Big Agnes Zirkel UL or Marmot Hydrogen

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I've been looking at these two bags. I'm limiting my choices between Marmot and BA just for the simple fact I can get them at a smoking price. So any feedback on these two models would be greatly appreciated. If there are other 15* down bags in either the Marmot or BA line up that you might suggest I'm all ears. Thanks.
 

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Never used a BA bag but my Marmot down bag has been solid for 5 years running. Has lost a little bit of loft but thats because its spent more time than needed under construction.

I know, not much help but Marmot does have a solid rep with down bags.

Mike
 

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I am big fan of BA and they are a great nights sleep. Only draw back to having the pad in is some that are side sleepers do not like it. My Helium was a nice bag as well, but I sold it and kept the BA's.
 

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I have the Zirkel SL, and it is my favorite bag. It has been true to temp for me.

Still, haven't heard many complaints on Marmot bags either.
 

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I use the zirkel sl long and love it. it sleeps true to temp for as well. i'm a side sleeper and i have never had any issue with the integrated pad sleeve. i've never used the marmot bags but i'm sure there good too. The zirkel is priced well as i got mine for under 300.
 

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I have a Marmot helium eq. It weighs a little over 2 lbs, compresses small, and is very roomy. I'm a side sleeper and like the extra width of the bag for flopping around from side to side.
 
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I figured I couldn't go wrong with either but it never hurts to ask. Hows the compression on the BA Zirkel?
 

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