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North Face Blue Kazoo 15 Degree

in Backpacks - Frameless

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Jeremy Rardin
( JearBear )

Cumberland Trail
North Face Blue Kazoo 15 Degree on 11/09/2013 19:41:14 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

The North Face Blue Kazoo is a 15 Degree, 650-fill down sleeping bag meant for 3-season use.

Specifications (Regular):

650-fill grey goose down insulation
Synthetic anti-compression pads to avoid convective heat loss
Trapezoidal baffle construction for consistent fill
DWR coating
15 F rating/ Comfort rating 28 F
Weight: 2 lb 8 oz

This is very lofty and will puff right up after being compressed. Shell has proved to be very good at resisting water from reducing the bags ability to insulate. The lining inside the bag is very silky and comfortable. The zipper has never snagged in all of my using this bag. In 40 degree weather I have nearly down to my boxers and used it unzipped. I have used the compression sack that comes with it on occasion, but I prefer to stuff my sleeping bag in a trash bag and put it at the bottom of my pack. My immediate impression is that this bag is very lofty and fluffy and the anti-compression pads keeps your bottom side very well insulated

There are some negatives with this sleeping bag. To make the bag more affordable, North Face used 650-fill down rather than 850 or 900. This is a very lightweight bag for the price, but you could save over a pound by going with zpacks, feathered friends, our western mountaineering. Also, at any given moment you could find feathers poking through the outer shell.

If I could justify spending 3 or 4 hundred more dollars, but this bag is very durable, lightweight, and comfortable especially for the price. I find the anti-compression on the bottom of the bag, though it increases overall weight, is a very comfortable feature. If you are looking for a comfortable, lightweight 3-season bag and don’t want to “break the bank” I would highly recommend this bag over similar priced sleeping bags.

Price comparison from GearBuyer: The North Face Blue Kazoo - Women's priced at: $194.94 - $289.00
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