User Review: The North Face Men's Cat's Meow
Price Paid: $120
I just spent 2 nights in the Black River State Forest, Wisconsin. I took the Cat's Meow out for the first time, expecting to be disappointed with all the complaints about temperature rating.
Most of the night was around 32F, but around 3am it dropped to 26F. The humidity was 100% most of the night (didn't find this out until I got home). I was comfortable all night, only felt slightly cold when I woke around 4am.
Of course with the cooler temps and high humidity, I woke up with the outside of the sleeping bag drenched (around where I had been breathing). I have the single wall Nemo Meta 2P, which also had a lot of moisture just above my head. Thankfully this bag did well at repelling outside water, and knowing it was synthetic vs. down gave purpose to my purchase for use on wet outings.
For $100-130 this is a great deal for anyone. It's comfortable and kept me warm when I expected it to. They only downfall I noticed was how it was more restrictive with movement. I like to stretch a little more then it allowed. That may be another synthetic vs. down issue.
Overall, it was money worth spent.