I’m getting ready to take my son out on his first winter camping trip next week. First, I wanted to test out our gear to make sure everything was safe and in working order. So, I set up camp in the back yard on a night that was supposed to reach a low of -4. Instead, it hit -11 Ferinheight! I was also trying out a new super cheap sleeping bag from Coleman. I was testing the Coleman North Rim Zero Degree bag. This bag can be found usually around $ 35 – $ 40. But can I trust a $ 35 bag in the middle of a Minnesota winter? Typcially, sleeping bag ratings are the temp they will keep you safe in, not comfortable. So I was not expecting the Coleman North Rim to keep me comfortable at 0 degrees, but can I trust that it will keep me and my son safe on a real trip? The Coleman North Rim kept me decently warm until it hit roughly -3 outside. At that point, my feet started getting cold. At -5 it was hitting me hard. At -11… I went back inside!! 🙂 The sleeping bag passed the test of being comfortable at zero degrees. But I would not want to get stuck camping with only this bag in sub-zero weather.
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