Introducing The Coleman North Rim Extreme Weather Sleeping Bag
Have you been spending hours on end searching Google for a sleeping bag that is going to keep you warm in the fall camping or even early spring camping, only to come up with more questions than answers? If you have, then you have come to the right place as we are going to offer a solution in the form of a review of the Coleman North Rim Extreme Weather Sleeping Bag. In this article we are going to cover the style of sleeping bag, how this makes an impact, the type of insulation, and even who should be using this sleeping bag.
You may start to ask yourself, why you should even consider Coleman since their are so many different brands on the market to use? Well, the answer is actually very easy to find because I remember going camping as a kid and using my grandpa’s lantern and other Coleman camping supplies from when he was a kid and younger adult with my dad as a kid. Now mind you my dad is in his 60’s now so this will make it easier for you to see the Coleman brand camping equipment last for years.
What Style Of Sleeping Bag Is This
The Coleman Extreme is a mummy type of sleeping bag and it is going to make it easier for you to be comfortable while sleeping. However, you will also find the mummy style will help keep you warm at night because the top of your head is going to be covered, which means you will have more heat kept inside of the sleeping bag. The downside is this sleeping bag tends to have a boxier type of bottom compared to the envelope style bags that you are used to.
How Well Insulated Is The Sleeping Bag
The product and company both say they have 60 ounces of insulation included in it. Now this may seem like it is a lot, but you need to realize it is not down or anything like that. Instead, it is the Coletherm insulation that for some reason may not seem to last to the cold as well. The temperature rating in most bags with five pounds of insulation is usually very low, but in this sleeping bag it is rated to only fifteen degrees Fahrenheit.
What Type Of Size Is Available In This Bag
Comfort is key when you are camping and you want to find a sleeping bag that is comfortable. That is what you get here as long as you are under 6’2″, but it has been reported to fit people up to 6’4″. The foot room and size that you have at your waist has been reported to be about two foot. The package states that it is going to keep you comfortable at 32″, but in our studies this simply has not shown to be true and most people report it is around the 2 foot mark.
What Side Is The Zipper On
You may have never thought about this before, but when you are using a sleeping bag with more than just a single person in the tent you may want to know which side the zipper is on. With this sleeping bag it is going to keep you on the left hand side of the sleeping bag. So you will want to find a tent mate or a camping mate that does not mind you crawling on them or having a side that opens that way to keep get out of the sleeping bag quickly and easily.
Draft Tubes Help Lock Out The Cold
Now this is one feature that we really enjoy in any sleeping bag and that is the draft tubes. These tubes are going to be around the areas you would normally get air leaks at, but they are meant to help prevent these leaks from affecting your comfort in the sleeping bag. Thankfully Coleman, knows these help out tremendously and have found that putting these tubes in the sleeping bag helps out and that is exactly what this sleeping bag offers you to help keep you warm at night.
What About Comfort Level
Face it staying comfortable at night is important if you are going to sleep. Thankfully with the amount of insulation this is one sleeping bag that is going to do a great job of keeping you comfortable at night and make it easier for you to sleep at night. However, you will find that no matter what comfort is a personal judgement, just most people who have reviewed this product and tested it say it is one of the most comfortable sleeping bags they have ever slept in before.
What Type Of Accessories Are Included
The main accessory that is included with this sleeping bag is the stuff sack. This sack makes it easier for you to store the sleeping bag and know that it is going to be easier to carry around and store when you are not camping.
Who Is The Coleman Extreme Meant For
The sleeping bag is suited for the people who are going to go to a campsite and stay at it. Not for the hikers who may find the bag bulky. However, this bag is also suited a little bit towards the larger campers that are tall because of the length of the sleeping bag. So if you are camping and not moving around a lot and taller then this sleeping bag will be perfect for you.
Who May Have Problems With This Sleeping Bag
Shorter people and hikers are not going to like this sleeping bag. While it will still fit people who are shorter, they may find the extra foot space to be a little much for their needs and just invite in some extra cold. Hikers will hate this sleeping bag because it is going to take up more of the space in the backpack, but also has some weight that can be difficult for them to take on long distances.
Our Final Verdict
Coleman is a brand of camping supplies that we love and know that it can be expensive to get at times. However, if you are in the market for a sleeping bag that is going to be rather affordable for it being rated to fifteen degree weather, fits the taller people, and has a mummy wrap around style. All of these factors combined make this a very intriguing sleeping bag and makes it one of our top rated sleeping bags for cooler weather for people who want to have a sleeping bag that they can afford. Overall, we love this sleeping bag and really think it is going to satisfy you even if you are not sure where you are going to go camping at.