Valandre is best-known as a maker of sleeping bags for those who push the limits of high-altitude, non-oxygen alpinism...but they are happy to share their expertise with us mere mortals as well. The SWING 500 is Valandre's most accessible bag, for those who desire a 2-season bag for trekking within a reasonable budget. The Swing has all of the features needed to ensure top performance once it hits the lower limit of its temperature range, thanks to a well designed foot box, semi-elastific draft collar and a well tailored hood. Experts can extend its comfort zone down to a solid 14oF by layering it with a mid-weight down jacket...and the resulting impact on their bank account is as soft as a duck feather.
With 500g of 700+ fill duck down inside, the SWING 500 has a comfort rating of 35oF (3oC) and a lower limit of around 25oF (-5oC).
Please note that Valandre products ordered through GearX.com ship directly from the US distributor in Utah. So, you won't find them if you come into our Burlington store. We're bummed about that too.
- Additional Information
Material Asahi KASEI Impact 6.6 Ripstop Polyamide Insulation 700+ Fill Power Duck Down Temp Rating Comfort: 35°F / 3°C; Limit of Comfort: 25°F / -5°C Length Small: 67 in / 170 cm
Medium: 72 in / 183 cm
Large: 79 in / 201 cm
Shoulder Girth 66 in / 168 cm Hip Girth 57 in / 145 cm Foot Girth 40.5 in / 103 cm Packed Size 12 Liters Weight 2 lbs 1 oz / 0.94 kg Zipper Type YKK full length side zipper Stuff Sack Includes Valandre compression sack and mesh storage bag