Pass out in the Phantom 0, then wake up warm and ready for the foot of pow that fell overnight.
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Super warm bag especially for how light it is. The cut is pretty narrow so I had to get used to it a bit. The zipper is also short ,pretty much half length, I don't find that problem either. It compresses super small. I would Buy again and again.
MH Phantom 0
Ive had the opportunity to compare this bag with other big name 800 fill 0 degree bags.. and this one is the best in my opinion. I also really like the GoLite Adrenaline 0, but the weight is 6 ounces different. The Phantom is very simply perfect. No goofy design trends or bullcrap, just a whole lotta down stuffed into a superlight fabric. Very trim cut, not much room inside for movin and shakin. A little difficult to get it zipped up because of the lack of elbow room, but not too big of an issue. Im 5'10'' 190 and if you are any bigger i would consider the long or a different bag. Contains all of the necessary features- drawcord, draft collar, and (on the new models) a full length zipper. Is it the most durable?.. probably not. I'm sure there are other similar bags with a higher denier fabric, but if you take care of it, it should last a long time. As far as I know, it's the lightest on the market for 0 degreers. I really like how the construction yields an inside the baffle sew, this way the seams and thread are not exposed. You will see a little down leak out, but that is going to happen no matter what bag you buy (Ive owned several down bags from different brands and they have all leaked a little). Performance.. what you would expect from an almost 500 dollar outdoor product. Very warm, will pack VERY small with a compression sac, and beads up light condensation/precip. Even for the price, i've gotta recommend it.
It shallows me with warmth!
Great. Just I don't like putting it in a compression sack..or feathers start coming out. The stuff sack is a pretty good size so it's no problem for me. It's a puffy heaven of warmth
Can anyone speak to the compressibility...
Can anyone speak to the compressibility of this bag? how small can you get it?
Peter. The stuff sack size is 8x16". With a compression stuff sack of similar size I bet you could get it smaller... how much? Not sure. But, pretty small for a 0 degree bag. Hope this info helps.
i was hoping for a compression sack answer, but i suppose you're right, 8X16 is pretty good...
With a compression sack, you can get it to about half the stuff sack it comes with.
Rocking the Phantom 0 in Iceland.
In the interior of Iceland it gets cold at night. The Phantom 0 was so ridiculously warm I was tempted to spend my trip like this instead of hiking. Fortunately, I didn't give in to temptation.
This is an excellent bag. I have used it on many trips, including two nights on mt whitney. This bag is awesome, I stayed very warm and slept great. The bag is also very durable for such a lightweight bag and can be compressed down to a very small size.
Good bag, not for me
Great warmth and weight, had trouble with the "performance mummy cut" fit. I am 6'6" and while the bag contained me just barely length-wise, I had trouble getting the thing fully zipped up while i was in it. Also I was a little restricted inside with the hood all the way on.
Used it twice up in the Sierras on 20 degree nights at 12,000' and was never cold. Woke up with the bag covered in moisture but it never penetrated. Difficult to unzip and get out of (especially when you wake up in the middle of the night sweating profusely struggling to vent it) when its fully zipped up with you inside.
Ended up exchanging it (thanks Backcountry!) for the MH Banshee 0 Degree because of the wider cut and full length zipper. Hard decision, especially to give up that extra pound of weight for the Banshee, but I think I'll be more comfortable in the long run. Also looking forward to testing out the Conduit shell on the Banshee.
For a smaller person than myself I highly recommend this bag especially for its ultralight weight and packability.
Does this bag have a DWR?
Does this bag have a DWR?
Yep, the fabric itself (15D nylon) is water resistant/shedding with an additional DWR finish.
Home away from home
The first backcountry (non car camping) experience of my life was 12F conditions on a ski tour. I was very glad to have this sleeping bag. No need for any additional clothing. Only fault is you need to get out of it in the morning.
Phantom O=Great Winter Bag
Warm and really light weight. I used this for a quick and light overnight last fall while skiing in patagonia. I fell in love with it during out first night together. I'm 6'2" and there was plenty of room in the Long to stash boot liners in the bottom and a few layers I wanted to keep warm and some gear i needed to dry out through the night. The neck baffling is really cozy and allows you to keep your face warm without breathing into your bag which makes your bag damp. There are few pieces of gear I find that couldn't use some improvement, but I really can't find any issues with this bag.
Staying warm in Patagonia with the Phantom 0
Getting ready for a warm and comfy night in a climbers hut below Cerro Fitzroy Patagonia.
i took this with me for the first time last weekend for a night of snow camping. i'm not sure of the temperature, but we are guessing that during the night it got down in the teens. normally, i'm the person that freezes to death. with the bag i was using before, i had to supplement it with a fleece bag on the outside, then a summer bag, then the main bag, then a liner, then fleece pj's, and a hot water bottle. needless to say, it was rediculous. so for this winter, i bought the phantome 0 degree and guess what? i only used the bag and a liner while wearing long johns. i also very much like that it compresses down pretty small and weighs less than 3 lbs.
What length are these? Small/Reg/Long? ...
What length are these? Small/Reg/Long? Thanks.
Well, the user height maximums are [Small] 5ft 6in, [Reg] 6ft, [Lng] 6ft 6in, so that should help.
Super warm, super light
If you hate winter camping for the reason of being cold at nights, this sleeping bag will take care of that problem... I stay so warm in this bag that I have had nights where I am pulling myself halfway in and out to regulate my temp, but the bag works like a dream when it nears 0 degrees out, and even a few below the said rating. Another one of my favorite things is the weight of this bag for the warmth it gives. The fill quality of down is great, and it compresses down nicely in a pack, then lofts quickly after you lay it out. Its also decently cheaper than other similarly rated bags, at no sacrifice to the build and material quality. The MH phantom sleeping bag line is the best!
Is this bag waterproof?
Is this bag waterproof?
Ichirow,It is not waterproof.------------------------If you are looking for a waterproof bag check out any of the Expedition Bags from Mountain Hardwear... or check out any of the Bivy Sacks on the market as well.
i hate sleeping bags. well that is until i bought the phantom 0. i am 5'10" and the regular size fits me fine. it's amazingly light at 2lbs 10oz, a whole pound less than most 0 degree bags. 800 fill keeps me toasty. it's also easy to regulate your temperature too with the draft collar and zippers that go in each direction. i also love the mummy style as i can bury myself in it and stay super warm when it's super cold out.
This bag is sweet. Obviously the 800-fill down is super warm. I would recomend getting the Long size. I am 5'9" and weight 185 lbs with broad shoulders and the Reg. size bag was just way too snug. Luckily a gear expert, who was familiar with this bag, helped me and recomended that I try the Long. The switch to the Long bag was perfect, offering more girth and length to provide better coverage and comfort. The draft collar is great. Super Toasty!
Phantom 0 down bag.
I have used that bag twice since I received it last month. On both nights the temp dropped to around 5-10 degree F. Inside the bag it was warm and toasty. The bag has a good amount of internal space to move around a little but it will also tighten up almost completely over your face to keep out the cold. It stuffs well for a 0 degree bag and it as very light. The only draw back it not wanting to get out of it in the morning when it is freezing out.