Explore™ Down Sleeping Bag (25°F & 5°F)

THE MOST ROOM AND VENTILATION OPTIONS OF ANY DOWN BAG AVAILABLE

$349.00 – $599.00

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Sleeping Bag Temperature Ratings Explained

The EN Rating scale is a scientific test to determine the warmth of a sleeping bag. Unisex sleeping bags list the Lower Limit which is the lowest temperature rating that an average male sleeper would be comfortable in. Our women’s sleeping bags list the Comfort Limit, which is the lowest temperature rating at which an average female sleeper should be comfortable. The comfort and lower limit temperature ratings are listed in the features table on the product page.

For example, a unisex sleeping bag that shows a Lower limit of 23ºF means a man should be comfortable down to air temperatures of 23ºF. The same bag will also have a Comfort limit, in the realm of 32°F, so a woman would be comfortable down to an air temperature of 32ºF. Men and women should always sleep in a layer of long underwear and use a sleeping mat with an R-Value appropriate for expected ground temperatures – without this, the sleeping bag itself is unlikely to keep the sleeper warm enough.


Here’s a basic categorization of appropriate use, based on rated temperatures:
Summer:   >+35ºF / +3°C
3-Season:   +10 to +35ºF / -15° to 0°C
Winter:   <10ºF / -15°C


A huge variety of factors can impact sleeping bag warmth - the above temperatures are merely guidelines, not guarantees. It’s important to think of a sleeping bag as one element in a sleep system which also includes an appropriately insulating sleeping pad and a liner. For instance - if you plan on sleeping in nighttime air temperatures of 27ºF / -3°C, choose a bag with a gender-appropriate rating of 23°F / -5°C nights, plus a sleeping mat with an R-Value of 2.5 to 3, and consider a Reactor thermal liner. If you have any questions about which temperature sleeping bag / R-Value sleeping mat you should select, or how to improve your warmth in a sleep system, reach out to us via our contact page any time.

$349.00
Description

Ideal for adventures where you return to the same campsite each evening, the Explore™ down sleeping bag brings spacious luxury and incredibly versatile ventilation options to wherever your travels may take you. Each side of the Explore has a full-length side zipper; a third zipper can be found in the foot box zipper.

High-lofting down and quality construction keep you cozy when it’s cold, and the zippers provide temperature regulation up to the point where you remove the upper section and sleep under it as a quilt.

The only thing which might be cozier would be a double version – and we have that, too.

Is this down sleeping bag…?

  • Warm enough for cool weather camping or travel? Yes. The quality down and technical construction keep you warm even on chilly nights, for example, the Explore 5°F – paired with a high R-Value sleeping mat, like the Comfort Plus Insulated, this will take most campers through all four seasons.

  • Suitable for summer temperatures? Yes. The full-length side zippers and foot box zipper can be opened for ventilation or to remove the upper section completely for use as a comforter in really warm weather.

  • Fitted with a sleeve to slide in a sleeping mat? No – it is fitted with something better! The lower part of the Explore is fully insulated to avoid cold spots – elasticated straps on the underside attach to a sleeping pad of your choice to form a roomy, cozy sleep system.

Learn more about down quality, fill power, water repellency, and responsible sourcing HERE 

Highlights

Best Use

  • Car Camping

Performance

  • 2.5 Season: 25°F (comfort range 25°F to 65°F)
  • 3.5 Season: 5°F (comfort range 5°F to 60°F)

Shape

  • A generous shape to allow you to sleep in any position without compressing the down insulation and creating cold spots.

BONUS

  • Elasticated straps to attach to a sleeping pad of your choice

FEATURES

  • ULTRA-DRY Down 750+ Loft 90% Down Cluster Premium Duck Down certified Responsible Down Standard (RDS)
  • Vertical baffles over the chest to prevent down shift as you roll over in your sleep.
  • Full-length YKK® #5 main side zips and foot box zip provide unmatched ventilation and allow the top section to be removed and used as a comforter.
  • Shaped hood and zipper draft tubes keep cold out and warmth in.
  • Form a snug sleeping bag for two by zipping to another Explore or Ascent™, Trek™, Traverse™, Altitude™, Journey™ or Venture™ sleeping bag.
  • Includes lightweight Ultra-Sil™ compression bag.