're paying to what you're getting.

teton sports celsius xxl 0 camping sleeping bag review - a super large design and fully synthetic materials are two of the...
A super large design and fully synthetic materials are two of the Teton Sports Celsius XXL's top selling features.
Credit: Jason Wanlass

Conclusion


If you want a comfortable rectangular bag with all synthetic materials, the Celsius XXL is a great choice. All synthetic materials are more appropriate for car camping in rainy places, and the Celsius XXL will dry much quicker than bags with cotton shell or liners. The Celsius' draft collar and shallow hood are unique features for a rectangular bag.

Jason Wanlass
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