The North Face Snowshoe 3D

rated 3.5 of 5 stars

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Specs

Price Reviewers Paid: $80.00-$225.00

Reviews

8 reviews
5-star:   2
4-star:   2
3-star:   1
2-star:   3
1-star:   0

This bag was rated at zero degrees. The fill is inadequate and to top it off there is no draft collar. I would rate it as lame 40-degree bag.

Pros

  • The fill is synthetic and will provide insulation when wet

Cons

  • No draft collar
  • Minimal insulation

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $200

Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Welcome to Trailspace, Hunter.


3 years ago

Construction is decent but not impressive. Warm is way overrated compared to other 0 degree bags I have had in the past. This is NOT a 0 degree bag, more like mid 30s (F). Froze my ass off in negative 0 storms. Buy some other brand. North Face is not what it once was. Just looks nice but they forgot about how it stacks up to the competition.

Pros

  • OK construction, weight is descent

Cons

  • Not warm
  • Too tight for me

I think you got the point. Loft does not hold up over time, but does compress to a small bagm hence because there is not much fill in it.... that is what keeps you warm!

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: Don't remember

Purchased in 2000, this has proven to be a fairly short-term bag. By the second year of (light) use, the loft of the synthetic filling had gone down considerably. There is no way I would now consider using it to the stated rating. The one saving grace was that it was cheap, although in the long term my two down bags (RAB- UK and OnePlanet- AUS) are proving far more economical.

Like a lot of TNF gear, it's a good deal only if bought on massive discount as mine was.

Fill: Polarguard 3D

This bag was great at US80. I would not have been happy paying full price for this bag. Since buying it in 2000 the loft has significantly reduced despite storing it in a large mesh bag. It is now my warm weather/indoors bag. Also, the drawcords poke me in the face when the hood is scrunched down.

So, it's a serviceable, short-lifespan bag that's good if you can find it massively discounted.

Design: Mummy
Fill: Polarguard 3D
Price Paid: Sale at USD $80

I used this bag on a 40 degree night, I was perfect, and I think it will be great in 0 temps. It functions well, no zipper snags or any problems. It's kept simple, and funtional, I like that. Remember that thru hiking the AT to get away from society is a fools game. You better like yourself because you will be spending alot of time with yourself. Happy trails, and don't burn plastic in fire pits, cause some people eat off that! Oh, and DO NOT mess with rock climbers ropes unless you want to die.

Design: mummy
Fill: Polarguard 3D
Temperature Rating: 0 F
Weight: 3'11"
Price Paid: $180

I have thouroughly enjoyed this bag, it has kept me toasty. I have not taken it down to the limit, i plan on doing that in a few weeks. The only downside of the bag is that it doesnt have a pocket on the inside. I have heard that the new model does have a pocket.

Design: Mummy
Fill: Polarguard 3d
Temperature Rating: 0 F
Weight: ????
Price Paid: $165 on sale

An outstanding bag; warm and very comfortable. Perfect for 3-4 season stuff. The draft collar and taped zippers keep the cold out and the warmth in.

Design: mummy
Fill: Polarguard 3D
Temperature Rating: 5
Weight: 3
Price Paid: $225

Good bag for the buck. I've taken it right down to the 5 degree limit and was pretty snug. North Face does their homework! Overall I can say I would reccomend this bag if you're in the $200 range.

Design: Mummy
Fill: Polarguard 3D
Temperature Rating: 5
Weight: 3 lbs. 11 oz.
Price Paid: $225, sale $180

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