Specs

Regular Long
Temp Rating 20° F / - 7° C 20° F / - 7° C
Total Weight 3 lb 10 oz / 1640 g 3 lb 14 oz / 1770 g
Fill Weight 2 lb 3 oz / 980 g 2 lb 6 oz / 1065 g
Max User Height 6 ft 0 in / 183 cm 6 ft 6 in / 198 cm
Shoulder Circumference 65 in / 165 cm 65 in / 165 cm
Hip Circumference 65 in / 165 cm 65 in / 165 cm
Foot Circumference 65 in / 165 cm 65 in / 165 cm
Stuffsack Size 8 in x 17 in / 20 cm x 43 cm 8 in x 17 in / 20 cm x 43 cm
Fabric 100% Polyester Enduralite 100% Polyester Enduralite
Price $89.00 USD $99.00 USD

Reviews

Stuff sack not even close to fitting. Somebody from…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $88.95

Stuff sack not even close to fitting. Somebody from North Face should have actually tried out before selling. And I can see a future problem with zipper.

I'd give it 4.5/5 stars. This seems to me a true 20-degree…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Design: Mummy Hybrid (Semi-Rectang) Long
Fill: H.O.T. SL Hollowfill
Temperature Rating: 20F
Weight: 3 lbs, 11 oz, 8x17 stuffsack
Price Paid: About $80

I'd give it 4.5/5 stars. This seems to me a true 20-degree bag. I have the men's mummy version. It is plenty warm in the cold; in fact, I usually need to unzip the bottom to vent my feet a bit, and I'm not a warm sleeper. I've slept to about 35 degrees and have been extremely comfortable.

I held back on the 5th star because the head area could be better designed (alas, you can't have it ALL for only $80!); I find myself trying to wrap the top around my head in the cold morning when I should be able to simply pull a built-in hood over my head. The fix for that is to simply wear a hat.

Inside liner is nylon and in slightly warmer temps (50s) can be a little sticky vs. a polyester "cotton-like" blend. But that's when you conveniently unzip the footbox. And the Dolomite dries quickly if wet. Shoulder room is not bad; I wear a 42" jacket. Zipper action is just "okay," but, again, this bag is still a GREAT value for the money. I'd probably buy it again.

This is a modern rectangular sleeping bag, with the…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $124.99

Summary

This is a modern rectangular sleeping bag, with the feel of high tech, but reminds me of sleeping bags I used when I was a kid. I love it—very warm! When I’m too hot I open it up and use it as a blanket. I also like the neat quarter bag zip on the opposite side; I never feel confined in it. This will certainly be my only sleeping bag for three seasons.

Pros

  • Comfort, and not confining
  • Warmth
  • Great look and feel
  • Not too heavy, especially for canoe camping

Cons

  • A bit heavy for a long backpacking trip

I spent a week on a canoe camping trip with this sleeping bag. It is very comfortable—I slept like a baby. It also filled me with nostalgia for times gone by; it's very like sleeping bags I used as a kid. Only, very modern and warm. And I love that it can open up as a blanket when necessary.

Great sleeping bag.

Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Welcome to Trailspace, Danny!


12 months ago
Danny Garnon

Thabks!


12 months ago
Danny Garnon

And “thanks” too!


12 months ago

I am a beefy guy, 181cm and around 110kg. I am a truck…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Design: semi-rectangular
Fill: H.O.T.™ SL Fill
Temperature Rating: 20°F/-7°C
Weight: 3 lbs 14 oz (1770 g)
Price Paid: 109.99 CAD

I am a beefy guy, 181cm and around 110kg. I am a truck driver (Volvo VN 670). I changed my Ozark sleeping bag (-4° C) from Walmart.

The North Face forgot to write : extrem: -7° C , comfort: +11° C , limit: +7° C. You can sleep with your boxers, t-shirt and socks to +9° C, but you must dress your jeans and fleece jacket to +4° C. I have not had a chance to test this bag at -7° C yet.

The bag is surprisingly durable. I toss and turn during sleep. Not too roomy. Silky polyester taffeta shell and liner fabric feel smooth and comfortable.
Full-length overstuffed draft tube helps retain body heat by insulating the zipper.

Easy to pack, it compresses very well, it comes with a compression carrying bag.

Awesome heatshield optimal technology™ (H.O.T. SL) synthetic insulation allows for extremely air flow venting. No condensation at all.

I bought yam orange lng rht Dolomite at La Boutique The North Face in Montreal, Canada for 109.99 CAD + tax. For my daughter I bought red-blue black lng rht Dolomite. It's strange! I cannot find on www.thenorthface.com this variant.

On www.altitude-sports.com The North Face Dolomite has temp rating : 40°F/+4°C.