Rab Andes 800 Sleeping Bag: -8 Degree Down - Women's
In unsurprising news, winter's cold, especially at night. That's why Rab designed the Andes 800 Women's -8 Degree Down Sleeping Bag to keep you warm during all but the gnarliest winter nights. With Pertex Endurance and Microlight fabrics sandwiching water-resistant 800-fill European goose down, the Andes can handle high-altitude camping and winter mountaineering without condensation turning it into a soggy, cold mess. The longitudinal torso and foot baffles are designed with Flowgate technology to keep the down evenly distributed, while the drawcord hood incorporates neck and face baffles and a collar to seal your mug up tight against the chill. The 3/4-length YKK zipper comes with anti-snag tape to make zipping up and down hassle-free, and there's even an internal zippered stash pocket to help you stay organized. As a bonus, the whole shebang packs in small and weighs just over three pounds, making it as easy to carry on serious winter excursions and long backpacking trips as it is on one-night alpine bivvies.
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Winter Sleeping Bags Checklist
||Insulation Type? For winter
camping, nothing is better than high-quality goose down. It's warmer
and less bulky. Yes, synthetic bags are ok (and less expensive),
but for wintner camping...goose down rules.
||Temperature Rating? Get
a bag rated to -40 degrees. Remember, just because a bag is rated
to -40, doesn't mean it will keep you warm at that temperature. Always
be safe and "add 10 to 20" degrees onto the temperature rating of
a sleeping bag.
||Don't Forget the Sleeping Pad! A
winter sleeping bag is useless without a thick sleeping
if you don't already have a sleeping pad designed for winter, be
sure to get one. Remember, sleeping pads are designed for BOTH warmth
||Don't Jerry-Rig a Three Season Bag
for Winter Use. It's not really possible to "jerry rig"
a three season bag to make it suitable for winter use. Many good
three-season bags keep you warmer when you sleep without clothing.
About the best you can do to "winterize" a three-season bag is
to insert a sleeping bag liner. But it's still a sorry substitute
for a quality four-season bag.
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