Top positive review
Good children's bag, for sleepover or caravan use.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 3 March 2018
I bought this for use in a glamping cabin. Since the cabin had heating, warmth was not an issue. It has since been used in a camp out in the garden in summertime, but that was on the hottest night of the year, and he had warm pyjamas. I have just bought a new sleeping bag for my son to take to scout camp as this really is not suitable for outdoor use, except in very warm weather, and even then ideally sleeping fully clothed. This sleeping bag is quite thin. It does not provide any padding to lay on, and is really to thin to offer adequate heat on a chilly night. In addition, it is rather small. It fits my 9 year old perfectly, but I really can't imagine a grown man using it, unless they are happy to sleep only partially covered.
So you might be wondering why I am giving this 5 stars. To be honest, you simply can not expect a good outdoor sleeping bag in this price range. I would expect to pay 4 - 5 times the price for a really good outdoor bag. It isn't very big, but that can be a plus, for festivals or even backpacking when space is at a premium. It is very lightweight and can easily roll up small enough to fit in a rucksack. It does provide more heat than I would expect considering how thin it is, so if weight and size are at an absolute premium, this might be worth considering for summer use only.
Where this bag really shines is in durability. I have has so many children's sleeping bags with poorly made zippers. This has been zipped up and down, and trailed about for over two years now. It has been used to stay warm on cold winter days and even for sleeping sledging down the stairs... the boys crawl into an old bag and slide down the stairs in it.
Someone commented that they didn't think this bag was washable. I have just now taken it out of a 60 degree cycle. I don't have a tumble dryer, so it has always been air dried, but I couldn't count the number of times I have washed this. It dries quickly and looks good as new after each wash.
If you are looking for something for an outdoor camping trip... I would be hesitant to buy this unless you are camping in the middle of summer, get decent weather, and plan to sleep in long johns or something reasonably warm. You might make it work with a good fleece liner, but that will cost you more than the bag did. But if you just want something for sleepovers, caravans or holidays, this is brilliant. And if you happen to have a child who just loves sleeping bags, this is wonderful for everyday use. It does unzip and lay flat for use as a blanket on those extra cold winter nights as well. Considering the price and durability, I really can't fault this.