Water-resistant warmth for chilly winter expeditions.
In unsurprising news, winter's cold, especially at night. That's why Rab designed the Andes 800 Women's -8 Degree Down Sleeping Bag to keep you warm during all but the gnarliest winter nights. With Pertex Endurance and Microlight fabrics sandwiching water-resistant 800-fill European goose down, the Andes can handle high-altitude camping and winter mountaineering without condensation turning it into a soggy, cold mess. The longitudinal torso and foot baffles are designed with Flowgate technology to keep the down evenly distributed, while the drawcord hood incorporates neck and face baffles and a collar to seal your mug up tight against the chill. The 3/4-length YKK zipper comes with anti-snag tape to make zipping up and down hassle-free, and there's even an internal zippered stash pocket to help you stay organized. As a bonus, the whole shebang packs in small and weighs just over three pounds, making it as easy to carry on serious winter excursions and long backpacking trips as it is on one-night alpine bivvies.
- 800-fill hydrophobic European goose down
- Pertex Endurance water-resistant outer fabric
- Pertex Microlight inner fabric
- Close-fitting neck and face baffles with drawcord collar and hood
- Logitudinal chest baffles with Flowgate technology
- Angled foot box with longitudinal baffles
- Anti-snag zipper tape
- Internal stash pocket
- Drybag compression sack and storage sack included
- Item #RAB000X
- Q & A
Rab Hydrophobic Down
In the early days, Rab Carrington built his brand around down insulation, and we still see down manufacturing as a core part of the Rab brand today.
All of our down insulated products are filled with the highest quality Hydrophobic Down, developed in conjunction with Nikwax. The hydrophobic treatment is applied at source and is seen as the next step in our progression in down manufacturing.
Lightweight bag, decent warmth
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Bought this bag for my seasonal job in Alaska, where I lived in a Quonset hut on a glacier. Kept me warm on most nights, but still woke up a few times when the temps got just below freezing. I'm pretty cold-blooded to start with, but was hoping for a bit more warmth for that rating. Otherwise really good fit, plenty of room for a Nalgene of hot water in the toe (I'm 5'7"), good cinching around your face, very lightweight and stuffs pretty dang small. Haven't taken it mountaineering yet, but that'll be the next test.