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  The North Face, Blue Kazoo Review By the Everest GearGal


The North Face Blue Kazoo is a classic three-season backpacking sleeping bag with a twist. The twist is that it has just enough luxury components and warmth to double as a mountaineering bag. More bang for your buck and this bag wont break your wallet. You can use your fleece for a pillow (easy to do as this bag has a external pillow pocket) instead of an extra layer while sleeping in this 20 degree (-7C), 600+fill goose down sleeping bag. Your head will thank you while wrapped within the five-chamber insulated hood complete with a forehead comfort tube and chest-level heat trap baffle.

The rest of your body will sleep in comfort while wrapped within a soft, breathable silken liner. This lining is a sinful luxury for the backcountry, yet strong enough to prevent down and fiber from breaking through and into the bag. The Blue Kazoo’s ripple construction keeps the down evenly distributed, which prevents shifting and cold spots from occurring. The ripple construction coupled with a full-length draft tube, that eliminates heat loss through the zipper, is sure to keep you warm even on cold mountain passes. 

Should the stars beckon…this bag is ready! BottomLine taffeta on the bottom of the outer shell offers lightweight protection against sleeping on granite or pinecones. The top of this bag is protected by lightweight, Pertex® Resist ripstop fabric which not only keeps down and fiber insulation from poking through but also resists moisture, allowing you to stay warm and dry despite the dew covering the bag.

The Blue Kazoo is a feature full bag that won’t let you down. Whether taking advantage of the easy-grab pull tabs located on the zipper for a quick getaway in the middle of the night, or the head-level watch pocket to make sure you hit the summit by 10am, this bag has the amenities you need while weighing in at just 3 lbs.

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Millet One Sport Everest Boot  has made some minor changes by adding more Kevlar. USES Expeditions / High altitude / Mountaineering in extremely cold conditions / Isothermal to -75°F Gore-Tex® Top dry / Evazote Reinforcements with aramid threads. Avg. Weight: 5 lbs 13 oz Sizes: 5 - 14 DESCRIPTION Boot with semi-rigid shell and built-in Gore-Tex® gaiter reinforced by aramid threads, and removable inner slipper Automatic crampon attachment Non-compressive fastening Double zip, so easier to put on Microcellular midsole to increase insulation Removable inner slipper in aluminized alveolate Fiberglass and carbon footbed Cordura + Evazote upper Elasticated collar.

Expedition footwear for mountaineering in conditions of extreme cold.  NOTE US SIZES LISTED. See more here.






 

 

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