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October 2003

Sleeping Bag Review: The North Face Squall 3D

Great fit, but lacking loft

Highs

Fit Just the right amount of roll-around space inside. After several long winter nights in southern Utah, Steve raved about having space to get elbows out of his ribs and pull up a knee or sleep on one side.
Hood The contoured shape closed neatly around our faces.
Features A thick draft tube and collar helped compensate for the inferior loft.

Lows

Warmth We were cold. On a 25-degree F night in Yosemite, I needed warm bottoms, three top layers, and a hat.
Length Tall testers complained of being cramped in the larger size.
Loft It flattened after a few damp nights, and the taffeta shell failed to repel moisture.

Price: $129

Sizes: 3 lengths

Weight: 2 lbs. 13 oz.

Contact: (800) 535-3331; www.thenorthface.com

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