User Review: The North Face Men's Cat's Meow
Price Paid: $120?
How many stars should you give a bag that only keeps you warm at room temperature? I'd give it fewer but at least the bag is lightweight.
This bag is very, very cold. I am always the last person to get cold. I have spent a lot of nights in the Cascades and Sierras and never been cold, until I got this bag.
The first time I slept in this bag I was in a wooden shelter in the Berkeley hills. I was on a thick pad, wearing all my clothing and it barely got down below 40 deg F. That was the coldest I'd ever been in a sleeping bag up 'til then. I shivered and chattered my teeth the entire sleepless night.
The last straw came when I spent a week in the summer at about 6000 ft in the Sierras. I had to put on two pairs of pants, shirts, etc. every night. In the summer! I tried a Reactor thermal blanket and that helped some but I did not like it clinging to me and I was still cold.
After more than 30 nights in it I finally gave up on it and got a Marmot Trestles 15F long extra wide. The extra weight is more than compensated for by the quality of sleep I now get. I am comfortable in just boxers and a tee even at 35 deg F. Not ultralight, but it definitely is ultraplush. I love my Marmot Trestles 15F.