Rab Andes 800 Left Hand Zip Sleeping Bag

Rab Andes 800 Left Hand Zip Sleeping Bag

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Filled with Hydrophobic Down the Andes is made for high altitude and winter mountaineering. Hand filled in Derbyshire by Rab's own elite fillers, the Andes bag is made with care and attention.


Season : 2019W OFFER

Code : QSM-29

Weight : 0KG

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Filled with Hydrophobic Down the Andes is made for high altitude and winter mountaineering. Hand filled in Derbyshire by Rab's own elite fillers, the Andes bag is made with care and attention.

Filled with 800g of 800 fill power Hydrophobic European Grey Goose Down for maximum loft and insulation in a mummy shape which is optimised for bags with fill weights between 800 and 1200g. The flurocarbon free treatment which is applied to the down was developed in conjunction with Nikwax and although Hydrophobic Down is not waterproof it dries much faster, absorbs less water and retains loft far better than untreated down. Andes bags are designed for high altitude and winter mountaineering and offer the same performance as the Expedition bags but with a more performance oriented fit and shape to reduce weight and bulk. Hand filled in Derbyshire by Rab's own elite fillers so you can be sure that every Andes bag is made with care and attention.Longitudinal chest and foot baffles keep the down exactly where its needed, over the apex points of the body, to maximise insulation and to stop the down from migrating to the sides of the bag.  Differential cut is a technology developed by Rab to ensure that the space between the lining and the outer fabric is optimised for the specific filling and fill power. This maximises the potential of the down to loft naturally resulting in greater performance. The outer fabric is Pertex Endurance which offers low weight, strength and excellent water resistance. The inner is lined with Pertex Microlight fabric for enhanced comfort and wicking. Both the inner hood and foot areas are lined with Pertex Endurance to provide additional wet protection and abrasion resistance from helmets and boots.

Temperature ratings are used to indicate a bags performance but are subjective and can be hugely affected by many factors such as your health and metabolism, how much you have had to eat or drink, how active you have been, humidity and altitude, the type of shelter used and whether you are using a suitable insulating mat. Your sleeping bag is only as good as the mat that's beneath it, we recommend EXPED mats for comfort and insulation.

The "Comfort" rating indicates the range at which a woman gets a full nights sleep, the "Limit of Comfort" rating indicates the range at which a man gets a full nights sleep and the "Extreme" rating indicates a range at which a woman is protected from hypothermia.  The Extreme rating is basically a survival rating and it is not advisable to rely on this for general use.

  • Pertex Endurance outer fabric
  • Pertex Microlight inner fabric
  • Pertex Endurance inner fabric in hood and foot
  • 800FP European Goose Down
  • Rab fluorocarbon free Hydrophobic Down developed in conjunction with Nikwax
  • Improved close fitting neck baffle design
  • Longitudinal chest baffles with internal Flowgate technology to control down
  • Face baffle for improved hood fit
  • Mummy shape
  • Longitudinal foot baffles to minimise down migration
  • Proportionally assigned differential cut 
  • Internal YKK 3 coil zipped stash pocket
  • ¾ length YKK 5 coil main zip 
  • Left hand zip only
  • Anti snag zipper webbing tape
  • Internal collar and hood drawcord
  • Trapezoidal baffle chamber design
  • Angled foot box
  • Dry bag compression stuff sack
  • Cotton storage sack
  • Hand filled in Derbyshire UK
Care & Advice

How warm a sleeping bag do you really need? We’ve tried to help you by grouping our sleeping bags by their recognised comfort ratings. These are the ratings supplied by the brands that indicate the temperature at which you will remain comfortable whilst sleeping on a good insulated sleep mat. After all, comfortable is what you want to be when it’s cold and wet outside and you’re all tucked up in your nice warm sleeping bag.

We always recommend that you choose your bag according to the coldest conditions you will experience; you can always unzip a bag if it is too warm, but trying to sleep when you’re too cold is just miserable. Bear in mind that that we are all individuals and we all feel the cold differently, and that our own resistance will fluctuate depending a whole load of factors including how much we have eaten, whether we have consumed alcohol, whether we need a wee or what kind of mood we are in!

Sleeping bags do not generate heat they only trap the heat we produce so it is vital that you get into your bag when you are giving off warmth, don’t go to bed when you are cold, have a hot meal or a hot drink or do some brisk exercise to get you nicely warmed up.

Traditionally sleeping bag manufacturers provided their own temperature ratings based on their experience, the products intended end use and the perceived environment. But each brand tested their bags in different ways and it was hard to find a fair comparison between models. So, in 2005 a European standard for sleeping bag temperature ratings, EN 13537, was introduced to give consumers a comparable guide to sleeping bag performance across a range of brands and models. The ratings have four different temperature ratings to give you an indication of the bags performance.

Upper limit: This is the highest temperature at which an average male should experience a comfortable night’s sleep.

Comfort: This is the temperature at which an average female should experience a comfortable night’s sleep. On average women sleep colder than men so this rating is some degrees above the ‘comfort lower limit’ for a man.

Comfort lower limit:  This is the lowest temperature at which an average male should experience a comfortable night’s sleep whilst lying in a curled-up body position. This used to be known as the comfort rating.

Extreme: This is a survival rating where the user is likely to suffer health damage such as Hypothermia. It should be treated with the utmost caution and not be relied on for general use.

However, the EN 13537 European Standard does not apply to down filled sleeping bags with a fill weight of more than 800g; for those bags you will have to rely on the manufacturer's experience and technical expertise, which is often more accurate!

Most reputable brands still use their own rating system alongside EN 13537, for instance the M.E “Good Night’s Sleep” and Rab’s “Sleep Limit”. These ratings are often the most accurate guide to the overall performance of a bag being used by an average outdoor enthusiast. They are based on years of expedition heritage, field trials, technological experience, and constant feedback.

But please bear in mind that all ratings are only a guide and, as mentioned earlier, there are a huge range of factors that can affect your comfort, if you are just not sure it is always wise to go for a warmer model.

The biggest difference you can make to your overall comfort is to use an efficiently insulated sleeping mat. Once you get inside your sleeping bag you instantly compress all the filling beneath you, greatly reducing its efficiency. The use of a quality sleep mat will ensure you are properly insulated from the cold ground and you will of course be a lot more comfortable. Your sleeping bag is only as good as the mat that’s beneath it; we recommend EXPED, ThermaRest or Multimat sleeping mats for comfort and insulation.

Technical Information
Total Weight 1410g
Down fill weight 800g
Down quality 800 fill power Grey Goose Down
Zip availability Left
Shell fabric Pertex Endurance
Inner fabric Pertex Microlight/Pertex Endurance
Comfort rating N/A
Limit of Comfort rating -22ºC
Extreme rating N/A


Sizing Information
Total length 225cm
Maximum user height 195cm
Shoulder width 75cm
Hip width 57cm
Foot width 41cm


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