Customer reviews for Mountain Hardwear Men's Phantom™ 32 (Long)

Mountain Hardwear Men's Phantom™ 32 (Long)

Phantom™ 32 - Long
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Customer reviews for Men's Phantom™ 32 (Long)
Review 1 for Men's Phantom™ 32 (Long)
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Very very pleased MHW, good job!

PostedMay 13, 2013
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Outback
Location: South Carolina
Experience: Avid
Employee: No
Too Small
Fits Slightly Large
True Fit
Too Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I purchased the Phantom 32 long for Spring-Summer-Fall camping here in the Southeast. I did TONS of research before buying this bag. It came down to this bag and a high-end competitor's bag made out west in CA (hint hint#. After weighing all the features, the MHW won out in my mind. I'm now certain that I made the right choice.
I recently had a chance to test the bag on a cool May night in the mountains of South Carolina. Here were the conditions: low 40s, relatively low humidity/dry, sustained winds of 15MPH, gusts of over 30MPH.
WARMTH: When sleeping bag manufacturers rate their bags, they are usually VERY liberal. Let me say this about the Phantom 32: it's more like TRUE 30 degree bag. I slept in windchills of low 30s and I was downright warm #borderline sweating# in this bag. And I'm normally a slightly cold sleeper.
ROOM: I'm a big guy at 6'2", 210 lbs., and there was plenty of room for me to move around. I never felt cramped switching from back to side sleeping positions.
COMPRESSABILITY: Constructive criticism for MHW: the included compression/stuff sack is difficult at best. It's about 1L too small to comfortability stuff it. I ended up purchasing a Sea 2 Summit compression sack, size SMALL, and it fits and compresses down to NOTHING!! Impressed!
DRY DOWN: didn't have a chance to test because it was dry when I used it, but based on what I read from others, this is no joke.
ONE MORE THING: the bag is beautiful #if sleeping bags can possibly be#. You can see the down plumes through the translucent green shell and it looks great, looks very techy...very similar to MHW's Ghost Whisper jackets.
One more bit of constructive feedback for MHW: although the YKK zipper works, it snags easily. I had to be very slow and deliberate when zipping up and down, but I'm willing to live with it.
Bottom line: I recommend the MHW Phantom 32 to anyone wanting a true 30-ish degree bag. It's warm, roomy, small and just simply ROCKS! Don't hesitate to buy it!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Men's Phantom™ 32 (Long)
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Amazed

PostedFebruary 26, 2013
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RaulP
Location: Birmingham, AL
Experience: Core
Employee: No
Too Small
True Fit
True Fit
Too Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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5 / 5
5 / 5
So, I (unfortunately) had the opportunity to test this bag in the three conditions you would hope to have it function in my first outing with it.
I was on a three night camping/climbing trip prepping for an AMGA assessment.
Night one: 45ish degrees, 5-10 mph winds, driving rain, with fog similar to Steven King's "This Mist." I was able to stay warm while everything was pretty soaked with humidity and dew in a wet environment. When I first got in the bag, I was a little upset with the lack of defined draft collar and how the hood cinched down. After the first night, I was sold on the minimalist design, and efficient the whole system actually was.
Night two: 35 degrees, 30mph winds, with the same saturating fog. Everything was so damp, I actually noticed moisture build up INSIDE the shell of the sleeping bag, with a normal down bag, this would lead to serious loss in the insulating properties. The dry treatment held up to it's name and performed wonderfully. I was sleeping in shorts and a long sleeve fleece with a silk liner and was completely warm.
Night three: 30ish degrees, clear conditions (finally!). The day time conditions did not promote anything to dry out, so there was still moisture to be found inside the sleeping bag shell (where the down is). Once again, the bag was toasty warm, I slept in a light base layer for my legs and a long sleeve fleece for my upper body with my silk liner, and I was having a great sleep.
Bottom line: The dry treated down is no gimmick, it worked great when I really depended on it. This is one of the warmest 32 sleeping bags I have ever had, and is 1 pound lighter than my previous bag. I can compress this guy down to the size of a small loaf of bread. I'm 6'1" 200 lbs, and the long proves a luxurious fit. If you are shopping around and doing research on sleeping bags, give this one a serious look, you won't regret it.
I would recommend this product.
+11points
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This bag does not have a draft collar ...
Posted March 22, 2013
I love this bag!!! It is very light, packs incredibly small and comes with a compression sac that makes this bag smaller than a Nalgene bottle.
I am very disappointed that the website describes a draft collar for this bag when it does not come with one. I have the new model described, but after double-checking with customer service, I was told that the description of a draft collar was a mistake.
The attention to detail given to this bag is outstanding. Too bad the website doesn't have the same effort given to it.
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