Marmot Aspen 40° Minimalist Sleeping Bag
$69.99 to $79.99
For camping adventures when it's above the freezing level, use the Marmot® Aspen 40° Minimalist Sleeping Bag. This bag keeps you warm in chilly temperatures with its Spirafil synthetic insulation, snagless draft tube, and blanket construction. The locking zippers and two way zipper sliders make this bag convenient to sleep in and slip out of even when camping alone.
- Temperature rating: 40°F
- Bag style: Mummy
- Insulation material: Spirafil synthetic high-loft insulation
- Outer shell material: 100% polyester embossed DWR
- Lining material: 100% polyester taffeta WR
- Blanket construction
- Full coverage hood with draw cord
- Contoured footbox
- Snagless draft tube
- Locking zippers
- Stash pocket
- 2 hang loops
- 2-way zipper sliders
- Compression stuff sack (7" x 16") included
- Regular fits to 6'
- Long fits to 6'6"
- Zipper side: Left
Country of Origin: United StatesWeb ID: 11629517
Rated 3.9 out of 5áby 58 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5áby jpremo Meh....cold & shorter than advertised Absolutely not rated for what it said it was. It was a last minute purchase for a 30 mile hike on the AT. Both nights got into the mid/low 30's. One night was just at/below freezing, the other was in the mid/high 30's. I had on 3 shirts, 3 pairs of underwear, 2 pairs of shorts, pants, flannel, gloves, beanie and 3 pairs of socks and still was freezing. Might as well have not used it. I suspect in 50+ weather it'd be fine. Also, I'm 6'6" and did not fit in it as advertised. The top half of my head poked out badly. It would make a perfectly fine summer bag. Other than that, the material seems fine, it was light and packed up small in my pack. April 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Bren I, for one, think it's great. I read a lot of reviews before picking this bag up. I mainly chose it because of the moderate temperature rating, the low weight, and the price. I've had this bag for close to three years now, and I've loved using it. I bought the larger size because of the reviews that said it ran small, and it fits comfortably (I am not a huge guy anyway, 5'10" 180 lbs). As far as the controversial temperature rating, I have used this bag on 65 degree summer nights and much colder spring and fall nights with no problems. I once slept in it in <20 degrees wearing thermals and wool socks, and everything stayed warm but my nose. As far as durability, here is almost three years, several multi-day and overnight backpacking trips, and countless other camping/indoor uses with no rips, tears, or picks. Maybe I've gotten lucky, or maybe I'm just the right size and have a little better tolerance for temperature. In any case, I think this is a great piece of gear from a quality company. January 7, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5áby dkhud Not impressed We had two sub freezing nights in the grand canyon but on the other nights, it was in the forties and the bag was still cold. It is also very difficult to move and adjust in. Will give it to one of my kids or my grandkids, since I have used it for a week. Will not buy anything like it again. November 18, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5áby EzGoingKev Tight Fit, Poorly Made, Awful Zipper, Not Warm A full grown man cannot comfortably use this bag. Way undersized. Zipper gets stuff in flap. Stitching tore out at flap. This bag is rated to 40 degrees but that is wishful thinking. I saw the price and the Marmot name and bought it. This has me wondering if I will ever buy another Marmot product again. October 27, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5áby BrianSnat Tight fit, shoddy workmanship I bought this because I needed something between my winter and summer weight bags. I liked the left side zipper because it lines up with the left side zipper on my camping hammock, making getting in the bag easier. The price was right and I always thought of Marmot as a maker of quality gear. Unfortunately the bag was poorly stitched with several places along the zipper seam where the stitching was missing. But the worst issue is the size. I'm fairly big, at 240 lbs and saw the reviews warning that it ran a little tight. In light of this I opted for the extra wide model. I have no issue fitting inside any of my mummy style bags, but the extra wide was still so tight that I couldn't zipper it past my shoulders. If you are a stick, the regular bag should be fine and the extra wide should suit someone with a few extra pounds, but this is a very tight bag. If you are over about 220 lbs, don't bother, even with the extra wide model. If it was just a matter of it being tighter than most bags, that's one thing. However the shoddy workmanship is unacceptable. I wish I kept the receipt so I could bring this back. October 19, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5áby LightHiker Great cheap bag, if you're not too big! I bought this bag for warmer nights as opposed to my 30* bag. It still is quite warm for summer camping where lows may only go down into the 60's. I also bought it as a means to have less bag weight/bulk in my pack. I used it this past fall on a night where it got down to around 50* and it was comfortably warm. I am not a heavy or large guy, just fairly average. I effectively had lightweight hiking clothes and socks on, plus my fleece pullover. I would call the warmth on the lower end of comfortable, though. So I would have to call this bag more of a 45* bag on average. The cut of this bag is part of why for me it may better be called Aspen 50*. It is quite quick to narrow down to the waist. This may force you to at times cause the bag to tighten up around you, stretching the insulation thin and decreasing loft and warmth. Like I said, I'm not large build, just average for 6'3". If you consider yourself having a large frame, I'd recommend another bag. Overall, it is a very average bag, which you should expect from this bag at its very average price and a Dick's only bag. October 15, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5áby Greg Like sleeping in a sock. So sleeping in this sleeping bag is like being in a giant sock. I mean I know it's supposed to be minimalist but wow. It was like spandex. Like whose elastic is blown. Forget moving your arms or rolling over and for love of God don't sneeze. Now let's talk about the warmth. Last night it got down to the low 40's. I slept in my jeans with well socks, a t-shirt, long sleeved shirt and a fleece. If the bag was good to 40 I should have been hot. At one point in the night I was so cold that I had to keep rationalizing to myself that it was above freezing and frostbite is impossible. I will be taking this thing back. It was like being frozen alive... In a sock. October 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby BigJake Nice bag, but maybe not for me I've been a tent camper for years, and just recently decided to get into backpacking. This is my first 'backpacking bag'. I was looking for something that would compress into a fairly small sack, and this bag does well for that. However, I'm a pretty big guy and while the bag is long enough, it's kind of tight. I'm not blaming the manufacturer at all, as I should have tried it out before buying it (and also because it's called the Minimalist, should have suspected it may be snug), but I'm already thinking about looking for something else. September 3, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5áby Sue Very narrow bag My boys are only 12 and 13. The bag was very narrow and we ended up retuning them. The nice thing about the bag is it is very light weight. August 19, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5áby NiTeMaRe Make sure you know what you're getting I bought this bag for backpacking due to its light weight. It is rated closer to 48 degrees, so the 40 is misleading. It wasn't too bad at 40 degrees with a liner, though...and having a liner is a good idea anyway. Bag is TIGHT, so tight that I only zip it up to my shoulders, and then my arms are pretty much stuck with no room to move. Awkward sleeping that way. Also the zipper is on the left, which is awkward for a right-handed person like myself. I looked the bag over carefully to make sure it didn't appear to be used, but I found a leaf in the bottom of the bag after I got home and flipped it inside out. Compression sack is very nice, probably worth more than $20 on its own. It went on sale for $10 less shortly after I bought it, PLUS I had a $10 coupon I could have used PLUS free shipping as well! Kind of sorry I didn't wait on this purchase. Knowing what I know now, I may have tried the WIDE or LONG versions of this bag to see if they had more room. Oh, and the material inside the bag is not comfortable on warm nights, like 68 degrees in my house. Feels like the material wants to stick to me so using a liner and unzipping the bag might make more sense. Also getting an SOL Escape Bivy to put the sleeping bag (and hopefully sleeping pad) inside and see how it works in worse conditions. This bag isn't for everyone but it might just work for what I want it for. For now. When I have more money, I'm going to get a decent down sleeping bag for at least twice the cost of this bag. June 17, 2015