Valandre | Down Sleeping bags | Description :
Valandré introduces a three-season sleeping bag that exceeds the performance of all other three-season bags on the market: the Bloody Mary. Featuring Valandré’s Tubular Bell construction, an interchangeable collar system, and the world’s best French Fat Grey Goose down, the Bloody Mary will take you across three seasons in amazing comfort.
At the heart of the Bloody Mary is an interchangeable collar system. Three different levels of thermal protection are a zipper pull away. When the temperature is dropping fast, zip in the heaviest of the collars and feel the snug warmth that is sealed in the main body section. Meanwhile, the hood envelopes your head with a perfect layer of insulation. As conditions lighten, zip out the heavy collar and put in the mid-weight collar. This collar rests gently on you neck, providing some ventilation while holding most of your warmth in the bag. And finally, as summer is in full swing, don’t get a lighter bag, just leave the collars at home, open the main zipper for full ventilation, and extremely flexible comfort.
If the collar system is the heart of the Bloody Mary, the French Fat Grey Goose down is the muscle. Valandré only uses down from the French Fat Grey Goose, a bird capable of migrating at 30,000 feet (10.000m) in -60°F (-50°C) temperatures for days on end. The down is harvested right before the traditional migration time, when it is fresh, clean and at its plumpest. Then, Valandré selects only the lightest down and fills each compartment with just the right amount.
The foundation that all of Valandré’s sleeping bags are built on is our Tubular Bell construction method. Each Bloody Mary is made from 83 individually cut panels and baffles tailored to fit perfectly around the human form. And when these compartments are filled with the French Fat Grey Goose down, they actually lift off of your body as the bag warms up. This isn’t just a container for the down, it is a technological marvel with all components working in harmony to provide the best warmth-to-weight ratio in the industry.
Valandre | Down Sleeping bags | Test & Reviews :
By bchunting : Valandre Bloody Mary Review – Down Sleeping Bag
A Great Down Sleeping Bag For Sheep And Mountain Hunting
bloodymary1 After spending too many cold and uncomfortable nights in my old Sierra Designs synthetic sleeping bag,
it was clear that I needed to expand my horizons with regards to the new sleeping bags that are on the market now.
Down Sleeping Bags have come a long way and now thanks to superior light weight shell fabrics and waterproofing treatments,
down bags essentially perform just as well (if not better) than synthetic bags in the wet, cold and rainy weather one experiences
in the sheep mountains of BC. If I wanted a more comfortable sleep, with a lighter, warmer sleeping bag, it’s about time I made the switch to a down bag.
My old 3 season bag (Sierra Designs “shackleton”) was rated for -7c and weighed 4lbs 10oz, that is a ridiculously heavy sleeping bag for backpack hunting,
and while it was comfy for any early hunts, it was definitely not warm on some of those nights when the temps would drop below freezing.
My requirements for a new down sleeping bag were as follow …
par Paul Régnier : Test duvet “Bloody Mary” de Valandré , Le prix de la High Tech
Paul Régnier, 30 années d’expériences dans le matériel de montagne et vidéaste amateur a testé pour Atacamag le duvet « Bloody Mary » de Valandré. Ce duvet a été testé sur plusieurs sorties hivernales ; en bivouac sous tente légère au sommet du Cousson, dans les Alpes de Haute Provence, après une montée en raquette de 1000m de dénivelé avec un sac de 15 kg. En raid sur les crêtes de la montagne de Lure, par un mistral prononcé, et des températures touchant les -4°C en pleine journée et -10°C la nuit…