You won't believe its warmth-to-weight ratio even after you try it.
Valandre aptly named its Ultralight Mirage 28-Degree Down Sleeping Bag because it looks a lot lighter than a bag that warms you in freezing temperatures. Weighing under two pounds, the Mirage makes a fantastic ultralight companion when you backpack through the Uinta mountains or climb for days on big walls at Denali National Park. Almost thirteen ounces of 850+ goose down plus the sleeping bag's natural loft abilities mean you can look forward to many warm nights.
Made with the same materials Valandre used in its bags that have seen the camps of K2 and Everest, the Mirage's polyamide ripstop shell and polyester ripstop lining keep the durability up and the weight down. A static drawcord is integrated in the hood to seal out cold weather when temps get too cold for you. The Mirage compresses down a surprising amount so you can bring extra fuel or a bottle of whiskey for celebrating your ascent.
- EN comfort rating: 32°F, lower limit: 22°F
- 850+ gray goose down
- Polyamide Ripstop Shell with DWR treatment
- Polyester Ripstop lining with DWR treatment
- 1lb 11oz weight
- Static drawcord integrated in hood
- Stuff and storage sacks included
- Item #VLN0005
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
With a compression sack this bag is slightly larger than a nalgene bottle, thus leaving plenty of extra room in my pack.
The tapered leg area doesn't bother me like I thought it might.
I haven't had any issues of cold areas or drafts. My toes are staying plenty warm. The only draw back is the half zip, but I can accept the fact that the company designed it so to keep legs and feet warmer. Also I am 6'4 190lbs and the long bag fits me perfect. Over all I love this bag and would recommend it to anyone.
Valandre Ultralight Mirage Sleeping Bag
Is this a different version than the normal...
Is this a different version than the normal "mirage"? In the description it says the bag weighs almost a pound, but the normal mirage is 1lb 10oz. Not to mention the 55 degree rating is throwing me off. I was told the Mirage was a 25 degree bag, similar to the WM Alpinlite?
The specs and description here seem to match what you stated, though the lower EN norm is 30�F, not 25... If you look on Valandre's website you will notice only one version of the Mirage, which leads me to believe these two bags are one and the same.
I ordered the bag, I would say it is definitely not a 55 degree bag, I would say 35-40 would still be very comfortable. Very nice bag.