Quick Fix: Eddie Bauer Snowline Sleeping Bag
Published on 08/15/2012
By Billy Brown
You need a warm, packable sleeping bag, but you make freelance writer money.
At ninety bucks Eddie Bauer’s Snowline 20-degree sleeping bag will keep you comfortable in the backcountry throughout three seasons without breaking the bank. This pack is plenty warm for Fall, Spring and Summer backpacking, and the 40-denier ripstop nylon was tough enough for us to sleep right on the ground among rocks and brush in the Trinity Alps without having to worry about tearing the bag, and the 20-degree rating was plenty warm. Speaking of warmth, the EB Warmtech synthetic interior will stay warm if your cheap-ass tent springs a leak and soaks the insulation.
Our testers appreciated how small the bag packed (the compressed stuff sack measured a foot tall by 10 inches wide), but didn’t appreciate the weight (almost 4 pounds). We also dug the squared-out toebox, which gave us plenty of foot space while we slept. We definitely appreciated the Snowline’s features, but frugal backpackers will likely appreciate the double-digit cost even more.