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Coleman Colossal Bag Cotton, Traditional, Good

Reviewing: Coleman Colossal Cotton Sleeping Bag  |  Rating:
Joan Young By Joan Young on
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This sleeping bag is for car camping, is comfortable and warm. However it is very bulky. It does have some of nice features. It was a great value for the price.

My husband purchased this for his yearly trek to an outdoor music festival. He’s not a camper. But those are the accommodations, so he tries to make himself as comfortable as possible. So he went hunting for a 100% cotton lined sleeping bag that was warm.

He bought the Coleman Colossal bag. It is really huge. He’s not, but he says he likes the space. The actual dimensions of the bag are 3 feet x 6 feet. This is considerably wider than most bags. It says it’s comfortable for persons up to 6'4" in height. (We sure can’t test that!) The box says 39x81 inches, but that has to be like sheets- before hemming, because I measured it.

It has a number of very nice features:

The liner is 100% cotton flannel, and the liner extends into a cuff at the neck opening so that your neck and face won’t be irritated by contact with the outside material. The cover is also 100% cotton, but isn’t as soft as flannel (The liner is polyester fill, so this bag is warm only because it is very thick. This is not a high-tech bag).

The zipper is very nice. It is nylon, with smaller teeth than many sleeping bag zippers. It runs very smoothly, and has double tabs so it’s easy to zip from inside or out. If you look at the picture you’ll see a red plastic piece at the zipper slide. This is supposedly designed to keep the zipper from catching the fabric. Hubby said this works really well and is one of the things he likes best about it. He had a lot of trouble with the zipper sticking on his old bag.

They claim the zipper has “thermalock” to keep heat from leaking out through the zipper. However, there is no storm flap, so I can’t imagine that this will work well in the long run.

The filling is baffled, which means that it won’t shift and get bunchy over time.

The zipper can be opened at the bottom so you can give your feet air if you want. However, it will NOT zip to another bag.

It’s rated to 20 degrees, and it might be for a while, but polyester fill just won’t hold up for years of use.

The corner of the bag is rounded, so it’s easier to get the zipper to make the turn.

There are two toggle buttons with loops to help keep the whole thing from sliding out of control when you fold and roll it. This is a great idea, but the loops are too small, and I had a hard time working them even with my small hands.

When it’s all rolled into its attached cover there is a carrying loop handle on top.

It says machine washable, but you’d need a huge machine.

It has a 5 year limited warranty.

Hubby is very happy. Just keep in mind that this is definitely for camping when you have a vehicle to carry all the gear. It’s large and heavy.