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Gear Details: Sleeping Bags

La Fayette

Manufacturer: Valandre

Product Details:
Product Year2013
For Women:
Type:
Shape:Mummy
Temperature Rating (°F):17
Shell Material:Proprietary water-resistant/breathable fabric, Ripstop
Fill Material:Down
Fill Power:850
Features:Hood, Insulated draft collar, Insulated zipper draft tube
Lengths (inches): 66.9 ,72.8 ,78.7
Girth (inches):67
Weight(lbs, oz): 2,4
Price:$589.95
The "La Fayette", introduced in the Valandré sleeping bag line in year 2000, 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. 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. Buy it now: http://www.libertymountainclimbing.com/shop/product.asp?p=12245

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