The North Face Hightail
This is a GREAT sleeping bag. It packs small, light and toasty warm. It has the highest rated down on the market.
Fill: 900 fill down
Temperature Rating: 15 degrees F
Weight: 28 oz
Price Paid: $150
I only bought this bag because I could get a screaming deal on it. That aside, it is the warmest and lightest bag I have ever owned. At well under two pounds, I can't imagine a warmer bag.
The pertex shell is extremely soft, and so far has held up to abuse. It also is surprisingly water repellent. I have packed down and opened this bag many times, and I have yet to see one feather fall out. As far as warmth goes, I would say 15 degrees is a pretty accurate, or even conservative, rating. I was camping last weekend at about 12,000 feet, and it probably got down to mid 20s for the overnight low, and I didn't even have the bag zipped up I was so warm.
Which brings me to the one downside of this bag, the zipper is so short it's hardly even worth it. I would take the few extra ounces for a full length zip, but that's me. Also, it seems that several of the upper baffles are a tad underfilled. No biggie.
That being said, this bag is awesome. Nothing tops 900 fill down. Some of the North Face product quality may have declined in recent years, but their sleeping bags are still top notch. If you have the money for a bag like this, you won't be disappointed.
Where to Buy
Here's what other sites are saying:
Follow your adventurous spirit to beautiful mountain summits and know you'll sleep comfortably at night when you get there in the warm and lightweight Hightail 3S sleeping bag from The North Face. Lightweight, premium 850-fill-power goose down is highly compressible and offers a superior warmth-to-weight ratio; regular-length bag weighs only 2 lbs. With a lower-limit European Norm (EN) rating of 15degF, the Hightail 3S is a versatile bag for lightweight adventures into the mountains. Synthetic insulation pads are sewn in high-pressure areas on the bottom of the sleeping bag to create a compression-resistant buffer between you and the hard ground. Pertex(R) Endurance(TM) fabric is used on the head, collar and footbox to keep moisture from seeping in. Trapezoidal side baffles are constructed to trap insulation and prevent it from shifting to eliminate cold spots. Footbox allows natural foot movement while also eliminating excess lateral space so you stay warm and comfortable all night long. Fitted hood with drawcords lets you seal in warmth; when it's cold enough to cinch down the hood, the down-insulated draft collar snugs comfortably and holds in warmth. Insulated draft tube backs the zipper to prevent warm air from escaping; anti-snag tape keeps the zipper from catching on the draft tube. Full-length, 2-way zipper lets you make adjustments for ventilation. No more fumbling with the zipper in the middle of the night thanks to the glow-in-the-dark zipper pull. The North Face Hightail 3S sleeping bag comes with a stuff sack and storage bag. European Norm (EN) is an independent third-party temperature rating, allowing accurate comparisons across brands with other EN-rated bags.
If moving fast in the backcountry is a concern, you need the lightest, most packable bag that you can get your hands on. The North Face Hightail 3S 15-Degree Sleeping Bag can handle camping in most areas from mid-spring to mid-fall and weighs an incredible two pounds. Also, because it's made with 850 fill-power down, it packs down to an incredibly small size in your pack, so you'll have plenty of room for the rest of your essentials.
When light weight and mobility are your priorities, you'll embrace the minimalist design philosophy and technical details of The North Face's Hightail 3S Sleeping Bag. Crafted to reduce weight and maximize sleeping comfort, the 850+ fill power down is super compressible and a snug, athletic mummy cut forms the efficient envelope you need. Pertex Endurance fabric at the head, collar, and footbox prevents wet-out on those less than ideal bivies. Two-way separating zippers let you vent the footbox or zip two bags together. Trapezoidal side baffles maintain a constant baffle volume and prevent cold spots.
- Mountain Gear
The North Face Hightail 3S is a 850+ fill goose down filled 3-season expedition sleeping bag for sub-zero environments. This bag is technically crafted to reduce weight and maximise comfort and warmth when the mercury plunges. A fitted, ergonomic hood maintains warmth while reducing weight and excess volume. Trapezoidal baffle construction better traps the air and prevents the down fill from shifting resulting in greater warmth. Body mapped synthetic Climashield Prism compression pads on high pressure areas in contact with the ground provide up to 13% greater thermal efficiency than other sleeping bags. The shaped vaulted foot box allows natural foot flex, blood circulation and overall increased thermal efficiency. Pertex Endurance shell fabric is used on the head, collar and footbox to prevent wet-out in moisture prone zones. Two-way separating, full-length zipper. Collar and footbox to prevent wet-out in moisture prone areas on the bag. For taller adventurers seeking an exceptionally warm and technical down bag in cold weather and at high altitudes, the Hightail 3S Long expedition sleeping bag is your ticket to a great night's sleep. Fill Material: 850+ Hungarian Goose Down. Fill Weight: 1 lb 3.2 oz (546 g). Total Weight: 2 lb .8 oz (964 g). Stuffsack Size: 9.84x19(in) or 25x49(cm). Zipper: Right Zip. Color(s): High Rise Grey/Athens Blue
- Tahoe Mountain Sports