The Arc Edge is an extreme bag in the true
meaning of the word. So beware, this is not a mainstream piece of
In order to achieve the ridiculously low weight of 11 oz we had
to make some radical decisions. We already have the lightest fill
possible and we're offering cutting edge .85 oz rip stop fabric
as an option in all other models, so how to trim the weight even
further? Answer: use less of both.
We carefully reworked the pattern to be as snug
as practically possible, while still allowing full body coverage.
All excess got trimmed off. One of the underbody straps got eliminated.
The foot box has been totally redesigned. This is definitely a sacrifice
in comfort, particularly when the bag is strapped down for cold
weather use. No more sprawling out with that feeling of space and
freedom. Payback comes on the trail, when your pack is lighter.
Instead of making the Arc Edge sewn through
like some of the cheap 'ultralights', we decided to retain full
baffling but reduced the loft to one inch, thus making it a conservatively
rated 40 degree sleeping bag. If you're a warm sleeper, this has
proven to be plenty for a summer bag used mostly at the middle altitudes
of for instance the Pacific Crest Trail or the John Muir Trail.
Useable width: shoulder
Arc Edge is also the perfect
desert sleeping bag. On warm nights
this feather light cover
will barely be noticed.
this view of a
fully closed up Arc Edge
the narrow profile is apparent.
A pillow would have provided our
test pilot with a bit more comfort...
Don't know if the pad goes in
the foot box or not?
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