The North Face Blaze 20

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For a $80 bag this was a bit of a surprise. I bought…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $80


For a $80 bag this was a bit of a surprise.


  • Warm
  • Comfortable for side sleepers


  • A bit heavy
  • Packs large

I bought this bag after spending a 15 degree night in a bag I don't think was ever meant to go below 40. It was my first mummy bag and I though it would be extremely tight and constrictive. I couldn't have been further from the truth. It has a perfect balance of warmth and comfort which makes it comfortable no matter what position you sleep in. 

Unfortunately, $80 synthetic bags don't compress very well and are certainly not light.  This one stuffs to about 10"x14" and weighs at least 3 lbs.  However, it is the most comfortable sleeping bag I have ever owned and I use it at any chance I can get.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The Blaze from The North Face is a dependable 3-season bag featuring overlapping shingle construction and Climashield HL insulation that keeps insulating even if the bag gets wet.

- Mountain Gear

North Face Blaze - *LH = Left Hand Zipper; RH = Right Hand Zipper Avg Total Weight: [Regular] 3 lbs 9 oz (1628 g) Brushed tricot footbox with footwarmer sleeve Chest level handwarmer pocket Climashield HL synthetic insulation Easy-grab pull tabs External Length: [Regular] 87 in. (221 cm) Fill Weight: [Regular] 1 lb 13 oz (833 g) Foot Circ: [Regular] 42 in. (107 cm) Full-length draft tube Head level zipper garage Hip Circ: [Regular] 60 in. (152 cm) Max User Height: [Regular] 6'4 in. (192 cm) No-Snag stiffener in zipper column Nylon/mesh storage bag and stuffsack included One-hand pull cords for easy hood adjustments Overlapping shingle construction Shell Fabric: Silky taffeta -- 100% nylon Shoulder Circ: [Regular] 66 in. (168 cm) Silky taffeta shell and lining Stuffsack Size: 11 in. x 21 in. (28 cm x 53 cm) Synthetic, twenty-degree oversized bag for three-season backpacking and camping. Temp Rating: 20degF/-7degC Zip open footbox for venting or to use as a blanket Zip open hood

- Massey's Outfitters

The Blaze features synthetic, twenty-degree bag for three-season backpacking and camping.

- SunnySports

Exceptional comfort and practical features for every casual outdoor enthusiast

- Rocky Mountain Trail

Ideal for camping in a tent or out under the stars, the 20F-rated Blaze Sleeping Bag from The North Face offers exceptional comfort and practical features for every casual outdoor enthusiast. Unlike some sleeping bags that force you to pay for features you'll never use, the Blaze gives you exactly what you need--including an affordable price tag. The Blaze features a synthetic (and fast-drying) Climashield HL synthetic fill with an overlapping shingle construction that traps air far better than those cheap knock-offs you find on clearance at the discount sporting good stores. The zippered hood can be left open for additional ventilation or you can cinch things up with the one-hand pull cords. Keep in mind that the Blaze has silky taffeta nylon along the shell and the lining, so it's great for cabin and tent camping--not sleeping outside in slightly damp conditions (although the synthetic Climashield HL will certainly retain some of its insulating properties if wet).

- Altrec Outdoors

The North Face Blaze 20


The Blaze 20 has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$71.37 - $139.00

The North Face Blaze 20 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen January 15, 2013 at Mountain Gear.

If you're looking for a new 3-season synthetic sleeping bag, check out the best reviewed current models.