I needed a lightweight sleeping bag for travelling with a limited amount of gear and chose this item. The carrying bag is easy to mount to my ruck sack. With it being limited size and minimal weight I don't notice it is there. The only issue I can find is the nylon material sometimes gets caught in the zipper but I think that is common with a lot of sleeping bags and with this model its not a problem to clear it. Overall I think this was a good investment for moderate climates and anyone needing to carry a lot of equipment who is looking to cut weight in some areas. The item was not in stock when I ordered it but high marks to Knifecenter which did a great job of rushing this item out as soon as possible. Great customer service.