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FE Active "Ventura" 3 Season Sleeping Bag Setup Guide

Updated: Nov 15, 2021

A sleeping bag is a vital part of your camping gear. Choosing the proper combination of warmth, weight and portability can really make or break your trip. The FE Active “Ventura” sleeping bag is the perfect companion for those looking to camp across three seasons - from the beginning of spring to the end of fall.


The Ventura turns a traditional sleeping bag into a versatile sleeping system. Additions like a hood, insulated pockets and compression straps give you the extra attention to detail you want out of a versatile, well-crafted bag. Before diving into the set-up, take a moment to review some of the most impressive features of this bag.

  • 210T Ripstop Nylon Polyester outer lining

  • Pongee (a mixture of silk and cotton) inner lining

  • Moisture wicking Hollow Cotton Fill

  • Temperature Rating of 32 F or 0 C

  • 90" (L) x 31" (W)

  • 5 lbs

  • Head Hood for added warmth and comfort


Unpacking and packing the Ventura sleeping bag is an easy process. We’ll outline the steps below, but we encourage you to watch the video for better understanding of the process.


  1. Loosen the compression straps by pulling the buckles away from the sleeping bag

  2. Move the straps away from the opening at the top of the carrying compression bag by pulling them to the sides

  3. Loosen the strings around the opening of the bag by pressing on each end of the toggle to open the mouth of the bag, allowing you to pull away and the string to loosen

  4. Fold the top down, or reach in and pull the sleeping bag out.

  5. Unroll the sleeping bag

  6. Pull apart the Velcro clasp at the top of the sleeping bag to reveal the zipper

  7. Unzip the sleeping bag

  8. Once inside, zip the sleeping bag back up.

Pro Tip: Close the Velcro clasp to keep the zipper from sliding down the bag during the night.


  1. Ensure the sleeping bag is fully zipped, and the Velcro clasp in place

  2. Folding lengthwise, fold bag in half

  3. Begin at bottom of the sleeping bag and begin rolling all the way up the sleeping bag

  4. Insert the sleeping bag back into the compression carrying bag

  5. Pull the top of the bag closed by pulling on the strings, and use the toggle to keep the strings tight by pinching the ends and sliding the toggle toward the sleeping bag. Release when in place

  6. Place the straps over the top of the bag, and tighten the compression straps by pulling on the loose tabs at the bottom of the bag

Pro Tip: Rolling from the bottom of the sleeping bag will allow the air to escape out of the the top as you roll.

Final Thoughts

Now that you are ready to head out and camp the night away, be sure to plan ahead for a comfortable sleep. Having a way to keep you off the ground will help provide a warmer, more comfortable sleep.

Consider getting yourself a tradition air mattress, inflatable camping pad, or a FE Active Jasper Cot. Looking for an alternative? Why not try hammock camping using our FE Active Trestles Camping Hammock - it may just be the best way to sleep yet!

Wondering where you can buy the Zeros sleeping bag? Find everything online at, through an authorized distributor (such as or on Amazon.

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