I bought it in 2003 before 10 days skiing in Colorado. To save on lodging I bought the bag and small air mattress and rented an SUV. I slept in the bag in the back of the SUV all but a handful of nights. The hood has a drawstring that wraps around your head so only your mouth and nose are exposed. This bag is in great condition. No tears, no stains, no problems with the zipper. It is compressible. i just dont use it.