Re: Valandré La Fayette temp ratings
- I dont know Andre, most of the tempratures in 'Climbing' tend to be in
degrees F. I may be wrong, but they recomend the bag for 4 seasons in
the Sierra's. I'd be really surprised if were looking at a 5C comfort
rateing, I've always found climbing to be preety good with their
reviews. But I may be wrong. Anyways, thats what we are here for.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, André Corterier
> I have not yet heard from the manufacturer regarding the "official"
> temp ratings. But a review of the bag which Valandré quotes on their
> own website states:
> "For starters, the 850-fill La Fayette is the lightest five-degree
> sleeping bag on the market. <snip> Four testers used the La Fayette
> throughout the Sierra in temps as low as eight degrees, and in Alaska
> at minus 15. The group's consensus was that the bag was good between
> five and 10 degrees while wearing only medium-weight long underwear."
> I assume this means degrees Centigrade. This would seem to indicate
> that the bag is "rated" at 5 C (40 F) for comfort. The review goes on
> to state that the bag is large on the inside (this was noted on this
> list before), which allows wearing multiple layers underneath in
> order to extend the bag's usefulness into winter (-15 C is 5 F - that
> probably meant *all* the clothing at hand).
> All this seems to synch with what's been speculated here, I am
> passing it along as not everyone may have noticed this.