User Review: The North Face Men's Cat's Meow
Price Paid: $125
I bought the (Polarguard fill at that time) bag a few years ago for use in the Cascades and Olympics in the iffy early and late seasons.
First time I used it was on a 6-day trip through the Bailey range in ONP in early fall. Weather was fairly good so I slept under the stars each night. I never even unpacked the tent. Temps were down to frosty in the morning, and one night the wind just howled- blowing loose items away. I slept in capilene top and bottoms, cinched up the hood and was always toasty.
The bag was a little bulky in the stuff sack that came with the bag, so I got a compression stuff sack, which helped save a little space in the pack.
All in all, I've been satisfied. Will be interested to see how it performs over time.
Update: As is often fairly common for synthetic bags, repeated stuffing lead to loss of loft. I replaced this bag with a First Ascent/Eddie Bauer Ignitor (see review).