As a half-bag weighing in at only one pound that is compressible enough to fit into the top pocket of most packs, this is intended for light and fast alpinist climbing.
A half-bag eliminates the redundant insulation provided by a full-length bag teamed with a belay parka on ascents when weight is a hinderance. Instead, you stay snug by using the Hybrid Bag over the lower half of your body and a good parka on top. This bag is fully baffled with an anatomically designed foot box similar to the 19 F sleeping bag.
I have used various half-bags on mountains, including Mt. Rainier, Mt. Shasta and Mt. Whitney, all in sub freezing temperatures, and the Hybrid bag is my first choice as, unlike its competitors, the Hybrid has a nylon hooded shell attached. I slept in the open on 10,000’ Mt. Baldy in sub-freezing temperatures, in measured winds of 40 mph and experimented with unzipping the nylon shell and then zipping it up. No comparison! The nylon shell must add at least ten degrees warmth and greater comfort from blocking the wind.
If open bivys on small ledges were in my future this is the bag I’d take.
The Hybrid bag can also be combined with a full sleeping bag. One of the testers used it in Alaska in sub-zero temps. He wore it inside the 19 F. bag while also wearing a down belay parka.
Wt. 17 oz. 490 g (size medium)
Color: Sleeping bag gray. Nylon Shell Blue
Price $299.00 (size medium)
Ultra-lightweight and compressible.
Integral nylon hooded shell adds wind and weather protection.
Highest lofting down.
Foot loops for hanging the bag in storage.
If you’re not a “suffering” alpinist or lack a warm belay jacket you will prefer a full-length sleeping bag.
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