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.

Brand: The North Face Gear Reviews

Model: Cat’s Meow

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;

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