Alpine™ Down Winter Sleeping Bag

This is the sleeping bag you'll be al-pining for!

$599.00 – $849.00

RegularRegular
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-5°F-5°F
-40°F-40°F

Sleeping Bag Temperature Ratings Explained

The EN Rating scale is a scientific test to determine the warmth of a sleeping bag. Unisex sleeping bags list the Lower Limit which is the lowest temperature rating that an average male sleeper would be comfortable in. Our women’s sleeping bags list the Comfort Limit, which is the lowest temperature rating at which an average female sleeper should be comfortable. The comfort and lower limit temperature ratings are listed in the features table on the product page.

For example, a unisex sleeping bag that shows a Lower limit of 23ºF means a man should be comfortable down to air temperatures of 23ºF. The same bag will also have a Comfort limit, in the realm of 32°F, so a woman would be comfortable down to an air temperature of 32ºF. Men and women should always sleep in a layer of long underwear and use a sleeping mat with an R-Value appropriate for expected ground temperatures – without this, the sleeping bag itself is unlikely to keep the sleeper warm enough.


Here’s a basic categorization of appropriate use, based on rated temperatures:
Summer:   >+35ºF / +3°C
3-Season:   +10 to +35ºF / -15° to 0°C
Winter:   <10ºF / -15°C


A huge variety of factors can impact sleeping bag warmth - the above temperatures are merely guidelines, not guarantees. It’s important to think of a sleeping bag as one element in a sleep system which also includes an appropriately insulating sleeping pad and a liner. For instance - if you plan on sleeping in nighttime air temperatures of 27ºF / -3°C, choose a bag with a gender-appropriate rating of 23°F / -5°C nights, plus a sleeping mat with an R-Value of 2.5 to 3, and consider a Reactor thermal liner. If you have any questions about which temperature sleeping bag / R-Value sleeping mat you should select, or how to improve your warmth in a sleep system, reach out to us via our contact page any time.

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Description

The Alpine™ down sleeping bag is designed for the rarefied world of high-altitude and arctic conditions. It features cutting-edge materials, the highest quality Ultra-Dry down, and a complex construction. Expedition sizing allows you to wear extra clothing, and boot liners inside the bag.

If you are going above or beyond, the Alpine is the bag you will want to take with you.

Is the Alpine Down Sleeping Bag…?

  • A good choice for occasional cold-weather use? The Alpine -40°F's high-lofting down, technical hood, oversized draft tubs, and draft collar work well in really cold weather; an Alpine -5°F is designed for the extreme cold of alpine/expedition use. Occasional cold-weather users might look at an Ascent/Altitude paired with a Spark or Flame as an alternative.

  • Suitable for bivvies? Yes. The NanoShell™ shell fabric is windproof and highly water resistant – it will protect the Ultra-Dry Down™ from external moisture.

  • Able to be zipped to another sleeping bag? No. The Alpine is not designed to be zipped to another bag.

Read up on how the shape, construction and down quality of a sleeping bag will affect how well you sleep HERE 

Highlights

Best Use

Winter Camping, Mountaineering

Performance

  • Very cold weather: -5°F (comfort range -5°F to 30°F)
  • Extreme weather: -40°F (comfort range -40°F to 20°F)

Shape

  • A technical mummy shape sized to allow you to wear additional clothing without compressing the down insulation.
  • An oversized foot box

FEATURES

  • ULTRA-DRY Down 850+ Loft 90% Down Cluster Premium Duck Down certified Responsible Down Standard (RDS)
  • Free-flow zipper system: full-length YKK® #5 main side zip, half-length opposite side zip provides ventilation and allows you to extend your arms outside of the bag.
  • Expedition sizing gives you room to wear extra clothing inside the bag.
  • Anatomically-shaped, oversized foot box can accommodate boot liners.
  • Technical shaped hood with hidden drawcords for maximum insulation and comfort.
  • An oversized draft collar which fits snugly around your shoulders.
  • Internal pocket for phone / GPS / valuables
  • Includes lightweight Ultra-Sil™ compression bag and storage cell