Snowshoe 0 Degree Bag


Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Snowshoe 0 Degree Bag
Manufacturer The North Face
Page By marcminish
Page Type Aug 6, 2002 / Aug 6, 2002
Object ID 436
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Polarguard(R) Delta insulation offers 10% better loft and 12% less weight than Polarguard 3D; Pertex(R) Silken lining is soft and durable

Top shell features extremely lightweight, wind- and water-resistant Firestorm(TM); taffeta bottom shell defends against grit/abrasion. Adjustable insulated draft collar with microfleece cord tunnel is comfortable against skin and helps retain body heat in extreme cold. Re-designed pillow pocket can be stuffed with clothes to make a pillow, or bag can be tucked away in the pocket during the day. Head-level watch pocket assures that alarm will be heard.


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marcminish - Aug 6, 2002 11:10 am - Voted 5/5

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The best bag I have owned. Light weight and easily compressible, this bag is great for mountaineering and winter backpacking. The pocket near the collar will hold a small alarm clock right next to your head so you are sure to hear it. Very well made relative to other bags I have used and not unduly expensive.

christina_alabama - Sep 30, 2002 9:24 pm - Voted 5/5

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Nice and cozy. Easy to keep dry. Best of all... you can "sleep" two as long as you don't plan on sleeping much!

Matthew Holliman - May 23, 2003 12:38 pm - Voted 5/5

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This is a great bag, and very warm for its weight. As you might expect from a synthetic, it does a good job of retaining warmth even when wet. Unless snow is forecast, I sleep under the stars, and I haven't been cold in this bag yet even when temperatures have dipped well below freezing.

The only minor annoyance I have with it is that the inner lining tends to catch in the zipper unless I'm very careful. Untangling this so as to unzip the bag can make it frustrating trying to get up and out in the mornings.

coljayms - Mar 28, 2005 10:17 am - Voted 5/5

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This bag has a great weight and stuff size for the warmth. The loft of Polarguard 3D makes for very comfortable nights without worrying about getting wet. I haven't used this bag in any REALLY cold temperatures but I have slept in my boxers on nights when friends in 30 degree bags have stayed fully clothed. The alarm/watch holding feature is pretty cool. The Snowshoe comes with a compression stuff sack that I found necessary to make it fit into the lower compartment of my basic Lowe Alpine Framepack (very small).

Roons - May 12, 2008 3:10 am - Voted 5/5

Ecellent Bag!
It is extremely warm and very lightweight... becomes easier and easier to compress with time!!!

Ive done one expedition with it and very happy even below zero... going colder with is this summer so will be sure to post once am back!!! excellent bag...

liferequiresair - Jan 30, 2009 5:05 pm - Voted 5/5

Great bag
I used this bag for a NOLS mountaineering semester in Alaska and was never disappointed. A bit bulky but still very good for synthetic. It does have a few frills such as the small storage pocket which are handy. And it definitely retains warmth when wet(as in soaked). Very durable as well. I've slept on desert gravel with this bag and never had a tear. Loft will compress over time but no more than any other high end synthetic bag

Roons - Apr 20, 2009 8:52 am - Voted 5/5

Stress Tested
In Russian Caucasus - Dipped well below -15/ -20 at times. Kept very very snug... Keeps compressing more and more with time.

A lovely bag and will use it again.

WML - Apr 26, 2010 6:54 pm - Voted 1/5

OK bag..ish...
Definitely not as warm of a bag as it's rated to. Very disappointed in that, even while sleeping in a DAS Parka ~15 degrees it was frigid. It packs down pretty well, but nowhere near the compressibility of a down bag, which I guess depends on where you plan on using it.

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