A versatile bag for warm and cold weather camping.
The North Face Ocelot 40 Degree Synthetic Overbag is great for warm summer camping trips where your regular sleeping bag may be too warm. The versatile Overbag design allows you to boost the warmth of your regular sleeping bag when temperatures start to get too cold in the Spring and Fall. Heatseeker pro insulation will perform in wet conditions, and the full wraparound footbox allows the bag to lie flat like a blanket. A hood drawcord cinches out the cold, and the included compression sack makes packing the bag as convenient as possible.
- 40-degree temperature rating
- Heatseeker Pro synthetic insulation
- Full wraparound footbox
- Drawcord adjustable hood
- Compression and storage sack included
- Item #TNF01CA
- Q & A
Less is More
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This bag is even smaller than what the tech specs say. The stuff sack it comes with says 9x8 and with a compression sack I'm sure you could get it even smaller. I picked up a Kelty medium compression sack and it's too big for this bag, so I throw my clothing in on top and it compresses everything nicely.
It's very comfortable to sleep in, I haven't tried it in temps lower than 50 but I'm planning to use it with a liner and warm clothes in the fall. Plenty of room for that.
If you're looking for something super light and easy to fit into a backpack then this is a great bag for you.
Is the Ocelot overbag big enough to use with a high loft down bag like the "Inferno" -30? i.e. will it compress the inner down bag too much- what is it's internal volume compared to the external volume of the N.F. Inferno -30?
Hey Mike, I own this bag, not sure how to answer your question but if you want me to take some measurements or hold something next to it for comparison and take a picture let me know.
Since it's an overbag it seems like it has a lot of room. I've been using it as a summer sleeping bag and have been quite pleased.
Also, have you looked into the Sea to Summit bag liners? They have a lot of options to add warmth and since they go inside your down bag they wouldn't be compressing it any.