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Friday, June 18, 2021

Patagonia’s First Sleeping Bag Hits Retail

Patagonia said its new 50 Down Sleeping Bag is inspired by the bag Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard built for himself 45 years ago, a simple mummy-style bag with overstuffed channels and a center-front zipper that let him tie in at belays, cook at bivies, move around without the bag twisting and have consistent loft, trip after trip.

“After years and years of making one-off sleeping bags for ourselves and people heading out on select trips, we wanted to share what we’ve learned with the greater outdoor community,” said Jenna Johnson, Patagonia’s sr. director, technical outdoor. “Our team built on a deep knowledge of insulation design and thought through every aspect of these sleeping bags, offering our customers a highly crafted, super functional bag option. Sleeping bags are such a crux part of our kit, and they become like a partner as we go out to explore and see new places. I’m very proud of our work and excited to offer these products to our customers.”

For more than four decades, Patagonia has been dedicated to perfecting the art of working with down insulation. Materials, design, construction, field-testing—these state-of-the-art practices developed over the life of the company have come together to make Patagonia’s down products the most trusted anywhere.

Available in 19°F / -7°C and 30°F / -1°C models, both of which are EN tested and rated, the Down Sleeping Bag is built for three-season efficiency and comfort for technical outings ranging from casual to progressive. Each sleeping bag contains only 850-fill-power Traceable Down, traced from farm to factory to help ensure the birds are not force-fed or live-plucked. The shell fabric is an ultralight 100% nylon ripstop Pertex Quantum fabric, which features 15-denier Y-shaped filament technology that allows maximum down loft, provides superior durability, and enhances the performance of the DWR (durable water repellent) finish, said the company.

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