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 Valandre Mirage 3/4 - Down sleeping bag

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Valandre | Down Sleeping bags | Description :

The Valandre Mirage Sleeping Bag combines a full differential cut, pre-cut anatomically formed baffles and ultra-light Asahi-Kasei Impact 66 Ripstop Polyamide fabric gives you a bag that will almost keep its loft even without down. But although that would work wonders for the pack size, we’ve added 12oz. of 850+ French Goose Down just to keep you comfy. Built on the principles of the best-selling Shocking Blue and the La Fayette, the Mirage goes ultra-light using Asahi Kasei Impact 66 Ripstop Polyamid 37g/m squared throughout the bag, employing a ONE THIRD length (13.5in) left zipper and leaving out the draft collar. While the temperature rating should eliminate the need for a draft collar, the zipper is positioned between the shoulder and neck, where the need for insulation is less. Also the Valandre Mirage is cut wide to accommodate layering if needed. Consider using this bag in conjuction with the Kiruna Jacket.

Valandre | Down Sleeping bags | Specifications:

Fabric (outer): Asahi KASEI 100% Polyamide Nylon 6-6 Ripstop 40.7g/m2 DWR treatment
Fabric (inner): Asahi KASEI 100% Polyester 40.8g/m2 DWR treatment
Down quality: French Goose Down 95/5; 850+ Fill
Down load: 12oz(Large)
Total weight: 24oz (Large)
Circumference (shoulder/hip/foot): 62/53/38 inches
Inside Length (SM/MD/LG): 67/73/78.5 inches Extreme rating: +20°F.
ZIPPER: The LEFT/RIGHT ZIP version are readlily available.

Valandre | Down Sleeping bags | Test & Reviews :

by Andrew Crow : Valandre Mrage Review – Down Sleeping Bag

I used the Mirage on a three day climb of the Cassin Ridge. Initially I was hesitant to take such a light bag on such a big and committing route, but the bag performed flawlessly. The warmth to weight ration was just was I was looking for to keep our pack light and us moving fast on the route. Our last bivy at 17800 feet clocked a nighttime temp of -10 degrees F. Combined with all my insulating layers, the bag was perfect for this application. It has become my go to bag for everything from summer backpacking to winter alpine bivies. I love this bag!

by Arnold Chassen : Valandre Mrage Review – Down Sleeping Bag

My Mirage 3/4 zip bag far exceeded my expectations duting a 2 week backpack trip in New Mexico. Our trip peaked at 12,460′ and we hiked through alpine and arid areas. Nighttime temps ranged from low 30’s to low 90s. The sleeping bag packed small, carried light, and was comfortable. 3/4 zipper was a real bonus. Incredible quality.