Published on May 21st, 2015 | by Greg0
Black Pine Grizzly: A Cozy Sleeping Bag For Two
It’s summer time, and the weather is fine- or it will be soon enough! Camping might seem like a solitary pursuit- man or woman versus wilderness- but we prefer to treat it as a group activity. Families and couples can have some of their best memories formed around a campfire, on the road to a mountain or retreat, enjoying a clean and refreshing (and even romantic) dip in a pond or creek.
The Black Pine Grizzly Two-Person Ripstop 0-degree sleeping bag is generously sized for you to slip in next to a (close) friend or partner. Forget one of those mummy bags, this bag won’t compress you, and offers plenty of leg room. Of course, it’s not meant to be used in a technical mountain hike where ultralight gear is a priority- at nearly 13 pounds, it will certainly be far more useful in a car camping trip.
We liked the dual zippers allowing you to hop in on either side (or hop out, so you won’t disturb the others when nature calls), plus lay flat for a night under the stars. Microfiber insulation feels snuggly, but the lining is a class flannel to keep that lumberjack feel. The Grizzly is available in a few different versions- ours offered a 0-degree rating, but warmer and colder models are available to better fit your conditions. More unusually, they make a single-person sleeping bag as well as offer two different shell materials. Ripstop polyester should hold up well, and a canvas option is lighter weight,if a little pricier. Large zippers complete the package, along with a stuff sack with compression straps.
The Grizzly has a nice hood too, for a total of 90-inches in length, enough for even taller guys to fit. The olive color won’t be for everyone, but the blue is nice. And Black Pine makes pillows that pair with your bag, plus some cute kids gear. The Grizzly Two-Person bag is available now, online and in stores, for around $140 or you can purchase directly from Black Pine Sports- use discount code Trulynet for 20% off of your purchase!