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Dark Star

 

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Dark Star

Manufacturer: The North Face

Your Opinion: 
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Page By: 43moon

Created/Edited: Nov 11, 2003 / Nov 11, 2003

Object ID: 847

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Temperature Rating: -40°F / -40°C

Total Weight:  [reg] 4 lbs 9 oz (2061 g) [lng] 4 lbs 14 oz (2215 g)

Standard Fill:  Polarguard® Delta

Fill Weight:  [reg] 3 lbs 3 oz (1440 g) [lng] 3 lbs 8 oz (1580 g)

Shell Fabric:  Firestorm?

Lining:  Silken

Length:  [reg] 84" (213 cm) [lng] 90" (228 cm)

Max User Height:  [reg] 6'0" (183 cm) [lng] 6'6" (198 cm)

Shoulder Circ:  [reg] 62" (157 cm) [lng] 64" (163 cm)

Hip Circ:  [reg] 58" (147 cm) [lng] 60" (152 cm)

Foot Circ:  [reg] 40" (102 cm) [lng] 40" (102 cm)

Stuffsack Size:  12" x 25" (30 cm x 63 cm)



Overlapping shingle construction

External pillow pocket

Full-length draft tube

Adjustable insulated draft collar with microfleece cord tunnel

Pack cloth?lined zipper columns prevent snagging when zippering

Easy-grab pull-tabs facilitate quick zippering

Head-level watch pocket assures that alarm will be heard

One-hand color-coded pull-cords allow for easy hood adjustment when in bag

Flat cord for hood adjustment and shockcord for chest adjustment

Nylon/mesh storage bag included with each bag

Compression stuffsack included

Reviews

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43moonUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

I love my new The North Face: Dark Star. I got it on sale for $199 from Campmor.



It is a very warm bag. It is spacious enough to feel comfortable in without a lot of empty space. I have the long version which offers plenty of space to store wet clothing to dry overnight.



The external pillow pocket helps to make for a more comfortable nights sleep.
Posted Nov 11, 2003 9:20 pm

weeds19Untitled Review

Voted 5/5

I used this bag on Aconcagua this past Jan/Feb and it worked perfectly. The temp never reached -40, but at high camp it was probably -15 or -20 F and I was toasty warm in this bag. This bag is so much less expensive than other 4-season bags that even if the synthetic fill loses loft after a couple years you can easily buy another one or two for the same price as a FF or WM bag. The synthetic does pack larger than down so it will take up a big portion of your pack. I great budget or wet weather bag!
Posted May 17, 2004 11:44 pm

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