Dry, warm, comfy, and destined for greatness.
Down boasts a high warmth-to-weight ratio, but when it's wet it's as cozy as an ice cube. So Mountain Hardwear filled the Phantasia 32 Degree Down Sleeping Bag with its high-tech 800-fill Q.Shield down to keep individual fibers resistant to moisture, so it always stays lofty and toasty-warm. Mountain Hardwear's women's alpine mummy cut brings more insulation closer to your body without uncomfortable restriction, and a down-filled face gasket and six-chamber hood cradle your cranium and keep all that luscious warmth inside the bag. This three-season bag was born for grand adventure, like summer backpacking in the Rockies or autumn Appalachian Trail treks―because you were, too.
- Rated to 32°F for reliable warmth in spring, summer, fall, or mild winter weather conditions
- Premium Q.Shield 800-fill down insulation offers excellent warmth-to-weight ratio, extra loft for supreme warmth, and water-resistance on individual fibers
- Water-resistance ensures down maintains its insulating quality
- Women-specific performance mummy cut means additional insulation in key areas where women tend to get chilled
- Tight, five-inch baffle spacing maximizes loft and prevents dead space
- Super-light 10D nylon filament weave shell protects down insulation from frost, condensation, and dew
- Light, durable 20D nylon taffeta lining feels soft and smooth next to skin and
- Down-filled face gasket prevents cold from creeping in around the hood
- Six-chamber hood design maintains even loft around head for consistent, head-hugging warmth
- Lightweight two-way zipper allows easy exit and entry
- Stuffs into an included 6 by 10 inch stuff sack for compact transport
- Includes storage sack
Share your thoughts
Q-Shield actually works!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I used to be the most anal person about keeping my down bags dry, until this past weekend, when I forgot to close my tent vestibule before a 2-inch, 4-hour rainstorm decided to dump its bad self all over my gear.
The shell looked a little bit damp, but the fibers were still fluffy and downy (and there was some water beading on the underside of the shell - the material is pretty see through, which is cool). I crawled inside and, behold, it was dry. Mind. Blown. I thought that driDown/QShield and its equivalents were purely for marketing and lazy people, but I am coming to appreciate it, especially in a 3-season bag. I picked up this bag to replace my Phantom 45 (I came to the realization that I hate hot weather camping), and couldn't be happier.
I sleep pretty cold, so when the temps started to dip below 35, I had to stuff a fleece around my feet. This wasn't a huge shocker for me - my feet have terrible circulation (pro beta: bring a lightweight beanie/thick socks if you know the temps are going to dip below freezing).
The short of it: tiny, lightweight bag, perfect for 3 season adventures (and seemingly impervious to heavy dew condensation and torrential downpours). 5'3" 115lbs, Regular was a good mix of snug and roomy: dealt well with my rolling around mid-night but kept me plenty warm and cocooned feeling.
Never going back to bigger...
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I was using the same down mummy that I had used for years. It was fine.. until I bought my husband a Mountain Hardwear Phantom for Christmas; it was so wonderfully light that I had mummy-envy. I decided on a Phantasia 32 as most of my hiking is 3-season, and I have liners for colder weather. I used it several weeks ago for a hike into the Adirondacks...setting up in the rain. The bag was warm and remained dry- no dampness like my last bag. Further- I have issues with over-heating @ night- but it seems as if this bag has more breathability. I really had minimal issues with awaking in a sweat. The bag packs down to nothing and truly does weigh in < 2 lbs. I was so happy to be able to get the bag at such a great price in time for my trip- Backcountry shipping pulled through again (got it to me in 2 business days).
I purchased the regular size. I am 5'3-1/2" and weigh about 130# as a reference. I don't like feeling confined and was very comfortable in this bag. I'll never backpack without it again!