User Review: The North Face Cat's Meow
Fill: Polarguard 3D
Temperature Rating: 20 F
Price Paid: $189
This bag has a some great features and some real drawbacks. The lining material is great because it feels warm to the touch when compared to other bags. It feels almost like brushed polyester, and helps you feel warm much more quickly than other bags. Also, the loft was amazing... until I washed it according to the instructions.
After one wash, the stuffing only 'puffs up' to half the hight it used to. Also, the stuffing in parts appears to have come loose from the stiching. I think this is just a bad apple-- my girlfriend's North Face bag has survived countless washings flawlessly.
The hood is a bit small- I think the materials shrunk a little in the wash. The hood no longer reaches up over my forehead, so it is not very useful.