Patagonia Introduces a Sleeping Bag After 45 Years of Development

 

It’s about damn time. Patagonia hasn’t rushed when it comes to sleeping bags. The brand spent 45 years on two iterations — a 32.2-oz. 19-degrees Fahrenheit bag, and a 25.9-oz. 30-degrees Fahrenheit option — of its 850-fill, 100 percent nylon ripstop-lined down sleeping bag. Patagonia says it took design cues from its founder Yvon Chouinard’s self-made “mummy-style bag with overstuffed channels and a center-front zipper” for the 850 Down. Thought the brand already sold sleeping bags? For the record, so did we. 

It turns out it’s only been designing bags for Patagonia employees and “people heading out on select trips,” says Jenna Johnson, Patagonia’s senior director of global technical outdoor, in a press release. 

What you’ll get is a three-season sleeping bag with built-in tech to help you sleep sound on a cold night outside: The 19-degree Fahrenheit bag’s baffle design, for example, has “no sewn-through areas” which sounds like it will help keep your shivering to a minimum, and once you slip into the bag, you will feel like you’re wearing one of Patagonia’s Houdini jackets. Patagonia didn’t ignore your feet either. The bags’ foot box cuts down on “dead space and bulk, maximizes warmth, and affords ample room for movement,” according to the company’s release. For your next trek, you can currently pick from six variations in a range of lengths and colors on Patagonia.com, from $379 to $519. You can watch Patagonia’s video on the bags below, and expect a full review of the bag from us soon.

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