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Valandre Lafayette Sleeping Bag
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Valandre Down Sleeping Bags

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The "La Fayette" design concept is very simple: to build the ultimate superlight high altitude expedition bag, to be used together with the Combi suit or down clothing. The La Fayette is more than a technical mountaineering bag, it's simply beyond any comparison world wide. The ultimate assaults are light and fast in alpine style, meaning climbers with no support from Sherpas, no fixed ropes, and carrying all their gear. This is where the La Fayette shines. The bag is more of a climbing tool than a "normal" sleeping bag and features a "center half zip system". The advantage of a center zip is if you are lying on your side you are not disturbed by the contact of a hard zipper. Lying on your side keeps your heart and lungs away from the cold ground. When you are on your side, your knees can press on the front of the bag, potentially shifting the down. That is why the La Fayette has a knee protection system made out of three smaller and laterally closed compartments with a high down density.

To trap a maximum of air, warmed by body heat, the insulation under the "center half zip" is a vertically placed Velcro strip with the purpose of creating a barrier to reduce heat loss and "fixing" the inside cylinder. This "fixing" prevents the compression of the down membrane so you avoid cold spots. Normal draft collars alter the shape of a sleeping bag once tightened up. The draft collar is therefore built into the inside cylinder, like the separation wall between the cockpit and passenger cabin of an aircraft, with a cylindrical hole just big enough for your neck. To avoid the possibility of any heat leakage, a semi-elastic adjustment system is placed on the inside. The hood follows the same principle. It's a 3D half moon construction, offering a maximum down insulation to the limit of your head.

Comfort Rating: 17.6° F; Extreme: -14.8° F
Carry Weight: 34.1 oz./967 g (sm), 36.1 oz./1023 g (md), 39.1 oz./1108 g (lg)
Size: 32.3" x 66.9" (sm), 33.9" x 72.8" (md), 36.2" x 78.7" (lg)
Carry Size: 5.5 L
Fill Material: Goose Down 850+
Fill Weight: 19 oz./539 g (sm), 19.9 oz./564 g (md), 21.5 oz./610 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)

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