I realized this summer that I had been using the same cheap, heavy, old sleeping bag to go backpacking that I used when I was a kid at sleepovers. This summer it was time to invest in a lightweight and warm sleeping bag. I am so happy with this purchase and it has gotten so much use! Its just over 2lbs and is extremely compact when packed but actually pretty roomie when open. I am also an extremely cold sleeper so I liked this one because it should be comfortable down to 17 degrees. This purchase was so worth it and I feel like a dummy for waiting so long to invest in a quality bag.