Andes 800 $660
With its 800 fill-power European goose down, a highly weather resistant Pertex Endurance shell and a conservative rating of - 14 C, the Andes 800 is a good option for winter adventures in the Rockies. Rab employs vertical and horizontal trapezoidal baffles for efficient control of the warmth-trapping down. A full draft collar and generous hood help seal in heat and prevent unwanted drafts. While the bag is built on a mummy shape, it offers enough room to accommodate extra clothing and water bottles. Rab also uses a sophisticated angled foot box that minimizes dead space and ensures warmer feet. An interesting addition that perhaps speaks to Rab’s damp U.K. location is the included dry bag compression stuffsack. While it may not be necessary in every cold weather situation, it is a nice bit of insurance against a wet bag. Climbers thinking of spending extended time in subzero conditions should look at the Rab Andes 800.
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