Since its founding in 1980, Valandré has had the responsibility to create high performing equipment to be used in harsh expedition conditions. This is the basis of the special trust placed in the company by elite alpinists wordwide. The layman might not need the same professional and elite product used by those climbers, but all winter campers do need proven gear that won't fail to perform. If you want to have your first experience confronting cold winter conditions while staying on a reasonable budget, the SWING 900 will do the job.
There's no technical "bling bling" in the construction of this bag. The SWING 900 uses a well proven and classical H box wall construction, sewn at a 90° angle, and stitched from the inside. 17 continuous compartments run over the top and on the back. These compartments are filled with 900g of duck down from the Pyrenees, which is of better quality than any industrially-raised goose down of comparable fill power, thanks to the maturity and good living conditions of the ducks it is harvested from. Because the French raise quite a lot of these ducks in the Pyrenees, it's possible to get good, mature down at a lower price point.
The Swing has a large, roomy internal volume that allows you to seriously layer up in case of unexpectedly low temperatures. The precision of the cut and stitching is the same as that found on Valandre's elite products, so you aren't taking any chances with this bag. When you are looking for your first 4-season down bag, the SWING 900 is Valandre's choice.
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.
- Additional Information
Material Shell: Acrylic; Lining: Polyester Insulation 700+ Fill Power Duck Down Temp Rating -13° F / -25 ° C Length Small: 67 in / 170 cm
Medium: 72 in / 183 cm
Large: 79 in / 201 cm
Shoulder Girth 67 in / 170 cm Hip Girth 60 in / 152 cm Foot Girth 34 in / 86.4 cm Packed Size 12 Liters Weight 3 lbs / 1.4 kg Stuff Sack Includes Valandre compression sack and mesh storage bag