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The new Chill Out sleeping bag series

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At the end of a hard day, all of us needs to chill out, get some rest, food, drink, and then get the necessary good night sleep, vital for next day’s performance.

Quality sleep is key, in high altitude climbing but also to any outdoor adventure. Our high-end expedition oriented sleeping bags: Shocking Blue Neo, Odin Neo and Thor Neo, offers not only insulation but also a five star hotel comfort. This is due to the use of anatomical shaped and precut baffles connecting the inside liner bag and the outside shell fabric in a perfect differential cut.

Our famous duck down sleeping bags the SWING’s offers an excellent price/quality/insulation due to the use of a selected high-end duck down 90/10, and a technically simplified compartment system.

In the SWING’s you get what you need, at a low price.

The complete backwards design principles

At the beginning of 2016, we decided to mix the high tech anatomical baffle technology (Differential cut), with our high end duck down creating the first technical top of the line and state of the art duck down bag. The idea is to make high tech construction available to a broader part of the outdoor market, a kind of socializing high tech!

On the outdoor market, the majority of sleeping bags uses an outside color to appeal to the consumers, as if OUTDOOR and Climbers select their sleeping bag due to a “funky color”, and then use a dull black or gray inside color.

What is important in a Sleeping bag is the Down quality/Baffle system things that are on the inside, so why not reverse the color game and come out with a unified line with a 450g, 650g and an 850g filling.

Now let’s flip this over, by simply using a “North Korean bunker gray” as the outside shell, and then use the color effect on the inside liner! 850 is a Orange inside, 650 is a purple inside and the 450 is a sky blue inside.

A true design process is never ending, so we still have some minor technical modifications to make. The Chill Outs are expected to go into production in October, and be available in November.

First photos of the Chill out 850 in the prototype version 04, 850g of high-end duck down and total weight 1395g.

The Chill Outs 450, 650 and 850 will be presented at the OUTDOOR trade show in Friedrichshafen (07.13 -> 07.16) and at the OR (08.03 -> 08.06) in SLC in the P 04 version.

 

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