Everyone knows Patagonia for its puffy, brightly colored down jackets.
Lesser known, is that those jackets were a derivation of Patagonia’s iconoclastic founder, Yvon Chouinard’s sleeping bag, which he made for himself some 45 years ago (watch the video above).
Over those 45 years the company perfected its materials, coming up with not only more enhanced the waterproofing and insulation, but also, they made them kinder on the earth and the people who made them.
Now they’re making three bags geared towards climbers — folks who are going deep into the woods and sleeping exposed to the elements. Made in their ultra compactable Houdini fabric, these waterproof mummy bags are capable of going down to 19 degrees and weigh only 32 ounces at most — less than most people’s steak dinner.
You know what else goes great in the woods? Campfire steak.
Get out there.