Reviews and Problems with The North Face SOLAR FLARE
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I purchased the Solar for a Denali trip in 2002 and…
Terry Parker, Trailspace.com
12 January 2005
Summary: I purchased the Solar for a Denali trip in 2002 and done some winter camping. All I can tell you is that it compresses nicely to fit in stuff sack, great amount of room for 6 ft 200 lb big boy. I slept on Denali in long underwear and winter camping lower (Rainier and Colorado) -- have to strip down. Now if they could only integrate a "relief tube".
This is the best bag I've ever used. The dryloft is…
10 November 2003
Summary: This is the best bag I've ever used. The dryloft is great - the first time I used it I forgot to close my water bottle, the bottom of the sleeping bag froze to the tent and yet the insulation didn't get wet. I woke up warm and cozy!!!
Well, I finally did it, after years of lugging 15lb.…
8 March 2000
Summary: Well, I finally did it, after years of lugging 15lb. quarter keg sized synthetic sub-zero bags on my winter treks, i dropped the big bucks and got a -20 deg down bag and all I can say is; "I should have done it years ago! What a difference, not only in the size and weight of my pack, but in how much more comfortable I was on some REALLY #%&*! cold nights.
An excellent shape, maximising warmth. With offset…
30 July 1997
Summary: An excellent shape, maximising warmth. With offset chevron channels, a neck baffle, and a construction to maximize the loft of the down it should easily match the claimed rating. I used its lighter and older cousin the Superlight ( a slighlty superior version of the current Superlight ) in temperatures down about -25C and survived. The Solar Flare has much more loft and would have kept me very snug and happy.