Ghostlike on trail; monster warmth at night.
- Women-specific construction means additional insulation in key areas where women tend to get chilled
- Shell fabric features a water-resistant coating to protect the down insulation from frost, condensation, and dew
- Premium 800-fill down insulation offers an excellent warmth-to-weight ratio and extra-lofty construction for supreme warmth
- Down-filled draft tube and face gasket prevent cold from creeping in through the zipper
- Mountain Hardwear's alpine mummy cut brings insulation closer to your body without restricting mobility
- Reduced volume around the head and extra room around the elbows and hips help provide a more comfortable night's sleep
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Keeps me warm and toasty
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I took this bag with me to Mexico and it kept me nice and warm at the Almozoni hut on Orizaba and the Izta cabin. I get cold easily and the slight extra weight of this bag is worth the extra $. Love it.
New Favorite Bag
I got the women's long to fit my 5'6" frame and it's perfect. There is enough room that I can wiggle around and sleep really comfortably. Sometimes I like to sleep with one leg next to me so I look like a "4" and this bag has enough extra room in the hip box to let my knee come up next to my body.
I took it out to the desert when it was unseasonably hot and the bag was great, if not too hot. Recently, I had it in the Cascades and slept warm and happy all night. I have Raynaud's so I have to wear stupid little fleece socks most nights and I usually keep them in the bag, but I always find my feet so cozy warm that I don't have to wear them all night (or at all)! This bag is a dream.
Oh and the colors are a chocolate brown and a vibrant rasberry red/pink/purple color. It's girly enough to set me apart from the myriad blue bags but dark enough to hide dirt and not blind you. LOVE the colors.
Wife's favorite piece of gear
Between the wife and myself, we each own one Mountain Hardwear bag and one Western Mountaineering bag.
In the argument of the Phantom 0 versus a WM Antelope, she and I agree that when splitting hairs and cost independent, the WM is the better product by a very slim margin. However, WM products are near-impossible to find on sale, even Backcountry.com's 15%-20% coupons exclude WM. On the flip side, Mountain Hardwear stuff is frequently on sale, and as a result this bag can often be purchased for $405-$415. For 90% of the population, we'd offer that the Phantom is certainly the better value and gives away almost nothing to the WM.
Of the four bags we own, the Phantom 0 fluffs up and has the best loft of all of them. It's absolutely my wife's favorite piece of gear. She is a notoriously cold sleeper, but has never been anything other than toasty and happy in this bag. She definitely appreciates the extra insulation in these female-specific Phantom bags.
If you're shopping at full retail prices, then the price difference between the two bags is marginal, and sure, get the WM. Otherwise, shop off-season and get the Phantom 0 for a steal.
Used this bag on Cotopaxi and Cayambe. I stayed toasty warm without lugging around too much weight. The neck collar keeps warm air in without feeling restricting and there's a little pocket on the shoulder that's perfect for keeping an ipod or ear plugs. Definitely a good purchase.
got this bag for my girlfriend, for those not so cold winter nights. with the regular at 5'10" it is plenty long enough for her at 5'4" with room to spare. hasn't used it in the field yet, but I can not see how it will fail, great company, and a great bag. has a great baffle system to keep you toasty all night long.
Womens Phantom 0 vs. Western Mountaineering...
Womens Phantom 0 vs. Western Mountaineering Antelope MF?
Looking at both, seem to be super similar except the dimensions of a womens bag vs a mens/unisex. (and a 2oz weight difference)
Would anyone recommend getting one over the other? I like the idea of a womens specific bag, but hear WM mountaineering bags are the best.... but I do want a bag that will fit a 5'9 lady.
For what it's worth, I currently own two Western Mountaineering sleeping bags, one of which is the Antelope, & have owned a Mountain Hardware Tallac in the past. (I did however like the small zippered chest pocket on the Tallac.) So to me it's a no brainer, the Western Mountaineering Antelope for these advantages:
1. 850 fill power down,
2. MicroLite XP shell,
3. Two ounces lighter,
4. With exception of producing a few other down items, WM has a singular purpose, making the best sleeping bags on planet Earth,
5. MADE IN THE USA, not China!
The regular prices are only $15 apart. The Antelope in not gender specific but already has ample down in the torso & footbox areas. Commonly these anatomical areas are more of an issue with women rather than men.
Since you are 5'9" tall, the Antelope MF regular would be the recommended length.
Can this bag be zipped together with another...
Can this bag be zipped together with another phantom bag? ie: left/right zippers that can pair up two bags.
Drew. Yes... the zipper size is the same on the Phantom Bags. So, if you get a Left and a Right hand zip in a similar length bag you should not have a problem zipping them together. Especially, since for S'10 the Phantom bags now have full length zippers!