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The North Face Aleutian 3S Bx

9 reviews
5-star:   1
4-star:   6
3-star:   0
2-star:   2
1-star:   0
1

This is not a 20 degree bag. IMHO, this is not even…

Rating: rated 2 of 5 stars
Design: mummy
Fill: synthetic
Temperature Rating: 20
Weight: ok
Price Paid: $89

This is not a 20 degree bag. IMHO, this is not even a 35 degree bag even with thermal underwear, a pair of socks and a winter hat.

Bought the bag brand new, let it air out, packed properly. I was surprised at how little loft there was. Took it up to Glacier National Park this fall for some camping. Nights were from 30 to 45 degrees, and I was quite cold in all of them using this bag, thermal underwear(top and bottom), sweatshirt,socks and two closed cell camping pads. I needed to grab my other sleeping bag that I brought for a comfortable nights sleep.

I understand this is an entry level bag (my previous bag was a ten year old REI -20 down that was about $250). However, that is really no excuse for mislabeling this bag. I would expect a lack of longevity, not false temp ratings. Normally you expect a bags ratings to be about 10 degrees off (on the warmer side). That's acceptable. This isn't. Also, a few days into the trip the zipper started snagging constantly right at the shoulder point.

Those complaints aside, I like the look of the bag, and the materials feel nice. It's a nice bag ONLY if you plan on using it during the summertime in the mountains. Do not trust it for spring and fall anywhere above 3000 feet.

At this point I may just create some sort of fleece liner for the bag to make it reach the advertised rating.

Elisha05

This is 20 degree american, the Europa estimate is indeed something like 35.


2 years ago
1

Good affordable bag by a top name company. Can't comment…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Design: mummy
Fill: syn.
Temperature Rating: 20
Weight: 3 1/2 lb. or so
Price Paid: $89

Good affordable bag by a top name company. Can't comment on the 20 degree rating, but kept me warm down to the mid 30's. Here in Florida, it just doesn't get that cold. Plan on taking it on a trip up north soon. Should be fine. I'm 6' !" , 205 lbs and the reg. size fits good.

The only issue I have is getting the bag back in the sack. It's a real tight fit. My wife can't do it. I purchased a Granite Gear round rock compression sack in Large, 1400 cu in., which brings the size down to a little bigger than a soccer ball, after it's compressed. Made all the difference.

Overall, I would recommend this bag and the comp. sack to go with it.

1

It's a pretty decent bag for the money. However, the…

Rating: rated 2.5 of 5 stars
Design: Mummy
Fill: Synthetic
Temperature Rating: Rated 20. Actual 30-55
Weight: >3 lbs
Price Paid: $80

It's a pretty decent bag for the money. However, the trade off for the cheap price is poor durability and weight. This was my first mummy bag and I was amazed how much warmer it was than my old flannel/canvas Coleman. It really a step up from that. The material is durable and feels nice against the skin.

I used mine mostly for car camping and for a few backpacking trips. After about 10-12 trips with it, it had noticeably lost much of the loft and warmth it once had. After a few more trips, it would barley keep me warm on a 55 degree (F) night. I was meticulous about storing this bag so I was very disappointed how quickly the insulation broke down.

Earlier this year, I was able to pick up a Marmot Pinnacle at $100 off retail. Now this is a fantastic bag! Like much of the bargain camping gear I have purchased, I'm finding I would have been better in the long run to buy the expensive, high-end model from the beginning. You really do get what you pay for with outdoor equipment.

0

Can't beat it for the money! As with all of my gear,…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Design: Mummy
Fill: Synthetic
Temperature Rating: 20 F
Price Paid: $89

Can't beat it for the money!

As with all of my gear, I like to try it out before I set out. With that being said, I set up camp in my backyard last night and it dropped to a bone chilling 24 degrees.

I was a little nervous about this bag at first, but after 5 minutes, I knew there was very little to worry about. I was in my tent with the fly on and it was very windy last night. I had on full length base layers, regular pants, a lite weight wool sweater, a fleece, and my beanie. I was cozy warm and comfortable in the Aleutian.

Only warning I have, if you are over 5'10" (my height) opt for the "long". I bought the regular length and felt a tad cramped at the bottom, but nothing to fuss over.

0

Overall I had no problems with this bag. I was sleeping…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: around $70

Overall I had no problems with this bag. I was sleeping in about 25 degree weather on top of snow and it held up fine. My head got a little cold but I forgot to bring my beanie in the tent with me and I didn't tighten up the hood drawstring. I'm 6'9" 250lb and the long size did the job.

The only drawback is that is is pretty tight around the hips but not many mummy bag aren't and one other thing is that it's a real pain (at least for the long size) to stuff in the bag compartment of my pack. I can work it in but it does take some effort.

It's a great bag for the price and seems to be true on the temp rating. I do recommend it for people who don't want to spend $200-$300 on a sleeping bag.

0

The single pull/ bi-directional drawstring for the…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Design: mummy
Fill: synthetic
Temperature Rating: 20 degree F
Price Paid: $99

The single pull/ bi-directional drawstring for the head wrap is a bit tricky to use in the dark until you figure it out. A 20 degree bag that easily goes to a 10 degree bag with a pair of thermals on. I used this bag at Black Rock SP in Georgia on 1-2-10 and stayed toasty warm at 9 degrees. Compresses well for easy backpacking. An excellent bag for the money and is correctly temperature rated.

0

Great price, great bag considering. Totally happy…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $79

Great price, great bag considering.

Totally happy with the bag's performance. Is warm enough. Pack down size is not too bad with the included stuff suck. Can be compressed further with an after market compression sack (I never felt that it made enough difference to mess with this).

Zippers function very well, no snagging trouble.

A bit heavy (3lb., 6oz.), not for ultralighters obviously, but it also seems like it may be able to withstand a bit more than three-season hiking. It's not suited for the arctic, but wear some clothes and it will keep you tight in some pretty low temps.

All around use, a winner.

0

Used the bag at Denali National Park. Despite three…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Design: mummy
Temperature Rating: 20 F
Price Paid: $69.95

Used the bag at Denali National Park. Despite three days and nights of ceaseless rain and snow and a badly leaking tent with temperatures below freezing nightly, the Aleutian stayed warm and dry on the inside. A great value!

Only small complaint is that it's a real bear to get it stuffed into the stuff sack that came with it. I got a long, and I suspect the stuff sack was designed for a regular length.

0

Not a bad sleeping bag. The price is great. Overall…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Design: Mummy

Not a bad sleeping bag. The price is great. Overall it was a warm sleeping bag. The only problem I had was the sizing. For me, It was a little tight around my shoulders.

rated 4.00 of 5 stars All Aleutian 3S Bx versions

In addition to the 9 men's reviews above, there are 5 reviews for other versions of the Aleutian 3S Bx. Read all reviews »

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Specs

Regular Long
Temp Rating 20° F / - 7° C 20° F / - 7° C
Total Weight 3 lb 6 oz / 1545 g 3 lb 10 oz / 1650 g
Fill Weight 2 lb 1 oz / 930 g 2 lb 3 oz / 1005 g
Max User Height 6 ft 0 in / 183 cm 6 ft 6 in / 198 cm
Shoulder Circumference 62 in / 157 cm 64 in / 163 cm
Hip Circumference 58 in / 147 cm 60 in / 152 cm
Foot Circumference 40 in / 102 cm 40 in / 102 cm
Stuffsack Size 8 in x 17 in / 20 cm x 43 cm 8 in x 17 in / 20 cm x 43 cm
Fabric 100% Polyester Enduralite 100% Polyester Enduralite
Price $89.00 USD $99.00 USD