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Marmot Sawtooth Review

The Marmot Sawtooth is a 15 degree down sleeping bag with winter temperature ratings that packs a lot of warmth for its weight. The 600fill duck down keeps weight down while keeping affordability in mind.

Choosing a new winter sleeping bag can be tough.

Coming in under 3lb’s, the Marmot Sawtooth is hard to fault and checks a lot of boxes for us looking for a cheap, lightweight, winter sleeping that can also fit into a small compression sack.

Marmot Sawtooth 15 Sleeping Bag

Pros

  • 10/10 Warmth
  • Bombproof Durability
  • Roomy enough to roll around
  • Great hood and drawcord system
  • Accurate temperature rating
  • Comfortable for side sleepers
  • Same high quality you expect from Marmot
  • PVC chemical Free

Cons

  • Small stash pocket
  • Zipper snags on draft trube
  • Heavy compared to more expensive options
  • Can be bulky when packing

Feature Summary

  • Certified 650 fill-power down with Down Defender treatment for improved water-resistance in damp conditions
  • Anatomically designed footbox
  • Multi-baffle hood
  • Down-filled draft collar
  • Full-length, 2-way zipper
  • Marmot’s Membrain lamination technology to improve water resistence and breathability
  • Stretch tricot baffles provide strength and durability for long bag life
  • Zipper garage keeps zipper pull in its place at night
  • Internal stash pocket stows nighttime essentials
  • Stuff sack and storage sack included

Warmth

The Sawtooth is rated to 15f degrees but you will likely need to wear some thermals at that temperature in order to be comfortable. Provided 15f is the lowest temperature you encounter on your trip the Sawtooth will provide you with some well-earned toasty nights of sleep.

Weight

Coming in at 2 lbs, 7.5 oz, the Sawtooth is actually rather lightweight once you realise over half of that is from its top-quality 600fp down fill that is hand stuffed right here in California, USA.

Comfort & Sizing

The Sawtooth is extra comfy for your normal back sleeper. For side sleepers the dimensions do allow a fair bit of room for rolling about but I will always recommend looking for a non mummy shaped bag or quilt for side sleepers.

Marmot Sawtooth Packed Size

For a winter sleeping bag the Marmot Sawtooth packs down nice and small to about the size of a synthetic 3 season sleeping bag.

The sawtooth easily fits into a medium or large sized event drysack from sea to summit. (size up to large if you’re getting the Long size.)

Marmot Durability

Marmot produces some of the longest lasting sleeping bags I know of. I’ve had a Marmot trestles (synthetic) since my teen years and its still a great bag – although its lost a lot of warmth as the synthetic fibers broke down.

With the down filled Sawtooth you don’t have that problem and the bag, with care, will last a very long time indeed.

Marmot Sawtooth vs Helium

The Marmot Helium is like the flagship version of the Sawtooth. Sporting 800 fill power down and an ultralight 20d ripstop nylon shell it is almost one full pound lighter. Sadly, the price is almost double.

At the price point of the helium I’d recommend shopping around. You can get lighter 900+ bags or even a good quilt for that price.

For affordability and remembering you only see about 25% reduction in bulkiness going from 600 to 800 fp, I say stick with the sawtooth.

Marmot Sawtooth vs Never Summer

The Marmot Never Summer is the warmer version of the Sawtooth. It simply has more of the same quality 600 fill power down feathers. Depending on your climate and expected weather forecasts, choose accordingly!

Marmot Sawtooth vs Kelty Ignite

Kelty’s Ignite is a cheaper option than the Marmot Sawtooth but personally I shy away from recommending kelty products. They certainly have their niche, time, and place but they are generally cheaper for a reason. I personally trust marmot a lot more with its temperature ratings.

The Verdict

At $237, the Marmot Sawtooth is one of the more affordable sleeping bags in its temperature rating range. The few downsides make this a solid choice for most people and I know you’ll be happy with it for many years.

Could it be lighter? Probably, but you would either have to lose some creature comforts in the shell (like space), or lose some down fill making it less warm overall.

I believe the Marmot Sawtooth strikes a meaningful balance between affordability and features without skimping on quality.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the regular bag long enough for me @ 5’11”?

​Based on your height, the regular Marmot Sawtooth will fit you just fine.

Is it normal for it to leak down in the first couple of uses?

All down sleeping bags will leak a few feathers shortly after purchase.

Can the Marmot Sawtooth zip onto other sleeping bags

Your mileage may vary, as long as you get a left and a right handed zipper version you should be able to pair them.

Does the Marmot Sawtooth use duck down or goose down?

Duck down

What size sea to summit eVent dry compression sack is recommended for
the regular size sawtooth?

Medium(14L) or Large(20L).

What size stuff sack would you recommend for the long and wide sleeping
bag.

15-20L, 20L is better for easy packup.

Do sleeping bag liners fit ok with the marmot sawtooth?

Perfectly, though some may be a little too baggy for the mummy design. I suggest getting a sea to summit one with stretchy sides.

Specs

Best Use Backpacking
EN Lower Limit 15.6 degrees Fahrenheit
EN Comfort 27.1 degrees Fahrenheit
Temperature Rating (F) 15 degrees Fahrenheit
Temperature Rating (C) -9 degrees Celsius
Weight
Long Left
2 lbs.
10.5 oz.
Long Left Wide
2 lbs.
14.5 oz.
Regular Left
2 lbs.
7.5 oz.
Shell Nylon
Zipper Location Left
Insulation Type Down
Water-Resistant Down Yes
Fill 650-fill duck down
Fill Weight
Long Left
25.2
ounces
Long Left Wide
27.4
ounces
Regular Left
23.5
ounces
Lining Nylon
Sleeping Bag Shape Mummy
Fits Up To (in.)
Long Left
78
inches
Long Left Wide
78
inches
Regular Left
72
inches
Shoulder Girth (in.)
Long Left
64
inches
Long Left Wide
70
inches
Regular Left
62
inches
Hip Girth (in.)
Long Left
58
inches
Long Left Wide
66
inches
Regular Left
56
inches
Stuff Sack Size
Long Left
7.5 x
16 inches
Long Left Wide
8.5 x
18 inches
Regular Left
7.5 x
16 inches
Stuff Sack Volume
Long Left
11.6
liters
Long Left Wide
16.8
liters
Regular Left
11.6
liters
Gender Unisex