Aegismax Aegis Mini: QUICK OVERVIEW
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When it comes to backpacking, the lighter the sleeping bag the better. Go with a regular sleeping bag and you will likely experience difficulty squeezing it into your backpack and transporting it to your next destination. A lightweight sleeping bag, however, can be easily carried on your back and won’t add to the weight you are already lugging.
The Aegis Mini from Aegismax, for example, was designed with backpackers and perpetual travelers in mind and is the lightest series of fully featured sleeping bags produced by the brand. But is the Aegismax Aegis Mini right for your next trip?
Aegismax Aegis Mini Review
The Aegismax Aegis Mini is a premium sleeping bag offered in both regular and large sizes, each boasting a mummy design and much the same selection of features. Although it has only been available online a short time, the Aegismax Aegis Mini has already proven immensely popular among dedicated backpackers.
Who is this product for?
As a lightweight sleeping bag, the Aegis Mini is ideal for camping in warm climates as it minimizes the over-retention of heat. As a consequence of this, however, this sleeping bag should be avoided when planning for a trip to a particularly cold part of the world.
Whether you purchased the regular or long model of this sleeping bag, you will receive a mummy design, which larger campers may find uncomfortable. If you don’t think you can sleep through the night in a mummy sleeping bag, you should consider one of Aegismax’s rectangular alternatives.
When you purchase the Aegismax Aegis Mini, you will receive the sleeping bag itself as well as a matching stuff sack in which it can be stored when not in use. Because The Aegismax Aegis Mini is a compressible sleeping bag, the stuff sack stands at just 12 centimeters, so you won’t experience any difficulty carrying it on your back or fitting it in your suitcase.
It should also be pointed out that the Aegis Mini, like all Aegismax products, comes with the brand’s non-register warranty, which can be easily invoked should a repair or replacement be required.
Overview of features
The Aegismax Aegis Mini boasts certified 800 fill-power goose down. This fill is held in position by the sleeping bag’s sewn-through baffles. Meanwhile, the sleeping bag’s unique iFlex technology renders it both breathable and water resistant, while many less expensive models make campers choose between one or the other.
It is important to note that some Aegismax customers have reported the goose down fill of this sleeping bag resulting in an odd odor, although this can usually be eradicated by a couple of hours of airing immediately following purchase.
For many campers, it simply isn’t enough to be told about a product. If you are the kind of person who needs to see a sleeping bag in action before you can decide if it is the right one for you, we suggest watching the below video. In it, you will see the Aegismax Aegis Mini be unpacked and unfolded ahead of a night in the wilderness.
The Aegismax Aegis Mini is one of the brand’s finest offerings, but, as we mentioned a little earlier, some campers may find its mummy design restrictive. If you would like to go with an Aegismax sleeping bag but don’t think the Aegis Mini is right for your body type, you might want to take a look at the Aegis E.
Much Like the Aegis Mini, the Aegis E is available in both regular and long sizes. Unlike the Aegis Mini, however, this sleeping bag features a rectangular design and therefore promises more room to move around during the night. This tapered rectangular design is the only major difference between the Aegis E and the Aegis Mini.
The Aegis E boasts all the most alluring features of the Aegis Mini, including its 800 fill-power goose down, compressible design, and iFlex technology. Aegismax generally sells the Aegis E sleeping bag for in or around $80, which is about the same price as the brand asks for its Aegis Mini.
The Aegismax Aegis Mini is a little bit more expensive than many other sleeping bags, but it is still relatively inexpensive when you consider its many features. For less than $100, Aegismax promises you a sleeping bag that is breathable, resistant to water and tears, and is stuffed with goose down.
To sweeten the deal, the Aegis Mini’s compressible design means you won’t have to worry about transporting it from one destination to the next, which can be a problem with some larger and more expensive alternatives. The Aegismax Aegis Mini has something for novice campers and experienced travelers alike, although those who fall somewhere in the middle of these two categories have the most to gain from adding it to their arsenal.