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Valandre Expedition Odin Sleeping Bag: -4 Degree Down

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    The god of sleeping bags.

    The beginning, the end, and everything in between, Valandre's Expedition Odin -4 Down Sleeping Bag started with the fourth summit of K2 in 1979. That being said, you know you'll get top-quality down that's practically heaven-sent (or should we say Asgard-sent?). The 850+ of the finest gray goose down preps the Odin to withstand temperatures as low as -4-degrees, and it means this bag packs down small to fit for season after season of adventures. Its nylon ripstop shell maximizes durability and minimizes weight, and the shell and the polyester ripstop lining have water-resistant features that keep water away while you sleep soundly.

    A static drawcord cinches the Odin's hood over your forehead tightly to optimize isolation so warmth can't escape during cold fronts. Also trapping heat is the draft collar that compensates for different lengths needed to protect your shoulders, neck, and throat so you are toasty from head to toes. The quarter-length zipper has an interlocking draft tube to fully seal out cold weather. The Odin's side-raised compartments optimize side insulation, bringing the count to twenty-seven compartments that maximize fill fixation and operation. 

    • EN comfort rating: 10°F, lower limit: -4°F
    • 850+ gray goose down
    • Nylon ripstop shell with DWR treatment
    • Half-moon hood with static drawcord, draft collar
    • Quarter-length zipper with interlocking draft tube
    • Stuff and storage sacks included
    • Item #VLN0003

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [shell] 100% nylon ripstop, DWR treatment, [lining] 100% polyester, DWR treatment
    Insulation
    850+ fill goose down
    Shape
    mummy
    Zipper
    3/4-length
    Max User Height
    [small] 5 ft 6 in, [medium] 6 ft, [large] 6 ft 6 in
    Shoulder Circumference
    [small] 56.3 in, [medium] 60.2 in, [large] 64.6 in
    Hip Circumference
    [small] 51.6 in, [medium] 55.1 in, [large] 59.1 in
    Foot Circumference
    [small] 34.3 in, [medium] 36.6 in, [large] 39.0 in
    Bag Length
    [small] 6 ft 6 in, [medium] 7 ft, [large] 7 ft 6 in
    Fill Weight
    [small] 2 lb 1 oz, [medium] 2 lb 4 oz, [large] 2 lb 7 oz
    European Norm Comfort Rating
    10 F
    European Norm Lower Limit Rating
    -4 F
    Storage Sack
    yes
    Stuff Sack
    yes
    Stuff Size
    [small] 19.3 x 12.6 x 7.5 in, [medium] 19.7 x 13.4 x 8.3 in, [large] 20.1 x 13.8 x 9.1 in
    Claimed Weight
    [small] 3 lb 6 oz, [medium] 3 lb 9 oz, [large] 3 lb 14 oz
    Recommended Use
    backpacking, alpine & expedition, winter camping
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

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    Amazing. Warm. Light. And packs tiny.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Valandre makes the best sleeping bags in the world, and this is definitely true for the coldest expedition bags. What truly amazes me about this bag isn't the incredible warmth, the durability of the shell fabric, or the painstaking tailoring (not a stitch is wrong) and design but rather, just how small this bag packs down. It is warmer than my Western Mountaineering Puma MF but seems to pack down just as small! I can say this about all my Valandre bags. There is some magic about the Valandre down that enables it to pack down super-tiny compared to any other manufacturer's bag.



    I hear that Valandre will be releasing a newer design (Odin NEO) next year based on their Shocking Blue design. I for one can't see how they can improve on perfection, but it will be interesting to see how they make a more voluminous bag with less down and weight stay just as warm.



    This is an awesome alternative to the WM Puma (which I also own) or the Bison (which I do not have experience with). It is also roomier inside than the published interior circumferences would indicate so there's plenty of room for layer for most. Some may find the collar cinch clip to be finicky. I've gotten used to it, so I can clip out without thinking.



    At current prices, I'd pick this bag over the Puma MF. You can't go wrong with either bag but I can see why most people want to support American jobs and go with the Western. Thumbs up to you.

    What is the country of origin of this product?

    This is a -40F sleeping bag, its fill weight speaks to its warmth rating.



    Also, are you sure a regular size fits up to 7ft?



    http://www.valandre.com/eng/Sleeping_Bags_and_Outerwear/sleeping_bags/odin.html

    Hey Rabbit,

    Thanks for pointing those things out!

    According to Valandre... Small: 66.9" , Medium: 72.8", and Large: 78.7" in length. So the "Regular" (medium) would be just over 6ft long. We have Maximum User Height and Bag Length both listed above, but sizing would definitely be dependent on "Max User Height".

    I'm not really sure why this is titled "4 degree"... I'm not seeing that anywhere else - usually we specify that in the title if there are other versions with the same main title, but it looks like there is only one version of this particular item.

    Looks like Valandre claims the following temperature ratings:

    Limit of Comfort: -20C (-5F)

    Comfort: -12C (10F)

    But you're right, on their site they have it titled as -43.6F!

    Thing about EN ratings is they are inaccurate as such extreme lower temperatures. This bag has a comparable fill weight with any -40F sleeping bag on the market. For example a Feathered Friends Snow Goose has a fill weight of 42.7oz and this bag has a fill weight of 42.3oz. If you take any -40F bag and do an EN rating, you will get similar results to this bag's EN rating.