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Rab Expedition 1400 Sleeping Bag: -40 Degree Down


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Let's get right to the point: the Rab Expedition 1400 -40 Degree Down Sleeping Bag is designed to keep you alive in the harshest environments on earth. Period. The water-resistant Pertex Endurance and Microlight fabrics are sandwiched around hydrophobic 850-fill European goose down, which has an absurdly high warmth-to-weight ratio, letting the Expedition check in at just over 4. 5lbs. It could be even lighter, but Rab designed it to be slightly roomier than usual, the better to accommodate the down clothing systems that can be essential during a high-alpine bivvy or penguin-freezingly cold arctic night. The warmest bag in the world is no good if all your body heat seeps out, so Rab was careful to design the Expedition with close-fitting neck and face baffles, along with a collar and drawcord hood, to lock the warmth in and the elements out. At the torso, the longitudinal baffles use Flowgate technology to keep the down from migrating and leaving you with cold spots, while the footbox features longitudinal baffles as well. There are thoughtful features, too, like an internal zippered stash pocket and anti-snag zipper tape to make your bag that much easier to use, and Rab included a drybag compression sack for easy and weatherproof packing.

Price : $ 1024.95


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Lightweight Sleeping Bags Checklist

Sure It's Warm Enough? Lightweight bags are meant for use in weather between 30-50 degrees. But, remember, it's always prudent to add on at least 10 degrees to the bags rating. Thus, a bag rated to 40 degrees might only keep you warm in 50 degree weather.
Down or Synthetic? Each have their advantages. Down is less bulky and weighs a few ounces less. Synthetic costs less (usually) and is easier to dry - you can just toss it in the dryer.
Don't Forget the Sleeping Pad! A sleeping bag is useless without a sleeping pad. So, if you don't already have a sleeping pad, get one. For lightweight sleeping bags (thus used in warm weather), you don't need a super thick or winter-style one.
Ideal Uses for a Lightweight Bag. Where you know...for sure...that the temperature will stay at least 10-15 degrees above the sleeping bags rating. And, where every ounce and cubic inch of space is at a premium. Lightweight bags are often used by climbers and bike campers/travelers. For backpacking in the mountains, a lightweight bag is NOT recommended!

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