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The North Face is synonymous with the great outdoors, which is where we put its Gold Kazoo sleeping bag to the test.

Price
£200
Value
9
Quality
10
Performance
9
Comfort
10
Overall Score
9
+
Great shape making it really comfortable to use
Not as versatile as 3 season bags with a lower comfort rating
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The Gold Kazoo just about sneaks into the limit for 3-season use with a comfort temperature rating of 2 degrees C which is a full 7 degrees higher than the Snupak Softie 9 Hawk which we've also tested in this category. The silver lining of this rating is a light weight of only 878g for the regular size on test, which rivals the very lightest of 3-season sleeping bags from other brands.

The Gold Kazoo is stuffed with 650+ Hungarian goose down which meets the Responsible Down Standard.

Extra down is sewn into the base on compression resistant thermal pads to help combat heat loss through the ground, and a thermal collar and cinchable hood further help you retain heat. In use, with the sleeping bag fully zipped up, hood over your head and drawcord cinched the Gold Kazoo feels warmer than the 2 degrees rating would suggest.

Inside, the bag is a really nice, comfortable shape with just enough room to shuffle around in. A 2-way zip gives you options to regulate temperature at the head and foot on warmer nights and the hood fits well over the head.

The outer material of the Gold Kazoo is clearly high-end and the specs don't lie. A nylon ripstop shell guards against rips and tears and the DWR finish helps to protect the down inside the bag from any water ingress.

Overall a great mid-range option which provides a good balance between thermal performance and weight and pack size.

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