The North Face Cat’s Meow Sleeping Bag Review

A longtime staff favorite the Cat's Meow, from The North Face, receives a rugged facelift.
Price $170.00

Specs

Features Hood
Girth (inches) 1

 

Weight 2 lbs, 11 oz

This venerable bag earned an Editors’ Choice Award in 1993 and an Editors’ Choice Gold Award in 2006. This year, the Cat’s Meow gets a facelift with more rugged fabric in the footbox and hood, and Heatseeker Pro, a synthetic fill that improves compressibility (to soccer ball-size). “It’s my go-to bag for nasty, wet Alaska conditions,” says our Juneau-based tester. “It’s so tough I’ll pass it down to my daughter in a few years.” Weight remains competitive for the category and the value reigns unbeatable. $170; 2 lbs. 11 oz.; 20°F; thenorthface.com