User Review: The North Face Dark Star -40
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $280
If I weren't such a minimalist I would have kept this bag.
- Big and bulky
The synthetic fill in this bag is the best and worst thing about it. It keeps you very warm on just about any night, works in moist environments, but it does not pack down small. I traded it with my brother, and his wife uses it for camping while I got his nice down bag that is not rated quite as cold.
I appreciate the packability of down. Also, I am becoming fed up with mummy-style bags. I really appreciate leg room, and my next sleeping bag will be semi-rectangular. The zipper, materials, and insulation of this bag are excellent and durable.
I bought this bag a long time ago, and it served me well until I had the fast and light revelation.