Women Sleeping Bag Comparison

May 22, 2015

I am so confused about sleeping bags. Whilst on the search for the best sleeping for my requirements I researched and researched and pondered.

Women Sleeping Bag Requirement

  • Women’s specific
  • Down filling
  • Under 1.5 kg
  • Length of 168cm
  • Draft Collar
  • Cinchable hood
BrandNameBag WeightFill WeightType of fillDraw stringsFoot BoxDraft tubeTemperature RatingPrice ($AUD)
ThermarestMira820 g380 g750+ gooseyesFoot warmerYes-3600
NemoRhapsody 15990530700 Fill Power Down with DownTek™NoYesYes-9550
NemoRhapsody 30855360700 Fill Power Down with DownTek™NoyesYes-1450
The North FaceTephora1409550-fill ProDown insulationYesYesYes-7240
Sea to SummitTrek 21020500650+ Loft 85% Down Cluster Premium Duck DownYesNoNo-8309
Big AgnesRoxy1247425650 fill DownTek™NoYesYes-9300

After this analysis, I found that the sleeping bags that had great specifications could not be shipped to Australia. This was rather frustrating and troublesome. Most of the sleeping bags listed are based in USA. The one I really wanted was the Big Agnes Roxy Ann 15 degree. However, I also really liked the spoon design of the Nemo Rhapsody.

Julieanne testing out the Rhapsody before she buys.

Julieanne testing out the Rhapsody before she buys.

The only place that stocks Nemo sleeping bags in Australia is Paddy Pallin. Even then, they only have a selected range of sleeping bags. They didn’t even list the Nemo Rhapsody on their site. So, when I saw it in the city store, I was surprised to see the silky purple bag hanging in the corner. They only carried the 30 degree fahrenheit Rhapsody and no 15 degree was available. I unhooked it off the shelf by myself as the staff was too busy helping other customers. I lay it on the floor, too my shoes off and slipped into the bag. It was a luxurious feel to the lining of the sleeping bag. The length of the bag fit me so well and I could cross my legs whilst laying down. My arms werent restricted as I clasped my hands over my chest. The draft collar made me feel secure that no wind would reach my neck. With the 20% off everything sale, I felt so excited about the bag. After some fence sitting, we eventually mastered the courage to buy the overpriced sleeping bag.

The Nemo Rhapsody comes with a cloth wash bag and a compression bag that looks like the Sea to Summit dry sac bags. The cloth wash bag doubles as a storage bag and is very large.

RRP: $449.95 AUD

After 20% discount: $360 AUD

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