The Big Agnes Daisy Mae 15 Sleeping Bag is designed with DownTek™ insulation and offers a roomy, rectangle-shaped sleeping space with an integrated Flex Pad Sleeve on the bottom. This Big Agnes sleeping bag is lightweight and compressible enough for backpacking but cozy enough for comfort in the campground. The contoured silhouette drapes the lofty insulation around your body preventing common cold spots, while Flow™ construction increases the thermal efficiency keeping you warm from head to roomy foot box. Complete with a Free Range Hood, Pillow Barn, and more, the Big Agnes Daisy Mae 15 Sleeping Bag is an excellent choice!
Mate together left and right zip bags
Anti-snag zipper for smooth, quick zip
Pillow Barn keeps your pillow in place
Exterior loops for hang drying or storage
Interior fabric loops for sleeping bag liners
Internal Hood drawcord provides secure fit
Free Range Hood allows you to lift your head
No-draft collar, no-draft wedge, no-draft zipper
Free Range Footbox creates wiggle room for feet
Mesh storage sack and polyester ripstop stuff sack
Jacket-style hood opening contours to the shape of your face
Low-profile cord lock lets you uncinch the hood with one hand
Streamlined silhouette contours your figure for thermal efficiency
Flex Pad Sleeve features stretch construction that keeps your sleeping pad in place
Bag Type: Mummy Sleeping Bag
Fill Weight: Petite 16oz. / Regular 18 oz.
Bag Weight: Petite 2lb.4oz. / Regular 2lb.6oz.
Stuff Sack Size: Petite M 8x17.5in. / Regular M 8x17.5in.
Compressed Bag Size: Petite 5.5x7.5in. / Regular 6x7.5in.
Bag Size: Petite fits up to 5ft.6in. / Regular fits up to 5ft.10in.
Pad Size Needed: Petite 20-25x66in. / Regular 20-25x72in. (requires regular rectangle pad)
Lining: Polyester taffeta
Construction: Insotect Flow
Insulation: 650 fill DownTek™
PFC-Free, Bluesign™ approved chemistry
Shell: Polyester ripstop fabric with water repellent finish
I bought this bag last fall during a sale as an upgrade for backpacking from my LuLu 15 and finally got to use this past weekend. All I can say is that it was AMAZING! I've had my LuLu for 12 years now and after the 1st couple of years, I swear the insulation on it started to go. I've frequently froze in that and it would always take quite some time for me to warm up in it, if I ever did. Not the case for the Daisy Mae! I immediately was warm in it and felt cozy the whole night. I just had a base layer on and no hat. The lows that I camped in were about 50 degrees and this bag performed! I now realize I direly needed to upgrade my bag and this one did the trick. I had room to roll on my side and didn't ever feel congested in it. I upgraded for backpacking and can't wait to use it for that. So far for car camping, this worked great and I look forward to using it more and more. My only con is the losing of feathers through it, but this is my first down bag, so not sure if that is a common thing or not. Great product!
I bought this bag a year ago to replace my previous big agnes fria 15 degree bag. I like that it's cozy to sleep on my sides and I like the inside storage pocket. I love the big agnes sleep system, I prefer my sleeping bag over any hotel room bed. I never worry about rolling off my pad. My other bag I didn't worry about carrying a liner unless I knew it would be below 35 degrees but this one I am always dragging along my bag liner and wondering if I'm going to be warm enough. Had I known it wasn't going to be as warm as my previous bag I would have bought the zero degree bag in a heart beat.
I used this bag for my entire 2019 PCT thru-hike, so it took some major wear and tear. It was hung over branches, bushes and rocks, stuffed into my pack without a stuff sack each day, and put to the test of 20 degree nights. I used to joke that the worst part of every day was stuffing it into my bag (because that meant the comfort was over and the pain was about to begin). I would list it in my top 3 gear choices overall. After sleeping in it for 5 months, it's still in great condition and continues to by my bag of choice.
That said, there are some concerns. Here's my pro/con list.
PROS: 1. Super soft outer material -- and durable. There are no holes after heavy use. 2. Pillow holder keeps your pillow and hood in place 3. Wide enough for me to side sleep with a knee out and to toss and turn inside 4. The sleeping pad holder (which I cut off after switching to a z-pad only) means there is no fill on the bottom, making this kind of a "quilt-hybrid" which keeps the weight of the bag down while providing a tiny layer between me and my pad. I prefer it to the style of quilt that has no bottom because I don't like feeling my sleeping pad on bare skin. 5. Cell phone/chapstick pocket 6. Toasty warm down to freezing temps
CONS: 1. Down feathers come out ALL THE TIME. They poke right through the fabric and out of the seams. Who knows how much temp rating I've lost. 2. Zipper catches. I really have to hold the zipper insulation piece out of the way the whole way up. It sticks from the inside and outside. Just annoying. 3. I'm unsure about temp rating. Everyone is comfortable at different temps. I'm a cold person. I paired this bag with a super light cotton liner that claims to add 10 degrees. In my experience, I was warm above 30. There were only a couple nights where I got cold at night and they were in exposed, wet places in the low-20s. Yes, this bag is rated to 15 so some would say that means it doesn't work...I think there are too many factors involved to call it bad.
I really wanted to love this bag. I needed to replace my 20 year old Montreal Downhugger. It just wasn't keeping me warm anymore. Anyway, the Daisy Mae is comfy, reasonably priced, and packs down fairly well. I like the pillow pouch, extra insulation around the neck, and the cell phone pocket. The design is ingenious. But, the temperature rating in inaccurate. I was cold on 45 degree nights! I was wearing my baselayer and a hat. I also had my bag liner two nights and I was still cold! I use a regular sized Big Agnes insulated air core pad and purchased the petite Daisy Mae. On my last night using this bag, I grabbed a down blanket and put in it underneath my sleeping pad and I was finally warm. The trade off on weight and cost isn't worth shivering all night.
This review is mainly to comment on the amazing Big Agnes Sleep System. I paired this sleeping bag with the Q-core Deluxe Sleeping pad and DANG! What a game changer! I tend to roll around a lot in my sleep, flipping from my stomach, to my side, and to my back throughout the night. I never had any issues with the sleeping pad and stayed on it the entire time.
I have the Daisy Mae 15* in a Petite size (I'm 5'4") and it fits me perfectly. If you are any taller, or if you like to "starfish" in your sleep: I'd suggest going with a larger bag so that you can fit a longer and/or wider sleeping pad underneath you.
I am always cold when I sleep. Even at home, I like my house to be in the 70s, and then I add on all the layers. I've camped with this bag into the 30 degree range and that's about as far as I would personally push it if you're not adding a thermal liner to it. If you don't sleep "cold," you may have an entirely different experience. Everyone's bodies are different. I don't find myself sleeping below 30 degrees too often, so this bag is perfect for the majority of my camping adventures.
Overall, I'm really happy with this camping set up! Definitely sold on the Big Agnes Sleep Systems.
I have just recently bought this system but I have used it at least a hand full of times. Once was in 50 degree, humid weather in Florida (which I tend to be much colder in as a paraplegic) and I was sweating all night long and had to come out of the bag. Then again when it was 30 degrees and I was in northern Mississippi I was really worried based off the other reviews, but again, I was sweating in the middle of the night. This is the best system I have ever had and indeed the best sleeping bag. I've been a user of Madera sleeping bags for the past few years but so happy I tried out the more expensive Big Agnes. There is no comparison in their products. Big Agnes for the win! I will never every go back to using a sleeping bag on top of a mat. This sleep system will be bought again if anything happens to this one without a doubt!
I'm planning to do the PCT in April and when I scoped thhis bag I thought it'd be perfect. I've been using lately to test its quality and I've been sadly disappointed that I cannot stay warm under 40 degrees. I love this bag, it has the sleep pad and pillow holders and I love the cell phone pocket holder on the inside as well but other than this I'm sad that this will not be the bag I take with me on my trip. I'll never live through the sierras with this to keep me warm.
My wife and I did an overnight hike to McAfee Knob two weeks ago. The night time temperature got down to 30 degrees and my wife got cold and could not get warm. She wore a Smart Wool base layer with her down jacket. The 15 degree Daisy Mae with a sleeping pad with a 4.7R rating wouldn't keep her warm. When I purchased the sleeping bag I specifically chose the 15 degree Daisy Mae because of the temperature rating. I was very disappointed in the performance of this bag in 30 degree temps, which is 15 degrees higher than what the bag is rated.
Wanted to love, bummer I was cold. I believe rating is off.
My daughter bought it for me to take on our trip into Havasu Falls last spring. Although I was super excited about my new BA Bag, it fell short on the toasty scale. Thank goodness my senior buddy loaned me his circa 1990 O.G. Down Overalls. I wore them to bed every night. Really wish this bag was warmer.
I bought this bag last minute on a camping trip when I accidentally forgot my bag at home. I loved it in the store, but was quickly disappointed when the temperatures dropped overnight. I froze and had the worst night sleep ever...even though I was wearing many layers! I do not recommend this sleeping bag if you plan on camping anywhere that gets below 50 degrees!
We purchased the sleeping bag for my wife and used it along with the BA AirCore insulated pad. It was used over two weeks this Fall for backpacking in Montana. Nighttime temperatures reached the low 40's and my wife was cold in the sleeping bag. She tried various layers of clothing and was only warm while wearing a light jacket on top of her tights and top.The bag was comfortable and the sleeve worked well in reducing "slipping" off the pad. We also noticed that, if held up to a light, you can see through the quilting seams. This will surely allow the infiltration of air into the bag and may be part of the issue with its temperature rating. The bag also loses a surprising amount of filler during the night.
I've struggled to find a bag that doesn't feel like a straight jacket and this one by far exceeds expectations. I no longer wake up mid-sleep to get back on my pad or unwrap myself. I take it backpacking and car camping in the CO Rockies and have had a comfortable nights sleep in a range of temperatures. I do sleep warm, but to me, this bag holds true to its comfort rating even without the underbody insulation. Love that the men's version of this bags zippers are compatible to make one big happy bag too.
I really wanted to love this sleeping bag because the ability to keep my sleeping pad in place improved my sleep. I took this bag out this weekend for a two night backpacking trip with temperatures in the low 30's at night. I froze in this bag. I use a copper spur 2 man tent with footprint and the AXL insulated pad so I should have been fine with temps in the 30's with a 15 degree bag. Nothing I did could get me warm and since I was backpacking I didn't have a ton of options. Last night I shivered the entire night and considered leaving camp at 3am just to try and get warm. The features of this bag are great, but if you expect this sleeping bag to keep you comfortable in temperatures under 40 degrees then you will be disappointed like I was.