User Review: Valandré Shocking Blue
Source: bought it used
Price Paid: 420 USD
Fantastic lightweight expedition bag. Without to much layering: Comfort rating from 0 to -15F depending on whether you're a warm or cold sleeper. High quality inner and outer shell. It's roomy enough to allow serious layering (expedition down jacket and pants). I don't think there's a better light expedition sleeping bags in the world. Perfect for winter backpacking. I'm 5"11 and the medium size is perfect. If I was taller I would go for the large.
- REALLY WARM
- very effective collar
- Pack really smal
- High quality fabrics
- Roomy and comfy
- A little bit heavier than competitor
- Takes a little bit more time to get in and out of the bag
I'm an average sleeper and found the bag fantastic.
My coldest night with the bag:
temp: -11°F (-24°F), no wind
I slept OK but feel that it was the limit of the bag in that configuration. Below that i would use a vbl and thick thermals. My friend who's really experienced told me that i wouldn't have any problem down to -20F if i was sleeping under a tent instead of my bivy bag specially. There's no doubt I'll tried that and report this asap.
PS: For the record, the last time I looked at my thermometers it was -7°F, it's only because my thermometers record the coldest temp that I was able to know it was -11°F.
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