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Aiguille DryLoft

 

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Aiguille DryLoft

Manufacturer: Marmot

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Page By: hmronnow

Created/Edited: Oct 25, 2003 / Oct 25, 2003

Object ID: 836

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The Aiguille is our warm, slim cut, super-warmth-to-weight-efficient mountaineers bag.



S P E C S

Temperature rating: -5°F • -21°C

Bag shape: Mummy w/collar

Zipper option: LZ/RZ

Shell material: TwiLight DryLoft® N-143R DWR finish

Lining: Gossamer Micro N-130R WR finish

Insulation: 800 Fill Goose Down

Weight: 3lb 12 ozs / 1704 g

Sizes: Regular: 6'0"

(see chart for additional sizes)

Colors: 001 • Black (grey sides)



F E A T U R E S

Stuff sack and storage sack included



D U R A B I L I T Y

Reinforced foot box lining to handle the extra abuse of boot liners and water bottles

Stretch tricot baffles provide ultimate strength, durability and bag life.



F U N C T I O N A L I T Y

Hidden draft tube pocket inverts into draft tube and used to store watch or alarm and stay out of our face

Velcro®-free face muff keeps the drawcord and zipper away from your face

Velcro® free down-filled collar keeps warm air trapped in your bag; collar is a full 6 inch baffle width integrated with the draft tube

"Feely" draw cords ease night time cord fumbling

Zipper guards help repel biting zipper coils



C O M F O R T

9-baffle chest section baffles run vertically in core for maximum down control. Rolling from side to side won't shift the down

Nautilus 6-baffle hood 6 chambers of down around head for better down control and fit, hood cord is positioned for easy access

11-baffle foot box baffles are vertical to keep down around your feet

Down-filled draft tube eliminates cold leaks through the zipper

Ground-level side seams eliminates drafts

Reviews

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hmronnowUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

As this bag replaced a 14 year old synthetic, I cannot compare it to equivallent bags. But to me it seems like very high quality.

In its storage sack, it is huge (i.e. good lots of fill). The stuff sack is about 15-20 liter, and compressing it further to 10 liter for 3 weeks does not seem to have damaged the down.

The lining feels nice to the skin and the extra tube of down around the neck nicely seals the body even with the hood open for comfortable ventilation around the head. The hood itself is comfortable and stays clear of the face even when tightened.

Have only tested it down to -10C, where it was comfortably warm with just a thin pair of socks on. Intend to use it for glacier bivouacing later this year and will let you know how it goes.

Update Jan 2005:
Used it in -20C = -5F in Colorado in combinaiton with the exped airmattress sleeping pad. Wore long-johns and socks and was nicely warm.
Posted Oct 25, 2003 7:17 pm

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