Yes, you can take any sleeping bag to get your good night’s rest during alpine climbs. Problem is, regular sleeping bags add a lot of weight and bulk to your climbing pack – not the most ideal when you’re carrying your bag while scaling crags and steep rock faces. Patagonia offers a better alternative with the Hybrid Sleeping Bag, which eliminates as much redundant elements as possible to turn out a lightweight rig that can pack into a compact bundle.
Sporting a novel design, the sleeping bag only comes with the lower half insulated, with the upper section clad in nothing but a waterproof and windproof nylon fabric. Why? Because they’re assuming you’re bringing an insulated jacket along for the climb, so you can wear it as a toasty layer under the sleeping bag to enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep.
The Patagonia Hybrid Sleeping Bag has a lower section cut in ultra-lightweight Pertex Quantum shell fabric with 850-fill Traceable Down insulation, ensuring you’re warm and toasty from the waist down to the toes. With the unique design, the bag weighs just a hair over a pound, all while packing into a football-sized compression sack for convenient transport, whether you’re on the road to the mountain or pushing your way to the summit. Features include draw cords at the hood and waist to help seal in warmth, a half-length zipper, a custom footbox pattern, and a length that should fit folks 6 feet and under.
Available now, the Patagonia Hybrid Sleeping Bag is priced at $299.