Mountain Hardwear Phantom 15°
Fill: 800 fill down
Temperature Rating: +15 degrees Farenheight
Weight: 1lb 15oz
Price Paid: $343
The number one advantage of this bag to me is the weight-to-warmth ratio. Of all the bags that I looked at for a trip in February to Alabama's Pinhoti Trail I found the weight of this one to be the best. I have a problem paying $300 or more for a bag that is over 2lbs.
The women's version of this bag is touted as 1lb 14oz (my scale says 1lb 15oz). It packs down incredibly small. Even though it is a woman's bag, I do not feel constricted at all (I am 5'8" tall, around 150lbs). I was comfortable in the bag to a temp of 17* with a mid weight base layer on and a silk liner.
The things I don't like about this bag are that the material it is made of is very thin. This hasn't caused a problem, but I can see how it would need very careful handling. Also, I have noticed that every time I use it several feathers get out in the tent. This is to be expected to a degree, but I would prefer that fewer got out. I use my bags often, I can see how this could lead to a reduced insulating ability sooner than I would like.
All in all, I am happy with the bag. Its light weight is excellent for its ability to insulate. It compacts well. It requires careful handling to minimize feather loss and prevent damage to the light weight fabric.
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Mountain Hardwear: Phantom 15 Women's (Long): Designed to be warm and as light as possible, the Phantom 15 is a great all-around choice for colder conditions. This light, warm mummy cut bag has a snug fit and is an ideal choice if you only want one bag. The Phantom 15 is insulated with 800-fill down, tuck-stitched for durability and built from Superlight 15 denier fabric. Premium, 800-fill down provides outstanding, lightweight warmth Performance mummy cut is snug, for maximum thermal efficiency warmth and minimum weight Lightweight two-way zipper for easy entry and exit Six-chamber hood design maintains even loft around head for consistent warmth Down-filled face gasket comfortably blocks drafts at the hood opening Ergonomic draft collar blocks the escape of heated air from inside the bag. The two-piece collar drapes naturally over neck and shoulders creating a soft comfortable seal. Two draw cords can snug down as needed to secure the collar. Insulated draft tube with anti-snag panel prevents cold spots along zipper Comfort Footbox follows natural foot position for maximum warmth and comfort Single-handed drawcords simplify adjustments Nylon mesh storage sack and stuff sack included Imported
- Mountain Hardwear
CLOSEOUTS . Mountain Hardwearand#39;s 15and#176;F Phantom down sleeping bag features warm, lightweight 800 fill power down insulation to ensure comfy nights under the stars. Available Colors: VIVID GREEN. Sizes: LEFT HAND.
- Sierra Trading Post
Description of Mountain Hardwear Phantom 15 Sleeping Bag - WomensIn 1993, a small group of people who had weathered years in the outdoor industry decided to get together and form Mountain Hardwear. In addition to working in the outdoor industry, the Mountain Hardwear founders were avid outdoors people themselves Mountain Hardwear has always focused on bringing radical thinking to the gear they make. Thats why they have a section in our website that talks about the innovation theyve built into their products. Designed to be warm and as light as possible, the Phantom 15 is a great all-around choice for colder conditions. This light, warm mummy cut bag has a snug fit and is an ideal choice if you only want one bag. The Phantom 15 is insulated with 800-fill down, tuck-stitched for durability and built from Superlight 15 denier fabric.Features Temp. rating 15 F -9 CBag Shape Performance Mummy CutEN Rating T-Limit 15 F -9 CEN Rating T-Comfort 26 F -3 CWeight 1 lb. 15 oz. 880 g.Insulation 800-Fill Goose DownLining 20D Nylon TaffetaShell Fabric Superlight 15D Ripstop
- US Outdoor Store
Designed to be warm and as light as possible, the Women's Mountain Hardwear Phantom 15 is a great all-around backpacking choice if you only want one bag. Extra insulation in the torso and footbox accommodates a woman's thermal needs in colder conditions. The Phantom 15 is insulated with 800-fill down, tuck-stitched for durability and built from Superlight 15 denier fabric.