VALANDRE MIRAGE sleeping bag
While there are a number of good high end down bags on the market, I like to total combination of features this French made bag offers. Packed volume of 5 liters, warm to below freezing , it's roomy enough to wear extra clothes inside if you push the season and a size medium weighs in at only 26 ounces.
The shell fabric is microfiber,which by it's construction, is water and wind resistant. It's more breathable than most laminated or coated shell fabrics but offers more protection to you and the down. It's a good trade off when used inside a bivy sack or under a tarp/mid.
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Aptly named, the Mirage down sleeping bag is a regular trick of the eye. Combining the Tubular Bell construction with pre-cut anatomically formed baffles and ultra-light Asahi-Kasei Impact 6.6 Rip-Stop fabric. We have added 12.9 oz (365 g) of 800+ cu in (EU) goose down to keep you comfy. Made on the principles of the Shocking Blue and the Lafayette, the Mirage will set the standards in its range. The benchmark is a total of 26.3 oz (773 g), 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 and a fleece vest. Even if these are not recommended temperature ratings, field tests have certainly underlined the extraordinary performance of the Mirage. The secret of this superb performance is simple: Valandre is capable of collecting down of totally mature quality in France. With 100% anatomic construction, the ultra light Mirage lifts off and away from your body. A feeling of being warm without feeling weight on your body (like sleeping in the sun on the beach). It is this weight/contact liberation, that allows a full expansion of the down clusters in all directions.
Comfort Rating: 30.2° F; Extreme: 1.4° F
- Carry Weight: 24.6 oz./697 g (sm), 26.3 oz./746 g (md), 29.7 oz./822 g (lg)
- Size: 34.3" x 66.9" (sm), 37.4" x 72.8" (md), 39.8" x 78.7" (lg)
- Carry Size: 4.8 L
- Fill: Goose 850+
- Fill Weight: 11.9 oz./337 g (sm), 12.9 oz./366 g (md), 13.9 oz./394 g (lg)
- Shell: Asahi-Kasei 1.1oz Nylon 6.6 Rip-Stop - DWR
- Liner: Asahi-Kasei anti-static Polyester Rip-Stop - DWR
- Fits To: 5'6" (sm), 6' (md), 6'6" (lg)