Customer reviews for Mountain Hardwear Mtn Speed™ 32 (Long)

Mountain Hardwear Mtn Speed™ 32 (Long)

Mtn Speed™ 32 - Long
Overall rating:
2.5 / 5
2.5
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5
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1 out of 2(50%) recommend this product
Customer reviews for Mtn Speed™ 32 (Long)
Review 1 for Mtn Speed™ 32 (Long)
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Fast and light

PostedJanuary 20, 2016
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Location: WA
Experience: Avid
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Too Small
Small
True Fit
Too Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I found the Speed 32 to be quite snug, but this is an acceptable sacrifice when weight and speed are major factors. Believe the EN 32F lower limit. I pushed it and spent one very uncomfortable night.
My only real gripe is the zipper. A jammed zipper in any bag is irritating. The zipper in this tight fitting bag can be totally frustrating, especially in the middle of the night when nature gives you a panic call.
I would recommend this product.
+3points
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Review 2 for Mtn Speed™ 32 (Long)
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1 / 5
1 / 5

AVOID AT ALL COSTS

PostedMay 7, 2015
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Location: Durham, North Carolina
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Too Small
Small
True Fit
Too Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
This bag is great. It's light, it's warm for the weight. It's perfect. It's too good to be true. Its fatal flaw: the zipper. I read the reviews on the bag and thought, "how bad could the zipper really be?" It's bad. Real bad. Mine broke on the first night. I wish it were a zipperless bag or just a functional zipper; that would make it perfect. I feel bad giving it one star because the rest of the bag is phenomenal, but the zipper negates all that. Go with the phantom 32-- you'll be glad you did.
I do not recommend this product.
+5points
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making good gear choices
Posted July 7, 2016
I definitely appreciate the frustration with zippers on any protective gear, especially sleeping bags. However, you are paying for super-light high performance products which require some considerations when using them. All of that 'cool factor' requires lighter components and some compromises, not in quality but in the technique to use it.
I have three different bags and two jackets in this category from Mountain Hardwear and use them for work and play regularly in extreme environments. I suggest to anyone to take the time to learn to use the product correctly and frustrations will diminish considerably. There is a learning curve with anything high performance,get to know your gear before leaving such low ratings.
As you said, go with the Phantom series, an amazing line of products too. Although you might be taking on half a pound more, you might get a more abuse-friendly zipper requiring less finesse in operation.
The Ghost Whisperer bags are rugged and amazing, go demo one if possible to see if it's the right choice for you. I appreciate the feedback "hsg3728" and good to let people know what to expect, but you did say how wonderful it is except the zipper. You are rating your frustrations and not the amazing product that is not the right match for your needs. Give it three stars.
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