Field & Stream Field Scout Oversized 0°F Sleeping Bag
my son loves it
We purchased this sleeping bag for my rapidly growing teenage son. He loves it dearly and sleeps in it every night. We have not tested it outdoors yet, but are not concerned that it won't be satisfactory for our son.
April 30, 2013
Good fabric, bad zipper
Took sleeping bag home and unzipped to try fit and the zipper just fell off.Finding a bag to fit my 6'4" body is tough. This bag was a good fit but the quality in the zipper was terrible... Read reviews about the zipper but thought this issue might have been corrected, i was wrong.
April 16, 2013
Great comfort to 20 degrees
This is a great bag! It is big and plenty long for taller people. It is rated down to 0 degrees, but I was cold when the temperature dropped to 17 (I had on a coat, thermals, gloves, and a stocking hat). If you plan on using this bag for cold weather camping then take extra precaution if you're going to be out in sub-20 temperatures.
March 7, 2013
This is honestly a flawed design. I got one and I was pumped. It broke on my 2nd trip with it. I returned it for another. First night and the zipper broke again. It was warm, but the zipper is pathetic. They really should not keep selling these sleeping bags.
February 21, 2013
poor foot area problem, ZIPPER and draw string function.
our temps will hit -5 to +5 a few times each winter at an elevation of 500-1500 ft. I Have 3 and 4 seasoned camped all over NE mtn's...this bag should really be rated at about 15-20 degrees.which is our average winter temps i was excited about purchasing this bag because of its "Name" and features ( especially the larger width and length, to store warm clothes for the morning)...i bought my first and only down mummy bag in Boston in 1967....I took this Field and Stream bag back today after 3 days, because the zipper "handle" broke off.... It came apart were it flops or swivels....They don't connect both ends of that hold down piece. Look closely at that piece or on any bag to make sure its made correctly/quality. The whole zipper is to small and poorly constructed for the function. It snags no matter how careful i was. There is to little "filler" in the bag for its rating especially at the feet. My feet nearly turned purple. In the dark i could see campsite light coming through the bag....the zipper would slide backwards allowing cold in...the draw cords don't function either.....i would greatly recommend only if they at least fix the cold feet area problem and replaced the zipper. It seems that other reviews are stating the same problems.
January 5, 2013
cheap zipper, good bag (Follow uo)
After my last review I did return it for an exchange to try it again.
Cons: The zipper still will snag on the upper section, draw string still comes lose. Have to be very careful with the zipper.
Pros: Lots of room, comfortable and warm. So far the coldest I used it was waking up to a surprising 20F. I would have never known it was that cold as I was very warm inside the bag yet everything around me had froze.
Overall: Great bag for a good price, just be cautious with the zipper as to not snag it and break it. Dick's return and exchange so far in my experience it tops as I have had to return other items before. I also raised my rating to 4 stars.
January 2, 2013
cheap zipper, good bag
I really like this bag. Lots of room for a mummy bag and kept me toasty at 24F. However, the zipper is the worse quality i have ever seen. On my 2nd night of use the zipper latch literally feel apart into several parts. As mentioned already, I also had problems zipping up the top portion and staying zipped. Same issue with the draw string coming loose. I will be exchanging it for another hoping it was just a faulty zipper, but after reading other reviews i have my doubts. For the money its a good bag, but the zipper problem may be too much of a problem for a good buy. I would have gave worse ratings, but the bag itself is good and the only reason I may give it another try.
December 13, 2012
This Field & Stream Field Scout Oversized 0°F Sleeping Bag is ideal for being in the wilderness or your backyard. It is really roomy and you could fit yourself along with a night maiden inside all zipped up. For us married folks, if you don't like what your wife cooked for dinner and you can't cook yourself, why not spent the night out in the back yard using this sleeping bag? At the first site of snowfall, I plan to take this bag out and give it a whirl to see if I'm still warm and toasty. Where I live, it doesn't get down to 0°F so I may ask a good friend of mine to sleep in his industrial-grade restaurant freezer. All in all, you can't go wrong buying this bag for fall!
November 30, 2012
Worth Every Penny
Pick this sleeping bag up at the last second as we were heading out to Grandfather Mountain, NC. Slept in 'under-armour' in this bag and never got cold, not even my feet. Plenty of room for a large man/person yet tight enough to keep it cozy.
Good quality for the money. Highly recommend it.
October 26, 2012
Doesnt even come close
I went camping Oct. 19th and 20th in West Virginia for Bridge Day, the temperature hit a low of about 38 degrees so I should have been safe with this bag and its 0 degree rating, however I was completely let down. My feet were so cold I couldnt hardly sleep. My torso area kept reasonably warm however I would have expected/preferred to be warmer. The bag has a draw string system that pulls tight around your chest to help keep the heat in, I was a big fan of this feature however it constantly would loosen up and let cold air in. The opening for your head also can draw in tighter similar to a sweat shirt hood, this opening would also loosen up very quickly. Finally the zipper would open up if you moved around at all, opening it easily 1-2 ft. I was very excited for this bag I fit very well into it(I am 6 ft tall), it looks good, it has nice features and a descent price but nothing about this bag is approprate for cold weather. If it was in the 60-70's im sure this bag would be fine but mine is headed back to dicks tomorrow so I wont have the opportunity to find out.
October 20, 2012