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7.4* out of 10

The North Face SUPERLIGHT

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I've owned this bag for 3 yrs and taken it through…

Trailspace.com
21 March 2009
  • Summary: I've owned this bag for 3 yrs and taken it through its paces. It is compressible, and comfortable/roomy interior, with a nice fleece inner collar and a good functional cord system. What it doesn't have is 0 degree warmth! I've never been warm in this thing below 25 degree temps.
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I really like this bag. I have had it for a couple…

Trailspace.com
18 March 2009
  • Summary: I really like this bag. I have had it for a couple of years, and dragged it all around the Sierras. It has held up well, and kept me warm for the most part. I probably would only rate the bag to about 15-25 degrees. What I really want to know is if the bag will zip into a male model? Anybody know?
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After reading Rich's review I thought about my North…

Trailspace.com
26 August 2008
  • Summary: After reading Rich's review I thought about my North Face Chamois down bag I received as a Xmas present in 1972. Don't know what it was rated at but I slept comfortably in it at 13 degrees back in 1976 (and I am a cold sleeper) Two years ago the baffles started to tear and the down migrated to various parts of the bag. I sent the bag to North Face to see if they could repair it.
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I write this review more from a point of nostalgia…

Trailspace.com
26 August 2008
  • Summary: I write this review more from a point of nostalgia than for its current relevance. I purchased a North Face Superlight in the spring of 1971, at the original Eastern Mountain Sports store in Boston, for the price of $75. It weighed three pounds. I realize that the Superlight of 1971, which had a temp rating of 30 degrees, in no way compares to the Superlight of today, as today's model is rated as a 0 degree bag.
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Great bag, light weight, pretty decent waterproof-wise…

Jon, Trailspace.com
20 July 2007
  • Summary: Great bag, light weight, pretty decent waterproof-wise with the Pertex outer shell, and it crushes down well in the compression sack. The zipper design catches a bit, but otherwise I've really enjoyed it in the winter and spring. Nice if it were 900 fill, but then the price wouldn't be as nice. Holds up pretty well.
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I have no serious complaints with the bag. It's not…

J.W., Trailspace.com
19 September 2006
  • Summary: I have no serious complaints with the bag. It's not as light as they would imply using the "Superlight" name but it's not heavy either. The goose down isn't the highest quality and I personally don't feel the bag keeps me warm below around 10 degrees farenheight, but it does compress well and takes up very little room in the pack.
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The Superlight is an honest serviceable bag for moderate…

Trailspace.com
12 October 2005
  • Summary: The Superlight is an honest serviceable bag for moderate winter conditions. Contrary to its name, it is not really that light for a 0F bag. It weighs only a little less than my Marmot Couloir, which is a -20F bag. It also would not be my choice to use in temps as low as 0F. I choose it for winter mountaineering in the Cascades when I expect temperatures no lower than mid teens.
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I have used this bag for almost 3 years and have not…

Mark, Trailspace.com
15 November 2003
  • Summary: I have used this bag for almost 3 years and have not been disappointed yet. I have used it in temperatures down to about 20 degrees and have been very warm (however I tend to sleep warm anyway). I'm pretty sure that its temperature rating is about right for me. For the price I paid for it, it was a very worthwhile purchase.
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Overall 8
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User Review

stefanshootman, TheBackpacker.com
9 December 2002
  • Excerpt: I got this bag for my wife , so last weekend I thought I would try it out , I think Im in love , this is a 0 rated bag ,but I was very comfortable in it and slept like a.( well you know), even in the souhtwest during a warm santa anna .not to mention the marauding local raccoon ,I am starting to really like this stuff North Face is putting out,the only thing is that when I went to pack up there was a small amount of feathers in the tent , leakage from the bag?
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Rich Taber, TheBackpacker.com
9 December 2002
  • Excerpt: I bought one in 1971, from EMS in downtown Boston. I still use it to this day. I have always liked it and used it quite a bit in the woods with the National Guard when we were out in the field.
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