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The North Face Kilo Bag

rated 3.50 of 5 stars

The Kilo Bag has been discontinued. If you're looking for something new, check out the best 3-season down sleeping bags for 2022.

photo: The North Face Kilo Bag 3-season down sleeping bag

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.

Pros

  • Quality material and construction
  • Light weight

Cons

  • 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.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $130

I was able to find a woman's version of this sleeping bag for my wife. The trouble we had with this bag is that the tiny packed benefit was never really needed, and the overall warmth factor was not particularly high.

During the summer, camping in upstate New York I woke up to my wife chattering despite being in the 50-60's. The other issue was that the bag seemed to quickly lose its loft (mysteriously) rendering it uncomfortable and impractical.

TNF did "refill and replace" the loft when it was sent in to their warranty dept. but the bag just doesn't feel the same.

For a guy with almost exclusive TNF gear, this particular buy was a strike out. We replaced it with the Hotlum and my wife was much more comfortable.

Price Paid: $130

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.

Price Paid: $135

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.

Design: mummy
Fill: 600 fill down
Temperature Rating: 32
Weight: hey its a kilo... 2 lbs
Price Paid: $149

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Specs

Men's
Regular Long
Price Historic Range: $74.94-$209.00
Reviewers Paid: $130.00-$149.00
Weight 2 lb 2 oz / 975 g 2 lb 9 oz / 1172 g
Fill Weight 14 oz / 382 g 14 oz / 397 g
Temperature Rating 30° F / - 1° C 30° F / - 1° C
Fill 600 Fill-Power Down 600 Fill-Power Down
Shape Mummy Mummy
Max User Height 6 ft 0 in / 183 cm 6 ft 6 in / 198 cm
Shoulder Girth 62 in / 157 cm 62 in / 157 cm
Hip Girth 62 in / 157 cm 62 in / 157 cm
Foot girth 40 in / 102 cm 40 in / 102 cm
Women's
Price Reviewers Paid: $130.00
Kids'
Price Historic Range: $95.35-$158.95

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