I have carried the NanowWave 45 during my 6 day/5 night paddle on the Etowah, on tour with me when I traveled with my band, and on a few overnight trips. For only $90, it works well as lightweight summer bag or grab it to take when I’m sure if I will have a blanket when I stay over at a friends house.
Specifications (For Regular/Left)
- 45F/7C degrees temp. rating
- SpiraFil high loft insulation (Polyester)
- Weighs in at 29 ounces (1 lb 13 ounces), with 14 ounce fill weight
- DWR treated Polyester Taffeta shell
- Height up to 6 ft.
- Left sided glow-in-the-dark zipper
- Zipper guard and Draft Tube
Compared to Western Mountaineering, this is hardly “ultralight”, but it is ultra-compactible. It has consistently received good user reviews for a reason. The insulation fill operates well to resist cold spots, even when wet.
It does a decent job resisting water, but stuff happens. During my longest usage, my dry storage was compromised. I was able to get it mostly dry within a couple hours. My favorite thing about this bag is that it compresses small enough that I can grab it and toss it in my backpack.
- Low Cost to Weight ratio
- Ultra compactible
- Water-resistant shell
- Inner shell material is not as silky as some other bags I’ve used
- Zipper is only 3/4
My only real complaint is that if I am camping in hot weather and begin to sweat, the inner material sticks to my legs and does not wick well. In these cases I have just unzipped the bag and used it as a blanket. If they had made the zipper extend closer to foot box this bag could be used as a hot-weather top quilt
Since warm-weather season is limited, I have a hard time buying a $300 down bag to save only a few ounces. If you are looking for a lightweight, compressible sleeping bag for warm weather and overnights I would highly recommend this bag.
I am considering selling this bag and buying a GoLite Z30 that will save a few ounces and extend the season of my warm weather bag a little bit.