A compact waist high ultralight sleeping bag to be used with our
Torre mountain parka as a complete
system for winter or high altitude bivys. For more than half a century
the climbers of the European Alps have embraced this concept for
one or two night forays into the hills.
Nunatak has given new life to idea of the Elephants Foot as the
Euros call it, with the Akula.
High tech fabrics paired with fine 800+ goose down fill and Nunatak's
supreme craftsmanship makes the Akula far superior to the crude
chopped off sleeping bags of mountaineers old.
This seemingly odd sleep system combining a short bag with a full
strength down parka is so warm and versatile that it has become
the Nunatak staffs preferred winter camping setup for use here in
the North Cascades. It matches a 0 to 10 degree mummy bag in warmth,
but wearing the parka full time makes all camp chores a less numbing
We leave our arms in the sleeves and simply stick the hands inside
the Akula or in the parka pockets.
For sitting or cramped bivvy no other system works better, save
for the Raku.
Akula half bag, or Elephants Foot
as the mountaineers of old called it.
bags are designed to be used
with a high loft down parka
like our Torre to create a versatile
set up for light and fast alpine climbing.
More images and other information
is available at
the Sleeping Bag Beta Page here
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