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Vari-Fill Down Sleeping Bag
* Please note: we make our stuff sacs big enough to allow fairly easy stuffing rather than reducing the gear to the tightest minimum.
The request for us to develop the Vari-Fill sleeping bag was made by Swiss mountaineer Tinu Schneider as part of a previous Summer Lightning Collection competition. Tinu suggested:
“A sleeping bag with a warmer lower half over the legs and a lighter upper for the body (to be combined with a light down jacket) -- for alpine bivies.”
Part of the Midsummer Nights Collection. For June and July only, and at a never-to-be-repeated price.
The Vari-Fill bag is a great sleeping bag design to be used with a light- or mid-weight down jacket such as the Minimus Jacket, Alpine Ultra Jacket, or Yukon Jacket. For cold mountain bivies and high level camping you'll have your lightweight down jacket anyway, so why not save weight and use it as part of your Sleeping System?
The lower half of the bag contains more down and uses a box wall construction to allow maximum loft and therefore warmth. So it can be used along with your jacket, the upper half has less down fill and a stitch-through construction: both features that reduce the weight of the bag.
The bag is also flared out from the waist up to allow full lofting of a down jacket worn inside.
The down-filled hood, water-resistant outer fabric and exceptional quality 950 fillpower pure goose down complete an impressively light and small-to-pack sleeping bag for the mountains.
One of the lightest of PHD's coated materials. This ripstop nylon provides complete wind block and good water resistance at minimal weight. Ultrashell gives an excellent upgrade to performance with very little weight penalty.
10X, PHD's first 10 Denier Fabric. 9,000 metres of the yarn used to weave 10X weighs just 10g, that's about the same as a £1 coin! For all its thinness 10X is amazingly downproof and with reasonable care will go on giving you good service for years.
A newcomer to our range. European goose of rare quality. A high value alternative at the top levels of performance.
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This sleeping bag is the best I ever saw! It saves so much weight not only from the sleeping bag but from the total weight of my pack and is still warm enough to really sleep and get up fresh
As the Vari-bag has a real hood, I can bring a light down-jacket without hood instead of a bigger jacket with hood.
When it comes to choosing the right sleeping bag, my friends always laugh at me when they see the flimsy pieces I bring (but then I laugh at them because of their large and heavy packs...).
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