Toasty warmth for below-freezing temps, and room to move.
The Furnace's relaxed mummy shape allows the bag to stay more thermally efficient than a rectangular sleeping bag, and the fitted hood with a drawcord keeps the area around your head warm. A vaulted foot box offers roomy vertical space for
your feet. The bag is
outfitted with a convenient, non-snagging two-way zipper (nice if you're
using the bag in warmer conditions and would love some fresh air around
your feet), and the zipper pull glows in the dark to make unzipping in
the middle of the night or before dawn less of a hassle. The highly compressible Furnace packs down into a 10x19-inch size for fitting inside your backpack, and its down insulation lofts back up when you take it out for optimal warmth, again and again.
- Rated to 5 degrees (9 degree limit for average man)
- 550-fill ProDown insulation (water-resistant goose down)
- Heatseeker Eco synthetic insulation pads on underside
- Relaxed-fit mummy bag with vaulted foot box
- Fitted hood with drawcord
- Durable polyester taffeta face fabric with DWR finish
- Smooth polyester taffeta lining with DWR finish
- Draft collar
- Two-way separating zippers with garage and anti-snag tape
- Glow-in-the-dark zipper pull
- Internal pocket
- Item #TNF00BP
- Q & A
Not for backpacking!
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
This would be a great car camping sleeping bag. The bag is not 100% down. The top is down the bottom you lay on is synthetic, heavy and doesn't pack down. All the descriptions I read were misleading.
We were cold even at +40F
We had high hopes for the North Face 550 Pro 5F (-15C) down sleeping bags. However when we used them on two consecutive nights this week near Chetwynd, BC, at temperatures that never fell below +40F, we were very disappointed to find that we were uncomfortably cool inside the bags. Not freezing cold but too cool for a sleeping bag rated to keep people warm at +5F. There was high humidity, but still there was no reason to be so uncomfortably cool in such a highly rated bag. I would not recommend this bag for anything except mild weather camping.
Excelent gear, great price
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I bought this sleeping bag a long time ago, i have used it from Los Andes snowy mountains, to Denali National Park on fall, it is very easy to compress, some times i have to open it because is really warm inside, odor resistant, insulates even using it as a blanket, at the picture we got 32F at night, and some rain catch me, but surprisingly it keeps me warm, the last thing.. my sleeping pad deflate late that night.
Wish I could use it all year
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Its a shame its a 5 degree bag. I love this thing. In the winter its so warm and cozy. I use it October-February here. Anything below 30 until 0. Wish I could use it in the summer, it is so freaking comfortable.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I bought this for camping and absolutely love it. Temperature dropped into the 20's and the bag performed wonderfully. Never got cold or too hot.
Best sleeping bag I have owned
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
used throughout the eastern sierras march through october. The warmth, loft, and feel is unmatched for the money! It is a bit warm for the summer months, but I just sleep on top of it. I have used this bag every night both camping and indoors for the last 6 months and it is still going strong.
The North Face Furnace Series
The North Face Furnace Sleeping Bag
Just got this bag in the mail today, sweet! What size compression sack would work well for this guy? I tried a 7+ liter and that seemed to be a bit too small. Do you think a 10 liter would work well? Please no guessing, I need the straight scoop from someone who owns or is familiar with this model bag. Thanks!
Laurie, You can do a compression sack that is the same measurements as the stuff sack, or larger. If you go larger, you can put other clothes in there as well. So, you could do the APS Mountaineering Compression sack in size large, and it would fit nicely. Or you could do the XL and it would be very easy to stuff, plus, you could throw some clothes in there, if you wanted! Shoot me any other questions you may have.
What size compression sack does this take?
Any compression sack that fits the Furnace Sleeping bag's stuff size dimensions: 10 x 19 in should work. It'll come down to whether or not you're looking for a dry bag or standard compression sack.
I use a compression sack more or less the same size the original that comes with the sleeping bag (original does not compress), as you can see it fits on the bottom of my backpack, and i put a linen inside too, down can be easly compressed.