Valandré Mirage

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fall 2010 short medium long
Weight 1 lb 8.6 oz / 698 g 1 lb 10.3 oz / 773 g 1 lb 13.7 oz / 843 g
Fill weight 11.9 oz / 338 g 12.9 oz / 365 g 13.9 oz / 393 g
EN comfort 39.2 F / 4 C
EN lower limit 30.2 F / -1 C
EN extreme 1.4 F / -17 C
Fill 850-fill down
Shape Mummy
Max user height 5 ft 7 in / 170 cm 6 ft 1 in / 185 cm 6 ft 6.7 in / 200 cm
Shoulder girth 57.1 in / 145 cm 62.2 in / 158 cm 66.9 in / 170 cm
Hip girth 48.4 in / 123 cm 53.1 in / 135 cm 57.9 in / 147 cm
Foot girth 34.3 in / 87 cm 37.4 in / 95 cm 39.8 in / 101 cm



This is an amazing bag! Very lightweight, very compact…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Design: Mummy
Fill: Down
Temperature Rating: 20degree F ( comfortably so(
Weight: 1lb. 5oz.

This is an amazing bag! Very lightweight, very compact when stuffed.

The fit is interesting. It is wide in the shoulder to torso area, and tapers sharply down to the leg area. There is plenty of room for layering underneath. I can comfortably wear a Montrail Thermalwrap Jacket and Pants in this setup for colder use.

My only beef with the bag is the short (18") zipper, with no draft tube. You have to worm your way into the bag, but you do get used to it after a couple of trips. In colder temps, I found I was most comfortable with a microfleece sweater because of the lack of a draft tube. Its lightness, warmth, and packed size more than compensates for the zipper.

Overall, a really great bag, well worth the price tag. I'd give it 5 stars if it had a longer zipper.

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Valandre aptly named its Ultralight Mirage 55-Degree Down Sleeping Bag because it looks a lot lighter than a bag that warms you in temps as low as 30-degrees Fahrenheit. Weighing close to one pound, the Mirage makes a fantastic ultralight companion when you backpack through the Uinta mountains or climb for days on big walls at Denali National Park. Almost thirteen ounces of 850+ goose down plus the sleeping bag's natural loft abilities mean you can look forward to many warm nights. Made with the same materials Valandre used in its bags that have seen the camps of K2 and Everest, the Mirage's polyamide ripstop shell and polyester ripstop lining keep the durability up and the weight down. A static drawcord is integrated in the hood to seal out cold weather when temps get too cold for you. The Mirage compresses down a surprising amount so you can bring extra fuel or a bottle of whiskey for celebrating your ascent.


Free Shipping. Valandre Mirage 3/4 Sleeping Bag The Valandre Mirage 3/4 Sleeping Bag has nothing to do with being in the desert for an extended period and imagining things that aren't really there. You may, however call this Valandre sleeping bag a trick o' the eye. The Valandre Mirage is lightweight and well-suited for adventure racing, trekking and big wall climbing. Set to withstand a temperature of 1.4deg F, this Valandre down sleeping bag is chocked full of goose down and fit into an anatomically formed cut. The Valandre Mirage is perfect for a pack and only takes up 4.8 liters. If you're a leprachuan please say trick o' the eye one more time. FEATURES of the Mirage Sleeping Bag by Valandre Full differential cut Pre-cut anatomically formed baffles Ultra-light Asahi-Kasei Impact 66 ripstop polyamide 37g/m2 fabric 12.9 oz (365 g) of 850+ cubic inch goose down 26.3 oz (773 g) total weight with a pack size of only 4.8 liters Extreme temperature rating of 8.6deg F (-13deg C) SPECIFICATIONS: Fabric: Asahi KASEI Impact 66 Polyamide WR Rip-Stop / Asahi Kasei Impact 66 Polyamid WR Rip-Stop Down Quality: Goose 850+ Down Load: 12.9 oz. (365 g) Comfort Rating: 35.6deg F (2deg C) Extreme Rating: 1.4deg F (-13deg C) Compressed Volume: 4.8 liters Average Total Weight: 26.3 oz. (773 g) Inside Length: Small: 66.9in. / 170 cm Inside Length: Medium: 72.8in. / 185 cm Inside Length: Large: 78.7in. / 200 cm Circumference: 62.2in. / 53.1in. / 37.4in. (158 / 135 / 95 cm) (Shoulder/Hip/Foot)

- Moosejaw

The Mirage by Valandre will set the standards in its range. This time the benchmark is 26.3 oz total, a pack size of only 4.8 liters, and an extreme temperature rating at 1.4F (-17C). Field testers have taken the super light Mirage to 14F (-10C) wearing a base layer of underwear and a fleece vest. Even if these are not recommended temperature ratings (metabolism etc. should be considered), field tests have certainly underlined the extraordinary performance of the Mirage.


Aptly named, the Valandre Mirage sleeping bag is a regular trick of the eye. Combining the tubular bell construction with pre-cut, anatomically formed baffles and ultra-light rip stop fabric delivers a super-lightweight bag perfect for fast and light adventures in a wide range of weather conditions.


It may seem like it, but the Valandre Mirage is no trick of the eye - revolutionary fabrics and design create a sleeping bag that could stand up on its own without a single ounce of down fill (really!), but just to be nice, the designers at Valandre stuffed it with 800-fill French goose down.

- Mountain Gear