Patagonia releases down sleeping bag 45 years in the making

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Patagonia announced Thursday that is has released a sleeping bag reminiscent of one designed by Yvon Chouinard decades ago.

Patagonia 850 Down Sleeping Bag

Patagonia's brand-new sleeping bags hit the market today. // Photo: Jeff Johnson/Patagonia

Patagonia’s new 850 Down Sleeping Bag hits the market today, “45 years in the making.”

The 19 and 30 degree bags are modeled off of the bag Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard built for himself 45 years ago, according to a press release from Patagonia. It’s a mummy-style bag with overstuffed channels and a center-front zipper, which allowed Chouinard to “tie in at belays, cook at bivies, move around with the bag twisting, and have consistent loft, trip after trip.”

The 19 degree bag weighs 32 oz and sells for $499, while the 30 degree version weighs 25 oz and sells for $399.

Patagonia sleeping bag

Patagonia's new 850 Down Sleeping Bag. // Photo: Jeff Johnson/Patagonia

“After years and years of making one-off sleeping bags for ourselves and people heading out on select trips, we wanted to share what we’ve learned with the greater outdoor community,” Jenna Johnson, Patagonia’s senior director of technical outdoor, said in a press release issued Wednesday. “Our team built on a deep knowledge of insulation design and thought through every aspect of these sleeping bags, offering our customers a highly crafted, super functional bag option. Sleeping bags are such a crux part of our kit, and they become like a partner as we go out to explore and see new places. I’m very proud of our work and excited to offer these products to our customers.”

The bags will only be available in Patagonia retail stores and on its website.

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