midnight brew stop on 24 hr ascent of gardner, nov 03


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 experience.
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.


20° F
-7° C

small

medium
long
 

Overall length

36"

46"


56"

circumference:
shoulder
hip
foot

 


n/a
43"
34"

n/a
43"
34"

n/a
43"
34"
fill weight
7 oz
8 oz
9 oz
total weight,
quantum
10 oz
12 oz
14 oz
total weight,
microlight
12 oz
14 oz
16 oz
Total weight,
Epic
14 oz
16 oz
18 oz
stuffed size
6x9
6x10
6x11
baffle height
2 1/2"
2 1/2"
2 1/2"
price
$256.00
$ 279.00
$298.00
The Akula half bag, or Elephants Foot
as the mountaineers of old called it.
Half 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

Nunatak is a company dedicated to custom designs and manufacture of quality back country sleeping bags and garments utilizing 800+ goose down and sophisticated fabrics.
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