The North Face Gold Kazoo 30 Degree Sleeping Bag. Thirty-degree down bag that weighs less than a liter of vodka.
|Comfort:||36° F / 2° C|
|Compressed Size:||405 cubic inches / 6.6 liter|
|Extreme:||-6° F / -21° C|
|Fill Weight:||14 oz / 402 g|
|Limit:||25° F / -4° C|
|Size:||Regular fit up to 6'|
|Size Stuffed:||6" x 17" / 14.5 cm x 43 cm|
|Stuffsack Dimension:||6 x 17" / 14.5 x 43 cm|
|Temperature Rating:||30° F / -1° C|
|Total Weight:||2 lbs 1 oz / 994 g|
|Weight [with packaging]:||Right Hand: 2.55 lb, Left Zipper: 2.7 lb|
- Has two zippers on the side, one bottom one top. Top one is glow in the dark. The zippers operate very smoothly. Almost impossible to get them hung up on the inside, but they can get caught on the outside material if you are pulling at an angle.
- Drawstring cinches down easily.
- Inside and outside material is very smooth and soft. The down is very fluffy and comfortable. Fluffs up very quickly out of the stuff sack.
- With the supplied stuff sack, it compresses down to a little bit bigger then a volleyball. The adjuster are maxed out though, so I imagine you could get it a bit smaller with an aftermarket compression sack.
All in all, it seems to be a very well made bag. I generally buy stuff for the long haul, so I'm looking forward to see how it holds up over the years.
I moved from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Northwest recently. I purchased a Kelty Cosmic down (which) is great, but this year I purchased the Gold Kazoo, and love it. Going from the regular to the long only added 2 ounces. The bag has performed very well. This bag comes with both the compression bag and the storage bag. I also like the built in pocket, it?s a great place to store my ear plugs!
i found the gold kazoo to be the best priced and best feel of all the down bags it its weight class. i look forward to using it for years to come! (and i hope the north face continues to make it.)
I nominate it THE down-sleeping-bag value of the year. High-quality, substantial loft, accurate temp rating, and a bargain price. The Gold Kazoo is vastly superior to the Stoic Vamp 30.