Moonstone 3D North Star
A competent bag that will keep you warm. DWR effectively…
Fill: Polarguard 3D
Temperature Rating: 25 F
Weight: 2 lbs 8 oz for long size
Price Paid: $70 at C&C Outdoor
A competent bag that will keep you warm. DWR effectively repelled dripping condensation. Lofted well, and it has more chest and shoulder girth than usual so one can easily shift around a bit while sleeping. Temperature rating is accurate. There's a handy zip compartment near the upper zipper for stowing essentials like a headlamp and a watch for the quick bathroom trip or time check. Has loops for sleeping pad straps but does not come with straps.
The full length zipper and draft tube are nice points and the foot box is well shaped to keep feet in a natural attitude. The bag narrows below the waist to retain heat well in this region of low heat generation while the bag feels roomy above. Wearing a light layer one could further depress the temperature range (Moonstone is singularly realistic with their range claims). Overall it is unusually comfortable and I am more likely to take it along than a slightly lighter but more confining bag within the same temp range.
Now the nits, the zipper snags frequently on the draft tube as there is no lining behind the zipper to prevent that. The head box is small while the chest opening is wide so it is necessary to fiddle some with the elastic drawstrings to get a good personalized draft seal (but it does seal, and the elastic is nice and forgiving when you shift). The zipper snagging is really the worst part about the bag and almost always requires some extra fiddling, but I'm okay taking extra care with it since the rest of the bag works.
Here's what other sites are saying:
CLOSEOUTS. The Moonstone North Star long sleeping bag will provide a comfortable night's sleep for tall folks in moderately cold conditions (temperatures as low as 25°F). Fits to 6' 4” Mummy shape maximizes warmth with minimum bulk Popular Polarguard® 3D insulation has fine filaments, making it soft and compressible Insulates when wet and dries quickly Eliminates thin or cold spots, and will not mat, clump or pull apart Full-length draft tube Variable thickness layering for increased warmth over core areas Ground level side seams to maximize insulation over the top of the bag Adjustable, contoured hood Full-length zipper extends around foot box Pad attachment loops Convenient storage pocket Ideal for three-season use when value, versatility and performance matter 90 x 38½” Stuff size 15½ x 9½” 3 lb. 14 oz. (fill weight is 23 oz.) Nylon shell and lining; polyester insulation CLOSEOUTS. China
- Sierra Trading Post
The new 3D Northstar by Moonstone is the perfect three season choice and embodies all the core design elements found in Moonstone’s groundbreaking bags. For the recreational user, the 3D Northstar is the perfect answer when value, versatility, and performance are the key decision makers. Fabric: 70D Diamond Rip 2.3 Lining: Poly Taffeta Weight: 2lbs. 5oz./ 1048g. (Reg) - 2lbs. 8oz. / 1134g. (Lg) Stuff Size: 9.5in. x 15.5in. Temp Rating: 25 Degrees F; -4 Degrees C Insulation: Polarguard 3D Key Features: Variable thickness layering Full length insulated draft tube Storage pocket Pad attachment loops Ground level side seams Contoured hood