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Elite athletes around the world depend on The North Face for lightweight, technical sleeping bags to keep them moving fast and sleeping comfortably, and the Hightail 2S Sleeping Bag is a perfect example. This minimalist sleeping bag tips the scales at just 1lb 4oz, making it The North Face's lightest three-season down-filled sleeping bag. Snug from head to toe, the Hightail hugs your body with lofty, 850-fill goose down and uses trapezoidal baffles to control insulation distribution so cold spots won't crop up. Just because you're considering this sleeping bag for the fast-and-light advantage it offers doesn't mean that you should sacrifice when it comes to the details. To this end, the Hightail also has a full-length zipper to give you some temperature control and Pertex fabric at the hood, collar, and footbox to allow the movement of sweat and moisture away from your body.

  • 850-fill down insulation is The North Face's premium, high-end insulation due to its warmth, low weight, and superior compressibility
  • Trapezoidal baffles minimize insulation shifting to eliminate cold spots no matter how much you pack and unpack this bag
  • Pertex shell material is used around the hood, collar, and footbox so moisture can easily move away from your body, through the fabric, and away from the down insulation
  • Fitted hood is designed to contour around your head for maximum warmth, and it features a drawcord so you can cinch the opening as needed
  • Full-length zipper is fitted with anti-snag tape along the track, a glow-in-the-dark pull tab, and zipper garages at both ends
  • Draft tube keeps air from seeping in at the zipper track
  • Vaulted footbox uses a shape that's the most space, warmth, and weight efficient
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Good Bag

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've used the hightail 2S twice now. Once in cold weather and once in warm weather. It did great in both applications. At first I was worried about the mummy style, having used a square NF bag for the last 10+ years. But I fit fine in the long at 6'2" 182lbs. I really like the material and packability. It packs very small. It was warm with the hood drawn in down to 27 degrees. Wore a jacket and thermals of course. Also did well in warmer weather as you can open the bottom part of the zipper or just leave the entire zipper open and then just zip up later in the night if it gets cooler. If you're a real big guy, 230 lbs plus, you probably won't fit in this bag. Otherwise I think it it excellent as far as weight, feel, and pack size. I haven't experienced wet with it, but I like that the head area and foot box are more resistant.

Great bag if you can spare the change

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I got a killer deal on this thing, something like 40% off on a price match. That made it affordable for me, otherwise, it wouldn't have been on the radar.

Price aside, the bag is awesome. Insanely light and compressible for the cut (comfy) and full length zipper. The material just has a killer feel too and seems plenty durable. The waterproof foot and head really come in handy to fight condensation in a smaller 1 man tent if you fit a long (I'm 6'4", long fits nice). I had it in the Mokelumne Wilderness for a couple nights down to about 40 degrees with an uninsulated inflatable pad (R 1.0) with just long johns and a thermal top-toasty all night.

Which compression sack should I buy to go...

Which compression sack should I buy to go along with it? According to specs, the sack that comes with it is 18x41 cm; would it be possible to go smaller?

Hey Fonzi,

You can go smaller but I don't suggest going much smaller. The size of the stuff sack is the size that the manufacture found to be easy to get the sleeping bag into. Getting a compression sack the same size means you will still be able to get the the sleeping bag in without loosing your mind and then you can still compress the bag down even smaller.

I suggest checking out the Alps Mountaineering sack in size small:

How long are regular and short sizes?

How long are regular and short sizes?