Closeouts. Mountain Hardwear's Goat 20°F sleeping bag features a drawcord adjustment system that allows the bag to grow with your little tyke and Thermic MX insulation for years of warm nights under the stars.
Reviewed by Backpacking Denver Dad from Denver, CO on Tuesday, April 9, 2013
I bought a North Face Tigger for my oldest a few years ago, and have another who is now old enough to hit the hills. I would have bought another Tigger, but North Face apparently doesn't make it anymore. The Mountain Hardware Goat looks about the same on paper.
I like to backpack and take the kids with me, so the bag needs to be as lightweight as possible, compact, affordable, and comfortable for the kids. I can't rate its comfort, but Mountain Hardware is a reputable brand and I'm sure it's fine. Compared to other synthetic bags for kids, the Goat is relatively lightweight, compact, and affordable. Synthetic is nice because it will keep them warm even if its wet. The synthetic is also a con, though, because it isn't nearly as compact as down. Even a relatively inexpensive 650 fill down bag would be more compact, but it would be less affordable than the Goat and wouldn't keep them warm when wet. For our purposes, synthetic wins but it's not perfect.
After receiving the bag and comparing it with the North Face Tigger, the only noticeable difference is that the Goat is much easier to fit in to its stuff sack, which is about the same size as the Tigger's. This also comes in purple as opposed to the Tigger's gender-neutral red or green. This is a major pro to my audience. I'm glad that I bought this instead of a Tigger.
In all, this is a great kids bag that can handle car camping and backpacking alike. The synthetic will be more forgiving than down, but isn't as compact or lightweight.