The North Face Superlight 35

rated 4.0 of 5 stars (1)
photo: The North Face Superlight 35 3-season down sleeping bag


Price Current Retail: $349.00-$369.00
Historic Range: $224.95-$428.00
Reviewers Paid: $75.00


I write this review more from a point of nostalgia…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Design: mummy
Fill: down
Temperature Rating: 30 F
Weight: 3 pds.
Price Paid: $75

I write this review more from a point of nostalgia than for its current relevance. I purchased a North Face Superlight in the spring of 1971, at the original Eastern Mountain Sports store in Boston, for the price of $75. It weighed three pounds.

I realize that the Superlight of 1971, which had a temp rating of 30 degrees, in no way compares to the Superlight of today, as today's model is rated as a 0 degree bag. But nonetheless, my old Superlight is the ancestor of today's model. With a cold weather North Face Ibex, I had my entire temperature ranges covered.

I still occasionally use the Superlight; it has sprung a few leaks but what the heck, it's 37 years old. I have always been impressed by the quality of this bag; even though it was a little snug. But talk about brand loyalty, since 1971 I have pretty much stuck to The North Face for sleeping bags and I have several.

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