VALANDRE SHOCKING BLUE NEO SLEEPING BAG
The Shocking Blue revolutionized sleeping bag design. Its name comes from the incredible technological and design innovations built into the bag. Baffles are the vertical walls that separates the compartments where the down is injected. In the case of the Shocking Blue, we have 31 baffles where each is cut anatomically. As the baffles are cut one by one, this systems allows variation in the height of the baffles throughout the bag. The Shocking Blue sleeping bag is comprised of 21 pieces of fabric cut and sewn to make the outside shell. The inside bag/shell consists of 28 pieces cut and sewn together. All in all, the Shocking Blue (Odin and Thor Neo) are a three dimensional puzzle of 80 pieces. The filling process consists of 32 injections, which correspond to the number of compartments. The interior of the Shocking Blue is mounted using pre-cut anatomical shaped baffles. Throughout the bag, the baffle height varies, with a smaller height on the leg section and increased height on the body/chest section; e.g. 7cm in the body section, 6.5cm in the leg section and 8.5cm in the foot box. The hood of the Shocking Blue uses a 3D half-moon technique that offers maximum insulation. As the Shocking Blue is a cylindrical Tubular Bell design, the draft collar is incorporated like the separation wall. The hole in this down filled wall is big enough to seal off your neck with a down jacket on. This collar system has been nicknamed the "Marie Antoinette draft collar." Frost-bitten toes are no fun, so Valandre designed the "Pyrenean foot box." In principle, it's a reversed trapezoidal and slightly angled down foot box that follows the natural flex of the feet. The foot box is mounted using pre-cut anatomical baffles. The end result is a foot box capable of holding itself up. Therefore there are NO direct contacts between the toes and the top of the foot box. The technology of the baffle system in the Shocking Blue results in an amazing level of comfort and performance. All physical and direct contact is removed in the foot box. The down filled membrane is expanding away from the body. What you feel using this bag is a total liberation of weight - as if the down membrane is strangely "floating" over your body. There is total liberty for the down cluster to expand in all directions giving it a serious increase in performance.
- Carry Size: 9.5 L
- Carry Weight: 46.2 oz./1310 g (sm), 48.6 oz./1378 g (md), 52.8 oz./1497 g (md)
- Comfort Rating: 12∞ F; Limit of Comfort -3∞ F, Extreme: -44∞ F
- Fill Weight: 25.7 oz./729 g (sm), 27.5 oz./780 g (md), 29.5 oz./836 g (lg)
- Fill: Goose 850+
- Fits To: 5'6" (sm), 6' (md), 6'6" (lg)
- Liner: Asahi-Kasei anti-static Polyester Rip-Stop - DWR
- Shell: Asahi-Kasei 1.1oz Nylon 6.6 Rip-Stop - DWR
- Size: 39" x 66.9" (sm), 41.7" x 72.8" (md), 44.5" x 78.7" (lg)
- No exports
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