Forty five years ago, Yvon Chounaird built himself a sleeping bag — a simple mummy…
Tag: down sleeping bag
Is a sleeping bag without a back or a zipper still technically a sleeping bag? Vaude answers that with a resounding heck yes, taking the down quilt concept one step further in the new Alpstein series of ultralight sleeping bags.
Almost three years ago now, Patagonia was called out by the animal welfare organization Four Paws for using down obtained from the live plucking of geese. This "scandal" has since propelled the entire outdoor industry to move towards a more ethical and traceable down supply. For some brands however, this is not enough. Coleman recently announced they are completely dropping down from their product line as they see no way to ethically procure the raw material.
There is nothing worse than waking up in the middle of the night with half of your body on the cold tent floor or a zipper pressing against your face. In order to create a more solid foundation that keeps you comfortably on your sleeping pad all night, many outdoor brands have moved to control the design of both the pad and sleeping bag. Therm-A-Rest started the process with a line of down blankets and top bags, but now plans to round out their sleep system collection with a full line of sleeping bags for Fall 2013.