I live in the mountains of Virginia and love to tent…
Temperature Rating: 20 degree F
Price Paid: $79.99
I live in the mountains of Virginia and love to tent camp in early March to trout fish. In previous years I had been subjected to temps down to 12 degrees at night in the mountains of Bath County with a 40 degree bag. Misery is an understatement!
I purchased this bag and tested it out the following March. Temps in the mountains of Bath in early March can range from 12-20 degrees at night. This bag can easily handle 18-20 degrees F, but I wouldn't recommend it for temps lower than 18. Great 3 season bag, but if you're going to be in a tent in the mountains with temps in the low teens, this is not the bag to take.
I used to have an old Coleman sqaure style sleeping…
Temperature Rating: 20
Price Paid: Gift
I used to have an old Coleman sqaure style sleeping bag before I really got into backpacking. After a few hard nights in Cranberry, West Virginia, I either thought backpacking was always this rough at night or it was my bag. Needless to say I put down on my birthday list a new sleeping bag and I got this one.
I was amazed by the difference. I tested it out at Slaty Fork (just a way from Snowshoe, W.V.) for the first time doing some fly fishing and I can't complain the least bit. The polar gaurd kept me warm and toasty in the lower 30s. The hood did well to keep my head and ears warm also, however, my face did get cold. That's not the bag's fault though so I rolled over and put my face in the hood and dozed right back to sleep. I have used this bag several more times in various temps and haven't had a single problem out of it.
I can't give this bag 5 stars, however, due to the fact that I haven't exactly tested the best on the market or tested this bag to the breaking limit. I do recommend this bag to anyone who is wanting a great bag that will keep them warm in some pretty cold weather without spending their retirement money. Good job North Face!