Marmot Trestles Elite Eco 20 ($169)

Temperature rating:

32.2°F EN Comfort, 21.6°F Lower Limit


2 lbs. 6 oz.


25 oz. of synthetic (HL-ElixR Eco Micro)

What we like:

Good build quality and comfort.

What we don’t:

At this price point, we prefer the down Kelty Cosmic above.

Marmot has been a staple for sleeping bags made of synthetic for a long time with its diverse Trestles collection. At $169, the Elite Eco 20 offers a extremely practical EN Comfort rating of 32 degrees that should be suitable in all three seasons and has an impressive size of just 2 pounds and 6 ounces. Marmot has upgraded the Trestles recently with the addition of the HL-ElixR Eco Micro insulation, which is made of recycled fibers. You also have a draft tube which is not often seen at this price. In addition to the protection against moisture from synthetic insulation The Trestles Elite Eco offers a comfy sleeping bag that is priced at less than the top down alternatives that are on this list.

The bottom line is that we’ve got our choice of Marmot Trestles Elite Eco ranked on this page because we think there are more suitable options for backpacking, and the cost for this Elite Eco is getting up in comparison to a bag made of synthetic material. If you don’t want the extra warmth, the standard Trestles from Marmot (30@F) is considerably less expensive at $109 and it’s the Nemo Forte 20 above is the more comfortable choice with a price tag of about $30 more. Also, the similar cost-effective down filled Kelty Cosmic above is similar in weight, but it will be smaller in size and last for a longer time (synthetic filling tends to shrink as time passes). If water resistance isn’t important to you, we suggest using the Kelty.

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