While the inexpensive price of the North Face Gold Kazoo is rather appealing, do not think it is lacking features of other superior models. Upon first use with one will notice that the bag fluffs quite nicely once it is unpacked and it includes trapezoidal baffles to help stabilize but down fill. In addition, this bag also includes Climashield synthetic insulation pads located on the base where your body will come into contact with the sleeping mat, which helped to minimize cold spots as well. Included is a full-length two-way zipper with a large internal baffle as well as an anti-snag taping with included external with Velcro tab. The hood is incredibly well sized and is able to cinch right in with a draw cord for the ultimate in protection and the ability to seal in heat due to the fact that there is no shoulder raffle. Also included are external hanging loops and internal pockets. One would find this fit to be an excellent compromise between the maximum amount of insulation and comfort. The cut is the standard tapered mommy shape, however, the Gold Kazoo does offer more than enough room to stretch out your elbows and move your knees and legs about. The foot box is similar in fashion with the ability to have some wiggle room without any unwanted dead air spots. The Gold Kazoo come standard with storage and compression socks.


Our Final Verdict

North Face’s Gold Kazoo is one of the heaviest bags of our testing, weighing in at 878g, however, it is also the warmest and carries one of the lowest prices on the market, making it a winner. Do to these facts, it is no surprise that it is won awards as being “the best value” and “best in test”.