Mountain Hardwear Phantom 45°
Historic Range: $126.98-$360.00
Reviewers Paid: $178.00-$260.00
|Weight||1 lb 0 oz / 450 g||1 lb 1 oz / 480 g||1 lb 3 oz / 524 g|
|Fill Weight||7 oz / 198 g||7 oz / 198 g||8 oz / 227 g|
|Loft||3 in / 8 cm||3 in / 8 cm||3 in / 8 cm|
|Temperature Rating||45 F / 7 C||45 F / 7 C||45 F / 7 C|
|EN Comfort||41 F / 5 C||41 F / 5 C||41 F / 5 C|
|EN Lower Limit||32 F / 0 C||32 F / 0 C||32 F / 0 C|
|Fill||800 Fill-Power Down||800 Fill-Power Down||800 Fill-Power Down|
|Max User Height||5 ft 6 in / 168 cm||6 ft 0 in / 182 cm||6 ft 6 in / 198 cm|
|Shoulder Girth||58 in / 147 cm||60 in / 152 cm||62 in / 157 cm|
|Hip Girth||55 in / 140 cm||56 in / 142 cm||58 in / 147 cm|
|Foot Girth||37 in / 94 cm||38 in / 97 cm||40 in / 102 cm|
|Price||$240.00 USD||$250.00 USD||$260.00 USD|
Awesome bag. No complaints.
- Well constructed
This bag is awesome. It stuffs down to a little larger than a Nalgene without compression straps, I'm sure it could go smaller with a compression sack, but it would be hard as a rock and harder to pack. At just over a pound, this thing has an awesome warmth to weight ratio.
Comfort rated to 32° for men, I found this to be accurate. I slept in boxers and a t-shirt in temperatures that dipped into the low 30's and was comfortably warm. I haven't had a chance to use the bag in warmer temperatures, which is what I actually bought it for.
Full length zipper will be nice, adds quilt ability for warm weather.
I can't think of anything bad to say about this bag. Some loops for pad straps would be nice, but would add weight.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $178
Used this as my summer bag for my 2012 Appalachian Trail thru-hike. Worked wonderfully, kept my warm when it needed to and cool on those 80+ degree nights in the middle of nowhere.
My summer bag was the Mountain Hardwear 45° Long. Imagine carrying a propane tank strapped to your back for a few months, and then all of a sudden switching it out for a golf ball. That’s how I felt rolling into Pearisburg and getting this bad boy.
It packs down tiny, weighs nothing, and was absolutely perfect for the miserable heat of the 2012 summer (which by the way, had some of the hottest temps on record for each state I went through). I don’t really have anything to compare it to as this was the only bag of its kind that I used, but man… love this thing.
The worst part about it was having to switch back to the Marmot Sawtooth in Hanover.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $260