I'm impressed with Teton Sports gear. This sleeping bag is so comfortable, it blew me away! The lining of this bag is like sleeping in those Jersey (Tshirt) sheets. I stand 5'9" and yes the bag is a little short, but the comfort is remarkable. I was a big North Face fan for yrs. TETON SPORTS has a new fan. As far as backpacking long distance, I would get a lightweight bag, but I definitely would recommand this bag for campground camping. I've been backpacking since the 80's and worked on a backcountry trail crew in Sequoia National Park. TETON SPORTS ROCKS THE OUTDOORS!