Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Chrysalis
Manufacturer The North Face
Page By GuitarWIzard
Page Type Apr 2, 2002 / Apr 2, 2002
Object ID 203
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Roomy, semi-rectangular 3-season backpacking bag.

Temperature Rating: 25°F / -4°C

Total Weight: 2 lbs 8 oz (1126 g)

Standard Fill: 600+ fill goose down

Fill Weight: 1 lb 3 oz (563 g)

Shell Fabric: Pertex® Resist Ripstop

Lining: Silken

Max User Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

Shoulder Circ: 62" (157 cm

Hip Circ: 62" (157 cm)

Foot Circ: 48" (122 cm)

Stuffsack Size: 7.5" x 15" (19 cm x 38 cm)

*: specs listed above based on Regular size

Semi-rectangular shape not only provides expanded sleeping space, but also zips completely open to form top sheet or to twin to a double

Pertex® Resist ripstop is the best combination of water resistance and breathability we’ve found in downproof fabrics

High-quality 600+ fill goose down has an incredible warmth-to-weight ratio for superior performance

Silken lining is soft against the skin and tightly woven for durability

Full-length draft tube prevents heat loss through zipper for added warmth

Full-circumference open baffling allows down to be manually shifted to top or bottom based on conditions

Pack cloth–lined zipper columns prevent snagging when zippering

Easy-grab pull-tabs facilitate quick zippering

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

Nylon/mesh storage bag included with each bag


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GuitarWIzard - Apr 2, 2002 9:33 pm - Voted 4/5

Untitled Review
I use this bag in all seasons, down to the mid to low 20's, without any problems. I've gotten cold a couple times in it when at or below 25 degrees, but I just adjusted my sleeping position and was warm again in 10 minutes. It's fairly lightweight, although not anywhere near the lightest for its' temp rating. It compresses very well, and aside from a couple feathers coming out here and there, has held up quite well the two years I've had them (I have two of 'em). I'd give it 5 stars if it had a hood....the 'ol noggin sometimes gets a little cold on those sub-freezing days, especially if I forget my hat...

phoxtrot - Mar 6, 2010 9:59 am - Voted 5/5

Great bag
I have found this bag to be very light, less than 3 pounds for the 90" long series. Keeps it's loft, and stuffs into a smaller stuff bag well. I have yet to get into cold temps with it, but will update those results soon. My 2010 model bag is rated at 15 degrees, not the 25 listed in the description.

I am 6'3" and 240 lbs, and have found most bags don't allow room for me to stretch out. The 90" model allows me to stretch out and the extra wide shoulder width lets me relax, and not feel mummified. Other long models just haven't been a good fit. Once again, The North Face's diversity and high quality comes through...

phoxtrot - Mar 21, 2010 9:35 pm - Voted 5/5

Re: Great bag
Just got back from a weekend of camping in freezing and snowy conditions. The bag was very warm, and comfy...

WML - Apr 26, 2010 6:55 pm - Voted 4/5

Good bag
I had this bag for a short period of time, it wasn't good for what I was doing at the time, but that doesn't necessarily make it a bad bag.

Good compressibility, pretty good warmth, and comfortable cut made it one of the few tolerable pieces by TNF I have encountered.

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