Superlight and super-protective.
The North Face's Superlight Sleeping Bag stays true to its name at a little over one pound for ultralight backpackers. Despite its ultralight status, the Superlight still boasts plenty of protection for wet weather, like the ProDown treatment that helps the lofty 800-fill insulation retain its warmth in damp conditions. Neovent Air fabric assists the footbox and hood with extra water-resistance against the tent's moisture-riddled walls.
A performance mummy cut saves weight without interfering your much-needed sleep, and semi-continuous baffles reduce weight even more. The North Face also added a cinch-cord at the hood, a protective draft collar, a draft overlap, and an internal pocket to insulate electronics and valuables.
- 41F EN Comfort rating
- 800-fill ProDown insulation
- Neovent Air hood and footbox
- Performance mummy cut
- Hood cinch-cord
- Center half-zip entry
- Partial draft collar and draft overlap
- Internal pocket
- Stuff and storage sacks included
- Item #TNF01CK
- Q & A
Awesome bag at it's weight
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This is my go to 3 season bag for backpacking. The weight is a little higher than listed by TNF (1.6 oz vs 1.2 for the long). It compresses very compactly and I have used it from 30-52 degrees in elevations from 7K to 10.2K.
I was very concerned about the center zipper at first, but I really like it now. The zippered footbox is also great for the warmer nights.
Highly recommend this bag. It comes with a great storage sack, but with a less-than-useful compression sack. I use a sea-to-summit small (10L) event waterproof compression stuff sack.
I have the long and am 6'2", 180lbs and interior room is fine for me.
Nothing better at this weight
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I gave this four out of five stars because of the little nuances of the bag. But I seriously love the bag and it's worthy of 5 stars.
I've used this bag a few times from the Uintas to the Tetons and not had an issue with it. My aim behind buying this bag was the fact that is weighs in at just 1lb 2oz (Regular) and there is nothing else that compares. Sure you can go with the Marmot Plasma 30 or 40 but those cost a few hundred more, have a bit more room in them but most importantly (biggest issue I have) is they weight more and there is no zippered footbox for the warmer nights. (I do realize the Plasma 40 is 0.7oz heavier but for me that was enough of a reason to go with the Superlight 35 combined with the zippered footbox).
I'm okay sacrificing ideal situations for weight savings. A full length zipper would definitely make this bag easier to get into but I'm not as interested in the easier bag to get into, other wise I'd have gone with a much heavier bag for that. The zipper is a smaller zipper and catches a little here and there...but I'm okay with that since the bag weights very little and compresses down real small...allowing me to use a smaller pack for trips.
Plus on real warm nights, the half zipper is rad because I can cover as much or as little of my torso as I'd like. I could have the zipper all the way down and the footbox open for the warmest of nights. You can't do that with a full zippered bag since they're on the side, so it'd be slightly awkward on warm nights with other bags.
This is the second coolest (seriously, no pun intended) feature on the bag. For warmer nights, it's awesome to un-zip it a little or a lot depending on how much heat I want to allow out.
Plus I was able to get out of the tent with the bag on and walk around. Not that this is the intent behind the zippered footbox, but something I was able to make work for me.
This past weekend up in the Tetons the temp dropped down to 37 degrees and the only time I had difficulty staying warm was when I got up out of the bag during the middle of the night to leave the tent for the bathroom. I lost all of my heat in the bag and my body heat since I was only in shorts and a t-shirt. Warming back up was a bit tough but I can't blame the bag...just the user. Had I used a pee bottle and not left my bag, I'd have been perfectly comfortable and definitely warm enough.
It's a weird triangle shaped (bottom profile) bag. It works, but the bag looks like a giant ball. Nothing wrong with it, just different than others.
Not very useful. When the bag is in and I've tension-ed the cord, it'll gradually come loose. So a different stuff sack is ideal or if you're okay with a compression sack then that is another option.
To give you some context on me, I'm 5'11.5'' and 180 pounds and I didn't feel constricted in the bag. But at this weight, I knew when I bought it that it'd be a bit tighter than most other bags like the Plasma 30 or 40. But no where near as snug as the Mountain Hardwear Mtn Speed 32 (I can barely fit in that bag).
Send me any questions you've got about this bag or any others if you're looking at a Ultra Light set up for mountaineering, backpacking, etc.
My Favorite Bag
I've ditched all my other bags for this one. Definitely become my favorite bag when weight matters.
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Love the Zippered Foot Access
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I can't decide on size. Im 6'1" and 183lb should I go regular or long ?
what is the weight of the long?
Do you know the shoulder and foot width?
I had to call The North Face on this one. I was told it was 61 inches in the shoulder and 41 inches in the footbox. I have already ordered one and will update once I have manufacture tag in hand or can actually read the specs myself in the dealer catalog.
These are correct