User Review: The North Face Cat's Meow
Fill: Polarguard Delta
Temperature Rating: 20 F
Weight: 2 lb 12 oz
Price Paid: $169
I got this bag for Christmas, and just used it on two trips -- 5 days backpacking in South Dakota and 8 days kayaking in the Boundary Waters. This bag performed great. It kept me toasty warm, lofted up great, and packed down fairly small for synthetic fill. It snowed three of the 5 nights I was in SD, and once in the Boundary Waters, so I am assuming the temp was in the low 30's, if not the high 20s. I should say that on those nights I was wearing long underwear, a long-sleeved shirt, wool socks and a fleece hat to bed, as I usually do in cold weather. I don't know how it would do in 20 degrees (as rated), but I tend to add 10 degrees to all temperature ratings anyway.
I bought this bag because my 1 lb 15 oz summer bag was not cutting it at temperatures lower than 45 degrees. I am very happy with this bag. I should also say that it is so fluffy compared to my old bag that I can use a thinner (and lighter!) sleeping pad and still be comfortable.