At Valandré, our sleeping bags fall into three major families, based on down fill.
The first family of bags are filled with high quality goose down harvested from the top-of-the-line Grey Goose of Toulouse, bred premium for Valandré in the south of France. With an unparalleled warmth-to-weight ratio, these bags are designed to meet the needs of high altitude "fast and light" expeditions. Our grey goose down bags are guaranteed to provide maximum warmth in the most inhospitable conditions on Earth. No mistakes, no compromise, full high-tech construction. This family consists of the Shocking Blue, Mirage, Bloody Mary, Thor NEO, Odin NEO, and Lafayette bags. MORE INTRO
Our newest family of bags, the Chill Out series, features down sourced according to the "Responsible Down Standard" (RDS) guidelines. The RDS label guarantees that the down has been sourced humanely throughout each stage in production, from farming and plunking to processing and distribution.
We also offer a family of sleeping bags filled with high-end duck down. Our duck down bags provide the best possible insulation-to-weight ratio while staying affordable enough for the weekend warrior. The Swing NEO series and the Grasshopper bag make up this family. LESS
SHOCKING BLUE SERIES
bags feature a high-tech 3D cut. The smaller interior fabric connects to the outer with over 32 hand-cut, anatomically-shaped baffles. MORE In this line, which consists of the trademark Shocking Blue bag along with the Mirage, Bloody Mary, Odin NEO, and Thor NEO sleeping bags, we cut and assemble an 80-piece 3D fabric puzzle to create a delicately contoured, lightweight shell, allowing for a down fill of perfect volume. These bags thrive on hard missions in brutally cold conditions. LESS
The Lafayette pushes the limits of sleeping bag design. Designed to be used in connection with our Combi down suit in alpine-style, non-oxygen, 8000-meter peak expeditions,MORE the goose down Lafayette offers top-of-the-line, unbeatable insulation in environments where warmth is of paramount concern. LESS
THE SWING SERIES
The Swing series sleeping bags (SWING 500, 700, 900, and Grasshopper) are constructed using a tuck-stitched continuous baffle and sewn up with a top-of-the-line Asahi Kasei polyester exterior.MORE This classic, non-technical build is perfectly balanced with a high quality duck down that gets the job done while keeping the price tag low. The Swing bags are perfectly suited for the casual camper/backpacker. LESS
CHILL OUT SERIESGoose Down RDS
LA FAYETTE SERIESGoose Down
The foundation of the jacket and equipment line of Valandre was historically made to satisfy the special needs from high altitude expedition climbing, in the early eighties, as the tactics changed into small and fast alpine teams, went non ox.
Products like the Bering, Baffin, Combi not to forget the Olan booties and Oural mittens, are pure high altitude expedition oriented products.
The Outdoor Award winning jackets: Immelman G2 and the Bifrost, are semi oriented expedition and alpine products, and is a reminder of the creative capacity from Valandre.
In an expedition sleeping bag upon which your survival depends 65% of the insulating weight/mass, comes from "down". Since Valandré uses"one of the most sophisticated 3D construction techniques in the world", we simply do not want to fill the shell with "hay". After all you won't expect Porsche to fitt a 911 with a 2 stroke engine. Straight and simple explanations are therefore important.
It is fundamental to keep in mind that geese are migrating animals. Twice a year they migrate, between the north and south hemispheres, therefore completing long distance endurance flights up to 800 miles non-stop and at altitudes reaching 24.000ft with a cruising speed of 50 miles/hour (80km/h).... more
Imagine a down gear construction technique that is based on pure geometry. leaving nothing to chance. Using the human form as a guide, fabric is formed into shapes that surround every part of your body, minimizing excess weight while keeping consistent levels of insulation at every point of your body. This is the foundation of Tubular Bell construction.
Starting with a cylindrical form that follows the human form perfectly, we cover that shape with a second, larger cylinder. This is where the Tubular Bells start to ring! Connect the smaller and larger cylinders with precisely cut baffles, or ribs, that follow the contour of the inner and outer cylinder. Now we have a construction technique that is miles/kilometers ahead of everyone else.... more
A clean product will perform better, last longer, and keep you warmer. Valandré has a special washing and repair service for all of its products. Simply send your Valandré item to the address below and we’ll clean it, do any repairs that are necessary, and get it back to you in top shape. You’ll be ready for the next adventure in no time at all. Ok, it takes about 72 hours (FedEx) to 14 days (post) weeks for shipping.
For this reason Valandré recommends you use a product like Woolite® to wash your product. Simply place your product in a large commercial front-loading washing machine, put in the Woolite® per the directions on the bottle, and insert your hard-earned money in the machine.... more