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How We Tested Backpacking Sleeping Bag for Women

By Jessica Haist ⋅ Review Editor
Sunday May 19, 2019
Testing sleeping bags is hard work!
Testing sleeping bags is hard work!

Over five springs, summers, and falls, we spent countless nights sleeping on the ground outside. We took these bags backpacking on the Sierra High Route and the John Muir trail, to a high camp near Mount Whitney, and on many nights of car camping from Yosemite Valley to the Utah desert. We tested the limits of these bags' warmth, spending cold nights in the alpine where temperatures went below freezing, out in snow and thunderstorms, and spent some very warm nights at Lover's Leap climbing area near Lake Tahoe.

The Lamina has a large and fluffy hood with a huge draft collar to keep cold air out.
The Lamina has a large and fluffy hood with a huge draft collar to keep cold air out.

We stuffed, compressed, packed up, and carried all of these bags for several outdoor adventures and then zipped, unzipped, toggled, and of course, slept in these bags to test them to the fullest.

The Feathered Friends Egret and the Marmot Phase are both perfect for the high and beautiful alpine environment!
The Feathered Friends Egret and the Marmot Phase are both perfect for the high and beautiful alpine environment!