The North Face Furnace 20 Sleeping Bag will keep your inner furnace burning through the night with a compressible 550-fill ProDown insulated mummy bag that delivers reliable insulation when backpacking in wet, cold climates with temps down to 20 F. This three-season bag is insulated with water-resistant ProDown™ that absorbs less water and dries faster than traditional down to keep you warmer when exposed to moisture. An anti-compression layer of synthetic Heatseeker™ eco insulation offers thermal protection on the underside of the bag.
|Length:||84 in / 213.36 cm|
|Weight:||2 lb 15 oz / 1 kg 332 g|
|Packed Size:||17 x 9 in / 43 x 23 cm|
|Shoulder Girth:||64 in / 163 cm|
|Fill Weight:||1 lb 11 oz / 752 g|
|Temp Rating:||20 F / -7 C|
|Striker Blue/Grey - Long - 0||A1Q9 P66 LRH||0715752282511|
When I first found the North Face Furnace 20 Sleeping Bag, I was browsing for bags that I could use on bicycle tours (stealth camping) and potentially backpacking. I knew I wanted a mummy, 20 degree bag. I was pretty indifferent whether the bag was down or synthetic. Ideally I wanted something that was lightweight, warm, and compact. I was going to get a cheaper synthetic bag, but I figured why not fork out the little extra money it was to get a nice down bag, so I ordered this one. It definitely was one of the cheapest down bags I could find, but that doesnt mean it's not quality. My first reaction when seeing the bag, was that it was not nearly as compact as I was hoping. In its original stuff sack, it was rather big and bulky. Definitely not something that could be taken backpacking easily. But there was a quick fix to this problem - a compression sack. I use one for my bulky winter sleeping bag. It significantly reduces the volume the sleeping comprises. It went from pretty large to maybe a little smaller than a basketball. I would 100% recommend getting a compression sack with this bag (although dont use a compression sack for long term storage, it can ruin the insulation and loft). Other than that, I have no complaints about the bag. It's warm, lightweight and very compact when in a compression sack. I went stealth camping in my local forest preserve a little while ago. I live in Chicago, and on that winter night it was roughly 25 degrees. I went to bed super toasty, but woke up rather cold. Now I think this is because I was in a hammock without an underquilt (I did though have my sleeping pad in my bag in the mock, it always ends up on top of me when im just laying on it in the mock and I wanted extra insulation). But if i threw on another layer, I would have been warm all night. Cant wait to try it on a more mild day. I'm sure it will perform great, North Face is a good brand.