French know how... Danish design
Name: Mirage, Temperature: 1.4F (-17C)
Aptly named, the Mirage down sleeping bag is a regular Trompe-l'œil – a trick of the eye. Combining the tubular bell system with pre-cut anatomically formed baffles and ultra-light Asahi-Kasei Impact 66 rip-stop polyamide 37g/m2 fabric gives you a bag that will keep its loft even if we add no down (yes, sir). But though this would work wonders for the pack size, we have added 12.9 oz (365 g) of 800+ cu in (EU) gooses down just to keep you comfy on the safe side.
"Seventh freezing morning at our four star bivi, on the east face of Mascara au Torres del Paine" - Patahonia - Fragile Faces/900m with A5 and 6C (Babcsan Gabor-Hungary, Stephane Bauzac and Leslie Fucsko-France in 2001) See the route
Made on the principles of the Shocking Blue and the La Fayette, the Mirage will set the standards in its range. This time the benchmark is 26.3 oz (773 g) total, a pack size of only 4.8 liters, and an extreme temperature rating at 1.4°F (-17°C).
Field testers have taken the super light Mirage to 14°F (-10°C) wearing a base layer of underwear and a fleece vest. Even if these are not recommended temperature ratings (metabolism etc. should be considered), field tests have certainly underlined the extraordinary performance of the Mirage.
Andrew Crows product review below, tells yet another story of what kind of performance you can squeeze out of a Mirage. And Cassin ridge on Denali is not the right place to get stuck, so fast and light is the right way.......as long as you are 100% sure about your weather forecast! Nice one Andrew!
"Another milder morning....never the less, I do not want to get out of my bag" - Route "Le renouvellement des mites" Vercors, France: 350m A4 and 6b. Leslie Fuscko - France and Christi Negoita - Romania (Photo) and Emil Camerzan - Romania
The secret of this superb performance is simple: If you have taken the time to read the down page, you should know that we are capable of collecting a totally mature down quality here in France. But connected to a 100% anatomic construction, the ultra light Mirage lifts off and away from your body. On the leg section and foot box, there is NO contact at all, and a slight contact with NO weight feeling can be felt on the body section.
"Do I get out or not????....In here the warmth is guarentied......outside it's a A4 waiting for me..." Route "Le renouvellement des mites": 350m A4 and 6b, Vercors, France. Leslie Fuscko - France (Photo) and Christi Negoita and Emil Camerzan - Romania.
A strange feelings of being warm without any feel of weight on your body (like sleeping in the sun on the beach). And it's this weight/contact liberation that allows a full expansion of the down clusters in all directions.
Welcome to the jet age........Get a Mirage and go supersonic!
Goose 850 cuin+ (US Normes)
27.3 oz. (773 g.) (1 lb 10 oz)
12.9 oz. (365 g.)
62.2/53.1/37.4 Inch (158/135/95cm)
S: 66.9 in./170 cm
M: 72.8 in./185cm
L: 78.7 in./200cm
EN 13537 test results:
Extreme -17C (0F)
Limit of comfort -1C (30F)
Comfort: 4C (40F).
With over 30 years of experience producing and supplying down products, our experience says -5C (25F) in limit of comfort.