sleeping bags

Shocking Blue

Expedition - Alpine climbing - Rocky mountain - winter backpacking
-13°F/ -25°C
Valandre Shocking Blue

Shocking Blue

The SHOCKING BLUE is a high quality four-season sleeping bag designed for cold weather expeditions at high altitude. Due to its compatibility with Valandre’s Combi full suit and its relatively light weight (48.6oz/1380g), it has become a standard bad in the high camps of the big mountains.

The bag has 850-fill down from the famous French grey goose, 80 custom-cut fabric panels assembled in a 3D-baffle construction, a spacious comfortable foot box as well as a super warm neck baffle. Its hood is designed with the 3D-half-moon techniqueand its static draw-cord allows you to tighten it down over your head and across your neck, so no wind blows down your body and your forehead stays warm. The zip-away Marie Antoinette draft collar allows you to sit up comfortably and use the bag not only for sleeping but also for sitting around in cold conditions.

EN 13537 test results   PDF
Extreme : -23°F/ -31°C
Limit of comfort : 11°F/ -12°C
Comfort : 23°F/ -5°C
With over 30 years of experience producing and supplying down products, our experience says -25°C (-13°F) in limit of comfort.
Outside fabric : 100% Polyamide Nylon 6-6 Ripstop 40.7g/m2 DWR treatment
Inside fabric : 100% Polyester 40.8g/m2 DWR treatment
Compartments :

32 compartments (top and bottom separated), mounted using the second generation tubular technology of H-box wall pre-cut and shaped anatomical shaped baffles.

Down quality : Goose Down 95/05

Filled with our 95/05 "fatty" gray goose from the South West of France. A unique and totally mature down quality, that has a fill power of 800+ cuin (EU Norms) 850+ (US Norms). A strong long lasting quality down with excellent moisture resistance.

Length(out) 200cm 78.7in 215cm 84.6in 230cm 90.6in
Length(in) 170cm 66.9in 185cm 72.8in 200cm 78.7in
Shoulder 155cm 61.0in 166cm 65.4in 177cm 69.7in
Hip 134cm 52.8in 144cm 56.7in 154cm 60.6in
Foot 99cm 39.0in 106cm 41.7in 113cm 44.5in
Total weight 1.31kg 2lb 14oz 1.32kg 2lb 14oz 1.50kg 3lb 4oz
Down load 730g 1lb 9oz 771g 1lb 11oz 837g 1lb 13oz
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This bag is amazing. I used it during a bivy at -10F without any issue and I\'m not a particularly warm sleeper. The bag is very functionnal and roomy to store stuff or to allow really serious layering in case of emergency. I don\'t know how valandré managed to build roomy bag so warm with only 800grams of down. I\'m amazed.