The North Face Kilo Bag
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $130
The "Comfort Temp" is 32, but anything much below 50 is problematic at best. Very disappointing for the brand name. Materials and construction seem fine but the overly optimistic temp rating makes this a ripoff.
- Quality material and construction
- Light weight
- Does not come close to the temp rating
I've had the bag for about 3 years now and used on about 4 trips. The bag is high quality, but the false advertising makes it a ripoff. In low to mid-40's nights I had to wear a hat, sweatshirt and socks to stay comfortable, and I usually sleep warm.
The bag is stored unpacked and hung in a closet so the down should be nearly new. Very disappointing.
Fill: 600 fill down
Temperature Rating: 32
Weight: hey its a kilo... 2 lbs
Price Paid: $149
I love this bag, it is very light, and packs very well, I have had many many miles packing under my belt, and have used many other brands,I ratethis bag right up with the other great one TNF has produced, although its not as warm as others,I can overlook this as a summer bag and early fall bag, maybe even spring, dont use it if it is gonna get cold, but on cooler nights its fantastic, I am a bigger guy, 200lbs, and I fit it nicely, I guess I can overlook the temperature rating because of it weight and comfort.. it has a dual zipper if it gets too warm... the down proof nylon inside is nice on the skin too... it has a cool ittle glo tab on the zippe so you can find it in the dark too...I havent found any realll bad points yet, i am sure there are some but , i just cant seem to see them at this point.
Price Paid: $135
This is a nice summer bag, but if you are going to be in anything approaching 32 degrees F, take your warmer bag. Light as feathers; really packs down tight; perfect for lightweight backpacking or mild weather trekking. Relofts nicely as long as you store it properly.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
When the mornings are frosty and chilly, but the days are warm and sunny, the Kilo Bag from The North Face will keep your body heat from escaping without taking up your entire pack. Even when the ground is uneven or frosted over, your body will stay warm and toasty thanks to built-in compression pads and classic The North Face construction.
- Mountain Gear
The Kilo Bag is a lightweight down bag for backpacking in mild conditions.
On Sale. Free Shipping. The North Face Kilo 30 Degree Sleeping Bag (Fall 2010) DECENT FEATURES of The North Face Kilo 30 Degree Sleeping Bag Shadowlite SL cross-dye shell Open hood Welded shoulder-level zip pocket Ground-level side seams Single-point cord lock adjustment Zipper garage keeps cold slider off the face Glow-in-the-dark zip pulls Nylon mesh storage sack and compression stuffsack included Ergonomic down-filled draft collar Lightweight down bag for backpacking in mild conditions 600+ Eastern European goose down fill Trapezoidal baffle construction Climashield Prism pads in compression zones Silky nylon taffeta lining Down filled draft tube and face comfort tube Vaulted ergonomic footbox No-Snag bonded stiffener in zip column Bonded watch pocket with bonded water-resistant zip Sleeping pad retention loops Imported The SPECS for Regular Temperature Rating: 30deg F / -1deg C Stuffsack Size: 7in. x 11in. / 18 x 28 cm Shoulder Circumference: 62in. / 157 cm Hip Circumference: 62in. / 157 cm Foot Circumference: 40in. / 102 cm Fabric: Shell: Shadowlite The SPECS for Regular Average Weight: 2 lbs 2 oz / 975 g Fill Weight: 14 oz / 382 g Max User Height: 6' 0in. / 183 cm The SPECS for Long Average Weight: 2 lbs 9 oz / 1172 g Fill Weight: 4 oz / 397 g Max User Height: 6' 6in. / 198 cm This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.
The North Face Kilo (or the 2.2-Pound Bag to us Yankees) 30-Degree is an amazingly lightweight and compressible goose down sleeping bag that gives you spacious comfort in freezing temps. Weighing a negligible 2lbs 1oz (hey that's LESS than a kilo!), this bag is perfect for backcountry touring and moving fast. Unlike many other The North Face Flight Series sleeping bags, the Kilo has a roomier shape with more generous space for the shoulders and chest. A vaulted footbox is spacious and extra warm for your feet and toes. The bag's 30D nylon ripstop shell is treated with durable water repellent to combat moisture. The Kilo's creature comforts include a color-coded pull cord for easy hood adjustment and easy-grab pull tabs and it stuffs down to the size of a football (an American one, that is)!