Inspired by and dedicated to the rugged Continental Divide Trail, the 1101 Collection of Sleeping Bags uses new Primaloft Black synthetic insulation which provides better warmth, compressibility at lower weight.
Primaloft Black is a new type of insulation that utilizes and accordian like structured, which can be layered and positioned strategically to provide warm, lofty layers of light weight synthetic material. The accordion like structure not only traps more heat in it’s baffle like layers, but also compresses better than traditional, wire like synthetic insulation. It’s also made from 80% recycled materials, making more environmentally friendly than most alternatives. Being synthetic, it should also perform quite well in wet conditions, as it won’t flatten out and will dry quickly when damp.
New bags include the Supper Slide 20, weighing only 2 lbs 13 oz, which is pretty impressive for a 20 degree synthetic bag, although it’s not clear if that’s an EN comfort rating or a lower limit value. There’s also the Katherine 15, a ladies specific model, the Newcomb 0 for winter campers, and the Dumont 30 for those who need something a little lighter but not as warm.
As a bonus, a portion of the proceeds from these sleeping bags will also go the protecting the Continental Divide Trail. From their press release:
In times like these, it’s great to see companies stepping up to help support our public lands, and even the smallest attempt should be applauded. Their new line is available now. I’ll see about testing them myself.
For more information, check them out here (not sponsored), https://www.bigagnes.com/Gear/Collections/1101-Sleeping-Bags