THE NORTH FACE -TUNDRA -20 F SLEEPING BAG
Owner review of The North Face tundraTEST SERIES BY ADAM ALBERTSON
December 14, 2012
NAME: Adam Albertson
LOCATION: Canon City Colorado U.S.A
HEIGHT: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
WEIGHT: 180 lb (81.60 kg)
Backpacking Background: I have been an avid Backpacker for 7years. My trips range from day hikes to week long trips.I backpack 12 months out of the year in all weather conditions. I prefer extended trips into the Colorado high country during the summer and lower altitude Colorado Desert trips in the winter. My day hikes consist of peak bagging or rough,steep bushwacks . I consider myself to be an ultra light Backpacker that makes additional sacrifices for comfort.
PRODUCT INFORMATION & SPECIFICATIONS
Manufacturer: The North Face
Year of Manufacture: 2010/2011
Manufacturer's Website: <<HYPERLINK GOES HERE - "http://www.thenorthface.com"
Listed Weight: 4lbs0oz (1.81kg)
Measured Weight: 4lbs 6 oz (2.1kg)
Temperature rating: -20f (-11.10 C)
Size : regular right hand zip
Packaging, Initial Impressions, Materials, Construction, and Features as appropriate.
The bag arrived in a mesh loft bag that allows the bag to be contained without being "stuffed" in a sack.
Compression sack included.
The bag is constructed of ripstop Nylon with Primaloft* insulation.
All the seams and sewing on the baffles seemed quality.
READING THE INSTRUCTIONS
Any notes on instructions.
TRYING IT OUT
I purchased The North Face -Tundra 20-F sleeping bag in November 2011 <<link1>>.The first night i used it directly on the ground with a foam cell sleeping pad in a desert environment 5500ft (1676m).It was a cold windy November night with temperatures down to 5 F* (-14C), The bag preformed great . I was impressed how windproof the bag was with no tent. I also liked the hood adjustment and draft collar.The next trip was a December night at an elevation of 9000ft (2743m), I used the bag with a bivy sack and foam cell pad . The first night was down to -4F (-19C) and again the bag proved to be warm and comfortable when used with a light base layer.The next night was a bit warmer ,so i had no doubt the bag would preform well.
Initial experiences with the product.
I purchased this sleeping bag for the sole purpose of cold weather Winter backpacking.I did my homework as to select the best bag for warmth,weight and price.
Your testing strategy. This can probably come from your Application, but feel free to elaborate.
A brief summary.
The North Face Tundra sleeping bag -20f (-28.88C) Has met my need for a cold weather bag.
PROS: Easy use draft collar and draw string hood.
Solid design and construction
True to temperature rating
CONS: The zipper snags often and requires a gentle two hand operation.
This sleeping bag is a little tight in the knee area,If you need to adjust your socks while in the bag.
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