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.
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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.
On Sale. Free Shipping. The North Face Hightail 3S Sleeping Bag DECENT FEATURES of The North Face Hightail 3S Sleeping Bag 850+ fill goose down Two-way-separating, full-length zipper Pertex Endurance fabrics used on the head, collar and footbox to prevent wet-out in moisture-prone areas on the bag The SPECS of The North Face Hightail 3S Sleeping Bag Temperature Rating: 15deg F / -9deg C Comfort: 27deg F / -3deg C Limit: 15deg F / -9deg C Extreme: -19deg F / -28deg C Stuffsack Dimension: 10 x 19in. / 25 x 49 cm Fill: 850+ Down Shape: Mummy The SPECS for Short Total Weight: 1 lb 14 oz / 850 g Fill Weight: 1 lb / 464 g The SPECS for Regular Total Weight: 2 lbs / 907 g Fill Weight: 1 lb 2 oz / 505 g Compressed Size: 466 cubic inches / 7.6 liter The SPECS for Long Total Weight: 2 lbs 2 oz / 964 g Fill Weight: 1 lb 3 oz / 546 g Compressed Size: 497 cubic inches / 8.1 liter This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.
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
Our lightest, most compressible technical bag is designed to reduce weight and maximize comfort on minimalist backpacking excursions. Constructed of 850+ fill down to provide three-season warmth in temperatures as cold as 15 F. The ergonomic design is contoured to eliminate cold spots around the hood and footbox, which are crafted of Pertex Endurance fabric to resist condensation.
- The North Face