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The North Face The North Face Cat's Meow Sleeping Bag: 20 Degree Synthetic

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    Don't let the cat out of the bag.

    The 20 Degree Cat's Meow Sleeping Bag is The North Face's lightest and most compressible synthetic bag for backpacking in moist conditions. Its Cyclone construction wraps  Heatseeker Pro insulation continuously around the bag to maximize your warmth and maintain a lightweight, compressible design to reduce the weight you're hauling on your back by day.

    The shaped hood and draft tube help this mummy bag block out cold, whipping gusts, and the pad retainer loops attach to your sleeping pad so you never toss and turn onto the cold, hard ground. Plus, when the sun rises to say hello once more and it's time to move to the next site, the included compression and storage sack easily transport your bag while saving space in your pack.

    • The North Face's lightest and most compressible synthetic bag
    • Heatseeker Pro is wrapped in Cyclone construction to save weight
    • Pad loops for attaching this bag to a sleeping pad
    • Draft collar prevents heat loss and boosts comfort
    • Compression sack and storage sack makes transport a breeze
    • Item #TNF02BQ

    Tech Specs

    Heatseeker Pro
    Max User Height
    [short] 5 ft 6 in, [regular] 6 ft, [long] 6 ft 6 in, [extra long] 7 ft
    Shoulder Circumference
    [short] 60 in, [regular] 62 in, [long] 64 in, [extra long] 66 in
    Hip Circumference
    [short] 55 in, [regular] 57 in, [long] 59 in, [extra long] 61 in
    Foot Circumference
    [short] 41 in, [regular] 42 in, [long] 43 in, [extra long] 44 in
    Bag Length
    [short] 71.5 in, [regular] 77.5 in, [long] 83.5 in, [extra long] 89.5 in
    Draft Tube
    Pad Retainer
    yes, loops
    Fill Weight
    [short] 1 lb 7 oz, [regular] 1 lb 10 oz, [long] 1 lb 13 oz, [extra long] 2 lb
    20 F
    European Norm Comfort Rating
    33 F
    European Norm Lower Limit Rating
    22 F
    Storage Sack
    Stuff Sack
    Stuff Size
    9 x 16 in
    Claimed Weight
    [short] 2 lb 6 oz, [regular] 2 lb 9 oz, [long] 2 lb 12 oz, [regular] 2 lb 15 oz
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

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    Good bag.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Just used this bag on a 2 week camping trip thru Arizona, from Phoenix up to Sedona. Temps ranged from the low 30s to 40s depending upon the location and altitude. The bag performed very well, and most days I slept with just a t-shirt or hoodie and softshell running pants. the foot box and hood got pretty soaked from tent condensation later in the trip, but it wasn't noticeable inside the bag. My only two cons are sizing and the slightly snaggy zipper. I have a TNF Aleutian 35 in the same zip/size configuration, and that bag feels roomier. The Cat's Meow has room, but the difference is noticeable..

    Super Comfy and Soft!!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I am 5'6" 125 lb female, I got the long version of this bag (glad I did, too - the length is perfect since I like to have room for my feet to move around). I used it for the first time this past weekend in my hammock (ENO single) - the temps were warmer than usual for end of Sept here in VA, so it didn't get colder than probably the low 50s overnight. The first night, I slept with the bag half-way zipped because I got a bit toasty (sleeping in a tank top and running tights, no sleeping pad). The second night was cooler, so I zipped up all the way, used a small Thermarest Ridgerest classic pad, and slept like a baby until 7am! This bag is very soft, and I love how small it packs down. The hood is roomy enough to fit a small pillow and keep it in place, the zipper pull glows so you can easily find it in the dark, and there's a small inside pocket which is nice if you need to keep something close and easily accessible. For what I plan to use it for, this bag is perfect. I camp with my 9 year old son, and we are mainly Spring/Fall campers (not out in harsh conditions), but I am so glad I decided to splurge!!

    Awesome Sleeping Bag!

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    I gave this as a gift to my brother and here's what he thought:

    This sleeping bag is much better than my previous one and provides plenty of comfort and warmth when camping. It packs down fairly small. I had plenty of room in a backpack with this and a sleeping pad in addition to the rest of my gear.

    Short size seems too short

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

    I am a 5'3" female and 115lbs and found this bag to be too short even though I supposedly have 3 inches extra length. Also I feel like the zipper may have a tendency to snag. It seems like a nice bag otherwise. I will be returning it and opting for a different bag.

    A little too snug

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

    At a fit 208 lbs, 6'-0" tall and wide shoulders the bag was a little too snug shoulder to shoulder and my feet were pressing against the bottom of the regular bag. The max recommended height listed for Reg is 6' but I would take an inch or two off that especially if you have broader shoulders.

    Sleep like a baby

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This sleeping bag is perfect, the 20 degree rating is perfect for any 3 season camping adventure. Light enough for quick backpacking trips as well, this is my go to sleeping bag.

    Great Multi-use Bag

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I have a couple of Cat's Meows for the family and I'm really happy with them. While not the lightest bag, it's still great for multi-night backpacking and awesome for car camping. Considering the abuse my kids dish out, they've both worn well, and are just as solid as the day I bought them. I don't think I've really tested their temperature rating, but they seem warm at least down to 32. Overall, I think this is a great bag for the price.

    Great Bag

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I have been nothing but pleased with the Cat's Meow! Used it on all different sorts of trips, not the lightest or the most packable but for the price you can't go wrong.

    Great Bag!

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    I gave this as a gift. Here is what they had to say: My North Face Cat’s Meow sleeping bag arrived recently and I am very pleased with the quality of it. The stitching is well done and the color matches the picture from the website. The bag is also light in my hands, which bodes well for future camping trips. Although I have not had a chance to sleep in it, my feline companion, Frank, has made it his nest on many occasions. He always appears to be sleeping quite soundly on top of it. I now see how this sleeping bag got its name. What’s good enough for my cat is good enough for me.

    Great Bag.

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Rolled it out and checked it out before our first upcoming trip. Warm and comfy, but bought it because it's definitely a packable bag for the long hike.

    More like Lion's Roar

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have been using this bag for nearly a decade, and it still performs like the day my father got it for me. This bag has been with me on numerous campouts; from desert excursion, to mountain backpacking, and it has done the job every time. One downside is that it is not the most packable bag, but it still can stuff down pretty small, just tends to be a tad on the heavy side. The mummy shape of it is quite loose, and even though I am a side-sleeper this bag does not bunch up when I move at night. The hood feature has saved me many a time at night when it gets cold, and I can just pull that down and keep warmth in. The temp rating on this is accurate; it does tend to get a bit chilly when the temperatures drop a bit below freezing. Even in the summer months this is a nice bag to use, being breathable and able to zip open real nice. Over-all this has been a great sleeping bag, and I would recommend to anyone looking for a reliable general sleeping bag.