akula half bag

 

akula half bag
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title akula half bag
Manufacturer NUNATAK
Page By awagher
Page Type Apr 14, 2005 / Jan 24, 2007
Object ID 1320
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A compact waist high sleeping bag to be used with our Torre mountain parka as a complete system for winter or high altitude bivvys. For more than half a century the climbers of the European Alps have embraced this concept for one or two night forays into the hills.
Nunatak has given new life to idea of the Elephants Foot as the Euros call it, with the Akula.
High tech fabrics paired with fine down fill and Nunataks supreme craftsmanship makes the Akula far superior to the crude chopped off sleeping bags of the old mountaineers.
This seemingly odd sleep system combining a short bag with a full strength down parka is so warm and versatile that it has become the Nunatak staffs preferred winter camping setup for use here in the North Cascades. It matches a 0 to 10 degree mummy bag in warmth, but wearing the parka full time makes all camp chores a less numbing experience.
We leave our arms in the sleeves and simply stick the hands inside the Akula or in the parka pockets.
For sitting or cramped bivvy no other system works better, save for the Raku, another Nunatak exclusive

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awagher - Apr 14, 2005 12:42 pm - Voted 5/5

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This bag is incrdibly light. The craftsmanship is immaculate. With my down jacket this thing is bomber and since I ordered it as a large it comes almost to my armpits - which should be great this summer. The guys at Nunatak took care of my order very professionally and were willing to cusomize the bag in anyway I wanted. I had them ad some trick super light suspenders to help keep things in place. A true masterpiece. I got the epic fabric (you can get others). This thing compresses to the size of a softball. They will add fill too...This bag compresses down to pocket size and has great loft resiliancy. Warm down to teens easy.

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