At extreme temperatures, a good high altitude sleeping bag is key to success and survival. When you're pushing the limit, you don't want to bring unproven gear with you - fortunately, Valandre is the proven reference that high-altitude climbers have trusted since 1980. The Odin is a direct descendant of the very first bag that Maurice Barrard and André Vandeputte designed in that year, with the intention of using it for super-light, non-oxygen, alpine style climbing in the Himalayas.
The major innovation introduced by the Odin's ancestor, the Makalu 1000, was introduction of box-shaped compartments to contain the down, rather than quilted sheets of down stacked on top of one another. This represented a significant weight savings, and although this method of construction has become the norm in expedition sleeping bags ever since, no one has perfected the art and science of it better than Valandre. The Odin consists of 27 compartments, individually designed and assembled in three dimensions for optimum insulation, filled with 1198 g (42.3oz) of 850+ fill goose down from the Pyrenees. This lends the Odin a comfort rating of about -22oF / -30o C, and an extreme rating of -45o F / -42o C. Stay safe up there.
Please note that Valandre products ordered through GearX.com ship directly from the US distributor in Utah. So, you won't find them if you come into our Burlington store. We're bummed about that too.
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Material Asahi-KASEI Impact 6,6 Ripstop Polyamide Insulation 850+ Fill Goose Down Temp Rating Limit of Comfort: -22 F (-30 C); Extreme: -45 F (-40 C) Length Small: 66 in / 168 cm
Medium: 73 in / 185 cm
Long: 79 in / 201 cm
Shoulder Girth 60 in / 152 cm Hip Girth 55 in / 140 cm Foot Girth 36 in / 91.4 cm Packed Size 14 Liters Weight 4 lbs 1 oz / 1.8 kg Zipper Type YKK full-length zipper Stuff Sack Includes Valandre compression sack and mesh storage sack