Customer reviews for Mountain Hardwear Phantom™ 32 (Regular)

Mountain Hardwear Phantom™ 32 (Regular)

Phantom™ 32 - Reg
Overall rating:
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5
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3 out of 3(100%)reviewers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Phantom™ 32 (Regular)
Review 1 for Phantom™ 32 (Regular)
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5 / 5
5 / 5

New Go-to Bag

PostedJanuary 21, 2014
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Trent
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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 recently purchased this bag for a backpacking trip to New Zealand's South Island, and it performed superbly. I couldn't believe how small the bag packs down to, and I didn't even notice the weight in my pack. As for the temperature rating, it got down to the mid-30's and rainy near the base of Mt. Cook and I slept comfortably. The DryQ Down stayed fluffy in wet conditions.
This is my new go-to 3-season bag.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Phantom™ 32 (Regular)
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Phantom 32

PostedAugust 23, 2013
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dematson
Location: Fresno 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
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I Recently bought and used the Phantom 32 on a lightweight backpacking trip to Humphrey's Basin in the High Sierras (11,300') campsite. I don't know what age and elevation temperature testing is done but the bag performed well in 40 degree morning temps at that elevation for a 68 year old lean man. I don't have any "R" factor to speak of. I wear a balaclava and keep my face out of the bag. I am 6' tall and the bag was a good fit. I used the Phantom 15 degree bag last week near the same area (Piute Pass) but knew the weather was going to be stormy and wanted the extra margin of safety. I had to backpack the Phantom 32 from the west (Florence Lake) (20 miles) and the Phantom 15 only 10 miles coming over Piute Pass from the east (Bishop). I count every gram of weight depending on the distance I have to carry it. P.S. This is the Sierra National Forest and you can take your dog with you.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Phantom™ 32 (Regular)
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Just what I've been looking for in a sleeping bag

PostedJune 10, 2013
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MattO
Location: Boston, Ma
Experience: Avid
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Too Small
True Fit
True Fit
Too Large
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I recently decided that the time had come for me to upgrade my sleeping bag situation. My previous bag was a synthetic fill bag with a 20 degree rating. However I am rarely backpacking in temps that low, and the bag was relatively heavy and bulky compared to comparable down bags. So when I saw that Mountain Hardwear updated their Phantom 32 with the water repellent down, I jumped at the chance to pick one up.
Having just used this bag on a wet backpacking trip this weekend in the White Mountains, NH where the temps got down to the low-to-mid 30's, I can attest to the fact that it is very warm and extremely comfortable. Waking up on a rainy morning was hard to get going as the bag was so comfortable, and it did not lose any loft with all the moisture that was in the air. The size was ample enough to allow for side sleeping, yet I didn't feel a single cold spot. It also had a small pocket inside which was perfect for my headlamp and glasses.
My favorite two features of the bag however was the light weight and the compactness of the bag when compressed. These two features are HUGE upgrades from my previous bag as it weighs only 1lb 6oz, and takes up very little space in my pack. While hiking, I could barely notice that I even packed a sleeping bag!
The one gripe that I have with the bag is the zipper can be a bit tricky, however I liked the other features so much that I did not let it reduce my rating.
All in all, this is a great bag that will be my new go to kit for all of my future excursions.
I would recommend this product.
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