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The North Face Gold Kazoo (2012)

£180.00

The budget price of the The North Face Gold Kazoo doesn’t mean there’s a lack of features or performance. The bag lofts (fluffs up) very well when unpacked and it has trapezoidal baffles to help stabilise the down fill. Unusually the bag also has Climashield synthetic insulation pads on the base where your body comes into contact with your sleep ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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The North Face Aleutian 2011

£85.00

The lowest-priced sleeping bag on test, the The North Face Aleutian represents excellent value. It sports a close fit that feels warm but not restrictive, and a well-cut hood, which closes comfortably around the face. Drawcords are made from substantial bungee cord and are easy to operate, while the long zip is protected from cold spots by a generous baffle. ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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The North Face Aleutian 2009

£65.00

The Aleutian 3-season synthetic sleeping bag has a slim mummy shape and feels warm. The full-length zip has a draught baffle behind it, runs smoothly with few instances of snagging and has Velcro at the top to keep it secure. The hood is well-shaped and protective, cinching in around the face via a bungee cord to keeps its shape and ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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The North Face Solar Flare 2009

£400.00

Designed as an expedition sleeping bag for high-altitude trips, the The North Face Solar Flare boasts an extremely warm temperature rating of -18 deg C. More importantly though it also uses trapezoidal baffles for the ultimate in construction methods, so that cold spots are reduced to a minimum. The shell is made from waterproof and breathable Hyvent fabric to help ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 0
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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The North Face Blue Kazoo

£140.00

This is an aesthetically pleasing 3-season down sleeping bag at a keen price. It’s got all the trimmings that make up a good all-rounder. The trapezoid baffle construction means the down is arranged to give the best warmth. An extra baffle runs down the zip to protect against draughts, and the shoulder baffle is contoured to fit the neck. There ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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The North Face Dark Star

£270.00

Trail’s synthetic sleeping bag lab test gave result of -31 deg C so it is mega-warm and ideal for high altitude peaks; massive zip baffle and shoulder baffle; excellent snag-fee zip; very water-resistant. But 2935g is heavy; confusing labeling gives Hypothermia Risk temperature value of -40 deg C rather than the comfort temp of -11 deg C as it should; ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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The North Face Aleutian

£70.00

At 1469g (without stuffsack), this 3-season synthetic sleeping bag is a very lightweight option and at £70 it is also well-priced. It is rated as having a -2 deg C comfort limit, but feels a little warmer so it should be fine for 3-season use. It uses overlapping shingle construction, which means cold spots will be less of a problem ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0

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