Customer reviews for Mountain Hardwear Men's Phantom™ 15 (Regular)

Mountain Hardwear Men's Phantom™ 15 (Regular)

Phantom™ 15 - Reg
Overall rating:
4.714 / 5
4.7
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5
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7 out of 7(100%) recommend this product
Customer reviews for Men's Phantom™ 15 (Regular)
Review 1 for Men's Phantom™ 15 (Regular)
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Awesome Sleeping Bag

PostedNovember 17, 2014
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JB26
Location: Dallas, TX
Experience: Avid
Employee: No
Too Small
True Fit
True Fit
Too Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I was hesitant to buy this bag due to the price tag, but am glad I did. As I like to say, a couple hundred bucks seems like a lot until you are up on the mountain freezing, wishing you had spent the extra cash. First of all, the compressability and weight are awesome. Packs down very small and easily fits in my sleeping bag compartment in my pack. My old one had to be forced into this compartment and was about a pound heavier. The comfort is probably the best thing I can say about the bag. Im not sure what MHW did, but he head portion of the bag is sooo comfortable. I also like that the pull cord is easily accessable and simple to use (unlike some bags that have 4 or 5 cords to adjust). I used this bag down to 20 degrees and stayed very warm....no issues at all. The next morning, a lot of moisture had accumulated on the outside of the bag. The water dried out quickly and it performed just as well the next night which was around 18 degrees. The draft collar also works well and is very comfortable on the neck area. Zipper works pretty well, had a couple of snags, but no big deal to get it loose. I love this bag and highly recommend it, even for the extra money.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Men's Phantom™ 15 (Regular)
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Warm and durable

PostedOctober 8, 2014
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RealFalcor
Location: Denver, CO
Experience: Core
Employee: No
Too Small
True Fit
True Fit
Too Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This bag has seen 100+ days in the field and is still very warm! I've slept warm in this bag below 15 degrees, which is rare considering most bags are rated at the temperature that they can keep you safe. The only problem I've had is the zipper will pop open if pushed, but that's expected after the use I've put on it. Also, it will trap some moisture occasionally, but it dries out quickly the next morning before packing it in.
I would recommend this product.
+2points
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Review 3 for Men's Phantom™ 15 (Regular)
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Solid bag in Snow

PostedSeptember 6, 2014
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PNWclimber
Location: Portland, OR
Experience: Avid
Employee: No
Too Small
True Fit
True Fit
Too Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Been using this bag for almost a year. It has seen 5 of the Cascade Volcanoes this season for mountaineering and ski touring trips.
The Good: This thing is warm!!! Has kept me warm down well into the teens. It zips together very well with my girlfriend's phantasia 15. No cold spots to speak of. The Dry-Q Down handles any condensation with ease. Light enough for our ski touring and after at least 20 nights these bags still look like brand new. Super comfortable inside. For the durability, warmth, weight, and packability I don't think these can be beat for the price.
The Bad: Nothing to speak of. If you really want to knit pick it the zipper gets stuck occasionally, but its less than 2 seconds to fix and EVERY sleeping bag has this issue.
If you want a bomber bag that can handle just about every thing you can throw at it and still be able to afford to drive to the mountain then look no further.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Men's Phantom™ 15 (Regular)
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great bag for the price!

PostedJuly 24, 2014
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MountainManDan
Location: CA
Experience: Core
Employee: No
Too Small
True Fit
True Fit
Too Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Have used the Phantom 15° since 2011. Winter, spring, summer and fall conditions in the Sierra. Bag is warm, fits comfortably and packs down small. I sleep on my side and still find this bag gives me sufficient room.
Sub 15° on a winter ascent of Mt. Whitney's Mountaineer Route and the bag was perfect temp while wearing a base layer. I find this bag too warm during summer trips in the Sierra even when above 10,000ft - usually sleep with zipper fully down with one leg in and one leg out.
As with every MHW sleeping bag the zipper gets annoying when you're not careful about zipping it up in the middle of the night. Small price to pay for a 2lbs 15° bag at the price point.
Highly recommend this bag if you don't want to break the bank! The Taffeta lining on the inside I find more comfortable then the Pertex used in competitors bags. No cold spots experienced. Extremely high loft!
I would recommend this product.
+4points
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Review 5 for Men's Phantom™ 15 (Regular)
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Sweet Bag

PostedNovember 10, 2013
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alpine5280
Location: Colorado
Experience: Core
Employee: No
Too Small
True Fit
True Fit
Too Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I have the previous version of this bag (sans Q-Shield) and have been very happy with it. I'm particularly pleased with it's cut. I'm 6' tall and ~170 lbs. I can comfortably layer up for winter alpine trips (belay jacket & insulated pants) and take this bag's range down to zero easily. I also don't find it overly big when just in my skivvies.
I do agree with previous reviewers that the zipper gets stuck. I have learned to live with this as I've never owned a bag where this wasn't the case. Fix the zipper & this bag earns the full 5 stars.
I'd pull the trigger on this bag again. Especially with the Q-shield down at no added weight. Nice work MH.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Men's Phantom™ 15 (Regular)
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Excelent bag with some tweaking

PostedOctober 21, 2013
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Buck
Location: Buford Georgia
Experience: Avid
Employee: No
Too Small
Fits Slightly Small
True Fit
Too Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I purchased my Phantom 15 about three years ago. (Red and Slate) I must say it is one of the most comfortable cold weather bags I have ever owned. That being said, there are two glitches for me: 1. The zipper sticks and it's annoying in the middle of the night. 2. The 15 degree rating is a bit generous. Wear your thermals and a good watch cap in any weather under 20 deg. I would recommend it to a friend but with the two cautions. Thanks
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Men's Phantom™ 15 (Regular)
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent bag

PostedMay 6, 2013
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Alex3112
Location: NJ
Experience: Casual
Employee: No
Too Small
True Fit
True Fit
Too Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This is an amazingly warm and comfortable sleeping bag. This is my first impression after one camping trip. With the night temperatures in low 40s to high 30s, I didn't need any base layer, and didn't even bother to zip this bag up.
The material is very thin, and one should be careful while handling this bag. I hope it will last a long time.
And one more thing to mention - apparently, I've got a previous version of the bag, one that is red "lava" in color. But the discount that I had made it a perfect purchase.
I would recommend this product.
+1point
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