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Valandre Backpacking Sleeping Bags Lafayette Sleeping Bag (850 Goose Down)-Small 699040. The design concept was very simple: to conceive the ultimate superlight high altitude expedition bag to be used together with the Combi suit.
Features of the Valandre Lafayette Sleeping Bag Ultimate super-light High altitude expedition bag, to be used together with the combi suit or down clothing Lafayette more than a Technical mountaineering bag Ultimate assaults Are light and fast in alpine style, meaning climbers with no support from sherpas, no fixed ropes, and carrying all their gear Bag more of a Climbing tool than normal sleeping bag and Features a in. center half zip systemin. Advantage of a center zip Lying on your side keeps your heart and lungs away from the cold ground Lafayette has a knee protection system made out of three smaller and laterally closed compartments with a High down Density Trap maximum amount of air, warmed by body heat, Insulation under vertically placed velcro strip with purpose of creating barrier reduce heat loss and inside cylinder Fixing prevents the compression of the down membrane so you avoid cold spots Draft collars alter the shape of a sleeping bag once tightened up Draft collar therefore built into inside cylinder, like separation wall between cockpit and passenger cabin of an aircraft, with cylindrical hole just big enough for neck Avoid the possibility of any heat leakage, a semi-elastic adjustment system is placed on the inside Hood follows the same principle 3D Half moon construction, offering a maximum amount of down Insulation to the limit of your head
More a in.climbing tool in. than just a in.normal in. sleeping bag, the Valandre La Fayette is the ultimate superlight, high-altitude expedition bag, designed for hardcore alpinists making fast and light ascents without Sherpa support or fixed ropes.This product will be shipped directly from Valandre and will leave their warehouse in 2-3 business days. Eligible for UPS ground shipping only. . Features 19 circular baffles filled with totally mature and specially selected Gray Goose down (95/5). Made to be used in combination with the Valandre Combi suit or other down clothing. 3-dimensional, "Marie Antoinette"-style collar is big enough to seal off your neck with a down jacket on. "Half moon" hood design offers maximum insulation; incorporated draw cord system offers ultimate precision. Temperature rating (comfort / limit / extreme): 28.4degF / 17.6degF / -14.8degF (-2degC / -8degC / -26degC)~ Recommended for serious trekking and alpine climbing. Half-length, center zipper with auto-jamming slider offers the advantage of not being disturbed by the contact of a hard zipper when lying on your side~ To retain a maximum amount of warmth, a vertically placed Velcro strip is placed under the zipper to create a barrier to reduce heat loss and in.fix in. the inside cylinder (this in.fixing in. prevents the compression of the down membrane so you avoid cold spots). A knee protection system made out of three smaller, laterally closed compartments with a high down density prevents the down from shifting when pressed against while lying on your side. Made of 100% nylon rip stop on the outside, 100% polyester rip stop on the inside.
A high altitude speed climbing, Himalayan big wall, alpine climbing sleeping bag. The "La Fayette", introduced into the Valandre sleeping bag line in 2000 sleeps down to 5Adeg F. This sleeping bag was the pioneer in the second generation of our Tubular bell construction. The design concept was very simple: to conceive the ultimate superlight high altitude expedition bag, to be used together with the Combi suit. Speed is the key safety factor in low oxygen high altitude assaults as you enter what's known as the death zone. Once over 8000 meters, you can start to count down the time left before you have to be back below 8000 meters. Either you continue to head for the summit, or you hurry down.....If you stay, you are out on your own! The ultimate assaults are speed assaults in alpine style, meaning climbers with no support from sherpas, no fixed ropes, and carrying all their gear. This is where the La Fayette comes fully into the picture. The La Fayette is a tubular bell construction, using pre-cut circular baffles (not anatomical). All stitches are tuck-stitched from the inside. The tuck-stitch technique has the advantage of being stitched though a double layer of fabric, producing a very strong and solid seam. The bag, being more of a climbing tool than a "normal" sleeping bag with a side zipper, has a "center half size zip system". The length of the zipper is calculated to be the minimum necessary to enter the bag, wearing a combi suit. The advantage of a center zip is, that whether you are laying on the right side or on the left side, you are not disturbed by the contact of a hard zipper. And you need to face the basic fact: once it's freaking cold, you need to get the heart and lungs off the cold ground, so you are "rolling over" on your side, in the fetal position, during the night. When you are on your side, your knees press on the front of the bag, possibly shifting the down from the front to the back. So, the La Fayette has a knee protection system, made out of three smaller and laterally closed compartments with a higher down density, than the two bigger ones on the back. The draft collar is built into the inside cylinder, 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. So from the inside, your hands can close the smallest little gap in the collar, all this without any deformation of the sleeping bag! As you roll over from your left to your right side during the night, you induce air circulation. To keep this circulation to a minimum, we added a semi-elastic adjustment system at the waist. The La Fayette is more than a technical mountaineering bag, it's simply beyond any comparison worldwide. No other company has the technical expertise and the willingness to push technical limits to this level of ultimate perfection without any compromise. Specs a Weight: 36.1 oz. (1024 g.)(2 lbs 4 oz) a Fabric: Asahi KASEI Impact 66 Polyamide WR Rip-Stop / Asahi KASEI Polyester WR Rip-Stop a Down Quality: Goose 850+ cuin (US Normes) a Down Load: 19.9 oz. (564 g.) a Compressed Volume: 5.5 Liters a Temp Rating: EN 13537 test results: Extreme -26C (-15F), Limit of comfort -8C (15F) Comfort: -2C (30F). With over 30 years of experience producing and supplying down products, our experience says this bag sleeps down to -15Adeg C (5Adeg F)
By renouncing all of the long-held beliefs about sleeping bag construction, Valandre was able to create the LaFayette Sleeping Bag using 85 individual pieces and parts that surround 850-fill goose down for an incredibly lightweight yet unbelievably comfortable place to sleep. Oui - this bag is so innovative, it was awarded Best Outdoor Product of 2001 by the French Outdoor Press.
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|Weight||2 lb 2.1 oz / 968 g||2 lb 4.1 oz / 1024 g||2 lb 7.1 oz / 1109 g|
|Fill weight||1 lb 3 oz / 538 g||1 lb 3.9 oz / 564 g||1 lb 5.5 oz / 609 g|
28.4 F / -2 C
|EN lower limit||
17.6 F / -8 C
-14.8 F / -26 C
|Max user height||5 ft 7 in / 170 cm||6 ft 1 in / 185 cm||6 ft 6.7 in / 200 cm|
|Shoulder girth||65.4 in / 166 cm||66.9 in / 170 cm||70.9 in / 180 cm|
|Hip girth||58.3 in / 148 cm||59.8 in / 152 cm||62.2 in / 158 cm|
|Foot girth||32.3 in / 82 cm||33.9 in / 86 cm||36.2 in / 92 cm|
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